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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.
There are no proposed Motor Carrier rules at this time.
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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.

Agency Representation at Contested Case Hearings

The department may assess civil monetary penalties for violation(s) of ORS 823, 825, 826.
ORS 818 (Vehicle Limits) was inadvertantly omitted from that list and this rule amendment adds it.
Also added is a reference to "road use assessment fees" to the cases for reassessment that was excluded from the rule.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 740-010-0010
OTC meeting date: September 18, 2014

Annual Report for Exempt Operations

Owners or operators of vehicles exempt from certain statutory provisions must file an annual report showing the miles of travel for each exempt vehicle by registered weight class of the vehicle. The proposed new rule determines the form and manner the exempt operations will be reported to the Department. An annual report has been created to capture the requirements listed in statute.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 740-030-0045
OTC meeting date: September 18, 2014

Household Goods Respondents for General Rate Increases

This rule relates to intrastate transportation of household goods and the proposed amendment increases the revenue generated from an independent tariff from $250,000 to $500,000. Respondents for general rate increases are specified as all carriers who are members of Oregon tariff bureaus or who publish individual tariffs that generate more than $250,000 annually. The increase is necessary to align revenues generated from collective rate tariffs and independent tariffs at consistent aggregated amounts.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 740-050-0610
OTC meeting date: September 18, 2014

Determination of Mailing Date

While postmarks or cancellation marks are used by the Department to determine if a report or fee is late, US Postal Service postmarks are not required for mailings bearing a permit, meter, or pre-canceled stamp for postage. The proposed new rule allows the Department to apply a five day grace period to the received date of reports or fees mailed through the USPS when the cancellation mark is absent or unreadable.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 740-055-0045
OTC meeting date: September 18, 2014

Electronic Truck Tracking Reports

The proposed rulemaking supports the development of automated electronic systems operated by motor carrier agents that accurately and reliably transmit, process, and store operating data from motor vehicles and which allows the generation of tax reports and the transmission of taxes, fees for the use of highways under Oregon Highway Use Tax.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rules to be adopted: 740-065-0000, 740-065-0005, 740-065-0010, 740-065-0015, 740-065-0020, 740-065-0025, 740-065-0030, 740-065-0035, 740-065-0040, 740-065-0045, 740-065-0050
OTC meeting date: September 18, 2014

International Fuels Tax Agreement (IFTA) Retention Period

IFTA is applicable to Oregon-based motor carriers who participate as a way to report and pay fuel tax to other jurisdictions. The proposed amendments specify a time period of four years to file an amendment or to conduct an audit, ands sets four years as the statute of limitations. To align with current statute, the proposed rule removes the penalty of $150 for failure to appear at a hearing.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 740-200-0040
OTC meeting date: September 18, 2014

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Recently Adopted Motor Carrier Rules

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

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations - Annual Readoption

These rule changes adopt the current international standards related to driver, vehicle and hazardous materials out-of-service violations. Minor language was added to OAR 740-100-0010 to comply with federal regulations pertaining to the thirty-four restart rules.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules amended: 740-100-0010, 740-100-0065, 740-100-0070, 740-100-0080, 740-100-0085,
740-100-0090, 740-110-0010
Filed and effective: April 23, 2014

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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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