UCR fees dip again in 2019, registration open until April 1

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Updated Jan 3, 2019

Unified Carrier Registration fees for trucking companies, brokers and freight forwarders for 2019 have been reduced from 2018 levels so as not to exceed the statutory maximum set by Congress. Fees will climb in 2020 from 2019, but still stay below levels from 2010-2018.

For carriers with one or two trucks, the 2019 fee will be $62. In 2020, that fee will climb to $68.

The new fees went into effect Dec. 28. Registration for 2019 is available at www.ucr.gov, and it must be completed by April 1.

Fees graduate higher for carriers with more trucks.

Carriers with between three and five trucks will pay $185; those with six to 20 trucks will pay $368; fleets with 21-100 trucks will pay $1,283; while trucking companies with between 101 and 1,000 trucks will pay $6,112 in 2019. Carriers with more than 1,000 trucks will pay $59,689 this year and $66,072 next year.

In 2020, fees will increase from 2019’s level but stay below levels from 2010-2018. Here are the fees for the next two years, compared to previous fees:

Under the UCR Plan and Agreement, the maximum amount of revenues that can be collected from carriers is established at $107.78 million. Fees collected in 2017 exceeded this maximum by $7.3 million. The fee reductions for 2019 and 2020 are to ensure registration fees don’t exceed the maximum in the next two years.