• Motor Carriers

  • Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)

    The passage of HR 3, SAFETEA-LU the Highway re-authorization bill, brought about a new system called the Unified Carrier Registration System (UCR). The UCR replaces the Single State Registration System (SSRS) which was repealed in the law. The UCR is a state compact to facilitate the federal registration of all foreign and domestic motor carriers, motor private carriers, freight forwarders, brokers and others required to register with the US Department of Transportation, including information with respect to carrier’s safety ratings, compliance with required levels of financial responsibility, and compliance with the provisions of the law. Visit http://www.ucr.in.gov/ for more information.

    Federal Heavy Vehicle Usage Tax (HVUT)

    The Federal Heavy Vehicle Usage Tax (HVUT) is a federal excise tax paid annually to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by commercial motor carriers with vehicles registered at 55,000 pounds and over. Motor carriers are required to provide proof of payment of the HVUT at the time of registration to the registration agency in their base state.