Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program is a federally mandated, state-administered program that went into effect Sept. 10, 2007.
UCR fees are not pro-rated.
For more information, contact Licensing Services staff:
In 2005, Congress passed a law creating the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program. UCR replaced the Single State Registration System (SSRS) and is similar because it is a base-state system. This means the carrier pays UCR fees through its base state on behalf of all participating states.
For information on participating states, see www.ucr.gov.
UCR requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce, or individuals or companies that make the arrangements for the transportation of cargo and goods, to register their businesses and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet.
A "Commercial Motor Vehicle" is defined as a self-propelled or towed vehicle used on the highways in commerce principally to transport passengers or cargo, if the vehicle:
Intrastate passenger carriers, are not exempt from registering witht the United Carrier Registration program.