Beware of UCR Scammers

TIA has received several emails from members regarding a letter from “” concerning 2018 Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) payments and registration. “” is not associated with the UCR and is charging more than the UCR registration fee.

The Single State Registration System officially ended on January 1, 2007, and was replaced by the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCR). The UCR was established in the Highway Reauthorization Bill enacted on August 10, 2005 (SAFETEA-LU, P.L. 109-59).

UCR requires all motor carriers (including private, for-hire, and exempt carriers), as well as brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies to register with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) annually. In addition, a broker is required to pay a $76 registration fee each year.

Currently 41 states are participating in the UCR, but you must register even if you are not domiciled in one of those participating base states. A base state will be assigned to you. States are starting to ramp up enforcement of collecting unpaid UCR fees, so register today by visiting the Unified Carrier Registration System’s webpage.