Last fall, when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced reductions in 2018 annual Unified Carrier Registration fees, it also announced plans to reduce the 2019 fees to $73. Last week, the FMCSA has proposed even further reduction of the 2019 annual fees to $63 for carriers with one or two trucks and $187 for carriers with three to five trucks.
These proposed reductions were triggered by the regulatory requirement to adjust fees when annual revenues garnered from previous years’ fees exceed a certain threshold. The decrease would be temporary, as the FMCSA plans to increase the 2020 fees back to the 2018 levels of $69 and $206 for carriers one or two trucks or three to five trucks, respectively.
If these proposed changes are adopted at the end of this month, the collection of the lower 2019 annual fees will begin in October 2018.
We will continue to keep you updated as things progress, and if you have any questions, please contact your Customer Success Manager.