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June 2014

News in this issue:Oregon Motor Carrier News logo
MCTD asks its customers: "How are we doing?"
FMCSA requires carriers/farmers to update UDDOT numbers biennially
Work zone safety
Construction maps through Oregon work zones
Drivers must get medical certificates from a certified medical examiner
Oregon's partnership in passenger safety
Full Reciprocity Plan implementation
Scottsburg Bridge restriction is lifted
New load rating and posting for Specialized Hauling Vehicles
Over-Dimension loads are subject to special restrictions on Memorial Day and Fourth of July
Over-Dimension single-trip permits no longer accepted via fax
Weight-restricted bridges on major and lessor routes
Civil enforcement and motor carrier field enforcement actions from January through March 2014

 

 
March 2014

News in this issue:
Oregon's display grace period ends March 15, 2014
Direct Payments increase
Full Reciprocity Plan
In Memoriam, Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter
Kamela Interchange Project
OR38 Scottsburg Bridge repairs
Over-Dimension loads are subject to special restrictions on Memorial Day
Weight-restricted bridges on major and lessor routes
Civil enforcement and motor carrier field enforcement actions from October through December 2013

 
December 2013

 

News in this issue: 
Motor Carrier headquarters has a new address
2014 renewal questions and answers
Oregon highway use tax, electronic mileage reporting pilot
New registration plates
OR58 Salt Creek Tunnel project update
Unified Carrier Registration fees for 2014
Holiday oversize load restrictions 
Weight-restricted bridges on major and lesser routes
Prepare for wintry conditions
Minimum chain requirements
Federal operating authority
Final hours of service rules
Civil enforcement and motor carrier field enforcement actions from July through September 2013
 
September 2013
 
News in this issue:
Motor Carrier headquarters moved
Letter to trucking companies traveling along Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon
Registration Telephone Call Center
Registration and Credential Renewal 2014
Oregon Temporary Pass
Over-dimension loads are subject to special restrictions on Labor Day & Thanksgiving
Weight-restricted bridges on major and lesser routes
Civil enforcement and motor carrier field actions from April through June 2013
 
June 2013
 
Motor Carrier headquarters is moving
Oregon's entry policy - plan ahead
Trucking Online improvements
Oregon registration display grace period
Oregon temporary pass
Over-dimension loads are subject to special restrictions on Memorial Day and Independence Day
Weight-restricted bridges on major and lesser routes
IRP record keeping changes
Hours of service changes
Temporary exemption for metal coil securement
Civil enforcement actions January through March 2013 
 
March 2013

News in this issue:
GovDelivery e-mail notifications
Oregon withdrew from the International Registration Plan Clearinghouse
Oregon's grace period ends March 15, 2013
Direct Payments increase
Weight-restricted bridges on major and lesser routes
Over-dimension loads are subject to special restrictions on Memorial Day
California implements 2013 emissions regulations
MCTD Bus Inspection Program
Civil enforcement actions October through December 2012

 
December 2012
- Questions and Answers about 2013 Registration and
   Credential Renewal
- International Registration Plan Record Keeping Changes
- Unified Carrier Registration for 2013
- Ship Loose: Shipping Accessory Materials in Modular Buildings
- Holiday Oversize Load Restrictions
- Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major and Lesser Routes
- Prepare for Wintry Conditions
- Minimum Chain Requirements in Oregon
- Green Light Precleared its 16 Millionth Truck
- 2012 Customer Survey Results
- Farm Trucking in Oregon
- Civil Enforcement Actions from June through September 2012
 
 

 

 

September 2012
- 2013 Registration and Credential Renewal
- Credit Card Charges and Bank Transaction Fees
- Holiday Oversize Load Restrictions
- Weight-restricted Bridges on Major and Lesser Routes
- Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements
- Drug Test Reporting Requirements
- Surviving an Audit
- Civil enforcement actions from April through June 2012

 

 

