ORS 825.164¹
Rules for compliance with ORS 825.160 and 825.162
  • notice prior to cancellation of insurance
  • suspension of authority when insurance inoperative

(1) The Department of Transportation by rule shall establish a system for determining how motor carriers demonstrate compliance with the insurance requirements of ORS 825.160 (Liability insurance of carriers) and 825.162 (Cargo insurance). The system may require certification of compliance by the carrier or the filing of a policy with the department and may require different acts of compliance based on class of carrier or experience. The system shall also specify what acts constitute failure to comply for purposes of revocation or suspension of the carrier’s authority.

(2) An insurance policy furnished under ORS 825.160 (Liability insurance of carriers) or 825.162 (Cargo insurance) may not be canceled or otherwise terminated at any time prior to its expiration until the entity that executed the policy has filed with the department a notice of cancellation as provided in the policy. The cancellation is effective not less than 30 days from the date of receipt, and no agreement between the parties thereto shall operate to avoid this restriction upon cancellation.

(3) If any insurance policy required under ORS 825.160 (Liability insurance of carriers) or 825.162 (Cargo insurance) becomes inoperative, the authority under the certificate or permit involved shall cease and be suspended insofar as it pertains to any affected vehicles until an insurance policy meeting the requirements of ORS 825.160 (Liability insurance of carriers) and 825.162 (Cargo insurance) becomes effective and is accepted by the department. [Formerly 767.205; 2011 c.73 §2]

Chapter 825

(formerly chapter 767)

Notes of Decisions

Political subdivisions subject to pro­vi­sions of Public Contracts and Purchasing Law, [former] 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/­ors/­ors825.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 825, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano825.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information