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.

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

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

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

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.

Upcoming Training Dates

November 5 - 9, 2018 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 12 (Registered 4)
Woodburn, OR

Register for this class

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

December 3 - 7, 2018 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 8)
Woodburn Port of Entry, I-5 SB, MP 274, Woodburn

Register for this class

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.

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.

Abe 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 Abe Dunivin, Truck Inspection Training Coordinator, 503-378-4355, to ask about scheduling additional classes.