June 2012

News in this issue:
- MCTD is closing Registration Offices at three Ports of Entry
- Oregon allows extra weight for a working Alternate or 
     Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
- Oregon Green Light precleared its 15-millionth truck in February
- Oregon entry policy for tax, registration and over-dimension loads
- Trucking companies completed more business with Oregon online
     in 2011 than ever before
- Over-dimension loads are subject to special restrictions on
     Independence Day
- Weight-restricted bridges on major and lesser routes
- Travel will be restricted at the OR58 Salt Creek Tunnel
- MCTD asks its customers: "How are we doing?"
- FMCSA's "final" rule for hours-of-service is being challenged in court
- The Physical Qualifications for Drivers rules have been clarified
- Most Safety Compliance Reviews completed last year found
     motor carriers fell short
- Civil enforcement actions from January through March 2012

 

March 2012
News in this issue:
- CDL holders adjust to new medical card rules 
     About CDLs in Oregon
- DMV service offers alerts when driving record changes
- U.S. DOT bans drivers from using hand-held phones
- Hours-of-service rulemaking brings some changes
     Revised Hours-of-Service Rules and Definitions
- Truck Safety Inspection Statistics -- 2011
- Types of Inspections Conducted throughout North America
- MCTD to stop mailing the Motor Carrier News
- Whistleblower law prevents employer retaliation
- Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
- Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes

December 2011
News in this issue:
Safety officials brace for high truck crash months
Q & A - Oregon Credentials Renewal for 2012
Christmas 2011, New Year's 2012, Holiday Closures
Trucking Online = lifeline for renewal procrastinators
Truck taxpayers save as Direct Payments increase
CSA Year 1 marked with myths and misperceptions
UCR fee structure remains unchanged for 2012
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes
Oversize load restrictions -- Christmas & New Year's
Engine tax credit ends, but driver training gets funds
Inspectors keep an eye out for bad logbooks
Oregon joins in national effort to check bus safety

September 2011
News in this issue:
Truck idling restrictions take effect in January 2012
New traffic law gives trucks respect in roundabouts
Tow truckers gain for-hire haul option
New law prohibits indemnification
Requirement for COD bond repealed
Oregon modifies CDL-related laws
Legislators simplify fines, assessments
Lawmakers move to curb hand-held cell phone use
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes
FMCSA grants temporary exemption for metal coil securement
Oversize load restrictions -- Labor Day & Thanksgiving
Oregon Plate and Credentials Renewal -- 2012
IRS extends HVUT deadline

June 2011
News in this issue:
Legislators advance truck engine idling restrictions
Over 120 projects scheduled or underway in Summer 2011
Extra high loads may need pilot car and height pole
Oversize load restrictions -- Memorial Day & July 4
Three options available for road and bridge restriction advisories
California emissions regulations take effect in 2012
Diesel emission standards turn focus on fleet age
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes
Good documentation is key to ex-tax fuel purchase

March 2011
News in this issue: 
Hours-of-service rulemaking to conclude in July
Hours-of-service proposal falls flat with all sides
     Comment period ends February 28
Projects clear the way for high loads on Interstate 5
"Captain of ship" is default doctrine in bad weather
Oregon - Wide Load Restrictions and Exceptions
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes
Guide to fuel tax refunds

December 2010
News in this issue:
Ready for Winter truckers?
Christmas 2010, New Year's 2011 Holiday Closures
Q&A - Oregon Credentials Renewal
Late for renewal? Trucking Online to the rescue!
Online tax reporting now available for large fleets
Truck driver safety belt usage hits 82% in Oregon
Cargo securement training
MCTD asks its customers: "How are we doing?"
MCTD scores high in keys to customer service
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes
UCR fee structure remains unchanged for 2011
Carriers can closely monitor safety data at CSA site

September 2010
News in this issue:
Oregon road-use tax rates change October 1, 2010
     Weight-mile tax increase affects all heavy truck operators
     Flat fee increase affects 800 operators, mostly log haulers
     Road use assessment fee increase affects all heavy haulers
Mileage Tax Rates -- Tax Tables A and B
Trucking Online ensures error-free tax reporting
Direct Payment saves taxpayer dollars
Oregon truck crash totals hit historic low in 2009
     Truck Crash Statistics
Oregon Registration Plate and Tax Credentials Renewal -- 2011
Trucking Online is remedy for renewal headache
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes
Tax credits available for clean-burning engines
     DEQ Survey
GovDelivery subscribers stay in the loop and in the know

