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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 Doug Hedlund, Manager Motor Carrier Safety Compliance at 503-373-7184.

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:
Bonnie Pierovich
Truck Inspection Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355

Todd Raska
Truck Inspection Trainer, 503-378-5101

Jess Brown
Hazardous Material Transportation & Safety Compliance Specialist, 503-378-3667

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

Cargo Securement Refresher

Cargo Securement Refresher
2 Hours Classroom
6 Hours Practical

Two hours of classroom review of cargo securement, followed by six hours of practical Level 2 inspection. Practical work will concentrate on cargo securement issues.

Upcoming Training Dates

July 15, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 0)
Ashland Port of Entry

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July 16, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 0)
Ashland Port of Entry

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July 17, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 12 (Registered 0)
Roseburg - ODOT Region Office 3500 NW Stewart Parkway

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Questions?
Bonnie Pierovich, Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355.

General Refresher - Classroom

General Refresher - Classroom 1 Day Classroom

Inspection Refresher - General. No course fee.

Upcoming Training Dates

August 13, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 0)
Woodburn Port of Entry

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Questions?
Bonnie Pierovich, 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. Day 1 and first half of day 2; voluntary practical work. Day 2 and all of day 3; classroom.

Upcoming Training Dates

April 22 - 24, 2014 - 8AM - 4PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 14)
Woodburn Port of Entry

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June 10 - 12, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 10 (Registered 7)
Ashland Port of Entry

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July 22 - 24, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 12 (Registered 8)
Umatilla Port of Entry

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Questions?
Bonnie Pierovich, Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355.

North American Standard Level 1

North American Standard Level 1 10 Days Classroom

This class is nationally certified by the FMCSA, National Training Center. It includes both NAS Part A, and NAS Part B courses. This class is offered to regulatory enforcement personnel only.

Upcoming Training Dates

July 28, 2014 - August 8, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 0)
Woodburn Port of Entry, I-5 SB, MP 274, Woodburn, Oregon

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Questions?
Bonnie Pierovich, Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355.

Oregon Advanced Level 2

Oregon Advanced Level 2 2 Days Classroom
1 Day Practical

This class is designed for people who attended Level 2 training within two years. It will further enhance the capabilities of a Level 2 inspector.

Upcoming Training Dates

August 26 - 28, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 12 (Registered 0)
Ashland Port of Entry

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September 23 - 25, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 20 (Registered 1)
ODOT District Offices - 1390 SE 1st Ave, Ontario

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Questions?
Bonnie Pierovich, 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

May 5 - 9, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 11)
Woodburn Port of Entry, I-5, MP 274, Woodburn

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June 2 - 6, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 7)
OSP Office - 4500 Rogue Valley Hwy, Central Point

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June 23 - 27, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 0)
Woodburn Port of Entry, I-5, MP 274, Woodburn

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September 8 - 12, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 1)
Woodburn Port of Entry, I-5, MP 274, Woodburn

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December 1 - 5, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 1)
Woodburn Port of Entry, I-5, MP 274, Woodburn

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Questions?
Bonnie Pierovich, Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355.

Radioactive Materials Refresher

1 Day Classroom

Designed to enhance the abilities of inspectors already certified to inspect RAM shipments.

Upcoming Training Dates

July 21, 2014 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 8 (Registered 6)
Umatilla Port of Entry

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Questions?
Bonnie Pierovich, Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355.

About the Instructors

Bonnie Pierovich
Bonnie coordinates training and is the lead instructor for all safety inspector courses. She has 30 years of experience in Oregon's motor carrier safety program.

Todd Raska
Todd, our newest instructor, has been coaching level 2 schools for the past five years. He has been with ODOT Motor Carrier Transportation Division since 2004, first as a Motor Carrier Enforcement Officer and then as a Safety Compliance Specialist. Prior to his ODOT career, Todd worked in law enforcement and as an adjunct instructor at a local community college.

Jess Brown
Jess, a Hazardous Materials Transportation Specialist based in the Salem Headquarters, has been with the Oregon Department of Transportation since 1998. Prior to that he worked for the Department of Defense as an Environmental Protection Specialist dealing with hazardous waste and hazardous materials.

Bonnie, Todd, and Jess 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 Bonnie Pierovich, Truck Inspection Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355, to ask about scheduling additional classes.

Page updated: February 21, 2012