Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)
If you operate a tractor, truck, or bus and you cross the state line, then Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) applies to you. UCR requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles across state lines to register and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet.
This requirement also includes companies operating as brokers, freight forwarders, or leasing companies and those carriers who crossed the state line in 2016 and 2017.
A Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) is defined as a self-propelled vehicle used on highways in commerce to transport passengers or cargo, if the vehicle:
- Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of 10,001 pounds or more;
- Is designed to transport more than 10 passengers (including the driver); or
- Is used to transport hazardous materials in quantities requiring placarding.
Registering for UCR
To register for your UCR today, visit http://www.ucr.in.gov/ and follow the step-by-step instructions.
Motor carriers can also register and pay for their Unified Carrier Registration using their smart phone 24/7, 365 days a year at www.ucr.in.gov. When using a smart phone, it will automatically default to the mobile version.
Once registered, companies providing both motor carrier services and broker, freight forwarder, or leasing services are required to pay at the motor carrier fee level. Those who transport only private carriers of passengers are not required to register or pay UCR fees. Payments may be made using MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or e-Check. UCR fees can be found in the below chart.
2016 and 2017 UCR Fees
|0 – 2||$76|
|3 – 5||$227|
|6 – 20||$452|
|21 – 100||$1,576|
|101 – 1,000||$7,511|
|1,001 and over||$73,346|
You can also contact us to mail an application by calling (317) 615-7350 or by printing the BAS-2 application from www.ucr.in.gov/ Once completed, mail your application and check (made payable to the Indiana Department of Revenue) to:
Indiana Department of Revenue
Motor Carrier Services Division
Insurance & Safety Section
P. O. Box 6075
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6075