UCR comments extended

| 9/17/2009

Following complaints from the trucking industry, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period on the proposed increase in Unified Carrier Registration fees.

However, it’s only a 10-day extension, with comments now due no later than September 28.

The FMCSA wants to more than double the UCR fees, meaning small trucking operations would see the cost go from $39 to $87. For the biggest fleets, the cost would increase by more than $40,000 dollars.

The UCR fees pay for state traffic safety programs and for training U.S. DOT officers.

To submit a comment, go to www.Regulations.gov.