General Provisions and Definitions for Oregon Vehicle Code

ORS 801.208
“Commercial motor vehicle”


(1)

“Commercial motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles and one or more vehicles that:

(a)

Has a gross combination weight rating or gross combination weight of 26,001 pounds or more, whichever is greater, inclusive of one or more towed units, with a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds, whichever is greater;

(b)

Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more;

(c)

Is designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver; or

(d)

Is of any size and is used in the transportation of hazardous materials.

(2)

Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the term “commercial motor vehicle” does not include the following:

(a)

An emergency fire vehicle being operated by firefighters as defined in ORS 652.050 (Definitions for ORS 652.050 to 652.080);

(b)

Emergency vehicles being operated by qualified emergency service volunteers as defined in ORS 401.358 (Definitions for ORS 401.358 to 401.368);

(c)

A motor home used to transport or house, for nonbusiness purposes, the operator or the operator’s family members or personal possessions; or

(d)

A recreational vehicle that is operated solely for personal use. [1989 c.636 §2; 1991 c.185 §1; 1991 c.676 §1; 1999 c.359 §1; 2007 c.387 §1; 2009 c.395 §3; 2009 c.718 §27; 2011 c.470 §1; 2013 c.237 §48]

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