4901:2-15-03 Registration requirements.

(A) All motor carriers, motor private carriers, brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies that operate in interstate commerce within the borders of Ohio shall register as required by the unified carrier registration agreement.

(B) All motor carriers, motor private carriers, brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies shall select their base state in accordance with the provisions of the unified carrier registration agreement then in effect.

(C) Motor carriers, motor private carriers, brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies selecting Ohio as their base state shall annually submit to the commission a complete and accurate unified carrier registration application form. The staff will maintain, and post on the commission's website, the most recent version of the application to provide to applicants. Such application shall be submitted within the renewal period of the year preceding the registration year. An applicant that intends to commence operating during a registration year may register at any time, but it must do so before it commences operating. At the time that an applicant submits its unified carrier registration application form, it shall also pay to the commission the applicable unified carrier registration fees. Upon request of an applicant, the staff will issue a receipt reflecting that the applicant has filed the required unified carrier registration application form and paid the applicable unified carrier registration fees.

(D) An applicant that completes its unified carrier registration requirements though a national or regional electronic system shall be deemed to be in compliance with the provisions of this rule.

(E) Registrants are required to preserve the records upon which their annual unified carrier registration applications are based for three years from the due date or filing date, whichever is later, plus any time period included as a result of commission decisions or inquiries. Such records shall be made available for inspection by the staff upon demand.

(F) Motor carriers, motor private carriers, brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies that are required to select a participating state, other than Ohio, as their base state, must comply with that state's unified carrier registration requirements before operating within the borders of Ohio.

Replaces: 4901:2-15-02

Effective: 7/20/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/20/2020
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.06
Rule Amplifies: 4921.11
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/75, 5/16/83, 8/1/92, 8/28/94, 9/18/00, 6/22/07, 9/12/07 (Emer.), 12/11/07 (Emer.), 1/5/08