FMCSA proposes new registration fees
Reprinted from eTrucker.com - June 2007
Motor carriers would pay between $39 and
$37,500, depending on fleet size, under a schedule
of fees the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration has proposed for the Unified
Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan and Agreement.
In August 2005, Congress ordered that the UCR Plan
replace the Single State Registration System (SSRS)
Plan by Jan. 1, 2007. Because the SSRS expired on
that date, FMCSA is giving the public only until
June 13 to comment on the proposal so it can
implement a final rule as soon as possible.
Under the 2005 law, the UCR Plan is an
organization that will administer the UCR
Agreement – an interstate agreement governing the
collection and distribution of registration and
financial responsibility information provided and
fees paid by motor carriers, motor private
carriers, brokers, freight forwarders and leasing
Thirty-eight states participated in the SSRS last
year, and all but California and North Carolina
will participate in the UCR this year. In
addition, Oregon, which did not participate in the
SSRS last year, will participate in the UCR.
As called for in the legislation, FMCSA last year
appointed a 15-person board to recommend a fee
schedule, which the agency has followed in
drafting its proposal. The proposed schedule,
which is the total amount to be paid by the
company, is as follows:
0 to 2 power units, as well as brokers and leasing
companies -- $39.
3 to 5 power units -- $116
6 to 20 power units -- $231
21 to 100 power units -- $806
101 to 1,000 power units -- $3,840
1,001 and above -- $37,500
The fees would raise about $107.3 million in
fiscal 2007, all but $5 million of which would go
to participating states to replace SSRS revenues.
The remaining $5 million goes for administrative
expenses of the UCR Plan.
For a copy of the FMCSA proposal, visit
http://dms.dot.gov/search and search Docket
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