FMCSA Hikes 2025 Registration Fees 25%

Motor carriers and brokers will be paying much more in annual registration fees during the next year. 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule June 17 increasing the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) fees 25 percent. The rate change was originally proposed in January.  

Under the new fees, carriers and brokers will pay between $46 and $44,836 during the 2025 registration year, depending on the number of trucks they own. 

The January proposal received 66 comments, with several of the commentors stating their disagreement with the increase. In response, FMCSA noted it last increased the annual amount over a decade ago, with decreases of 9 and 31.2 percent the last two years, respectively. 

The increase is based on a recommendation from the UCR Plan, which oversees and collects fees from the 41 participating states, according to the document.