Oregon Statutes - Chapter 825 - Motor Carriers - Section 825.137 - Cancellation, revocation or suspension of authority, generally.

(1) Certificates and permits when issued shall be valid until suspended or revoked when the carrier is found by the Department of Transportation to be in violation of this chapter or ORS chapter 818. A variance permit issued under ORS chapter 818 shall be valid for the length of time for which it is issued unless prior to that time the permit is suspended or revoked by the Department of Transportation for violation of this chapter or ORS chapter 818.

(2) Certificates or permits, or variance permits issued pursuant to ORS chapter 818, may be suspended or canceled by the department based upon the departmentís own motion after notice and hearing, when the certificate or permit holder:

(a) Or agents or employees of the holder have repeatedly violated this chapter or other highway or motor laws of this state. In applying this paragraph the department may consider violations by agents or employees of the holder that occurred prior to the time they became agents or employees of the holder, but only if the agent or employee has a substantial interest or control, directly or indirectly, in or over the operation of the holder.

(b) Has repeatedly violated or avoided any order or rule of the department.

(c) Is a transporter of persons or household goods and has repeatedly made unlawful rebates or repeatedly underestimated transportation charges to clients.

(d) Has repeatedly refused or has repeatedly failed, after being requested to do so, to furnish service authorized by certificate. The department in such cases may also, in the discretion of the department, restrict the certificate to conform with operations conducted.

(e) Has not, except for reasons beyond the control of the holder, transported persons or household goods authorized by the certificate for a period exceeding 180 consecutive days immediately preceding the filing of the complaint in the proceeding. The department in these cases may also, in the discretion of the department, restrict the certificate to conform with operations performed that were required by the public convenience and necessity.

(f) Has not, except for reasons beyond the control of the holder, transported property or persons authorized by the permit for a period exceeding one year immediately preceding the filing of the complaint in the proceeding.

(g) Has refused, or has failed, within the time provided, to file the annual report required by ORS 825.320 or has failed or refused to maintain records required by the department or to produce such records for examination within the time set by the department.

(h) Has failed to appear for hearing after notice that the certificate or permit is under investigation.

(i) Has filed with the department an application which is false with regard to the ownership, possession or control of the equipment being used or the operation being conducted.

(3) The department shall not suspend or revoke a certificate or permit of a vehicle or person described in ORS 825.020 unless the person or vehicle is in violation of this section and ORS 825.139, 825.141, 825.160, 825.164, 825.166, 825.168, 825.210 (1) and (3), 825.212, 825.450, 825.454, 825.470, 825.472, 825.474, 825.476, 825.480, 825.484, 825.488, 825.490, 825.492, 825.494, 825.496, 825.498, 825.504, 825.506, 825.507, 825.508 or 825.515. [Formerly 767.190; 1997 c.275 §37; 1997 c.722 §5; 1999 c.59 §249]

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