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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.

Fire Apparatus

In 2003 OAR 734-082-0009 was revised to require fire apparatus exceeding legal size and weight limits to obtain variance permits for operations in Oregon. These rule amendments increase the permitted vehicle weight from 600 pounds per inch of tire width to 635 pounds.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 734-082-0009
Last date for public comment: May 21, 2015
Anticipated date of OTC approval: June 18, 2015

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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.

Annual Readoption of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

These rule amendments include the annual adoption of FMCSR and the international standards related to driver, vehicle and hazardous materials out-of-service violations.The changes ensure Oregon's motor carrier regulations 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
Anticipated date of OTC approval: May 21, 2015
 

Annual Readoption of IRP, HVUT and IFTA Regulations

These amendments adopt the rules of the International Registration Plan, the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, and the International Fuel Tax Agreement to their effective dates of January 1, 2015.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rules to be amended: 740-200-0010, 740-200-0020, 740-200-0040
Anticipated date of OTC approval: May 21, 2015

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Recently Adopted Motor Carrier Rules

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

Tandem Drive Axles

This rulmaking amended the requirement to have power transmitted by both drive axles which will allow motor carriers to operate under an extended weight permit with motive power transmitted to a single drive axle.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 734-074-0010
Filed and effective: April 21, 2015

Warning Sign Requirements

These amendments implement a WASHTO recommendation that sign requirements be consistent from state to state by removing the provisions that allow a 1-5/8 inch brush stroke or a border with not more than 1-5/8 inch brush stokes around the edge of the sign.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules amended: 734-074-0060, 734-075-0045, 734-076-0135, 734-078-0030, 734-082-0037
Filed and effective: April 21, 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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