With most of harvest completed, farmers should not forget to finish a couple other end-of-year tasks, including registering and paying a Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) fee, according to Rodney Knittel, Illinois Farm Bureau assistant director of transportation and infrastructure.

Any farm vehicle owner required to have and display a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) number must also register and pay a UCR fee. There is no farmer exemption from the UCR or USDOT number.

Knittel reminded the UCR registration deadline is Dec. 31.

To register online, visit ucr.gov. Direct any questions to Knittel at 309-557-3662 or rknittel@ilfb.org.