Inspectors Now Enforcing UCR

Effective January 1, roadside enforcement personnel began checking for compliance with the federal Unified Carrier Registration, or UCR. UCR applies to all motor carriers involved in interstate commerce, along with other businesses such as freight brokers.

UCR is a fee established in 2005 to provide supplemental funding for state highway motor carrier registration and safety programs. Failure to register and pay UCR fees can subject you to fines ranging from $100 to $5,000 for first time offenders, depending upon your base state.

The fee is based on the size of the fleet you operate as shown in your USDOT profile. If you’re not sure how many power units are showing in your profile, go to https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx. To pay your 2022 UCR, go to www.ucr.gov and follow the prompts.

Supreme Court Overturns “Chevron Doctrine”

10 July 2024

Anyone who has been in business for any length of time can cite a number of times that federal regulatory agencies have had a free hand in regulating businesses such as trucking. That is why carriers and other industries that want a fair fight to challenge regulations in the future may have been given a gift from the U.S. Supreme Court June 28.

Miss the Deadline to Challenge a Regulation?

10 July 2024

This session, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Chevron doctrine, a longstanding policy under which lower courts almost always sided with regulatory agency decisions where the intent of Congress was not clear. Overturning Chevron opened the door, many legal experts believe, to allowing challenges against many existing regulations.