June 2010
News in this issue:
Rulemaking finally establishes UCR fees for 2010
Full implementation of CSA 2010 pushed to 2011
Screening tool seeks to help in hiring safe drivers
New Green Light weigh-in-motion site opening this year
Green Light transponders keep going, and going. . .
Oregon carrier operations focus on western states
Idaho truck IRP registration fee refunds possible
Oregon road-use tax rates change October 1, 2010
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
DEQ recognizes clean truck fleet "Early Adopters"
Surveys check satisfaction with staff & service

March 2010
News in this issue:
Hours-of-service rules are back in the spotlight
Aspects of hours-of-service rules get special focus
U.S. DOT bans truck and bus drivers from texting
Truck Safety Inspection Statistics -- 2009
Types of Safety Inspections Conducted in Oregon and throughout North America
Oregon inspectors among the leaders in driver OOS%
CDL holders need reminder of DUII, out-of-service penalties
Truck drivers face disqualification for traffic offenses in cars
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes
Online users trim banking fees with Direct Payment
Online users set new record for transactions and inquiries in 2009

December 2009
News in this issue:
Truckers: Be prepared for Winter 2010
Christmas 2009 and New Year's 2010 Holiday Closures
Out-of-state carriers must renew Oregon Weight Receipt
Q&A -- Oregon Credentials Renewal
Carriers adjust to new registration fees, prepare for more changes in 10/2010
New Oregon Truck Registration Fees -- Effective January 1, 2010
Chain law adds rule for heavy single drive axle rigs
Oregon Travel Info by Phone -- 511
FMCSA tightens securement rules for wood veneer
Trainers answer the call for help with regulations
Annual over-height permit offers advantages
Certain tunnels, bridges require special instructions
FMCSA rulemaking considers UCR fee increase
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
Guide to requesting fuel tax refunds

September 2009
News in this issue:
Legislators approve more funding for roads, bridges
   New Truck Registration Fees, effective January 2010
   New Weight-Mile Tax Rates, effective October 2010
Oregon Registration Plate and Tax Credentials Renewal - 2010
Jobs and Transportation Act funds 37 major projects
   Additional funds for counties, cities, ports
Oregon modifies CDL-related laws
Move Over law expands to protect roadside assistance vehicles
Legislators relax entry requirements for household goods movers
   About Past Entry Regulation of Household Goods Moving
Legislators delete regulation of pack and loaders
Transportation package includes gas tax hike, local tax moratorium
Tax credit extended for clean diesel engine purchases
Oregon imposes cell phone ban
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
Records requirement applies to for-hire farmers

June 2009
News in this issue:
Work zones multiply as stimulus projects get underway
The Four E's of Safety
Federal stimulus funds spread through Oregon
Direct Payment seen as way to save taxpayer dollars
Truck Safety Inspection Statistics - 2008
Type of Safety Inspections
FMCSA pushes Comprehensive Safety Analysis
MCTD adjusts over-dimension permit processes
DEQ seeks to recognize Oregon's clean fleets
Tax credits available for clean-burning engines
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes
Whistleblower law protects employees from retaliation

March 2009
News in this issue:
Oregon enjoys edge addressing roads, bridges
Legislators consider Governor's Jobs and Transportation Act
Oregon Roads & Bridges -- State of the System
Bill seeks to strengthen driver drug testing law
Drug Testing Requirements
Online transaction activity sets record
OregonTruckingOnline.com Menu of Services
Trucking Online adds Direct Payment service
New carrier entrant audits look for "deadly sins"
Citations increase for failing to safely pass emergency vehicles
Hay haulers follow special bale securement rules
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes

December 2008
News in this issue:
Oregon inspectors show the way for logbook checks
Out-of-state carriers must renew Oregon Weight Receipt
Q&A -- Oregon Credentials Renewal
UCR fee enforcement begins in earnest January 1, 2009
Travel Info by Phone -- 511 -- More info by mobile device
Oregon Chain Law -- Minimum Required
Emission testing confirms Green Light benefits
Transponder interoperability remains an issue
MCTD asks its customers: "How are we doing?"
MCTD scores high in key aspects of customer service
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon

