2013 ORS § 818.080¹
Maximum size limits

This section establishes maximum size limits for purposes of ORS 818.090 (Violation of maximum size limits). Except where an exemption under ORS 818.100 (Exemptions from size limitations) specifically provides otherwise, any vehicle or load thereon that exceeds a maximum allowable size as determined by any of the following tables exceeds the maximum size limits for purposes of ORS 818.090 (Violation of maximum size limits):

(1) A vehicle or combination of vehicles, as appropriate, exceeds the maximum allowable size if a dimension of the vehicle, combination of vehicles or load thereon is beyond an applicable maximum size allowable on the following table:

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TABLE I

Dimension Limit applicable to: Maximum

limited: allowable

size, in

feet, for

dimension

limited:

(1) Total

outside

width................................ Any vehicle................................. 8

(2) Height,

including

load.................................. Any vehicle................................. 14

(3) Length.............................. Any vehicle

operating singly........................... 40

Vehicle in

combination

of vehicles................................... 40

Combination of

vehicles,

including load.............................. 60

Combination of

vehicles that includes

a stinger-steered

pole trailer................................... 65

(4) Length of

load on

vehicle............................. Any vehicle

operating

singly or as a

unit in

a combination

of vehicles................................... 40

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The maximum limit on height under the table in this subsection does not relieve the owner or driver of any vehicle or combination of vehicles from the exercise of due care in determining that sufficient vertical clearance is provided upon the highways and streets where the vehicle or combination of vehicles is being operated.

(2) A vehicle or combination of vehicles, as appropriate, exceeds the maximum allowable size if a portion of the vehicle, combination of vehicles or load thereon is subject to a limitation under the following table and that portion extends farther than the maximum limit of allowable extension beyond a designated point as determined by the following table:

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TABLE II

Designated point: Limit applicable to: Maximum

limit of

allowable

extension

beyond

designated

point:

(1) Line of left

fenders of

vehicle............................. Load on any

passenger

vehicle................................... No

allowable

extension

beyond

designated

point.

(2) Line of right

fenders of

vehicle............................. Load on any

passenger

vehicle................................... 6 inches

(3) Front of

vehicle............................. Load on

any vehicle

or combination

of vehicles............................. 4 feet

(4) Last axle of

vehicle

operating

singly............................... Any portion of

vehicle or any

load thereon........................... Three-

fourths the

length

of the

wheelbase

of the

vehicle.

(5) Last axle of

combination

of vehicles....................... Any portion of

combination of

vehicles or any

load thereon........................... One-third

of the

length

of the

wheelbase

of the

combination

of vehicles.

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