UCRA fees unchanged, collection begins in spring


The United Carrier Registration Association board of directors has voted to keep the 2008 UCRA fees the same as the 2007 fees. The UCR board — which represents the American Trucking Associations, the industry and state and federal governments — met on Jan. 14 and 15.

The decision to retain the 2007 fees was made to avoid the necessity of a time-consuming federal rulemaking by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is required if the fee rate changed in 2008. Additionally, 2007 collections were at $68 million, significantly lower than the $108 million projected.

UCR registration and collection will start in March or April. Carriers can expect to receive a letter of notice from their base states when the collection process is under way.

For more information, contact ATA’s Bob Pitcher at 703-838-7939 or bpitcher@trucking.org.