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Trucking Related COVID-19 Information

Hours, Services, Exemptions and More

The Commerce and Compliance Division (CCD) will handle in-person transactions through appointment only. To schedule an appointment for motor carrier services, call our:
  • Salem headquarters at 503-378-6699.
  • Jantzen Beach/Portland Bridge office at 971-673-5900.
If You Schedule an Appointment with CCD
Our staff are taking additional precautions with cleaning protocols and sanitation of employee/customer high-contact areas. However, if you or your employees are sick, please conduct business online or by phone at the number above.

As the Governor and CDC have advised, individuals who are sick or are displaying symptoms should stay home to help slow the spread of the virus and protect those who are at highest risk for contracting it (individuals over 60 years old or who have underlying health conditions).
Commercial driving privileges are essential for anyone transporting people or goods necessary for the response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Commercial Driver License (CDL) holders and new CDL applicants must schedule an appointment with their local DMV office for the following services:
  • Take a CDL knowledge tests.
  • Get an original or replacement commercial driver license permit or driver license.
    • Must meet all requirements and hold a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

Customers can visit our DMV Online Services web page to:

  • Schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment.
  • Order a replacement for a lost, stolen or damaged driver license or ID card.
  • Pay a reinstatement fee.
  • Order your own driver record.
  • Upload a medical examiners certificate for commercial driver licensing.
We encourage motor carriers to take advantage of the many services available to them through www.oregontruckingonline.com rather than visiting Commerce and Compliance Division offices in person. Oregon Trucking Online is free, secure and available 24/7. TOL allows you to:
  • Completely manage your motor carrier account.
  • Pay your taxes.
  • Get your permits.
  • Process your IFTA and IRP transactions.
FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration — September 18, 2020
This extends FMCSA's COVID-19-related waivers for commercial driver licensing, commercial learner’s permits and medical examination certificates through December 31, 2020.
Please read the full extension declaration for details.
Oregon Wildfire Declaration — September 8, 2020
 
Updated FMCSA Declaration Trucking Advisory — August 11, 2020
Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 is extended through September 14, 2020.
 
CCD Trucking AdvisoryAugust 8, 2020
Some motor carrier size and weight regulations will be reinstated starting September 1, 2020.
 
Updated Emergency Declaration — July 27, 2020
ODOT Director Kris Strickler issued an emergency declaration pursuant to his authority in ORS 823.012. This declaration rescinded his previous declaration dated March 16, 2020, and reinstated all motor carrier size and weight regulations.
 
Emergency Declaration Extended through May 15, 2020
It further expands the relief expressly to cover liquefied gases to be used in refrigeration or cooling systems. Please read the full extension declaration for details.
 
To provide immediate relief and enable response to the public health emergency, Governor Kate Brown and ODOT Director Kristopher Strickler have eased enforcement of certain commercial motor vehicle laws and requirements for vehicles traveling in Oregon. The order suspends certain regulations, including those relating to enforcement of size and weight permits and hours of service (Oregon emergency declaration). In addition, Governor Brown directed public and private entities in Oregon to suspend:
  • Enforcement of motor carrier accounts suspended for failure to file mileage reports, pay fees or bond timely.
  • Enforcement of commercial vehicle registration and International Registration Plan (IRP) requirements.
This suspension is in effect for a minimum of 90 days from the date of this order and up to 30 days past the end of the State of Emergency.
A centralized mailbox is available for questions related to the emergency declaration.  FMCSADeclaration@dot.gov.
Note: This guidance document does not have the force and effect of law and is not meant to bind the public in any way. This guidance is intended only to provide clarity regarding existing requirements under the law.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) values the health and safety of movers and consumers. We recognize the risks associated with COVID-19 and the need to mitigate those risks while moving.

On March 23, Gov. Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-12, effective immediately until further notice. This is a statewide order and failure to comply with the order will be considered an immediate danger to public health. ODOT does not have the authority to enforce the social distancing guidelines and offers this document as guidance only.

The Department of Homeland Security, through the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency guidelines, has identified employees supporting or enabling transportation functions as essential workers. In order to keep movers and consumers safe, ODOT recommends movers and consumers follow all guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and in the Governor’s order.

In addition to the guidance provided by CDC, ODOT is providing some best practice reminders for both moving companies and consumers.

Best Practices for Moving Companies
  • Provide hand sanitizer and gloves for moving crews if available.
  • On the job, movers should wash their hands or use of hand sanitizer as frequently as possible.
  • Practice social distancing. Movers should avoid all unnecessary person-to-person contact with each other and with the consumer including when greeting the consumer.
  • Employers should monitor employee health to determine if they should report to work or not.
  • Routinely sanitize truck cabs and moving equipment.
Best Practices for Those Planning to Move
  • If you are part of a vulnerable population, schedule your move after the pandemic is over if possible. If you are not able to delay your move, please take appropriate precautions to keep yourself safe.
  • If you or anyone within your household may have contracted COVID-19 or are isolating due to exposure to the virus, contact your moving company immediately.
  • Minimize the number of people at your residence during the move including friends and visitors.
  • Have soap and/or hand sanitizer available for the movers to use.
    Practice social distancing. Avoid all unnecessary person-to-person contact including when greeting the movers.
Please read the Governor’s order and stay up to date on all COVID-19 information including best practices at mitigating the spread of the virus.
CCD Trucking AdvisoryAugust 8, 2020
Some motor carrier size and weight regulations will be reinstated starting September 1, 2020.

Interstate Highways (I-5; I-82; I-84; I-105; I-205; I-405) and All Non-Interstate Highways Maintained by the State of Oregon
On Interstate Highways, and all non-Interstate Highways maintained by the State of Oregon, the vehicle or combination of vehicles may exceed legal weight up to 105,500 pounds. The tire, axle and group axle weights shall not exceed those shown on Weight Table 1 and Weight Table 2. The vehicle or combination of vehicles must be eligible to obtain an overweight permit under ORS Chapter 818.

Enforcement action will not be taken against carriers who meet the exemptions and do not have a permit.

All Non-Interstate Highways Maintained by Other Road Authorities
Not every paved road in Oregon is maintained by ODOT. For roads under the authority of county, city, or other jurisdictions, the carrier must contact the local road authority with permitting questions before moving. Refer to the list of public contact information for county contact information. We do not maintain lists of city contact information, or contact information for other jurisdictions.

Additional Information
You must abide by all weight postings on bridges. If you exceed those weight postings, you cannot cross those bridges. The responsibility will be placed solely on the driver. In addition to the obvious safety concerns, the driver will be subject to enforcement action, and civil penalties against the motor carrier will be explored.

 

Contact Us

Commerce and Compliance Division (CCD)
Commercial Vehicle Safety Questions
503-378-6963

IRP / IFTA / Commercial Vehicle Registration / Weight-Mile Tax
503-378-6699

Oversize / Overweight Loads
503-373-0000

Enforcement Related Questions
971-718-7946

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
FMCSA State Emergency Declarations by State — Information on emergency declarations, waivers, exemptions and permits listed by state.

FMCSA Coronavirus Information and Resources — See FMCSA’s latest information, declarations and resources in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

International Registration Plan (IRP)
IRP COVID-19 Emergency Waivers — See a summary of IRP suspensions and extensions.

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