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  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • Changes to Apportioned Registration

    Effective January 1, 2015 the International Registration Plan (IRP) is implementing the Full Reciprocity Plan (FRP).  The FRP will change the IRP to make the Plan more flexible by granting full reciprocity for all apportioned vehicles in all IRP Member Jurisdictions and removing from the Plan any provisions related to estimated distance.

    This flyer is being mailed to Oregon based carriers that have apportioned vehicles.

    For more information go to the IRP website.

  • 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.

  • 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...​

  • New medical card rules are in effect for CDL holders

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    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

  • 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.

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