The Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCR) requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with their home state and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet. The revenues generated are used for enforcement of motor carrier safety programs.
Fees are determined for a “commercial motor vehicle” that’s defined as a self-propelled or towed vehicle used on the highways in commerce principally to transport passengers or cargo, if the vehicle:
- Has a GVWR or GVW of 10,001 pounds or more.
- Is designed to transport 11 or more passengers (including the driver); or
- Is used in transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding