Oregon Truck Inspector Training

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FMCSA logo graphic The safety-related training offered here is available at no charge to employees of an Oregon law enforcement agency or party that is under contract with the Oregon Department of Transportation to conduct commercial vehicle inspections as a partner in the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program -- MCSAP-- see Oregon Administrative Rule 740-100-0015 regarding Oregon commercial vehicle inspectors.

Before attending any certified training, an agency must have an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation, Motor Carrier Transportation Division. If your agency does not currently have such an Agreement in place, please contact David McKane, Manager, Motor Carrier Safety Program at 503-373-0884.

About the Training

Safety Training Class The Motor Carrier Transportation Division is responsible for training and certifying all Oregon truck safety inspectors. This includes employees of Oregon's Department of Transportation, as well as all state law enforcement and regulatory personnel. There are more than 500 trained and certified truck safety inspectors at work in Oregon today and they check more than 60,000 commercial vehicles and drivers each year.

Instructors:
Abe Dunivin
Truck Inspection Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355

Andy Zikmund
Compliance Specialist, 503-869-2904

Questions or need to schedule training?
Contact the Motor Carrier Transportation Division:
Abe Dunivin, Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355

Hazardous Materials Refresher

Hazardous Materials Refresher
12 Hours Classroom
12 Hours Practical

Designed to enhance the knowledge of inspectors who are already Hazardous Material certified.

Upcoming Training Dates

May 6 - 10, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 15 (Registered 10)
Umatilla POE
This refresher course is only for certified Hazmat inspectors.
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May 20 - 24, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 15 (Registered 9)
Woodburn, POE
This refresher course is for certified HM inspectors.
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June 10 - 14, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 15 (Registered 7)
Cascade Locks POE
This refresher training is for certified HM inspectors.
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July 15 - 19, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 15 (Registered 7)
Ashland POE
This refresher course is for certified HM inspectors only
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Questions?
Abe Dunivin, Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355.

North American Standard Cargo Tank

North American Standard Cargo Tank 5 Days Classroom

Designed to train inspection personnel to inspect Cargo Tank motor vehicles transporting hazardous materials for compliance with Hazardous Material Regulations either on the roadside or at a carrier's or shipper's place of business

Upcoming Training Dates

March 18 - 22, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 7)
Umatilla, OR City Hall
This class is going to be held at the Umatilla, OR City Hall. You must be a certified level 1 and basic hazmat inspector to take this course.
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Questions?
Abe Dunivin, Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355.

North American Standard Hazardous Materials Other Bulk Packaging

North American Standard Hazardous Materials Other Bulk Packaging 5 Days Classroom

This course has been designed to train inspection personnel to inspect Other Bulk Packaging, transporting hazardous materials for compliance with Hazardous Material Regulations either on the roadside or at a carrier’s or shipper’s place of business.

Upcoming Training Dates

April 15 - 19, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 7)
Umatilla, OR City Hall
Students must already be qualified as level 1 and general hazmat inspectors.
Register for this class

Questions?
Abe Dunivin, Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355.

Oregon Advanced Level 2

Oregon Advanced Level 2 1 Day Classroom
1 Day Practical

This class is designed for people who attended Level 2 training within two years. However, all Level 2 inspectors are encouraged to attend. It will further enhance the capabilities of a Level 2 inspector.

Upcoming Training Dates

November 4 - 5, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 0)
Umatilla, POE

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November 4 - 5, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 2)
Ashland POE

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November 6 - 7, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 0)
Klamath Falls POE

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November 6 - 7, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 0)
Farewell Bend POE

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November 19 - 20, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 0)
Cascade Locks POE

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November 19 - 20, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 1)
Woodburn POE

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Questions?
Abe Dunivin, Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355.

Oregon Standard Level 2

Oregon Standard Level 2 4 Days Classroom
1 Day Practical

Oregon Standard Level 2 - Walk-Around Vehicle / Driver Inspection. Designed for regulatory and law enforcement personnel, this course provides the training needed to conduct a walk-around truck inspection after a routine probable cause stop. Inspectors learn what to look for and how to inspect certain component parts while in uniform. The successful completion of this course does not entitle the inspector to issue CVSA decals, which are only issued during Level 1 inspections. There is no course fee.

Upcoming Training Dates

February 4 - 8, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 14)
Woodburn Port of Entry

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May 6 - 10, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 7)
Woodburn Port of Entry

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June 3 - 14, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 3)
Woodburn POE - MCEO Only
THIS CLASS IS FOR ODOT STAFF ONLY!
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July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 0)
Woodburn Port of Entry

Register for this class

Questions?
Abe Dunivin, Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355.

About the Instructors

Abe Dunivin
Abe coordinates training and is the lead instructor for all safety inspector courses. He has been with the Oregon Department of Transportation since 2008. Prior to that he worked as a Safety Specialist in the United States Air Force and retired after 20 years.

Andy Zikmund
Andy is an ODOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Specialist based in Farewell Bend, OR. Andy has been with the Oregon Department of Transportation since 2008 and has specialized in the regulation, enforcement and education of hazardous materials since 2011.

Abe and Andy provide training for nearly 500 regulatory and law enforcement personnel each year. They routinely use local Motor Carrier Enforcement Officers, ODOT Safety Specialists, and law enforcement agency personnel to act as hands-on coaches during the training.

Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and may be canceled if minimum class size is not met. Use the links above to sign up for a class. Contact Abe Dunivin, Truck Inspection Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355, to ask about scheduling additional classes.