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Motor Carrier Bimonthly Newsletter

The Motor Carrier Newsletter is another way we strive to share relevant information with the trucking industry. You can find information that will help you successfully comply with Oregon operation policies.  The bimonthly newsletter is published in the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.

April, 2018

  • Phone system changes April 24, 2018.
  • Federal ELD full enforecement begins April 1, 2018.
  • Port of Cascade Locks starts over-dimension policy for Bridge of the Gods.
  • Oregon weight restricted bridges.
  • May is National Moving Month.
  • GovDelivery options for Over-Dimension permit holders.
  • Motor Carrier Newsletter Reader Poll.
  • Ex-tax fuel purchases: good documentation is key to reporting.
  • Oversize load restrictions for Memorial Day 2018.
  • Safety-Enforcement Activity for January to February 2018.

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​Get your motor carrier news more often!

New Oregon motor carrier fees in effect.

Phone change anticipated for spring 2018.

Oregon's display grace period ends March 15, 2018.

2018 Unified Carrier Registration now open.

Take our reader poll!

How are we doing?

PrePass can now be used with Oregon's Green Light Program.

Interpreting Oregon's new weight limit signs for bridges.

Oregon weight restricted bridges.

Looking for ELD mandate info?

Bridge of the Gods toll increase.

Got chains? Winter weather can still happen.

Safety-Enforcement Stats, 4th Quarter 2017.

No Human Trafficking Act now federal law.

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​Motor carriers' investment to Keep Oregon Moving.

New for 2018:

  • Updated Tax and Fee Tables.
  • Weight exemption changes.
  • Bus weight calculation change.
  • Registration plate enforcement.

Oregon's new distracted driving law.

Interstate speed limit changes approved.

2018 Renewal is underway.

Holiday closures for Registration & OD Permit Services.

2018 Unified Carrier Registration delayed.

Weight-restricted Oregon bridges on state routes.

Oregon's IRP program peer review results.

When the weather gets frightful: winter driving and Oregon chain laws.

Driving decisions in bad weather.

Electronic Logging Device mandate December 18, 2017.

Changes to Oregon's CDL law.

Motor Carrier Field & Civil Enforcement Actions from July through September2017.

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​Oregon Legislature approves investments in transportation.

Transportation Commission to review interstate truck speeds.

2018 renewal information:

  • Tips for a timely renewal.
  • Renewal by the numbers.
  • Go Green. Go Paperless.

Your feedback wanted on our new website.

Oregon's IFTA unit shines in peer review.

Weight-restricted bridges on state routes in Oregon.

Over-size load restrictions for Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

Electronic Logging Device Mandate December 18, 2017.

Motor Carrier field and civil enforcement actions from April through June 2017.

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​ODOT set to launch redesigned website this summer.

Phone system changes rescheduled for spring, 2018.

Expect heavy traffic during solar eclipse.

Electronic Logging Devices: does yours meet recordkeeping requirements?

Oregon Trucking Online Enhancements:

  • Over-Dimension Self-Issue Permit Program
  • Paperless tax renewal process coming in 2018.
  • Green Light transponder services available on Oregon Trucking Online.

Over-size load restrictions for Memorial Day and July 4.

Weight-restricted bridges on state routes in Oregon.

Work Zone Safety: Don't Zone Out.

Use your Oregon Trucking Online account to manage inspection reports.

MCTD partners to share moving tips for consumers.

Motor Carrier field and civil enforcement actions from January through March 2017.

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​Phone changes are coming. What you can expect.

March 15th ends Oregon's display grace period.

Oregon Trucking Online enhancements.

Need Green Light customer service? Call registration.

Weight-restricted bridges on state routes in Oregon.

Construction spotlight - Sisters roundabout.

Over-Dimension permit records - help us help you!

Oversize load restrictions for Memorial holiday.

Motor Carrier field and civil enforcement actions from October through December 2016.

Contact Us

Oregon Department of Transportation
Motor Carrier Transportation Division
3930 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem, OR 97302-1166
Hours of Operation (Pacific Time)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Web Editor
Email the MCTD Web Team.

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