2017 ORS 818.210¹
Limits on authority to issue variance permit

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This section is amended
Effective June 25, 2019
Relating to transportation; amending ORS 818.210; and declaring an emergency.

Except as provided under ORS 818.220 (Requirements, conditions and procedures for issuance of variance permit), a road authority shall not issue a variance permit under ORS 818.200 (Authority to issue variance permits) for any vehicle or load that can readily or reasonably be dismantled or disassembled. The limit under this section does not apply to the following:

(1) Combinations of vehicles consisting of not more than a motor truck with a registration weight of more than 8,000 pounds and two self-supporting trailers or a truck tractor and semitrailer drawing two self-supporting trailers or semitrailers mounted on dollies equipped with fifth wheels having an overall length not in excess of 105 feet. The self-supporting trailers or semitrailers must be reasonably uniform in length.

(2) Vehicles or combinations of vehicles having a length in excess of that permitted under ORS 818.060 (Violation of administratively imposed weight or size limits) or 818.090 (Violation of maximum size limits).

(3) Any self-loading log truck. In the granting of permits to vehicles described in this subsection, a granting authority shall observe and be governed by the following maximum loaded weights:

(a) The loaded weight of any individual wheel, axle or tandem axles of any vehicle or combination of vehicles shall not exceed the maximum loaded wheel, axle and tandem axle weights set forth in Tables I and II of ORS 818.010 (Maximum allowable weight).

(b) The loaded weight of any group of axles of any vehicle or combination of vehicles, when the distance between the first and last axles of any group of axles is 18 feet or less, and the loaded weight of any vehicle when the distance between the first and last axles of all of the axles of the vehicle is 18 feet or less, shall not exceed that set forth in the following table of weights, or the sum of the permissible axle or tandem axle weights, whichever is less:

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Distance in feet between Maximum loaded weight,

the first and last axles in pounds, of any

of any group of axles of group of axles of any

any vehicle or combination vehicle or combination

of vehicles, or between the of vehicles, or

first and last axles of all of any vehicle:

the axles of any vehicle:

6 34,000

7 34,000

8 34,000

9 39,000

10 40,000

11 40,000

12 40,000

13 40,000

14 43,200

15 44,000

16 44,800

17 45,600

18 50,000

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(c) The loaded weight of any vehicle or combination of vehicles, where the distance between the first and last axles of the vehicle or combination of vehicles is more than 18 feet, shall not exceed that set forth in the following table of weights, or the sum of the permissible axle, tandem axle or group of axles weights, whichever is less:

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Distance Maximum loaded weight,

in feet in pounds, of any

between vehicle or combination

the first of vehicles:

and last

axles of

all the

axles of a

vehicle or

combination

of vehicles:

