Oregon Statutes - Chapter 801 - General Provisions and Definitions for Oregon Vehicle Code - Section 801.208 - “Commercial motor vehicle.”

(1) “Commercial motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles that:

(a) Has a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, inclusive of a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds;

(b) Has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more;

(c) Is designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver; or

(d) Is of any size and is used in the transportation of hazardous materials.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the term “commercial motor vehicle” does not include the following:

(a) An emergency fire vehicle being operated by firefighters as defined in ORS 652.050;

(b) Emergency vehicles being operated by emergency service workers as defined in ORS 401.025;

(c) A motor home used to transport or house, for nonbusiness purposes, the operator or the operator’s family members or personal possessions;

(d) A vehicle that is owned or leased by, or operated under contract with, a mass transit district or a transportation district when the vehicle is actually being used to transport passengers for hire and is being operated by a volunteer driver, so long as the vehicle is not one described in subsection (1)(a) to (d) of this section; or

(e) A recreational vehicle that is operated solely for personal use. [1989 c.636 §2; 1991 c.185 §1; 1991 c.676 §1; 1999 c.359 §1; 2007 c.387 §1]

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