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Beginning January 1, 2019, motor carriers may carry an electronic version of the following credentials in their vehicles:
Find more information in the Frequently Asked Questions below.
What is an electronic credential? An electronic credential is digital evidence of registration and/or licensure issued by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) that is saved to an electronic device carried inside the vehicle in lieu of a paper credential.
What electronic credentials can be issued by ODOT?
When will electronic credentials be implemented? January 1, 2019.
Do other jurisdictions accept electronic credentials? All member jurisdictions in both the International Registration Plan (for apportioned registration), and the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) accept electronic credentials as of January 1, 2019.
Do I have to use electronic credentials? Not at this time. You may print the credentials to be carried in each vehicle.
Am I still required to display registration plates, stickers and IFTA decals on my vehicle if I carry electronic credentials? Yes, ODOT will still issue registration plates, stickers and IFTA decals that must be affixed to the registered vehicle.
How will I receive my electronic credentials from ODOT? Electronic credentials will be issued by the Department through Oregon Trucking Online or via email.
Can I take a picture of my paper credentials to use as electronic credentials? Electronic credentials must be legible. To maintain the integrity of your credentials and ensure compliance, obtain an electronic credential from ODOT and save it as a PDF file on your device.
Can I obtain replacements through Oregon Trucking Online? Yes, you can obtain electronic credential replacements online.
What devices may I present to enforcement when they ask to view my credentials? Cell phones, laptops, tablets and other electronics are acceptable, however the device must be large enough to legibly display the credential without an enforcement officer handling the device.
What if I am asked to present my credentials but no internet service is available? Your credentials must be accessible at all times. A PDF file containing your electronic credentials should be stored on your device to expedite the review process. You are subject to citation if you cannot present the requested credentials at the time of inspection.
Will Oregon Motor Carrier enforcement officers search through personal items on my electronic device? No, they will only view the credentials presented upon request.
Can I email credentials to an Oregon Motor Carrier enforcement officer at the time of inspection? Yes, you may email your electronic credentials to the officer if internet service is available.
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