Trucking companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in multiple states (interstate) or conduct international commerce must register their business as a Unified Carrier in the appropriate state and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet.
Transportation Compliance Service will take care of registering your business and paying UCR fees through your base state on behalf of all participating states.
The Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005 requires motor carriers involved in interstate commerce as well as companies that make the arrangements for the transportation of cargo and goods, e.g., brokers, leasing companies, and freight forwarders, to submit annual fees based on their fleet size.
If you are an individual or a company that operates commercial motor vehicles across state lines, you are required to register with and pay the annual
UCR fee to your “base state,” which is the state in which you primarily operate. Your annual UCR fee will be determined by this base state and the size of your fleet.
Not all states participate in the UCR Program, but this does not relieve you of the requirement. If your base state does not participate, you’ll be required to register through a neighboring state that does.
What’s the risk? Failure to participate in the UCR program puts your business at risk for additional fines and penalties, including the detention of your vehicle by enforcement officials. UCR fines can range from $100 to $5,000, depending on your base state.
Not sure where or how to participate in the UCR Program? The experts at Transportation Compliance Service can help you navigate the registration process, manage annual renewals, and help you remain in compliance.
She was able to answer all my questions and was willing to take the time to dumb things down for me a bit. She’s a rockstar. Highly recommend TCS for all compliance needs!
We have had good communication and a positive experience thus far!
suggest you go with Transportation Compliance Services They are thorough, patient, and very detailed and the best part they are not pushy at all! They give you the facts of what is needed and let you decide what services they can help you with…James, Sara, and Ryan have all been a huge help to me and continue to have my back. So if you are wanting to make sure you are in compliance and stay in compliance give Transportation Compliance Services a call…you will not be disappointed!
with the awareness to stay ahead of any setbacks would have been overwhelming if the team from TCS had not taken the reigns for me.
I am very impressed. It also tells me that the management is top of the line because the employees are very professional. The company is a one stop service for USDOT, LLC, and other legal matters needed for a business. The best phone call I made, and they got me up and running. Thank you.
knowledgeable and efficient. She made it a smooth process. It was such a pleasure working with her.