In 1995, Oregon motor carrier regulation was transferred from the Public Utility Commission to the Department of Transportation by Senate Bill 1149. To maintain a high level of service to regulated industries, a legislative budget note called for ODOT to form a Commercial Transportation Advisory Council composed of representatives of organizations having an interest in motor carrier programs.
The Motor Carrier Transportation Advisory Committee is the longest-running advisory group of its kind in ODOT’s history. Its purpose is to confer, collaborate, advise and advocate. The committee is made up of representatives from the Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State Police, the trucking industry and related industries. The committee strives to meet as often as once a month.
Commerce and Compliance Division HQ
3930 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, Oregon 97302
2nd Floor – Ashland Conference Room
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Examples of Meeting Agenda Topics include:
- Public hearing venue for CCD rulemakings.
- Safety Enforcement Action Plans, Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan.
- Federal regulation updates related to size, weight, safety and commercial driver’s licenses.
- Statewide transportation planning related to the movement of people and freight with emphasis on freight mobility.
Meetings will now be held quarterly. The March meeting has been canceled due to the 2021 legislative session. The next meeting is TBD.