FMCSA announces phased implementation of URS
Posted September 21, 2015
On September 14, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) announced that it plans to use a phased implementation of the Unified Registration System (URS). It said it will publish a Federal Register Notice in October 2015 that will provide details on the updated implementation timeline.
The URS is a new online registration system that is designed to improve the accuracy and timeliness of the information in its database of registered motor carriers. It will combine several registration forms that regulated entities are required to submit into one unified registration process. The URS will also serve as a clearinghouse and depository of information on all entities regulated by the FMCSA, including motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), hazardous materials safety permit (HMSP) applicants/holders, and cargo tank manufacturing and repair facilities.
Compliance with the URS rule will apply to all interstate motor carriers (private and for-hire motor carriers of passengers and freight), freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers, hazardous materials safety permit applicants/holders, and cargo tank manufacturing and repair facilities under FMCSA jurisdiction.
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