STATE POLICE TO CONDUCT ENFORCEMENT BLITZ FOR UNIFIED CARRIER REGISTRATION PROGRAMME
LANSING. To enhance compliance with the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) programme, officers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Traffic Safety Division will conduct a weeklong statewide enforcement blitz beginning on July 12, 2009. Failure to register under UCR is a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500 and/or 90 days in jail.
The UCR programme replaced the Single State Registration System (SSRS) in 2005. All interstate and international motor carriers including brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies (who were exempt from the SSRS), are required to register. The fees collected under the UCR programme are used for commercial vehicle safety and enforcement programmes.
To register under the UCR program, Michigan commercial motor vehicle carriers can contact the Michigan Public Service Commission at (517) 241-6030 or visit www.ucr.in.ogv.
UCR enforcement and zero tolerance for carriers failing to register will continue after the weeklong blitz.
Courtesy: Lt. C. Black