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Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Service

Our transportation experts will help set up your initial UCR registration or submit your annual renewal. Read more.


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Product Code: 613884
List Price: $195.00
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Interstate motor carriers are required to register and pay fees annually under the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCRA) before operating in interstate commerce.

The UCR filing dates for 2022 registrations are October 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. If you miss the deadline, the registration fee is still due, and you may be subjected to state penalties.

Whether you are setting up your initial UCR registration, or need help with your renewal, let J. J. Keller handle it for you! We'll ensure your information is accurate and your UCR renewal gets completed on time.

Who Does UCR Apply To?

The UCR Agreement applies to:

  • Interstate for-hire property and passenger carriers
  • Exempt for-hire carriers
  • Private property carriers
  • Interstate freight forwarders, brokers, and leasing companies

Carriers from Canada or Mexico operating in the U.S. are also subject to UCR registration.
If you are an intrastate carrier - you never cross state lines or engage in interstate commerce - then you are not subject to UCR.


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Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Filing Service

UCR Registration Fees

All interstate, for-hire property and passenger carriers, private property carriers, and exempt motor carriers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) must register annually and pay a UCR fee based on the number of CMVs they operate in interstate commerce. The fee is payable to the carrier's base state. If your base state is not a UCR participating state, you still need to file in a neighboring state.

J. J. Keller will help make sure you have an accurate count of vehicles, so you don't overpay or underpay.

Number of CMVs 2021 State Fees
0-2 $59
3-5 $176
6-20 $351
21-100 $1,224
101-1,000 $5,835
1,001 and above $56,977

*State fees do not include the $195 J. J. Keller fee.

UCR Participating States

Interstate carriers based in non-participating states are also subject to registration with the UCR. J. J. Keller will help you determine the appropriate state to file in based on your operation.

Participating states include:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

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