FMCSA interested in lowering carrier registration fees for two years

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a reduction in Unified Carrier Registration fees for the next two years for participating motor carriers, motor private carriers of property, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies. The potential reduction is due to total revenues from the UCR Plan exceeding the statutory maximum in 2016 by 4.55 percent, or $5.13 million. FMCSA reports that this is the first time the maximum has ever been exceeded.
To ensure that fees do not exceed the statutory maximum in 2018, a reduction of 9.1% is proposed below the current level. Current excess depository fees are also accounted for in the 9.1% drop. The following year, 2019, FMCSA has proposed a 4.55% reduction below current fees.

From the Government Publishing Office website:

DATES: Comments on this notice of proposed rulemaking must be received
on or before October 2, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket Number FMCSA-
2017-0118 using any of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001. Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: 202-493-2251. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the “Public Participation and Request for Comments” portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for instructions on submitting comments, including collection of information comments for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gerald Folsom, Office of Registration and Safety Information, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001 by telephone at 202-385-2405. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366-9826.

If you would like further information regarding Unified Carrier Registration system, see the FMCSA website here.