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Unified Carrier Registration

iStock 000016412671SmallTxDMV works with domestic and international partners to ensure the safe transit of motor carriers in and through Texas. The federal Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Agreement requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with TxDMV and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet. If you operate a truck in interstate or international commerce, the UCR Agreement applies to your business. With regard to interstate and international operations, provisions of the UCR affect the following:

  • Motor carriers
  • Motor private carriers
  • Freight forwarders
  • Brokers
  • Leasing companies

Register or Renew your UCR

Register using one of the methods listed below. You must have a valid USDOT number before you begin.

  • Register through the online system (now mobile device enabled) operated by the State of Indiana at
  • Mail your Unified Carrier Registration Form with a check, money order, or credit card information

Online registration is faster and it is highly recommended that you register on the national UCR online system hosted by the Indiana Department of Revenue. Go to and follow the computer prompts. The system is now enabled for smart phones.

Note: If you operated in 2017 and/or 2018 and did not register, you must complete the appropriate year application(s) online, by fax or mail and send to our office with your payment. Roadside enforcement of UCR requirements starts Jan. 1 each calendar year.

UCR-Texas Application for Year 2018
UCR-Texas Application for year 2017

Mail applications to:

TxDMV, Motor Carrier Division
P.O. Box 12984 Austin
Texas 78711-2984

Registrations expire on Dec. 31 of each registration year.

Fees & Payment

The UCR fee is determined by the number of motor vehicles (excluding trailers) last reported by the carrier to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

For purposes of determining fees, a commercial motor vehicle is defined as a self-propelled 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 hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.
Fleet Size (Excluding Trailers) Fee per Company
0 - 2 $69
3 - 5 $205
6 - 20 $410
21 - 100 $1,431
101  -1,000 $6,820
1,001 and above $66,597

Companies operating solely as brokers, freight forwarders or leasing companies are required to register and pay a fee of $69.

Credit Card Fee and Charge Information

Online registrations include two convenience fees with each transaction ($3 to the State of Indiana and either a $1 e-check, or an average 2.3% of the total due for credit card transactions).

TxDMV adds a $1 service charge to process all credit card applications. 

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa or e-Check for applications submitted online through Indiana’s web based UCR system.

MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express for applications submitted to TxDMV.

Check or money order:

  • Make checks payable to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles 
  • Write your USDOT Number on the front of your check

Mail with your UCR application to Texas Department of Motor Vehicles - Motor Carrier Division, PO Box 12984, Austin, TX 78711-2984.

More Information

You are not required to carry proof of compliance with UCR in the vehicle. You can carry the receipt for payment of the fees if you choose.

You can check to see if you have registered for this program by viewing Indiana’s Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) website. Three years of data is retained.

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