The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has introduced a proposal to slash Unified Carrier Registration fees starting in 2020.
According to reports, the FMCSA has proposed a fee reduction of 12.82 percent from 2018 levels. Fees would increase again in 2021, but still remain lower than they were in 2018. The reduction is aimed at preventing revenues collected from exceeding the maximum, which is currently $107.78 million per year. Fees collected exceeded that amount by just over $9 million in 2019.
Under the new fee structure, carriers with one or two trucks would pay $60, up to 5 trucks would pay $180, up to 20 trucks $357, up to 100 $1,248, up to 1,000 $5,946 and more than 1,000 $58,060. The fees apply to trucking companies, brokers and freight forwarders.