September 2008
News in this issue:
Oregon again requires weight receipts in trucks
Entry Policy for Tax and Registration Credentials
Oregon sees a decline in truck crashes in 2007
Roadcheck 2008 puts spotlight on truck safety
Trucking Online adds Direct Payment service
Oregon Plate and Credentials Renewal -- 2009
IRS requires some to e-file HVUT returns
Oregon DMV transforms license and ID issuance
Oregon DOT to truckers: Be ready, be buckled
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes
Biggs Bridge set to close for Winter 08/09
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Lesser Routes
Oregon Trusted Carrier Partner program marks 10 years

June 2008
News in this issue:
More drivers fail to safely pass emergency vehicles
Weigh station cameras catch bypassers in the act
Green Light sends its 10-millionth good-to-go signal
GatePass = added benefit for Green Light users
Work zones spread throughout Oregon this Summer
Safety campaign targets aggressive driving
Surveys check satisfaction with staff & service
Truck Safety Inspection Statistics -- 2007
Whistleblower law protects employees from retaliation
Guide to requesting fuel tax refunds
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes
Biggs Bridge set to reopen for the Summer
3 Steps to paying Unified Carrier Registration fees
UCR form and instructions -- Year 2008

March 2008
News in this issue:
UCRA takes shape sooner this year
Legislators adjust over-dimension permit violations
Oregon sets record for truck and driver inspections
DMV offers alerts when driving record changes
Winter storms test maintenance crews and truckers
Tax credits available for clean-burning engines
Environmental non-profit adds new outreach centers
Don't want to pay fuel tax at the pump in Oregon? Read page 7.
Cameras to soon check weigh station bypassers
Action Plan seeks to curb truck-at-fault crashes
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes
Biggs Bridge to reopen before Memorial Day

December 2007
News in this issue:
Oregon puts drivers on notice about logbook checks
Christmas 2007 and News Year's 2008 Holiday Closures
Out-of-state carriers must renew Oregon Weight Receipt
Q&A -- Credentials grace period
Companies often fail to follow driver-related regs
Driver application must contain key details
Unified Carrier Registration -- Q & A
Hay haulers earn commodity-specific load securement rules
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major State Routes in Oregon
First Biggs Bridge closure begins January 2
Travel Info by Phone -- 511
More info by mobile device
Oregon chain law
Fuel tax credits require good documentation

September 2007
News in this issue:
Trucking Online offers remedy for renewal headaches
New interstate requirements may be in place soon, Oregon cancels base state UCRA plans
Oregon Plate / Credentials Renewal -- 2008
2007 Legislative Wrap-Up
     Oregon adjusts laws governing interstate operators
     Lawmakers approve UCRA participation
     State exemptions given extra clarity
     Citation may apply to weight violation
     Permit violation fine increases
     Implements may be hauled or towed
     Bill requires mirrors or driver caution
     Seat belt exemption removed from law
     Trucks allowed up to 400 pounds for weight of Auxiliary Power Units
     Taxpayers gain time to seek credits for clean diesel engines
     CDL laws undergo additional changes
     DMV takes medical waiver program
Motor Carrier Division to start issuing farm plates
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes in Oregon
Washington DOT delays Biggs Bridge work
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes
IRS offers alternative to manual HVUT pay process
Hiring a driver with a CDL? Go back three years when contacting prior employers.

