When applying for a commercial driver license or commercial learner permit, you must certify the type of driving you intend to do. Oregon options:
- Non-excepted Interstate;
- Excepted Interstate; or
- Non-excepted Intrastate.
Interstate commerce is trade, traffic or transportation:
- Between a place in a state and a place outside the same state;
- Between two places in a state while going through another state or a place outside of the United States; and
- Between two places in a state as part of trade, traffic or transportation beginning or ending outside the United States.
In other words, you could take part in interstate commerce even if your vehicle does not leave the state.
Some federal rules and standards do not apply to drivers of vehicles in excepted interstate. These include:
- School bus operations;
- Transport by government entities;
- Some drivers of farm equipment; and
- Seasonal transport of bees by beekeepers.
DMV strongly recommends that you certify a non-excepted interstate driving type if you:
- Meet federal qualifications; or
- Might operate a commercial motor vehicle in non-excepted interstate commerce.
Otherwise, your commercial driver license or commercial learner permit will be restricted.
Oregon statute regulates the licensing of commercial drivers in intrastate commerce.
Intrastate commerce is any trade, traffic or transportation in any state that is not described in the term interstate commerce.