Oregon Department of Transportation

Log book inspections put 366 drivers out of service

Concentrated inspections at four locations on Oregon’s portion of Interstate 5 placed 26 percent of inspected drivers out of service.

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163 citations given for unsafe driving around trucks

A sheriff’s office near Portland, Ore., made 216 traffic stops and issued 163 citations during a recent two-day exercise on I-5.

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Log checks place 22% out of service in Ore.

ODOT placed 231 drivers out of service from more than 1,000 inspections from Oct. 17 through 22.

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Third of drivers placed out of service in Ore. inspections

This compared with the 27 percent average for a similar exercise in July.

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Oregon takes 27% of drivers out of service

In July, 620 inspections resulted in placing 27 percent of drivers out of service for safety violations.

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Trucks placed out of service in Northwest

More than 780 violations were found during inspections, which focused on drivers’ logbooks and qualifications.

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Load restriction on U.S. 101

Beginning March 22, U.S. 101 in Oregon between mileposts 305.9 and 306.6 south of Port Orford will be restricted to loads no wider than 14 feet. Estimated completion date is May 15. For routing or permit information, contact the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Over Dimension Permit Unit at (503) 373-0000.

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Load restriction on U.S. 101

Beginning March 22, U.S. 101 in Oregon south of Port Orford will be restricted to loads no wider than 14 feet.

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Oregon adds chain rule

In inclement weather, single-drive axle trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds gross weight or vehicles towing trailers will now be required to use chains in Oregon, the state’s Department of Transportation announced. Under this regulation, chains are not required on tandem drive axle vehicles. Details on snow zone notices, chain requirements and diagrams are posted on Oregon’s travel information website, http://www.tripcheck.com/.  Snow zone notices and road condition updates are also available by calling 511 or 1-800-977-ODOT (6368) within ...

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