UCRA fees unchanged, collection begins in spring

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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.