Wheel Max 5 Axles 6 Axles 7 Axles 8 or

Base Weight More

Axles

19 50,000

20 50,000

21 50,000

22 50,000

23 50,400

24 51,200

25 55,250

26 56,100

27 56,950

28 57,800

29 58,650

30 59,500

31 60,350

32 61,200

33 62,050

34 62,900

35 63,750

36 64,600

37 65,450

38 66,300

39 68,000

40 70,000 73,000

41 72,000 73,500

42 73,280 74,500

43 73,280 75,000

44 73,280 75,500

45 73,280 76,000

46 73,280 77,000

47 73,280 77,500 81,000 81,000 81,000

48 73,280 78,000 82,000 82,000 82,000

49 73,280 78,500 83,000 83,000 83,000

50 73,280 79,500 84,000 84,000 84,000

51 73,280 80,000 84,500 85,000 85,000

52 73,600 80,500 85,000 86,000 86,000

53 74,400 81,000 86,000 87,000 87,000

54 75,200 81,500 86,500 88,000 91,000

55 76,000 82,500 87,000 89,000 92,000

56 - 83,000 87,500 90,000 93,000

57 - 83,500 88,000 91,000 94,000

58 - 84,000 89,000 92,000 95,000

59 - 85,000 89,500 93,000 96,000

60 - 85,500 90,000 94,000 97,000

61 - 86,000 90,500 95,000 98,000

62 - 87,000 91,000 96,000 99,000

63 - 87,500 92,000 97,000 100,000

64 - 88,000 92,500 97,500 101,000

65 - 88,500 93,000 98,000 102,000

66 - 89,000 93,500 98,500 103,000

67 - 90,000 94,000 99,000 104,000

68 - 90,000 95,000 99,500 105,000

69 - 90,000 95,500 100,000 105,500

70 - 90,000 96,000 101,000 105,500

71 - 90,000 96,500 101,500 105,500

72 - 90,000 96,500 102,000 105,500

73 - 90,000 96,500 102,500 105,500

74 - 90,000 96,500 103,000 105,500

75 - 90,000 96,500 104,000 105,500

76 - 90,000 96,500 104,500 105,500

77 - 90,000 96,500 105,000 105,500

78 - 90,000 96,500 105,500 105,500

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(4) Any vehicle, combination of vehicles, load, article, property, machine or thing that:

(a) Is used in the construction, maintenance or repair of public highways; and

(b) Is either not being used by the federal government, State of Oregon or any county or incorporated city or not being used at the immediate location or site.

(5) Combinations of vehicles having a combined loaded weight in excess of that authorized under Table III of ORS 818.010 (Maximum allowable weight).

(6) A vehicle engaged in the transportation of secondary wood products, which may be issued a permit for an overlength load. As used in this subsection, “secondary wood products” means laminated wood products and wooden I-beams. A vehicle engaged in the transportation of secondary wood products may also transport a divisible load of secondary wood products that otherwise exceeds allowable load length limits if:

(a) The load contains a permitted, nondivisible secondary wood product that exceeds the length allowed in ORS 818.080 (Maximum size limits) or 818.100 (Exemptions from size limitations);

(b) The divisible load does not exceed the length allowed for the nondivisible wood product in the permit; and

(c) Not more than 49 percent of each divisible load item, by length or weight, authorized by this subsection overhangs the vehicle transporting the load.

(7) A vehicle engaged in the transportation of lumber, veneer or plywood, which may be issued a permit for an overwidth load if the width of the divisible load does not exceed nine feet.

(8) A vehicle transporting an overheight marine container to or from a marine port facility.

(9) A vehicle or combination of vehicles engaged in hauling grass seed straw, grass hay or cereal grain straw, which may be issued a permit to allow the load to be up to 14 feet 6 inches high. A permit issued under this subsection shall be valid for one year and shall specify the routes over which the overheight load may be hauled.

(10) A vehicle or combination of vehicles that has a variance permit and that can carry items related to the already permitted load without increasing the size of the vehicle needed to carry the item requiring the variance permit.

(11) A vehicle engaged in hauling poplar logs or the processing residual from the logs, which may be issued an annual overwidth permit for a vehicle and load with a combined width of not more than 12 feet. The annual permit shall allow movement of the vehicle only on Patterson Ferry Road and Frontage Road in Morrow County and only for a distance of 5,000 feet or less.

(12) A vehicle or combination of vehicles engaged in hauling bagged grass seed or mint leaves in sacks, which may be issued a permit to allow the load to be up to nine feet six inches wide. A permit issued under this subsection shall be valid for one year and shall specify the routes over which the overwidth load may be hauled. [1983 c.338 §536; 1985 c.16 §275; 1989 c.431 §1; 1991 c.261 §1; 1991 c.880 §5; 1993 c.416 §1; 1995 c.488 §1; 1997 c.360 §1; 1997 c.466 §1; 1999 c.59 §244; 1999 c.352 §1; 2001 c.335 §3; 2015 c.77 §1]

Chapter 818

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statute

County crim­i­nal liability for oversized county road maintenance vehicles operating on county road only, (1981) Vol 42, p 98

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 818—Vehicle Limits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors818.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 818, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano818.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.