Identification of Vehicles: Oregon Department of Transportation Tax Credentials; Petition for Determination
FMCSA announces that it has received a petition or formal request from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for a determination whether the State may continue to require motor carriers to display weight-mile tax credentials. The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) prohibits States from requiring motor carriers to display in, or on, commercial motor vehicles any form of identification other than forms required by the Secretary of Transportation. However, SAFETEA-LU also provides that a State may continue to require display of credentials that are required under a State law regarding motor vehicle license plates or other displays that the Secretary determines are appropriate. ODOT requested that FMCSA make a determination that its weight-mile tax credentials are appropriate under SAFETEA-LU. FMCSA requests public comment on ODOT's petition for determination.