The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a major reduction in fee amounts collected as part of the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan.

In a notice published in the Federal Register on September 1, 2022, the FMCSA announced plans to cut UCR fees by approximately 31% for all fee brackets.

According to the FMCSA, the reduction in annual registration fees would be between $18 and $17,688 per entity, depending on the applicable fee bracket that is based on the number of vehicles owned or operated by the affected entity.

The fee reduction will go into effect in the 41 states participating in the UCR plan starting on October 1, 2023.

The fee reduction was approved because of a 2007 rule requiring a fee adjustment when registration revenues collected in previous years exceed a maximum annual revenue of $107.78 million.

Since 2005, motor carriers, motor private carriers of property, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies subject to UCR are required to submit annual fees based on fleet size to supplement funding for state highway motor carrier registration and safety programs.

For additional information on the UCR program, click here.

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