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

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

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 3 - 14, 2018 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 20 (Registered 2)
Golden, CO
This is an out of State Class. Do not sign up for this class through our website.
Register for this class

Questions?
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 8)
Woodburn, OR

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 5 - 6, 2018 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 20 (Registered 15)
Ashland POE
First day will be classroom the second day will be practical work.
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November 5 - 6, 2018 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 7)
Umatilla, OR
First day is classroom the second day is practical.
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November 7 - 8, 2018 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 0)
Klamath Falls, POE
First day is classroom, second day is practical.
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November 7 - 8, 2018 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 8)
Farewell Bend POE
First day is classroom, second day is practical.
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November 14 - 15, 2018 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 12)
Cascade Locks POE
First day is classroom, second day is practical.
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December 12 - 13, 2018 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 11)
Woodburn POE
First day of class is classroom, second day is practical.
Register for this class

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

December 3 - 7, 2018 - 8AM - 5PM -- Class Size - 16 (Registered 9)
Woodburn Port of Entry, I-5 SB, MP 274, Woodburn

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.

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.