Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) enforcement will begin on Jan. 1, 2021. If you are a carrier that operates cargo-carrying commercial vehicles that cross state and/or international lines, you must have a UCR. UCR is federally mandated.

If your fleet is required to register for the 2021 UCR, you MUST do so by Dec. 31, 2020. There has been no indication that this deadline will be extended.

Forty-one states participate in the UCR system with most requiring all bypass providers to flag any carrier with an expired UCR and have them pull into a weigh station or inspection site. In addition, states may detain your vehicle, and your organization can be subject to fines and penalties for noncompliance.

If your state of residence does not participate, but your cargo-carrying commercial vehicle(s) cross state or international lines, you are still required to purchase a UCR. The non-participating states are: Arizona, Hawaii, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, Wyoming, as well as Washington D.C.

To identify the state you should register in if your base state does not participate in the UCR, please see this web page, https://plan.ucr.gov/frequently-asked-questions/ and scroll down the page to UCR Agreement, third FAQ.

To register for the UCR, visit this web page: https://www.ucr.gov/

To learn about the 2021 fees, visit this web page: https://plan.ucr.gov/ucr-registration-levels/

For support or questions about the UCR, please call 1-833-UCR-PLAN, or send an email to: helpdesk@ucr.gov

To read answers to frequently asked questions, visit this web page: https://plan.ucr.gov/frequently-asked-questions/

To view a map of participating states, visit this web page: https://plan.ucr.gov/participating-states/

To learn more about the UCR, visit this web page: https://plan.ucr.gov/