Commercial Truck Driving

Program Application Process

Initial Steps

View / Download the Commercial Truck Driving Program Application

The following steps must be completed for entry into the UCC Commercial Truck Driving Program:

  1. Complete the Commercial Truck Driving (CTD) application and work history. Pick up a UCC Truck Driving Packet at Workforce Training Center and set up a time to meet with program coordinator, Judy Ode.
  2. Obtain a court print copy of your driving record (MVR) from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV Fee $3.00). If you have held a license in more than one state in the past five years, a driving record from each state is required.
  3. Obtain an Oregon Commercial Motor Vehicle Pamphlet to study for the General Knowledge test, and the Combination Vehicle and Airbrake knowledge tests (Endorsements) to enter the UCC program.
  4. Return the CTD application, work history, driving record, authorization for release, drug screening policy to:

UCC Commercial Truck Driving Program
Community & Workforce Training Center
Attn:  Judy Ode
1140 Umpqua College RD. (Old Science Building)
Roseburg, OR 97470

Upon notification of preliminary acceptance into the program

Drug Screen and Physical

You must be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical and  DOT pre-employment drug screen with a negative result.  Drug Screen must be less than 30 days prior to the start of class. The physical and drug screen can be completed at:

Evergreen Family Medicine
2570 NW Edenbower Blvd. Suite 100
Roseburg, OR 97470
(541) 957-1111 or (541) 679-2273

The fee for the physical is approximately $110 and the drug screen $60. These fees are payable to Evergreen Family Medicine and are subject to change without notice.

CDL Permit Requirements

Students must have a CDL permit (Fee $23.50) before the start of the class. This will also involve the following tests and fees which are all payable to the DMV:

General Knowledge Test $10
Combination Vehicle Endorsement $0
Airbrakes Endorsement $10

The minimum requirements for a CDL permit are:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a valid Oregon drivers license
  • Must have at least one year’s driving experience
  • Must pass the CDL general knowledge, Airbrakes, combination knowledge test
  • Must present a valid CDL Medical Card
  • Must have a social security number and one other piece of personal identification.

This information is available in the Oregon Commercial Motor Vehicle pamphlet.  The general knowledge test takes about two hours and each test after that may take from 30 minutes to an hour. The DMV will not test after 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. The CDL instruction permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issuance.

Optional DMV Endorsements (recommended)

Tanker Endorsement $10
Hazardous Material Endorsement $10
Doubles/Triples $10

Hazardous Materials Endorsement

Important information for students needing a Hazardous Materials Endorsement for Employment

Students must know that:

The U.S. Department of Transportation published regulations under the USA Patriot Act of 2001 requiring all commercial motor vehicle operators to submit fingerprints and obtain a security from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) before the issuance or renewal of a commercial driver license (CDL) that includes a hazardous materials (Hazmat) endorsement.

DMV will not be collecting fees or processing fingerprints and criminal background checks. In Oregon a TSA agent, Integrated Biometric Technologies (IBT), will process applications, collect fees, and take fingerprints for background checks.

Students may complete criminal background check applications and pay on line (Fee approx. $100) at or with the aid of a TSA agent at fingerprinting locations or over the phone at (877) 429-7746. It is estimated the background checks can take up to 90 days. If you need a Hazmat endorsement, please contact a TSA agent right away.