UCR enforcement on hold

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced a moratorium on enforcement of the Unified Carrier Registration effective Jan. 1 for the 2010 registration year.

CVSA says the moratorium, which will remain in effect until further notice, does not impact UCR requirements as they relate to previous years.

An amendment to SAFETEA-LU has changed the methodology for determining fleet size by including only power units and eliminating trailers for the 2010 UCR registration year. CVSA says this significant change to the statute requires modifications to the fee structure that first must be promulgated in federal regulation in order for the program to proceed.

When the rulemaking is completed, participating states will mail registration notices to all entities subject to the UCR, allowing for a reasonable time period for companies to remit their fees. When participating states have agreed on a 2010 enforcement date, an updated enforcement bulletin will be issued.

In order for roadside enforcement of a previous UCR registration year to take place after Jan. 1, enforcement staff first should obtain evidence of interstate operations occurring during that particular registration year. Proof may include, but not be limited to, log entries, toll receipts, shipping papers, bills of lading, previous years’ apportioned receipt or prior years’ roadside inspection reports.