News On Wheels
2019 UCR Registration Period Delayed Indefinitely
The start of the 2019 UCR registration period is delayed until further notice while the FMCSA completes its 2019 fee rulemaking process.

Once the rulemaking is published, the UCR Board will issue a recommended enforcement date three (3) months from the start of the registration period. 
We regret this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
The proposed fees for 2019 currently under review are based on a recommendation that was submitted by UCR to the FMCSA and reduces fees for carriers at all levels by 4.5 percent. This follows a 9.1 percent reduction in 2018 fees from the 2017 level. 
MoDOT was instructed not to accept any carrier fees for the 2019 registration year until the official registration period is announced.

No entity, whether a state DOT or other organization, can complete 2019 UCR registration until the official registration period begins.
We will continue to keep you updated as we become aware of relevant fee and registration information through mailings, email and website announcements.
Change to MCS Telephone, Office Hours Begin January 2

MoDOT Motor Carrier Services will adjust its call center hours of telephone and walk-in service availability by 30 minutes on Jan. 2, 2019.

Agents and investigators will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Those who remain on shift will work through remaining customer requests in order to keep those held overnight to a minimum. The action is expected to increase output while greatly reducing overtime costs.

Customers who visit in person after 4:30 can drop off paperwork, but will not have the opportunity to speak to an agent.

A deadline of 3 p.m., is set for time-intensive transactions such as reinstating an a ccount or starting a new one.

Those who arrive with incomplete application documentation can choose to return to the office on a future date or drop off the paperwork, with MCS following up with a phone call in the order the request was received. 
Electronic Credentials Accepted Roadside Beginning Jan. 1

As of Jan. 1, 2019, CMV drivers can carry IRP cab cards and IFTA licenses as an electronic image. All states and provinces will accept electronic images of IRP cab cards and IFTA licenses.

Drivers can display credentials as an image on a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Paper copies remain acceptable as well.

Regardless of the format, the document must be accurate, accessible and readable by law enforcement.

TIP : Drivers can store credentials as a PDF file to ensure access while in areas of no or spotty cellular service or WiFi. If a driver cannot provide proof of credentials, they may be cited and required to present proof of registration to a court of law.
Online Timesavers:
Order IFTA Decals and Reprint Cab Cards
Why is it that when you need to make a simple request, MoDOT's phones are at their busiest?

Often, you can find an answer to your need on the MoDOT MCS website.

Need additional IFTA decals? Visit and look for the USER GUIDE "Request Additional IFTA Decals." It lists the simple steps to place an order.

Need another copy of a cab card?
Visit and look under ONLINE IRP FUNCTIONS USING MODOT CARRIER EXPRESS for "Reprint a Cab Card."

We invite you to take a look around our webpages to find other timesaving tips!
Governor Parson Orders State Offices Closed Christmas Eve

In accord with an executive order by Gov. Michael Parson, MoDOT offices will be closed Mon., Dec. 24 in addition to the official state holiday of Christmas, Dec. 25.
As always, crews are on standby should weather or other conditions require them to respond.
In September, Jim True joined the Missouri Department of Transportation as the Motor Carrier Services division director.

True comes to MoDOT with many years of experience in the transportation industry in various roles in safety, risk management, driver recruitment/retention and training with titles ranging from director to president/CEO. Originally from upstate New York, True has lived most recently in southeast Michigan but has also spent many years in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

“Jim has a strong working knowledge of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association and U.S. Department of Transportation rules and regulations, but also understands the business side of the trucking industry and will be a good addition to our team,” said Ed Hassinger, MoDOT chief engineer.

“I understand the challenges transportation companies face today,” True said, “and view my role as that of a helper and mentor. One of the things that really attracted me to this opportunity is that I can bring my years of successful experience to Missouri and an incredible group of folks in Motor Carrier Services. I am very grateful for this opportunity.”
Dates of Note

24 & 25 - Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - MoDOT offices closed.
31 - 2018 OSOW blanket permits expire.
2018 UCR expires. 2018 IFTA licenses expire.
2018 Intrastate Authority stickers expire.

1 - New Year's Day - MoDOT offices closed
1 -Carriers with apportioned plates that expire March 31 must file a renewal application by this date.
1 - 2019 IFTA decals must be displayed
21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - MoDOT offices closed.

12 - Lincoln Day - MoDOT offices closed.
18 - Washington's Birthday - MoDOT offices closed.
MoDOT Offices Closed
Tues., Dec. 25 - Christmas Day  
Tues., Jan. 1 - New Year's Day
Mon., Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tues., Feb. 12 - Lincoln Day
Mon., Feb 18 - Washington's Birthday
During these periods, oversized loads are not allowed to use Missouri highways.

Christmas - December 24 to December 26
New Year's Day - December 31 to January 2, 2019

Restricted periods begin at noon on the first day and end 30 minutes before sunrise on the last day.