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Motor Carrier Transportation Division Rulemaking Actions

Proposed Motor Carrier Rules

These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Please send your written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator.

There are no proposed Motor Carrier rules at this time.

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Recently Closed Motor Carrier Rules

These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider approval of these proposed changes at its next meeting.

There are no recently closed Motor Carrier rules at this time.

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Recently Adopted Motor Carrier Rules

These rule changes have been adopted approximately in the last six months.

Self-loading Log Trucks

These amendments implement House Bill 2259 which modified the authority of the Department to issue a variance permit to operate a self-loading log truck.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 734-074-0027
Filed and effective: December 17, 2015

Flip Axles

OAR chapter 734, division 82 governs the operation of vehicles transporting loads that exceed legal limits and variance permits issued for vehicles or loads having weight or dimension greater than that allowed by statute. A motor carrier requested this rule change to allow permits to be issued for an unladen trailer over legal length of 53 feet, which includes a flip axle deployed. The request was to allow single trip permits (STPs) on an individual basis for flip axle trailers which can't be reduced to 53 feet without special equipment. Not all trailers are equipped with hydraulics, and it's not always practical for carriers to get equipment onsite to assist with lifting the axle. The proposed rulemaking describes the circumstances under which permits may be issued, both laden and unladen. New language is added to the OARs to allow STPs and annual permits for a variety of trailers including those with flip axles deployed.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules amended: 734-082-0005, 734-082-0040, 734-082-0045, 734-082-0070
Filed and effective: December 17, 2015

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Published Motor Carrier Rules

This link will take you to Chapter 740 Motor Carrier rules on the Secretary of State's web page.

Chapter 734 Motor Carrier rules are in divisions 70 through 79 and 82.

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