The fees for the Unified Carrier Registration System are finalized, and collection has begun. The fees are now in effect and motor carriers have 90 days to pay. Starting April 5, enforcement will begin and tickets can be issued on the roadside starting then.
Members of the UCR board were notified late Friday, Dec. 29, that the agency had submitted a direct final rule to the Office of the Federal Register to be published as soon as possible. The notice published on the Federal Register website Jan. 5, making the fees official.
Small operations will see minimal decreases in 2018 and 2019. For example, in 2017, operations with up to two trucks paid $76. There will be a $7 decrease for 2018 and a $3 decrease in 2019 when fees are to be raised slightly.