UCR fees for 2010 finally published
The long-awaited final rule defining the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) fees for the 2010 registration year has been published in the April 27, 2010, Federal Register.
As published by the FMCSA, the fees are:
|Bracket||Number of commercial motor vehicles owned or operated by exempt or nonexempt motor carrier, motor private carrier, or freight forwarder||Fee per entity for exempt or non-exempt motor carrier, motor private carrier, or freight forwarder||Fee per entity for broker or leasing
|B6||1,001 and above||$73,346|
The fees represent an increase from the 2007 – 2009 fees for several reasons. Effective with the 2010 registration year, trailing units were removed from the definition of a vehicle subject to UCR. Federal statute requires the fees collected to provide revenues meeting the entitlements of the participating states. The state revenue entitlement is based upon the revenue received from the Single State Registration System (SSRS) in the year before SSRS was replaced by UCR.
According to the FMCSA, the states are approximately 28 percent short of collecting their revenue entitlement.
To facilitate fee collection, the states attempt to contact all carriers they are able to find through the MCMIS data. They are also increasing enforcement efforts.
The states will be implementing registration for the 2010 calendar year very shortly; carriers and entities subject to the UCR are still subject to registration, whether or not they receive notification from their state. An enforcement date will also be announced, ending the current moratorium on enforcement of 2010 UCR payment. Registration information will be posted on the national UCR website at www.ucr.in.gov.
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