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About the Training

Rogue Community College's Commercial Truck Driver Training is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities and also gives a Non-Credit Training Certificate (NCTC).  It has these unique features:

  • A cost comparable to local private trainers
  • Highly-experienced, patient, and professional instructors
  • Excellent classroom setting and teaching methods
  • College transcript of training and non-credit certificate
  • GearMaster Equipment: speed RPM and gear availability indicator system

RCC's program is approved by the Oregon Department of Education to provide high-quality training designed to develop the skills needed for job placement with a company that is compatible with each student’s needs.

Classes are held at the Table Rock campus in White City, and students should expect to be in class Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. 

This program consists of 50 hours of classroom instruction and 144 hours of truck yard and open road instruction, delivered in three (3) sections.

  • 3.101, Introduction: Three (3) days of lecture dedicated to studying and reviewing the information required to obtain your Commercial Learner's Permit, and study other introductory materials. Class required as part of the full training, even if you already have your Commercial Learner's Permit. Students are released early on the third day to complete permit testing at DMV, and obtain their Oregon CDL learners permit. Permits must be obtained prior to the beginning of 3.102.
     
  • 3.102, Advanced Topics: Four (4) days of lecture on logbooks, rules, and regulations. Topics include:
    • company expectations and successful attitudes required of a professional truck driver
    • Instruction on all phases of truck driving techniques
    • State and Federal laws as they apply to the transportation industry
    • Local and National driving opportunities
    • Paper Logbooks, Electronic Log Devices, Cargo Handling & Manifests
    • Time management and safety
    • Preparation for behind-the-wheel Commercial Driver's License Exam
       
  • 3.103, Practical Applications: Eighteen (18) days of behind-the-wheel instruction. Includes CDL skills test given by third-party tester.
Class Prerequisites:
  1. Must be at least 18 years and have a valid unexpired Oregon driver license.
  2. Must have a reasonable driving record for the past five years.

For students 18 - 20 years old, commercial driving within state lines is allowed (intrastate).
You must be at least 21 years old to drive commercial across state lines (interstate).

Driving Record, Industry Standards:
  • No more than three moving violation citations in the past three years.
  • No major “at fault” accidents in the past five years, and no more than one “at fault” accident in the past 12 months, or more than two in the past five years.
  • No DUI, reckless, or negligent violations within the past three years.
  • No excessive speed violations in the past three years, fifteen miles or more over posted limit.
  • No “Failure to Appears” on Motor Vehicle Record.
  • No Felonies within the past seven years.

The above standards reflect current insurance requirements to be competitively employed in the trucking industry. Not meeting these standards will not always prevent a student from entering the RCC Commercial Truck Driving training,, but students should be aware of potential employability issues. 

Job Placement

Truck Driving students need to apply for their professional truck driving positions (mostly online). RCC will provide all necessary documentation to inquiring Trucking companies to assist in placement of graduates. Search for professional truck driving positions under Resource Links.

Note: If you are self-employed, be prepared to share your Schedule C or 1099 Form with trucking companies as part of the application process. Also needed is a Profit and Loss Statement and reference letters from companies you worked with.

Further information: Contact the RCC Continuing Education at 541-956-7303.