By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer | Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Mobile phone applications bring everything from interactive word games to world class art and even flashlights to the fingertips of their users nowadays.
Image courtesy of Indiana Department of Revenue
Login screen of the new UCR phone app
Why not let truckers and motor carriers pay UCR fees that way?
The state of Indiana has gone live with its new mobile app for Unified Carrier Registration and payment – making it the first state to have such an app for UCR.
“Motor carriers can now register and pay for their Unified Carrier Registration using their smart phone 24/7, 365 days a year,” an announcement on the state’s UCR website says. “This mobile version also allows enforcement officers to verify the registration on the road anytime, anywhere.”
To get the app, simply visit Indiana’s UCR website while using a mobile device. Chetrice Mosely, a spokeswoman with Indiana Department of Revenue, said the mobile version will automatically pop up.
“This is another way that the Indiana Department of Revenue’s motor carrier services division is providing high-quality customer service,” said Indiana Department of Revenue Deputy Commissioner Jim Poe, according to a news release. “Indiana is the first to offer this type of on-the-go service, which allows motor carriers to be compliant while on the road with an easy-to-use mobile application.”
Mosely said the app – which is free – was pursued after the state recognized how many truck drivers used mobile phone technology.
“The department recognized that many motor carriers had smartphones and not laptops when on the road,” Mosely told Land Line. “So to provide easy access from anywhere, the Indiana Department of Revenue created the mobile version of the UCR system.”
For more information on Indiana UCR, click here.
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