Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL INTERSTATE MOTOR CARRIERS, FREIGHT FORWARDERS, BROKERS, AND LEASING COMPANIES
Printable UCR Form (.pdf)
Click here to visit the South Dakota Department of Revenue UCR Program website for important and complete information about the Unified Carrier Registartion Program.
What is UCR?
The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) plan and agreement are part of a federally-mandated, state administered program that went into effect September 10, 2007. Under this program, states collect fees from motor carriers, motor private carriers, freight forwarders, brokers, and leasing companies based on the number of qualifying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in their fleet.
Who is subject to the UCR Agreement?
If you operate a tractor, truck, or bus in interstate or international commerce, the registration requirements of the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Agreement apply to your business.
Motor carriers operating only as private motor carriers of passengers are not required to register and pay fees under UCR.
A commercial motor vehicle is defined as a self-propelled vehicle used on the highways in commerce principally to transport passengers or cargo, if the vehicle:
- has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of at least 10,001 pounds, whichever is greater;
- is designed to transport 10 or more passengers (including the driver); or
- is used in transporting hazardous materials in quantity requiring placarding.
It is important that you visit the South Dakota Department of Revenue UCR Program website for important and complete information about the Unified Carrier Registration program.
If you would like to learn more about UCR, visit www.ucr.in.gov or call 605.773.4595.