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 Paul Kroll, Manager, Motor Carrier Safety Program at 503-378-6204.

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, 503-378-4355

Paula Hartland
Assistant Training Coordinator and Instructor, 503-378-5976

Andy Zikmund
Hazmat Instructor, 503-869-2904

Questions or need to schedule training?
Contact the Commerce and Compliance Division:
Abe Dunivin, Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355

North American Standard Level 1 and 2 - Part B

North American Standard Level 1 and 2 - Part B 4 Days Classroom
1 Day Practical

This is the second week of a two-week course. In order to receive Level 1 or Level II inspector certification, an individual must take both weeks; Part A (level III) and Part B. This class focuses on the mechanical part of the level I and level II inspection. This class is for the individual who's required to be level I or II certified based upon their position or an Officer who really likes truck inspections or is part of a truck team. This class is only for State and Federal employees and there is no cost.

Upcoming Training Dates

December 13 - 17, 2021 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 20 (Registered 7)
Woodburn POE
This is a Hybrid Class which will be virtual and classroom.

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, 503-378-4355.

North American Standard Part A- Level III Course

North American Standard Part A- Level III Course 5 Days Classroom

The number one cause of accidents in the State of Oregon is driver error. This course focuses on the level III portion of a level I course. For Troopers and Officers who are primarily stationed on the major highways that pass through Oregon and only want to focus on driver violations (Speeding, log book, CDL issues). For inspectors who want to be level I or II certified must take this class prior to taking the Part B level I/II class. There is no fee for the class and you must be a State or Federal Employee.

Upcoming Training Dates

December 6 - 10, 2021 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 20 (Registered 9)
Woodburn POE
This class is a hybrid class meaning it is in the classroom or virtual.

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, 503-378-4355.

Oregon Refresher and Advanced Inspection Course

Oregon Refresher and Advanced Inspection Course 1 Day Classroom
8 Hours Classroom
1 Day Practical 8 Hours Practical

This class is designed for certified truck inspectors who are level 1 or 2 certified. The class focuses on expanding inspector knowledge. The classroom portion will cover ELD's, eRODS, driver qualifications, mechanical, and load securement. The second day is a practical day where the inspector will get hands on training. The inspector will receive credit for their own inspections. This class is for State, Federal, and law enforcement employees. There is no course fee.

Upcoming Training Dates

January 11, 2022 - 8AM - 4PM -- Class Size - 30 (Registered 0)
Virtual Class
This is a virtual class and is primarily for Safety and Law Enforcement.

Register for this class

January 13, 2022 - 8AM - 4PM -- Class Size - 30 (Registered 0)
Virtual Class
This class is primarily for Safety and Law Enforcement.

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.

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, 503-378-4355, to ask about scheduling additional classes.