What is Oregon Weight Distance Permit & Who Needs It?
An Oregon weight distance permit is an annual permit issued to Oregon-based motor carriers and carriers who frequently travel in Oregon. The permit is issued per VIN and must be printed and placed in the cab of the corresponding vehicle.
Oregon weight distance permits are issued within 3-5 weeks. In addition to the permit application, all carriers are required to put a $2,000 surety bond from your insurance company on file with the state of Oregon. If you have multiple trucks on your Oregon weight distance permit, each additional truck increases the bond requirement by $375.
In order to keep your Oregon weight distance permit active, all miles traveled in Oregon must be reported each month. Even if no miles were traveled, a return of zero miles must still be filed. Miles are reported per truck, not per fleet.
As long as all monthly or quarterly filings are current and the surety bond is paid, the Oregon permit auto renews each year. After 12 months of on-time filings, you can apply for permission to file your Oregon miles every quarter. If you are approved for quarterly filing status, this will also remove the surety bond requirement.
All Oregon-based carriers and carriers traveling through Oregon with a GVW over 26,000 lbs. are required to have an Oregon weight distance permit. For infrequent travelers to Oregon, it is recommended to get a temporary weight distance permit instead of a permanent one.