Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)

Every commercial motor carrier and trucking company with a USDOT number is required by the FMCSA to file an updated MCS-150 form on a biennial basis (every two years). With a TCS Compliance Specialist, you’ll never miss an important update.

When should you file an MCS-150 update?

An MCS-150 update is required by the FMCSA every two years at a minimum to obtain and maintain your USDOT number.

In addition to submitting biennial MCS-150 updates, you’ll need to file an MCS-150 update if you have:

  • Changed your business address
  • Changed your company name
  • Changed your operating authority
  • Become a hazardous materials carrier
  • Added to or reduced the number of vehicles in your fleet
  • Made any other changes to your business
The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is an annual IRS tax on vehicles with gross weights of 55,000 pounds+. HVUT uses IRS Form 2290.
MCS-150 updates are mission-critical. Out-of-date or otherwise inaccurate data can negatively impact your safety scores and subsequently, your trucking business.

Any time you make changes to your trucking business and operations, you should file an MCS-150 update.

Why? The FMCSA uses the information you submit to calculate your safety performance scores according to its new safety measurement system: Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA). Out-of-date or otherwise inaccurate data can negatively impact your safety scores and subsequently, your trucking business.

So keeping your company information up to date is mission-critical for keeping your trucking company in compliance and on the road.

Working with our Compliance Specialists, you’ll have access to a vast amount of experience and knowledge to help navigate your filings and updates, keeping your trucking business compliant and running successfully.

 

Have questions about MCS-150 filings and updates?

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