Oregon Trucking Industry

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According to the Diesel Technology Forum, Oregon, the Beaver State has the 10th largest trucking industry in the country, with trucks moving over 75-80% of the state's cargo.

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), a part of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), reported the following on how the trucking industry relates to Oregon's economy:

Trucking Drives the Economy


In 2011, Oregon's trucking industry provided 83,530 jobs or one out of 16 in the state. Oregon's total trucking industry wages paid in 2011 exceeded $3.7 billion, with an average annual trucking industry salary of $44,080. In May 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in the United States reported that truck drivers, heavy and light tractor-trailer delivery drivers, held 28,950 jobs with a base annual salary of $37,580.

Small Business Emphasis:

In 2012, Oregon had over 6,180 trucking small and locally owned companies served by a wide range of both large and small supporting businesses.

Transportation of Essential Products:

Over 77% of Oregon communities move their goods using trucks. Trucks transported 88% of the state's total manufactured tonnage in 2010 or 499,862 tons per day.

Trucking Pays the Freight

As an Industry:

In 2009, Oregon's trucking industry paid approximately $486 million in federal and state roadway taxes. The industry paid 42% of all taxes owed by Oregon motorists, despite trucks representing only 12% of the state's vehicle miles traveled.

Individual Companies:

In January 2013, a semitrailer combination of a typical five-axle tractor paid $14,184 in state highway use taxes in addition to $8,906 in federal use taxes. These taxes were over and above the standard taxes paid by Oregan's businesses.

Roadway Use:

In 2008, Oregon had 59,252 miles of public roads over which all motorists traveled 34 billion miles, and the truckers traveled for 4.1 billion miles.

* Manufactured tonnage data given by IHS Global Insight

Oregon HVUT


HVUT is the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax paid to the IRS annually on public highway operated heavy vehicles at registered gross weights equal 55,000 pounds or more.

Oregon permits


To enter into other jurisdictions , vehicles need proper permits. Find more information on Oversized and Overweight Permits, as well as Temporary Trip and Fuel Permits.

Oregon IFTA


IFTA is the fuel tax agreement, initiated among the lower 48 states and Canadian provinces to simplify the fuel reporting procedure for the truckers. The tax agreement allows truckers to pay their fuel taxes efficiently by calculating miles traveled in each member jurisdiction.

Oregon Resources


Find additional information and helpful links on Oregan's trucking industry here.

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