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  • Motor Carrier Headquarters has moved

    The Oregon Motor Carrier Transportation Division headquarters office has moved. Motor Carrier Administration, Salem, Audit, Safety, Enforcement, Over-Dimension Permits, and Registration Services are located at 3930 Fairview Industrial Drive, SE, Salem, located just off of Madrona Avenue and I-5.
    You can read more in the December issue of the Motor Carrier News letter.​ Map and Directions

  • PLAN AHEAD...Obtain Tax and Registration Credentials Before Operating in Oregon

    When traveling in Oregon or entering Oregon, carriers must obtain tax and registration credentials prior to operating except if entering Oregon on I-5 @ OR/WA Border and go directly to Portland Bridge Office @ Jantzen Beach and purchase credentials. The Portland Bridge Office @ Jantzen Beach is open 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Tax and Registration Entry Policy.

    Over-Dimension Loads Entry Policy.

  • Make Sure to Subscribe to GovDelivery for Most Current Information

    The Oregon Department of Transportation, Motor Carrier Transportation Division is implementing a six month pilot using GovDelivery's service to e-mail restriction letters to motor carriers. Subscribe to GovDelivery and you can elect to receive e-mail notifications regarding Over-Dimension Permit Road and Bridge Restrictions, Trucking Advisories, Green Light Weigh in Motion Status, Motor Carrier Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting Notices and Minutes, Oregon Motor Carrier Newsletter, Motor Carrier Rulemaking, and Trucking News Releases.​

  • SaferBus app lets riders see safety records

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    A free app designed for the iPhone and iPad lets bus riders check the safety records of nearly 6,000 interstate passenger carriers, including private motorcoach, school bus, and tour bus companies. "As college students, families and tour groups start thinking about spring and summer travel, we encourage everyone to use the SaferBus app to look before you book your next bus trip," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.


    SaferBus Flyer   

  • New medical card rules are in effect for CDL holders

    DMV logo with medical card rules tag
    Oregon DMV now requires commercial truck and bus drivers to submit a photocopy of their medical certificate to continue holding a CDL. The new requirement is part of federal safety regulations aimed at making sure CDL holders are medically fit. Some drivers will meet this requirement sooner than others, but by January 30, 2014, everyone will need to submit a copy of their valid medical card to DMV.

    Please Note: Federal Rules have been revised to require drivers to carry medical cards until January 20, 2015; even if the medical card has been mailed to DMV.  

    Read more in an excerpt from the March Motor Carrier News

  • IRP Records & Audit Changes

    Effective July 1, 2013, amendments to the International Registration Plan (IRP) recordkeeping requirements and the new penalty assessment for inadequate records will go into effect.


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