UCR is the Unified Carrier Registration Program. The UCR applies to all operators of Commercial Motor Vehicles. This applies to all Commercial Motor Vehicles carriers carrying their own goods and products across state lines. It also includes carriers transporting interstate goods even if your vehicles do not leave the state.
If you obtained your DOT number (not your authority) in 2021 – even towards the end of the year, you are required to file the 2021 UCR and the 2022 UCR before Jan 1, 2022.
Under the UCR program a “Commercial Motor Vehicle” is and self-propelled or towed (such as a trailer) used on highways that are engaged in interstate travel that:
- Has a gross weight of 10,001 pounds or more
- Is designed to transport 11 or more passengers (including the driver) or;
- Is required to have Hazardous Placarding
The UCR is filed electronically, is effective immediately and is emailed to you usually within one business day.
Please note, this service is complete upon filing, not when you receive and open your email with the copy.