CDL DRIVER TRAINING
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Trans360 provides third party skills test for Oregon.
We have a Class A vehicle and a Class B and passenger vehicle available for rental if you do not have one. We provide testing for all CMV's EXCEPT school buses.
All drivers must have a CDL if they wish to operate: A single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds.
Pull a trailer with a GVWR of 10,001 or more pounds if the gross combination weight rating is 26,001 or more pounds.
Drive a vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver).
Any size vehicle which requires hazardous material placards.
The process prior to scheduling your test is listed below
The qualifications needed to obtain and hold a CDL instruction (or learner's) permit are dependent on the type of driving you do or intend to do and the type of driving you certify.
If you certify a driving type of intrastate or excepted interstate, you must:
- Meet the qualifications for or have a Regular Driver License (non-commercial Class C). This means you must pass the non-commercial Class C knowledge and drive tests before applying for a CDL instruction permit if you have not already done so;
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Present proof of your full legal name;
- Present proof of your legal presence in the U.S., identity and date of birth;
- Provide your Social Security Number on the application;
- Present proof of your residence address;
- Complete the Commercial Driver License Application (Form 735-175), and indicate that you have at least one year driving experience in at least a non-commercial Class C vehicle;
- Pass the CDL General Knowledge Test (offered in English only); Go to Oregon's official government website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/Pages/offices/index.aspx.
You will need to visit one of these offices to take the commercial driver's license written tests.
- You will need to read the Oregon CDL Drivers Manual ans study the sections required for the class and type of license needed. You can get the manual at DMV or download at
or the audio version at http://www.odot.state.or.us/forms/dmv/36.pdf
You may also need to take any additional test if you intend to drive a CMV that:
Designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver).
Any size vehicle which requires hazardous material placards
- Pass a vision screening as defined in OAR 735-062-0050;
- Submit a copy of a valid medical examiner's certificate and, when required, a medical waiver or exemption that proves you meet minimum Oregon medical standards for holding a CDL instruction permit;
- Certify your intent to operate a vehicle in intrastate commerce or excepted interstate commerce.
You will get an instructional permit that is valid for one year. If you feel you need additional CDL training. You may search for a certified truck driver training school by using the lists provided by the Professional Truck Driver Institute. Access the list of schools with certified programs in and around Oregon at http://ptdi.org/schools/schools.aspx.
Of course, some drivers are needed for school and passenger buses. If you are interested in these jobs, then contact individual companies like Greyhound (visit corporate websites to find information) or local Oregon school districts.
When you are ready to schedule a CDL skills test.
You can preview the Oregon CDL Pretrip here: