UCR registration delayed pending finalization of fees
The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) board has delayed until further notice registration for 2018 because it anticipates that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) soon will lower fees. FMCSA in September proposed to reduce the annual fees by about 9.1% from current levels in 2018, rising slightly to about 4.55% below current levels in 2019. Although the agency provided a very short comment period, finalization of those reductions has been delayed over legal problems with the process used to set the new fees. Due to this unanticipated further delay, UCR is recommending to all states that the enforcement period for 2018 compliance not begin until 90 days after the final rulemaking is published.