According to a recent update, the Unified Registration System (URS) is now a new electronic on-line registration system that will streamline and simplify the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) registration process and serve as a clearinghouse and depository of information on all entities regulated by the Agency.

The URS will combine multiple registration processes, information technology systems and forms, into a single, electronic on-line registration process.

Unified Registration System by the FMCSA

However, there will be a delay in implementing the effective dates of URS in 2017, and more information will be provided in a Federal Register notice in early January 2017.

FMCSA says it will need additional time to fully complete the IT system required to implement URS.

By moving the implementation date, FMCSA is providing its state partners more time to develop, update and verify data connectivity and system reliability.

FMCSA says that since the first phase of the URS, which applies to new carriers only, was launched in December 2015, the system has issued more than 100,000 new U.S. DOT numbers, removed more than 360,000 dormant U.S. DOT numbers, and has screened 100% of authority applications for disqualified carriers trying to “reincarnate” as new carriers.

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