ORS 825.232¹
General authority to prescribe and enforce rules and classifications

(1) The Department of Transportation shall, by general order or otherwise, prescribe and enforce rules in conformity with this chapter to better accomplish the enforcement of its provisions, which shall cover and include for-hire carriers and private carriers and their operations.

(2) The department may make such subdivisions of the carriers, as classified in this chapter, as in the opinion of the department may work to the efficient administration of this chapter and shall do all things necessary to carry out and enforce its provisions.

(3) All rules made by the department pursuant to this chapter and filed in the office of the department have the force and effect of law.

(4) This section does not restrict the powers of the county courts or boards of county commissioners under existing laws and amendments thereof.

(5) Without restricting the general powers conferred upon the department to prescribe and enforce rules, the department is vested with special authority with respect to the matters listed in ORS 825.204 (Regulation of shipping receipts, changes of vehicles and routes, records and mileage for carriers of household goods), 825.210 (Regulation of motor vehicles) and 825.212 (Regulation of mileage records). [Formerly 767.445; 1997 c.249 §265]

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Notes of Decisions

Political subdivisions subject to pro­vi­sions of Public Contracts and Purchasing Law, 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

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 825—Motor Carriers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors825.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 825, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­825ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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