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Motor Carrier News Bulletins

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Due to a statewide email issue, staff cannot currently send messages to any members of the public who use the following email providers:,,, or
If you use one of these services, our emails may not currently be reaching you.  If you are looking for an email that you cannot find, please contact MCTD via Trucking Online so that we can fax you the credentials you need.
The state is working to resolve this issue, and we will provide updates when available.  Thank you for your patience during this time.

​Oregon motor carriers that also operate in Canada need to make sure that they comply with Canadian filing and reporting requirements under Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.

Under Canadian law, persons who use fuel in a vehicle, subject to certain conditions, to provide commercial transportation of individuals or goods by road between provinces or between Canada and another country are required to be registered as road carriers starting April 1, 2019. Such persons should carefully review information about the act.

The full notice can be found at:

For more information on this Canadian registration process:
If you have any further questions, please contact the Canada Revenue Agency.

An annual permit may be available to allow exceeding legal dimensions or weights for one year for approved routes, dimensions, and weights. Rather than getting a single trip permit many times throughout the year, you can save time and money with one annual permit for those recurring over-dimension trips.

These permits can be obtained through Oregon Trucking Online or from ODOT third party agents Oregon Trucking Associations, A Work Safe Service, and Clackamas, Lane, and Marion counties, as well as at MCTD’s Salem Motor Carrier Headquarters and the Portland Bridge/Jantzen Beach Office.
Visit our Over-Dimension web page for more information.

Direct Payment is the free and easy way to pay for online transactions, replacing pricey credit card transaction fees. Currently the transaction banking fee is 2.4% of each payment when a customer uses a credit card for transactions by phone, over the counter, or online.

Direct Payment allows for electronic payments directly from a checking or savings account. It’s simply the electronic way to write a check. There is no charge to use this service, and there is no need to give your employees access to bank account numbers or credit card information to conduct transactions. When a customer completes a transaction and authorizes payment, the customer’s bank transfers the approved amount directly from the customer’s account.
Dramatic savings are within your reach, because it’s an extremely low cost alternative to credit cards.
Motor Carrier Transportation Division is hosting a series of Industry Outreach Open Houses.  The events start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m.  Motor Carrier Safety, Registration, OD Permits Enforcement and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be in attendance to share information and answer questions. 
Dates and Locations for Open Houses
Salem, May 30th
Bend, July 24th
Portland, August 22nd
La Grande, September 17th
Klamath Falls, October 24th
If there is an overwhelming response, MCTD will add more dates to the schedule.
Topics to be Covered
Motor Carrier Safety: ELD mandate, ELD exemptions, general hours of service rules, and common issues inspectors are finding during inspections.
Registration and OD Permits: After hours emergencies, e-credentials, and any other registration questions.
Motor Carrier Audit: Weight-Mile Tax, IFTA and IRP recordkeeping requirements; Fuels tax credit requests and any other audit-related questions.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: New agricultural and personal conveyance rules.
RSVP Required
If you are interested in participating in these events, please RSVP. Space is limited.
  • Email Dianne Birch or call 503-378-6963.
  • Provide how many people will be attending.
  • Provide a phone number where you can be reached.


Contact Us

Salem Headquarters
Oregon Department of Transportation
Motor Carrier Transportation Division
3930 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem OR 97302-1166
Phone: 503-378-6699
Hours of Operation (Pacific Time)
Offices: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Phone Service Center
5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Seven days a week
Phone Service Center
General Carrier Questions
Email the ODOT TOL Team.


Web Page Support
Email the MCTD Web Team.

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