FMCSA Proposes Updated Fees for the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement

On January 9, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed an increase to the annual registration fees that participating States collect from motor carriers, motor private carriers of property, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan and Agreement for the 2025 registration year and beyond. FMCSA proposed increases an average of 25% (between $9 and $9,000 per entity) depending on the applicable fee bracket. 

This price increase proposed by FMCSA is not unusual. If the required payments to the States and the cost of administering the UCR Plan exceed the amount in the depository, the UCR Plan must collect additional fees in subsequent years to cover the shortfall. If there are excess funds after payments to the States and for administrative costs, they are retained in the UCR Plan’s depository, and fees in subsequent fee years must be reduced as required by 49 U.S.C. 14504a(h)(4). Proposed fees for 2025 are less than those in effect from registration years 2019-2022. 

Full details of the 2025 UCR Plan fee proposal are available by clicking here. NTTC staff would like to hear from Operations Personnel of its member carriers! Please e-mail NTTC staff at [email protected] if you have any feedback or concerns regarding this proposed increase.