OAR 740-015-0020

For purposes of OAR chapter 740, division 15, the following definitions apply:


“Agent” means a person or organization appointed or assigned by a Power of Attorney to conduct all business on behalf of a motor carrier.
(2) “CCD” means the Commerce and Compliance Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation.
(3)“Electronic record” means a record created, generated, sent, communicated, received or stored by electronic means through the use of computers.


“Electronic signature” means an electronic sound, symbol or process attached to or logically associated with a record and executed or adopted by a person or organization with the intent to sign the record.


“Electronic transaction” means the use of computers to exchange an electronic record and, in those transactions where an ink on paper signature would also be required under Oregon law, an electronic signature, between a motor carrier and CCD for the purposes of:


Facilitating access to public records or public information;


Purchasing or selling goods or services;


Transferring funds;


Facilitating the submission of an electronic record or electronic signature required or accepted by CCD; or


Creating records upon which CCD or another person or organization will reasonably rely upon and may use for audit purposes, including but not limited to formal communications, notices, certifications and any other record that is issued under a signature.


“Hardcopy” means a document printed on paper.


“Motor carrier” means a for-hire or private carrier, as defined in ORS 825.005 (Definitions), and except for the purposes of OAR 740-015-0040 (Personal Identification Number (PIN); Unique Identifiers), includes any agent or person authorized by the motor carrier to conduct business on behalf of the motor carrier.


“PIN” means a Personal Identification Number assigned by CCD to a person or organization to establish a secure means of authenticating the identity of a motor carrier when conducting certain specified electronic transactions with CCD.


“PIN transaction” means an electronic transaction that requires the use of a PIN assigned by CCD. A PIN transaction includes but is not limited to the submission of a document or information that is required by law or administrative rule to be “signed” or submitted to CCD “in writing.”


“Record” means a document or information that is customarily printed on paper, which contains information relating to and evidencing the transaction of business between a motor carrier and CCD.


“Trucking Online” means the CCD Internet-based electronic transaction program found at: http://www.odot.state.or.us/trucking/online/.


“Unique identifier” means a number, name, symbol or other identifier used singly or in combination by CCD to uniquely identify a motor carrier, agent or vehicle to CCD. For example, a driver license number, customer identification number, date of birth, place of birth, mother’s maiden name, vehicle license plate number, vehicle identification number, file number, etc.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 740-015-0020’s source at or​.us