Recently, the UCR Board made an announcement updating the definition of what qualifies as a Commercial Motor Vehicle and redefined exactly who needs a UCR to operate legally in interstate commerce.
What Does the New Definition Say?
All commercial motor vehicles that operate in interstate commerce are required to have a valid Unified Carrier Registration. But what qualifies as a commercial motor vehicle? Here is how the UCR Board defines it – as well as what has changed:
- The vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of at least 10,001 pounds—whichever is greater. The UCR Board has also added that eligible vehicles include those with connected trailing equipment having a gross combination weight rating or gross combination weight of at least 10,001 pounds, whichever is greater.
- The vehicle carries placarded amounts of hazardous materials, regardless of vehicle weight.
- The vehicle is designed to carry more than 10 passengers. The UCR Board has added that the driver is included in this number.
Essentially, this means all of our renters MUST have a UCR as all of our trucks have a GVW of 10,001.
If you have any questions, you can call or email Jourdan. She has researched this topic so she has the basic understanding of what we legally have to require from our customers. 812-786-6262 or email@example.com