ORS 825.252¹
Safety regulations relating to drivers or operators
  • uniformity with federal regulations
  • rules

(1) The Department of Transportation shall, after public notice and hearing, adopt rules that require for-hire and private carriers to:

(a) Protect and safeguard the health and safety of all employees, passengers and the public by prescribing the limit of hours that drivers or operators of motor vehicles may remain on duty at any time and the required number of hours released from duty.

(b) Establish minimum qualifications for persons who drive motor vehicles, as, for, or on behalf of the carrier.

(c) Meet and maintain minimum requirements established by the department for safety of operations and equipment of motor vehicles subject to their operations and control.

(2) Venue for prosecution for the violation of rules adopted under this section lies:

(a) In the county in which the defendant resides if the defendant is a resident of this state.

(b) In the county where the violation was committed if the defendant is not a resident of this state.

(3) The department may revoke the certificate or permit of any person for repeated violation of the laws or rules governing hours of service.

(4) The rules promulgated under subsection (1) of this section should provide for uniformity between state and federal motor carrier safety and hours of service rules insofar as practicable. [Formerly 767.455]

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).
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