Motor Carriers

ORS 825.102
Issuance of permits to intrastate for-hire carriers

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Except as provided in subsection (6) of this section and ORS 825.135 (Denial of certificate, permit, transfer or extension of authority), the Department of Transportation shall issue a permit to a person to provide transportation service as a for-hire carrier over any highway in this state in intrastate commerce if the person applies for the permit and the department is satisfied that the person is able to comply with the provisions of this chapter and the rules of the department.


In deciding whether to approve an application for a permit under this section, the department shall consider any evidence demonstrating that the applicant is unable to comply with this chapter and the rules of the department and shall deny the application if the applicant does not meet the financial responsibility and safety requirements established by this chapter and by rules of the department.


If an application for a permit under this section is denied, the department shall notify the applicant of the reasons for denial. The applicant is entitled to a hearing if written request for a hearing is made within 15 days of the notification of denial.


A permit granted under this section is not transferable. The department shall determine by rule what constitutes transfer of a permit.


A permit issued under this section may be suspended or revoked as provided in this chapter. Grounds for suspension or revocation include, but are not limited to, failure to maintain compliance with safety requirements, failure to maintain compliance with financial responsibility requirements and failure to report or pay fees, taxes or penalties due the department.


The department may not issue a permit under this section for transportation of household goods. For-hire carriers of household goods are subject to the certificate provisions of ORS 825.110 (Issuance, extension or transfer of certificate to carriers of household goods). [1995 c.306 §2; 2015 c.283 §15]
Chapter 825

(formerly chapter 767)

Notes of Decisions

Political subdivisions subject to provisions of Public Contracts and Purchasing Law, [former] ORS chapter 279, are not required to comply with it before entering into contracts for supplies or services of public utilities whose rates are regulated pursuant to this chapter (formerly ORS chapter 767). Bower Trucking and Whse. Co. v. Multnomah Cty., 35 Or App 427, 582 P2d 439 (1978)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Nonprofit operation of van pools, (1978) Vol 38, p 1780


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