What is UCR?
Basically, it’s a fee you pay to train DOT officers annually or as necessary to keep them up-to-date on regulations, etc.
Am I required to participate?
If you operate under a DOT number that is listed as “Interstate Authority”, yes. What that means is if you cross into another state from the state you’re registered in, you must pay UCR fees. These fees are due annually and are based on the number of commercial vehicles in your fleet (trailers do NOT count).
Not all states participate in the UCR program. If your state does not participate, you are still required to pay the fees, but you will need to do so through a neighboring state.
TENTATIVE 2019 UCR Fees are as follows:
$62.00 for 0 to 2 vehicles;
$185.00 for 3 to 5 vehicles;
$368.00 for 6 to 20 vehicles;
$1,283.00 for 21 – 100 vehicles;
Brokers pay the 0 to 2 fee tiers,
Leasing Companies pay the 0 to 2 fee tiers.
Failure to pay your UCR fee will have major impacts on your business. Ramifications include US DOT officers will park your vehicles until the fees are paid in full. There may be additional penalties as well.
See below for costs to pay your 2019 UCR Fees:
Tier 1: $62.00 + $4.53 Usage Fee + $25.00 Processing Fee = $91.53
Tier 2: $185.00 + $9.06 Usage Fee + $25.00 Processing Fee = $218.06
Tier 3: $368.00 + $15.18 Usage Fee + $25.00 Processing Fee = $408.18
Tier 4: $1,283.00 + $32.50 Usage Fee + $25.00 Processing Fee = $1,340.50
Call today and have your UCR fees paid with a receipt in hand!