2007 ORS 801.055¹
Weight standards
  • Department of Transportation responsibility for weight determination
  • rules

(1) References in the vehicle code to weights and measures refer to United States Standards thereof.

(2) For purposes of the vehicle code, the weights of vehicles, combinations of vehicles, parts of vehicles, wheels or axles shall be determined by the use of methods, procedures and devices established by the Department of Transportation by rule. The rules established in accordance with this subsection may include any or all of the following:

(a) Methods and procedures to determine weights when weighing devices or facilities are not convenient.

(b) Standards and certification procedures for weighing devices.

(c) Any other rules the department determines necessary or convenient for purposes of this subsection. [1983 c.338 §11; 1985 c.172 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Trial court erred in denying mo­tion to dismiss where Depart­ment of Transporta­tion had not promulgated statutorily re­quired rules es­tab­lishing methods, pro­ce­dures and devices for determining weights of vehicles. State v. Burghart, 120 Or App 408, 852 P2d 922 (1993)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 801—General Provisions and Definitions for Oregon Vehicle Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­801.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 801, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­801ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.