June 2007
News in this issue:
New interstate requirements may be in place by late-year
UCRA Proposed Fee Structure -- 2007
It's UCRA and SSRS reinstatement in "race" to finish in 2007
OregonTruckingOnline.com Menu of Services
Online weight-mile tax reporting catches on
Compliance reviews find problems meeting testing requirements
DMV form helps with driver checks
US97 Biggs Rapids Bridge work forces 180-day closure
Seattle I-5 project requires lane and ramp closures
Mexican demonstration project raises concern
FMCSA demonstration project requirements
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes in Oregon
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes
Truck crashes and at-fault crashes continue to increase
Oregon Truck Crash Statistics for 2006

March 2007
News in this issue:
New interstate requirements may be in place by mid-2007
Oregon legislators consider participation in UCR, other changes to state law
Customer service drives Oregon participation in UCRA
Trucking Online to play key role in UCRA
Several variables factor into new UCRA fees
Tax credits available for clean-burning engines
Flat fee or mileage choice limited to once a year
Coburg center guides truckers to fuel savings
FHWA final rule clarifies APU weight exception
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes in Oregon
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes
Truck Safety Inspection Statistics - 2006
Motorists still need lessons regarding safe-distance law

December 2006
News in this issue:
Interstate operators face new registration requirements
Christmas 2006 and New Year's 2007 Holiday Closures
Out-of-state carriers must renew Oregon Weight Receipt
Q&A -- Credentials grace period
Change in insurance requirements poses risks
Unified Carrier Registration -- Questions & Answers
Basic Requirements for Interstate Operators
Restrictions change for wide loads moving during holiday periods
MCTD staff engages in New Carrier Entrant safety audits
NTSB warns about adjusting air brake slack adjusters
IRS plans alternative to manual HVUT pay process
Oregon chain law
Travel Info by Phone -- 511
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes in Oregon

September 2006
News in this issue:
Record numbers should complete renewal online this year
Trucking Online soon to add IFTA features
Woodburn sites get fiber optic link for Green Light preclearance systems
Green Light preclears 7-millionth truck
Hours-of-service rules change for intrastate operators
FMCSA revises cargo load securement rules
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes in Oregon
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes
Weight table revisions include enhanced Table 4
About Weight Tables
Permit Weight Table 4

June 2006
News in this issue:
Surveys find vast majority satisfied with staff & service
   Message from Administrator Gregg Dal Ponte
Construction activity dominates in Region 2
Signal interference cripples Green Light's busiest weigh station
Trucks allowed up to 400 lbs. for Auxiliary Power Units
Tax credits available for clean-burning diesel engines
Companies go online to check inspection reports
   Motor Carrier Inspection Requirements Summary
Move of mainframe forces two service outages in June
Whistleblower law protects drivers who report violations
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
   Bridge work on OR58 requires lane closure
MCTD asks its customers: "How are we doing?"
MCTD scores high in key aspects of customer service
FMCSA releases long-awaited truck crash causation study
Oregon Truck Crash Statistics -- 2005

March 2006
News in this issue:
- Surveys will gauge satisfaction with staff & service
- Supreme Court upholds flat fee payment option
- Work group searches for IRP / IFTA efficiencies
- Oregon Call Center Stats -- 2005 
- DMV combines forms to help with driver background checks
- DMV Form 7291 - Request for Motor Carrier Required Driving Records
- Weigh-in-motion system lets truckers avoid 1,382,512 stops in 2005
- Green Light transponder application
- Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
- Weight-Restricted Bridges on Lesser Routes
- Truck Safety Inspection Statistics -- 2005
- OSP issue more citations for violating safe-distance law
- Fines increase with change in county assessment

December 2005
News in this issue:
- Call management system improves customer service
- Trucking Online gets simpler address, runs hot with renewal activity
- Q&A -- Credentials grace period
- Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
- Work continues on OR6
- Weight-Restricted Bridges on Lesser Routes
- Green Light passes another milestone
- Carriers mistakenly pay fuels tax and weight-mile tax
- Rulemaking clarifies chain law
- Oregon Chain Law -- Minimum Required

September 2005
News in this issue:
Registration & credentials renewal all possible online
2005 Legislative Session -- Wrap-Up
Truck drivers face disqualification for traffic offenses in cars
New hours-of-service regulations take effect October 1
Hours-of-service regs include short-haul provisions
Hours-of-service -- Questions & Answers
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
Heads Up! Projects restrict travel on OR6
Rulemaking clarifies chain law
IFTA temporary permits available

