FMCSA delays implementation of URS

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a three-month extension of Unified Registration System effective date. FMCSA is delaying the implementation of the final stage of the Unified Registration System until Jan. 14, 2017, with a new full compliance date of April 14, 2017.

The agency is currently updating its information technology systems and undertaking a complex migration of millions of records to remote storage servers. This work will provide the agency and its state partners a foundation to successfully launch the final stage of URS.

The agency estimates that the initial phase of URS, launched in December 2015, has saved the industry approximately $1.6 million in processing time during the first six months. To date, FMCSA has issued 62,000 United State Department of Transportation numbers, removed 340,000 dormant USDOT numbers from agency databases and screened 100 percent of operating authority applications for reincarnated carriers.