2017 ORS 807.035¹
Kinds of endorsements

This section describes the type of driving privileges granted by various endorsements issued by this state. Except as provided in ORS 807.285 (Commercial learner driver permit), the following endorsements grant the driving privileges described:

(1) A motorcycle endorsement authorizes a person to operate any motorcycle.

(2) A hazardous materials endorsement authorizes a person to operate a vehicle transporting hazardous materials.

(3) A tank vehicle endorsement authorizes a person to operate tank vehicles.

(4)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, a passenger endorsement authorizes a person to operate a vehicle:

(A) Described in ORS 801.208 (“Commercial motor vehicle”) (1)(a) or (b) that is designed to transport passengers in commerce; or

(B) Described in ORS 801.208 (“Commercial motor vehicle”) (1)(c).

(b) A passenger endorsement does not authorize a person to operate a school bus.

(5) A school bus endorsement authorizes a person to operate a school bus if the person also holds a valid passenger endorsement.

(6) A double and triple trailer endorsement authorizes a person to operate a commercial motor vehicle with double and triple trailer combinations.

(7) A combined endorsement authorizes a person to operate a tank vehicle, transport hazardous materials and transport hazardous materials in a tank vehicle.

(8) A Class A farm endorsement authorizes a person to:

(a) Operate or tow any vehicle that can be operated by the holder of a Class A commercial driver license if the vehicle is:

(A) Controlled or operated by a farmer;

(B) Used to transport agricultural products, farm machinery or farm supplies to or from a farm;

(C) Not used in the operation of a common or contract motor carrier; and

(D) Used within 150 miles of the farmer’s farm.

(b) Operate any vehicle described in paragraph (a) of this subsection that is transporting hazardous materials if the vehicle is placarded in accordance with law.

(c) Operate any vehicle described in paragraph (a) of this subsection that is a tank vehicle or a double trailer combination without holding a tank vehicle endorsement or a double and triple trailer endorsement.

(9) A Class B farm endorsement authorizes a person to:

(a) Operate or tow any vehicle that can be operated or towed by the holder of a Class B commercial driver license if the vehicle is:

(A) Controlled or operated by a farmer;

(B) Used to transport agricultural products, farm machinery or farm supplies to or from a farm;

(C) Not used in the operation of a common or contract motor carrier; and

(D) Used within 150 miles of the farmer’s farm.

(b) Operate any vehicle described in paragraph (a) of this subsection that is transporting hazardous materials if the vehicle is placarded in accordance with law.

(c) Operate any vehicle described in paragraph (a) of this subsection that is a tank vehicle without holding a tank vehicle endorsement. [1989 c.636 §13; 1991 c.185 §3; 1993 c.288 §1; 2003 c.14 §470; 2005 c.649 §1; 2007 c.122 §8; 2013 c.237 §37; 2017 c.190 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 807—Driving Privileges and Identification Cards, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors807.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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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