FMCSA Releases Updated UCR Fee Structure

On August 26, 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced an updated fee structure and fee reduction for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) for years 2020 and 2021.

The UCR Plan and the 41 States that participate 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); 14 appointed from the participating States and the industry, plus the Deputy Administrator of FMCSA. TIA’s Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Burroughs is one of the 14 appointed members of the UCR Board of Directors.

The following chart will outline all the levels of registration fees for all parties involved in the UCR Plan.

Fee Breakdown for exempt or non-exempt motor carrier, motor private carrier, forwarder, brokers, and leasing companies.

Bracket Number of CMVs owned or operated 2020 Fee 2021 Fee
*1 0-2 $60 $66
2 3-5 $180 $197
3 6-20 $357 $393
4 21-100 $1,248 $1,371
5 101-1,000 $5,946 $6,534
6 1,001 and above $58,060 $63,809

*Brokers and leasing companies are included in bracket #1.

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, simply select a participating state. Register today by visiting the Unified Carrier Registration System’s webpage.

For more information, please contact TIA Advocacy (, 703.299.5700).

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