Requirements for a new trucking company include establishing an account with the Oregon DOT, Motor Carrier Transportation Division.
A new motor carrier completes an Application for Motor Carrier Account
-- Form 735-9075.
To register a truck to operate only within Oregon, the carrier completes an Oregon Commercial Registration Application
-- Form 735-9691.
To register a truck to also operate in other states and Canada, the carrier completes an Oregon Application for IRP and/or IFTA International Registration Plan - Schedule A International Fuel Tax Agreement-License Application
-- Form 735-9908.
To haul for-hire from point to point within Oregon, the carrier completes an Application for Class 1A Permit
-- Form 735-9745.
Regardless of the type of operation, an intrastate carrier is required to have proof of insurance on file with the Motor Carrier Transportation Division, required to belong to a drug and alcohol testing consortium, and required to file a highway-use tax bond or cash deposit. Visit the Division's Registration
page for more about insurance and bonds. Visit the Division's Safety
page for more about drug and alcohol testing. Interstate carriers are governed by U.S. DOT regulations regarding insurance. Review 49 CFR Part 387 for the Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers
To apply for a U.S. DOT number and an MC interstate authority number, the carrier contacts the U.S. DOT. This can be done online at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Registration Web site.
For more information, visit the FMCSA home site www.fmcsa.dot.gov
or call the Oregon Division office in Salem at 503-399-5775.
If the carrier is a corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), or it's operating under an assumed business name, the carrier contacts the Oregon Secretary of State, Corporation Division. Visit the Division's Central Business Registry
or contact the Oregon Corporation Division
by mail to 255 Capitol Street NE, Suite 151, Salem OR 97310-0210, or call 503-986-2200.
For more about Oregon registration requirements, visit the Motor Carrier Division's Web site for its Motor Carrier Education
program Web site. Other information, including registration forms can be found at the Oregon Trucking Online site -- www.oregontruckingonline.com
Also, contact a registration analyst 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 503-378-6699.