UCR Fees Reduced for 2020 to Account for “Excess Funds”

Washington D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is reducing Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) fees for 2020.

The FMCSA published the finalized rule into the Federal Register on Thursday, which reduces UCR fees by 14.45% for 2020, compared to 2018.

The Agency says it is reducing the fees to “ensure that fee revenues collected do not exceed the statutory maximum and to account for the excess funds held in the depository.”


The UCR Plan and the 41 States participating in the UCR Agreement establish and collect fees from motor carriers, motor private carriers of property, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies.

The UCR Plan and Agreement are administered by a 15-member board of directors (UCR Board).

The 2020 fee adjustment, as was the case in 2019, is required by law because fees collected for the registration year 2018 exceeded the total revenue entitlements of $108 million distributed to the 41 participating States, plus the $5 million established for the administrative costs associated with the UCR Plan and Agreement.

Fees for 2021 are expected to remain at 2020 levels, the FMCSA says.


UCR fees depend on fleet size.

The updated 2020 fees are found in the table below:

The deadline to pay, as of now, is May 1, 2020.

However, the UCR Board is expected to meet in March and extend the deadline until June 1, 2020.



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