June 2005
News in this issue:
Bend weigh station adds Green Light weigh-in-motion
Motor Carrier Division turns to new phone system to handle Service Center callers
Trucking Online tops 6,000 users, adds IRP services
Green Light transponders get second life
Mobility Center tracks all road, bridge projects
CDL Hazmat endorsement rules apply to renewal, transfer
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
Tax credits now available for clean-burning diesel engines
Truck Accident Statistics - 2004

March 2005
News in this issue:
Green Light preclears 5 million and counting
New driver hours of service rules under consideration
Truck Safety Inspection Statistics - 2004
DMV implements new CDL Hazmat endorsement rules
Weight-Restricted Oregon Bridges on Lesser Routes
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
Bridge repair and replacement projects increase

December 2004
News in this issue:
Division works to improve phone service, cut wait times
Readoption of federal safety regs includes training requirements
Q&A -- Credentials grace period
MCTD asks its customers: "How are we doing?"
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
Cargo load securement guidance regarding tiedowns

September 2004
News in this issue:
Registration office closes at K-Falls Port of Entry
Registration & tax credentials renewal process underway
MCTD changes to new Oregon.gov Web site design
ODOT and contractor determine how to group bridge projects
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
DMV set to implement CDL Hazmat endorsement rules
New permit to be required to haul highly hazardous materials

June 2004
News in this issue:
Court ruling could signal end to flat fee payment option
Trucking Online adds newest services
MCTD plans to survey customers
Business picks up at Transponder Service Center
Green Light transponder application
ODOT hires private firm to manage bridge replacement program
Eight I-84 bridges nearly complete
Interstate 5 overpass to get repairs and needed lift
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes

March 2004
News in this issue:
Oregon Trucking Online gains momentum
Study of increasing interstate speed limits moves to Round 2
Truck Safety Hotline Calls -- 2003
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
Truck accidents decline in Safety Corridors and on major Oregon routes
Truck Safety Inspection Statistics -- 2003
New Bend weigh station will feature Green Light system
Temporary weigh station to open on I-84
Hay haulers question new load securement rules

December 2003
News in this issue:
Oregon weight-mile taxes and other truck fees increase January 1
ODOT begins massive project management job
Oregon truck registration and credential renewal goes online
Q&A - Credentials grace period
Security agency delays implementation of CDL Hazmat rules
Hours-of-Service Rules for Drivers in Interstate and Intrastate Commerce
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Lesser and Major Routes

News in brief:
Oregon Commission to consider increasing interstate speed limits
Accident reporting requirements change
Rule sets safety inspector certification requirements
Oregon chain law has no start or stop date

September 2003
News in this issue:
Motor carriers adjust to new Oregon fees
Registration & tax credentials renewal process underway
Legislation increases motor carrier violation base fines
ODOT may get authority to study speed limit increase
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Lesser and Major Routes
Driver hours-of-service rules change in January 2004
Oregon adopts federal load securement rules

August 2003
News in this issue:
Truck taxes and fees increase to fund road and bridge work
2003 Legislative Wrap-Up
Salem store opens Truck Transponder Service Center
Three-millionth truck rolls past Green Light weigh station
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
DMV works to implement CDL Hazmat endorsement rules

This issue of the quarterly Motor Carrier News arrives two months late so that it can include news about bills passed by the 2003 Legislature.

March 2003
News in this issue:
Eugene bridge restrictions detour I-5 heavy haulers
Trucking Online grows at slow but sure pace
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
Green Light introduces new Mark IV transponders
Truck cab marking requirements - Questions & Answers
Many carriers fail to meet safety inspection follow-up requirements
Truck and Driver Safety Inspection Stats for 2002

News in brief:
Insurance cancellations increase, suspensions follow
Tire limits vary for manufactured home movers

December 2002
News in this issue:
Truckers set to pioneer credentials service via the Internet
Truck credentials grace period - Questions & Answers
MCTD asks its customers: "How are we doing?"
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
I-205 Preservation Project begins in Spring 2003
Construction projects crimp Green Light preclearance operations

News in brief:
Oregon chain law has no start/stop date
Medford Viaduct work starts in January
TripCheck wins 2002 travel info award
Green Light wins team excellence award
Safety Specialist shines in competition

