Roadside enforcement of the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement has been delayed until February 1, according to a revised inspection bulletin released on January 5, 2016 by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). The federal Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCR) regulates commercial interstate trucks.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has added a 49 C.F.R. violation code (392.2UCR – “Failure to pay UCR fees”) into the Aspen software to indicate that a carrier is not in compliance with UCR. Because of the online system, no UCR credential is required to be carried in the commercial motor vehicle.
The updated bulletin statement says in part: “The UCR Board of Directors encourages roadside enforcement for the 2016 registration year, effective February 1, 2016. Enforcement of UCR should only occur after on-line or telephonic verification that the company has filed to register for the 2016 UCR registration year. Roadside enforcement should only be performed for the 2016 UCR registration year unless proof of operation in a previous UCR registration year can be obtained.”
According to the original bulletin, enforcement was originally set to begin January 1. The UCR Board of Directors requested the delay of hard enforcement after becoming aware of certain computer glitches that did not allow updates to UCR registration for 2016 to be uploaded to enforcement databases.
Registration can be completed online at the official UCR Board Certified Registration Site at www.ucr.in.gov.
As soon as he learned of the recommendation to delay enforcement, State Senator Mark Allen informed the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS).
“It is my hope that OCC and DPS will stop issuing citations for UCR registrations immediately,” he said. “No more citations should be issued until February 1 or later, if the computer glitch cannot be fixed in that time. Additionally, I think it would be fair to revoke those citations that have already been issued.”