ORS 801.208¹
“Commercial motor vehicle”

“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]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 801—General Provisions and Definitions for Oregon Vehicle Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors801.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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