September 2002
News in this issue:
Registration offices close at Woodburn and Cascade Locks
Registration & tax credentials renewal process underway
Auditors study Oregon size and weight enforcement strategies
Truck marking rules no longer allow old ICC - MC numbers
MCS-150 form and updates can be sent online to feds
Martin Luther King Jr. Viaduct - Portland Detour
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
Truck drivers face disqualification for traffic offenses in cars

June 2002
News in this issue:
24 / 7 credentials Service Center moves to Salem
Oregon truck plates - Q & A
I-5 repaving will require freeway and lane closures
Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
Court declines to rule in transponder case
Rulemaking sets bond and cash deposit requirements
Truck Crash Statistics for 2001

News in brief:
Insurance forms can be filed electronically
Whistle blower law protects truck drivers
Oregon names its 2002 Safety Champion
MCTD plans to survey customers

March 2002
News in this issue:
- Court rules against weight-mile tax lawsuit
- Oregon trims field office hours for registration service
- Hotline reports run true to form in 2001
- Truck Safety Inspection Statistics for 2001
- Rulemaking considers quarterly tax reporting criteria
- Commission selects road and bridge projects worth $400 million
- Green Light saves truckers 74,000+ hours of travel time in 2001
- Weight-Restricted Bridges on Major Routes
- Oregon reminds carriers about splash & spray requirements

December 2001
News in this issue:
- Weight legalization policy changes
- Oregon carriers to pay higher IFTA program fees
- Commission considers list of road & bridge projects worth $400 million
- Drivers to face CDL suspension for rail crossing offenses
- Weight-restricted bridges on lesser and major routes
- Web site makes it easy to comment on rulemakings

September 2001
News in this issue:
Oregon changes truck renewal procedures
Oregon gets its full share of federal grant safety funds
Weight limits necessary on some of Oregon´s older bridges
Bridge weight restrictions - The Hot List
Title fees increase October 6
MCTD taps new Field Services Manager

June 2001
News in this issue:
Legislators vote to eliminate Oregon truck "tax" plates
Transportation Act raises title fees to fund road and bridge work
Oregon carriers need to take note of registration-related changes
California prorate trailer registration requirement ends January 2002
Truck Safety Hotline now features online reporting capability
Vehicle ID requirements put focus on U.S. DOT numbers
Reflective materials requirement extended for container chassis

Legislative Wrap-Up:
Quarterly reporting option available for all next year
Carrier Education Program requirements eased
Upcoming rulemaking will set new IFTA annual fees
Plate cancellation fees repealed in July 2002
Enforcement officers get new citation authority
Tire sidewall rating factored into allowable weight
Bill adjusts statutory length limits for combinations
Fenders and mudguards requirements change

March 2001
News in this issue:
Oregon asks Court about use of PrePass transponders
MCTD clarifies IRP change in ops criteria
Truck Safety Inspection Statistics for 2000
Safety staff dispel misinformation about Mexican truckers
ODOT adjusts uses of Highway Fund
Road work forces I-5 closure during 12 upcoming weekends
Green Light weigh station modernization complete at 21 sites
Truck Safety Hotline calls drop in 2000

December 2000
News in this issue:
Legislators may consider weight-mile tax simplification
I-5 rehabilitation work will hinder Portland traffic through 2002
Bridge repairs disrupt I-5 Southern Oregon traffic
Green Light usage up, transponders available
IFTA tax help stops short of calculations
It´s crunch time for registration renewal
Safety issues on agenda next Session
Concepts address enforcement issues
Any carrier with Unsatisfactory safety rating faces shutdown
MCTD readies its computer systems for E-Government

September 2000
News in this issue:
Weight-mile tax rates drop
Registration renewal notices hit mailboxes
Farm trucks may become subject to safety regulation
Reflective material required on trailers by June 1, 2001
U.S. DOT numbers get greater emphasis for all motor carriers
MCTD measures performance
Drug test-related bill to be fully implemented 9/1/2000
Green Light makes weigh station stops a thing of the past

