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Motor Carrier Transportation Division Rulemaking Actions

Proposed Motor Carrier Rules

These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Please send your written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator.

Amendment of federal safety and hazardous materials transportation regulations affecting motor carriers

These rules contain the annual adoption of federal motor carrier safety and hazardous materials transportation regulations. In addition, these rules cover the adoption of international standards related to driver, vehicle and hazardous materials out-of-service violations. The changes are necessary to ensure Oregon's motor carrier safety; hazardous materials; and driver, vehicle and hazardous materials out-of-service requirements are current with national and international standards.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rules to be amended: 740-100-0010, 740-100-0065, 740-100-0070, 740-100-0080, 740-100-0085, 740-100-0090, 740-110-0010
Last date for public comment: June 21, 2016
Anticipated date of OTC approval: July 21, 2016

Annual re-adoption of IRP, HVUT and IFTA regulations

The proposed amendment constitutes an adoption of the rules of the International Registration Plan (IRP) to the date of January 1, 2016. Title 26 Code of Federal Regulations Part 41 (HVUT) requires the State to confirm proof of payment of the tax, and require proof of payment by the State as a condition of issuing a registration for a highway motor vehicle. The amendment of OAR 740- 740-200-0020 adopts HVUT and amendments with the effective date of January 1, 2016, and ensures Oregon remains current with national commercial motor vehicle registration standards. International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and associated material are applicable to Oregon-based motor carriers who participate in IFTA as a way to report and pay fuel tax to other jurisdictions. The revision to OAR 740-200-0040 adopts the most recent version of IFTA and associated material as the procedures and guidelines for Oregon-based IFTA participants with the effective date of January 1, 2016 to ensure Oregon remains current with the international IFTA standards.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rules to be amended: 740-200-0010, 740-200-0020, 740-200-0040
Last date for public comment: June 21, 2016
Anticipated date of OTC approval: July 21, 2016

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Recently Closed Motor Carrier Rules

These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider approval of these proposed changes at its next meeting.

There are no recently closed Motor Carrier rules at this time.

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Recently Adopted Motor Carrier Rules

These rule changes have been adopted approximately in the last six months.

Self-loading Log Trucks

These amendments implement House Bill 2259 which modified the authority of the Department to issue a variance permit to operate a self-loading log truck.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 734-074-0027
Filed and effective: December 17, 2015

Flip Axles

OAR chapter 734, division 82 governs the operation of vehicles transporting loads that exceed legal limits and variance permits issued for vehicles or loads having weight or dimension greater than that allowed by statute. A motor carrier requested this rule change to allow permits to be issued for an unladen trailer over legal length of 53 feet, which includes a flip axle deployed. The request was to allow single trip permits (STPs) on an individual basis for flip axle trailers which can't be reduced to 53 feet without special equipment. Not all trailers are equipped with hydraulics, and it's not always practical for carriers to get equipment onsite to assist with lifting the axle. The proposed rulemaking describes the circumstances under which permits may be issued, both laden and unladen. New language is added to the OARs to allow STPs and annual permits for a variety of trailers including those with flip axles deployed.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules amended: 734-082-0005, 734-082-0040, 734-082-0045, 734-082-0070
Filed and effective: December 17, 2015

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Published Motor Carrier Rules

This link will take you to Chapter 740 Motor Carrier rules on the Secretary of State's web page.

Chapter 734 Motor Carrier rules are in divisions 70 through 79 and 82.

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