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Our TripCheck web page has contact information for each Oregon Port of Entry. You can also download a map of all scale locations. These locations will have one or both of the following services available:
Registration and Tax Credential InformationVisit our Registration Services web page.
Legal Vehicle Dimensions and Oversize PermitsVisit our Over-Dimension Operations web page.
Oversize and/or overweight vehicles are required to obtain a variance permit. Visit our Over-Dimension Operations page for more information.
Other ResourcesORS Chapter 818 - Vehicle LimitsTruck Size and Length Limits GuideTruck Weight Limits GuideOregon Road and Bridge Restrictions — Updated Daily
Chains are required in Oregon whenever winter conditions exist and SNOW ZONE signs are posted advising drivers to carry or use them. Even during favorable weather conditions, truck drivers are advised to always carry chains during the Fall and Winter months in Oregon.
Under certain conditions, traction tires may be used in place of chains on vehicles rated at 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or less if they are not towing or being towed.
Contact the enforcement region near you.
MCTD has been providing technical training to motor carriers for many years. Instructor involvement includes:
Our enforcement staff can provide classes and presentations covering:
Commercial vehicles and vehicle combinations exceeding 20,000 pounds:
All commercial vehicles and vehicles combinations with a GVWR of 10,000# or greater:
NOTE: You are subject to a citation and fine if a Motor Carrier Enforcement Officer or Compliance Safety Officer observes an overweight credential or other traffic violation.
ODOT cannot "certify" weights for public vehicles. A private or public scale will usually weigh a vehicle and provide a "certified" weight receipt for a fee. Not all truck stops have a scale and those that do may or may not be certified.
If you find the weight of your vehicle requires credentials from Motor Carrier, please call MCTD Registration at 503-378-6699.
Examples of when the public may want to weigh their vehicles.
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