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Oregon Truck Inspector Training

About the Training

The Commerce and Compliance Division is responsible for training and certifying all Oregon truck safety inspectors. This includes Oregon Department of Transportation employees, state law enforcement officers and other regulatory personnel. Certified truck inspectors check more than 60,000 commercial vehicles and drivers in Oregon each year.

The truck inspection training offered here is available at no charge to employees of an Oregon law enforcement agency or party that has an Intergovernmental Agreement with the ODOT Commerce and Compliance Division. If your agency does not currently have such an agreement in place, please contact Paul Kroll.
 
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Truck Inspection Classes

View class schedules and sign up online. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and may be canceled if minimum class size is not met. If you have any questions, please contact Abe Dunivin.

About the Instructors

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.
 
Abe Dunivin 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 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. She now splits her time between safety investigations and training.
 
Andy Zikmund 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.

Contact Us

Oregon Department of Transportation
Commerce and Compliance Division
3930 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem OR 97302-1166
 
Hours of Operation (Pacific Time)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
 
Phone
541-207-2847 — Schedule Training
 
Instructors
Truck Inspection Training Coordinator
Phone: 541-207-2847
 
Paula Hartland
Assistant Training Coordinator
and Instructor
Phone: 971-301-3646
 
Andy Zikmund
Compliance Specialist
Phone: 541-207-5294

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Questions?
Russ Russell, Grants Coordinator
503-373-1979