Every motor carrier who crosses state lines must purchase a UCR each year if:
You have your authority for hire OR
You are a private property carrier
To register for the UCR, you will need to go to ucr registration form and enter your USDOT number. Once you complete this step-by-step process and pay the fee, you’re all done for the 2022 period!
It’s important to have your USDOT number on hand to make this process quicker and easier. Any vehicle that transports cargo or passengers and meets any of the following requirements must have a USDOT number:
Has a gross or combined weight of 10,001 lbs or more
Transports 8 or more passengers for compensation
Transports 15 or more passengers that are not for compensation
Transports any hazardous materials
If you don’t file your annual UCR, and your drivers are caught moving freight over state lines, enforcement officials could detain your vehicles, and you could be required to pay additional fines and penalties—which, depending on the state, can be as high as $5,000 for first-time offenders.