Prospective OMSA Members

Thank you for your interest in the largest association of household goods movers in Oregon. This page provides basic information about authority, rates, and joining OMSA.

The first thing we ask you to do is to download and print the following two pdfs which make up our complete New Membership Packet. They contain primary information about our tariff.

Orientation Packet 1

Orientation Packet 2

Our current tariff is available for download on our website front page and is split into five sections depicted below:
Section A Front & back end of the tariff
Section P Participation Section
Section 1 General Rules & accessorial charges
Section 2 Mileage Rates & provisions (including costs of packing materials and labor costs for packing/unpacking)
Section 3

Hourly Rates & provisions (including packing materials costs) for such areas as Portland, Eugene, Salem, Medford, Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, Astoria, Coos Bay, Bend, and Pendleton.


Steps to Joining OMSA

1. Submit a completed & signed Power of Attorney form emailed to or faxed to 503.513.0008 or, along with a check for $75.00 (POA processing fee) to the OMSA office.

2. The contents of the New Member Information Packets 1 and 2 (see links above), should be reviewed in preparation for an Orientation meeting at the OMSA office. Call the office to schedule a meeting. Plan for at least one hour to discuss tariff, operational and membership issues. Plan to bring a check for your first quarter membership dues.

3. During this process, when ODOT is prepared to issue the new carrier authority, they will contact OMSA. At that point, OMSA will submit a Motor Rates Petition to add the mover to our tariff. Once ODOT issues carrier’s authority, OMSA will publish the carrier’s participation in OMSA Tariff 200. We hold member meetings to discuss issues which affect the household goods industry.

People to contact at ODOT (Salem):
Economic Regulation Section
Motor Carrier Transportation Division
Oregon Department of Transportation
3930 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem,  OR 97302-1166
Fax (503) 373-1940

Kenneth R. Oke
Technical Coordinator
Phone: (503) 378-5986
Fax: (503) 373-1940
Other contacts:

Ken Stewart
Technical Coordinator, Complaint Resolution & Economic Regulation
Phone: (503) 378-5985

Melissa Flores
Rate Analyst, Compliance Specialist 2
Phone: 503-378-6207

Prior to your discussion with ODOT regarding authority, please see the following discussion about authority. Authority can be issued on the basis of Commercial Zones, Cities or Counties. Below is an overview on authority and rates.



Local Cartage Service

Local Cartage means the transportation of any class of property by motor vehicle for compensation when the transportation is performed wholly within an incorporated city or a commercial zone adjacent to an incorporated city. In general, only hourly rates in Section 3 are authorized using Local Cartage authority.

Other than Local Cartage Service

All other rates, except for hourly, are authorized under Other than Local Cartage authority, including mileage rates in Section 2.

Tariff 200 Item 10 Incorporated cities
Tariff 200 Item 20 Local Cartage Service (authority listed by carrier)
Tariff 200 Item 30 Other than Local Cartage Service (authority listed by carrier)
ORS 825.240 Exempts moves within certain local cartage areas from economic regulation. These are cities under 10,000 in population. A carrier needs a 1B permit for such service; rates for such service is not regulated. Contact ODOT to confirm whether a city is exempt.

MILEAGE RATES (Item 2100)u apply only when Section 3 hourly rates or Expedited Rates (Item 2530) do not apply

EXPEDITED MILEAGE RATES (Item 2530) apply when customer requires specific pickup & delivery dates on a mileage move.

HOURLY RATES (Items 3100-3900)

Except for exempt cities, movements within incorporated cities or Commercial Zones (listed on Page P-1) are based on hourly rates (). Each Section 3 item allows for rates to be used within a certain air-mile radius of a zone's limits or city's limits. For example, in item 3200, the Portland Commercial Zone allows for a 10 air-mile radius beyond its zone limits. So a shipment from Portland to a point in another city whose city limits are within 10 miles of Portland city limits uses rates found in Items 3200, 3250; and 3275. Each Item lists the cities to/from which the item rates apply, with its own air-mile radius provisions.

Commercial Zones also have their own specific air-mile radius provision (see Page P-1).

NOTE: For the Portland area, three items, 3200, 3250 and 3275 provide different rate applications.
3200 Origin to Destination - Time starts upon arrival at Origin and ends at departure from Destination)
3250 Terminal to Terminal - Time starts when carrier's vehicle leaves its equipment point and ends when the equipment returns to its equipment point.
3275 Terminal to Terminal - Application of rates is based on Origin & Destination zip code combinations.

General information regarding Section 3 Items:

Rates in Section 3 Items based on Origin to Destination:  3150 and 3200.
Rates in all other Section 3 Items are based on Terminal to Terminal.

You will need the following two forms to conduct business in Oregon as a household mover:
1. Oregon HHG Bill of Lading
2. General Information Bulletin for Moving Household Goods in Oregon
You should contact Willamette Traffic Bureau to purchase both the forms (Form 50 and 37H) or call for a custom Bill of Lading quote. Willamette Traffic Bureau 503 236 1183

OMSA contact information: 503.513.0005 WWW.ORMSA.COM

Membership: Christine Logue
Billing: Glenda Ekblad