June 2000
News in this issue:
Voters say NO to weight-mile tax repeal
Variance permit one-stop shop to offer six continuous operation permits
Green Light wins ´Best of ITS´ award
Weight-mile tax rates to drop 12%
Oregon-based carriers get half-year 2000 registration billing notices
"Don´t Go There" campaign targets over-length trucks
MCTD surveys carriers about computer services
Drivers entering Oregon with no credentials are greeted with citation

April 2000
News in this issue:
Oregon voters to decide weight-mile tax repeal in May election
Road authorities ready a one-stop variance permitting system
Green Light changes to boost usage, ensure transponder interoperability
Rulemaking leads to no change in splash and spray requirements
Companies often fail to check truck drivers´ background
Truck safety inspection statistics for 1999
Truck Hotline calls level off in 1999

December 1999
News in this issue:
Update: Oregon weight-mile tax may go away March 1, 2001
Secretary of State releases draft Measure 82
Time line for HB 2082 changes now hinges on results of May election
MCTD issues registration fee refunds
Y2K continuation plans at the ready
New law strengthens drug and alcohol testing requirements
Transponder fee reduced until March, or while supplies last

August 1999
News in this issue:
MCTD to begin citing truck drivers entering Oregon without credentials
Oregon weight-mile tax may go away July 1, 2000
One-stop-shop to be developed for over-dimension permits
Oregon proposes changes to splash and spray requirements
Weigh station interoperability now possible for some
Salem Headquarters gets new 97301-2530 Zip Code

April 1999
News in this issue:
Legislators include diesel fuel tax proposal in planning
HELP pulls the plug on PrePass transponders in Green Light
Oregon adds Truck Safety Corridors
Truck Safety Inspection and Accident Statistics for 1998
Truck Hotline calls decline in 1998

January 1999
News in this issue:
Legislators set to consider weight-mile tax alternative
MCTD to disconnect two toll free numbers
MCTD introduces three legislative concepts
Truckers can fly by 10 weigh stations now in Green Light system

September 1998
News in this issue:
MCTB to trim registration services at five Ports of Entry
Ports will change hours for registration services
Carriers expected to maintain controlled substances and alcohol testing program
Safety Specialist shines in competition
MCTB asks its customers: "How are we doing?"
Oregon names first group of Trusted Carrier Partners

June 1998
News in this issue:
Carrier safety fitness info available on the Internet
Oregon looks to recognize its most trusted carriers
Green Light adds more sites soon
Transponder application form
Ashland inspector selected for international competition
Inspection Stats for 1997
Emigrant Hill traffic subject to overwidth load restrictions
External vehicle identification requirements change

March 1998
News in this issue:
MCTB rallies to solve Year 2000 computer date problem
MCTB combines extended weight truck permits
Rule change allows moving wider homes
Special operation checks carriers on US30
MCTD taps replacement for Paul Henry
Truck Safety Hotline offers outlet for road rage - 1-800-248-6782

December 1997
News in this issue:
- Oregon changes the face of its truck safety inspection program
- Investigators to begin checking variance permit compliance
- MCTD changes policy regarding truck-tractor/semitrailer length
- Rulemaking considers extending maximum size limitation for moving manufactured homes
- Woodburn system makes weigh station stops a thing of the past
- Post-accident drug and alcohol testing responsibility extends to employers
- Oregon carriers get US DOT #, inspection records filed in national databank

September 1997
News in this issue:
- Portland Interstate Bridge undergoes major repairs
- Oregon driver hours-of-service rules recap
- Inspectors catch hours-of-service violators
- Legislators reject transportation funding package

June 1997
News in this issue:
- Motor Carrier Branch takes its place in cyberspace
- Hours-of-service limits for intrastate drivers
- Out-of-Service violators face stiff penalties
- Many use incorrect road-use tax rates
- "Guardian" to check safety on Hwy. 38

February 1997
News in this issue:
- Oregon proposes changes to drivers´ hours-of-service rules
- Circuitous route slows MCTB mail
- Green Light gets boost from MAPS
- Road-use tax rates unchanged for 1997
- Need for Oregon tax plate confuses IFTA carriers 
- Truck Safety Hotline complaints run "true to form" in 1996