The UCRA requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet. The revenues generated will be used for enforcement of motor carrier safety programs.
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A "Commercial motor vehicle" (as defined under 49 UCS Section 31101) means a selfpropelled vehicle used on the highways in commerce principally to transport passengers or cargo, if the vehicle:
- Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of at least 10,001 pounds, whichever is greater;
- Is designed to transport more than 10 passengers including the driver; or
- Is used in transporting material found by the Secretary of Transportation to be hazardous under 49 U.S.C. Section 5103 and transported in a quantity requiring placarding under regulations prescribed by the Secretary.
- Motor carriers providing motor vehicle transportation in interstate commerce for compensation
- Motor private carrier (other than a motor carrier) transporting property by motor vehicle when the carrier is the owner or lessee of the property being transported and the property is being transported for sale, lease or rent or to further a commercial enterprise
- Must be safety compliant through SAFER/PRISM
- Brokers, Freight Forwarders or Leasing Companies
- File an annual application and Pay an annual fee
When do I need to register for UCR?
The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with Georgia Department of Revenue and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet. Companies operating solely as brokers, freight forwarders or leasing companies are also required to register and pay a fee of $39.00.