UCR board to meet July 13-14

The group created to set up a new nationwide registration system for motor carriers will meet Thursday and Friday, July 13-14, in Chicago to discuss the requirements of the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement as set forth in last year’s transportation law. The Unified Carrier Registration Plan board also will continue organizing itself, possibly naming a chairman and vice chairman.

The UCR board will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 13, and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, July 14, at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport. The meeting is open to the public.

In its first meeting last month, the board unanimously approved a resolution urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to support a 12-month extension of the single-state registration system (SSRS). As part of last year’s transportation act, Congress repealed the SSRS effective Jan. 1, 2007, and ordered it replaced with the new UCR system. If the UCR is not in place when the SSRS ceases, states could lose as much as $100 million in revenues used for motor carrier safety enforcement and related programs.