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  • Salem Registration Phone Service Center Hours are changing

    Round clock with numbers showing time 4:30The Salem Registration Phone Service Center Hours are changing to better serve you. Starting Monday, October 3, 2016 the Phone Service Center will be open from 4:30 a.m. to Midnight Pacific Time, seven days a week.

    For more information, please read the September isssue of the Motor Carrier Newsletter

    The Salem and Portland Registration offices are open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to assist customers.

  • Motor Carrier is charging 2.4% on all credit and debit card transactions

    Motor Carrier Transportation Division implemented a 2.4% credit card service fee. This service fee is automatically applied to all credit and debit card transactions including over-the counter, telephone, and Internet as allowed by ORS 825.502. You may pay with cash, check, money order, or Direct Payment to avoid paying the credit card service fee.

    To provide another phone payment option, Motor Carrier is now processing Direct Payment (ACH) transactions over the phone. In addition, motor carriers may pay using company check, money order, cash, or Direct Payment at our Salem or Portland Registration offices.

    For more information please read the June Motor Carrier Newsletter article and the Credit Card Service Fee FAQs.

  • 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.

  • New Process for Obtaining a USDOT Number

    As of December 2015, the data entry option that Motor Carrier utilized to assist its customers is no longer available. The only option is to obtain a USDOT number through FMCSA by going online to: https://portal.fmcsa.dot.gov/UrsRegistrationWizard/

    For more information

  • Partnership for Passenger Safety



    One of the new programs, Partners for Passenger Safety, allows ODOT and the Northwest Motorcoach Association to recognize private entities and motor carriers that assist in the efforts to ensure safe travels on buses and motor coaches in Oregon.

    Read more...​

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