Oregon Truck Driving Schools


There are many companies to work for in Oregon, and all you need to access them is a commercial driverís license.

Salary & Career Outlook

The salary you earn can vary based upon industry and employer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the average earnings to be $39,210 on an annual basis. The average salary that you will find in Oregon is slightly higher than what you will find in many of the other states.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a growth of 21 percent across truck driving careers in the nation by 2020. This is good news for you because it can lead to more careers to choose from as well as higher pays once you have established yourself as a reliable driver.

Many of the career opportunities you will find are spread out through many different industries. You will find career opportunities in agriculture, forestry, general trucking, and many others. Each industry is going to be a little different in terms of schedules, required endorsements on the CDL, and much more. It is therefore smart to make some comparisons between the industries that you are interested in to see which one will meet your financial demands and your lifestyle more effectively.

Truck Driving Details

With so many companies to choose from throughout Oregon, it shouldn't be hard to find work. Many companies are looking for very specific things out of their drivers. The more that you have to offer, the easier it will be to find quality work. This means that you should have a wide open schedule as well as several additional endorsements on your license including air brakes, hazmat and more.

There will be no need for you to have a two-year or four-year degree. As long as you go through CDL training course, you will have all of the education that you need. The more experience you have, the easier it will be to impress employers.

State Laws & Regulations

There are many different laws and regulations that you need to be aware of with truck driving careers in Oregon. One of the most important is the regulations that surround obtaining your CDL. You will need to be at least 18, have a valid driverís license, and take three separate exams in order to qualify for your CDL.

You will also need to it here to all traffic laws. If you violate too many traffic laws in too short a period of time, it can lead to license suspension. Many employers will check your driving record prior to offering you employment and if they see too many points, it can prevent you from becoming hired.

Links and Resources

Additional Trucking Schools in Oregon

Location:
Hillsboro, Oregon


Receive your class "A" CDL license with double/triples, tanker, and Hazmat endorsement. 160 hour (4 week) program. Lifetime j... Read More
Location:
Redmond, Oregon


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Location:
Portland, Oregon


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Location:
Albany, Oregon


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Location:
Medford, Oregon


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Location:
Eugene, Oregon


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Oregon CDl Requirements

Getting a commercial driverís license, or a CDL, can be a great choice if you enjoy driving interesting vehicles, operating machinery and want to improve your life with more career options. If youíre an Oregon resident interested in acquiring a CDL, here is some important information to give you an idea of what it will take.

You can get a CDL in three classes; A, B and C, which are valid for eight years. All three share some requirements and qualifications, while Class C requires more skills and documentation.

The qualifications to apply for a Class A, B or C CDL are:

  • Possess or be able to qualify for a non-commercial Class C driverís license

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Complete a form 735-175 CDL application

  • Provide proof of your full legal name

  • Provide proof of legal residence in the U.S.

  • Provide proof of your Oregon residence

  • Provide proof of your Social Security number

  • Pass a CDL general knowledge test

  • Pass a CDL combined knowledge test (not for Classes B and C)

  • Pass a pre-trip vehicle inspection test

  • Pass a basic controls skills test

  • Pass a behind-the-wheel driving test

  • Be able to present a DOT medical certificate with waivers or exemptions as required (to prove you're physically able to operate a commercial vehicle)

  • Pay the necessary fees (which are based on the type of vehicle and license needed)


For a Class C CDL, youíll also need to:

  • Pass a passenger and/or hazardous materials endorsement knowledge test

  • Pay for and pass the TSA criminal background check (if youíre getting the hazardous materials endorsement)


When using the Oregon DMV, youíll need to bring either cash or a check, since it doesnít take credit or debit cards. Additionally, test and licensing fees are separate. If you prefer, you may use a third-party tester for the pre-trip inspection.

The Oregon DMV site allows you to download the 124 page CDL manual, in addition to an audio version. There are also trucking companies that provide free CDL practice tests. While certain criminal convictions may not disqualify you from getting a CDL, you may find it difficult getting hired, because every company is different. Some companies have waiting periods before theyíll hire you, depending on the offense.

A Truck Driving School IITR
15828 Southeast 114th Ave.
Clackamas, OR 97015

Clear Lake Truck Driving School
29772 Clear Lake Rd.
Eugene, OR 97402

Commercial Driver Training
2416 N. Marine Dr. Ste 213
Portland, OR 97217

Mobile Training Services of America
48019 Hwy 58
Oakridge, OR 97463

Rogue Community College
8495 Crater Lake Hwy Bldg #40
White City, OR 97503

Stateline Trucking School
456 E. Gladys St.
Hermiston, OR 97838

U. S. Truck Driving School
1960 NW Marine Dr.
Troutdale, OR 97060

Western Truck School
2548 Shasta Way
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Western Truck School
8145 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266