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, Commerce and Compliance Division. If your agency does not currently have such an Agreement in place, please contact Russ Russell, Manager, Motor Carrier Safety Program at 503-378-1979.

About the Training

Safety Training Class The Commerce and Compliance 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, 541-207-2847

Paula Hartland
Assistant Training Coordinator and Instructor, 971-301-3646

Andy Zikmund
Hazmat Instructor, 541-207-5294

Questions or need to schedule training?
Contact the Commerce and Compliance Division:
Abe Dunivin, Training Coordinator, 541-207-2847

Investigative Safety Analysis

10 Days Classroom

A Safety Analysis is an in-depth review of a motor carrier's compliance with the applicable safety/hazardous materials regulations. This course is designed to prepare investigators to conduct investigations and complete a quality Compliance Review in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Hazardous Materials Regulations while applying the investigator standards of the Field Operations Training Manual. Participants will be instructed in applicable regulations software programs. Federal instructors will teach this course.

Upcoming Training Dates

December 5 - 16, 2022 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 20 (Registered 9)
Woodburn POE

You must register for this class through the Federal Learning Management System (LMS). Click on Registration Instructions below and follow the directions for setting up an account and signing up for a class. Once you have signed up for the class through the LMS system, and we've received your request, you will receive an email confirming you are signed up.

Registration Instructions

Questions?
Abe Dunivin, Training Coordinator, 541-207-2847.

North American Standard General Hazardous Materials

North American Standard General Hazardous Materials 5 Days Classroom

Designed to train personnel to inspect HM shipments for compliance with Hazardous Materials Regulations, either on the roadside or at a carrier's or shipper's place of business. Participants are given opportunities to practice the job functions related to the regulation of HM. Students must complete a level I course to enroll in this class. This class is for State and Federal employees and there is no cost.

Upcoming Training Dates

October 3 - 7, 2022 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 20 (Registered 7)
Woodburn POE
This class is in classroom only.

You must register for this class through the Federal Learning Management System (LMS). Click on Registration Instructions below and follow the directions for setting up an account and signing up for a class. Once you have signed up for the class through the LMS system, and we've received your request, you will receive an email confirming you are signed up.

Registration Instructions

Questions?
Abe Dunivin, Training Coordinator, 541-207-2847.

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.

Paula Hartland
Paula is the assistant training coordinator and instructor for CMV Inspector courses. She has been with the Oregon Department of Transportation since 1998 where she started in the registration office at the Woodburn Port of Entry. She moved into the safety department in 2002 where she worked in research and then investigations.

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, Paula 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, 541-207-2847, to ask about scheduling additional classes.