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Commercial Truck Driver Training

Truck DrivingThere is a high demand for truck drivers. The trucking industry expects to hire about 80,000 new drivers every year for the next 10 years according to a survey done by the American Trucking Association.

Completion of this program could lead to employment as a Chip Hauler, Local Delivery Driver, Log Hauler, Long-Haul Truck Driver, Sand and Gravel Hauler, and more.

Program Requirements

If you are interested in this program, you must meet the following prerequisites and requirements for a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) permit and UCC training.

  • Must have a valid Oregon driver’s license with at least one year driving experience.
  • Must pass the CDL knowledge test for airbrakes and combo vehicle.
  • Must pass a DOT physical and have a clean urinalysis (DOT pre-employment drug screen).
  • Must be at least 18 years old to drive intrastate, and 21 years old to drive interstate. Most trucking companies will require you to be at least 23 years old.
  • Must have no felony convictions in the past seven years if applying for Hazmat.
  • Must provide verifiable work history or schooling.
  • Must have a social security number and one other piece of personal identification.

Funding Agencies

The cost of the Commercial Truck Driver Training Course is significant - about $5000. However, there is a lot of financial help. If you are willing to commit to this training and career, there is funding available that can lower your cost. But don't wait. Funding is limited.

Agency Phone Email
South Coast Business 541-900-5550 ext. 813 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Douglas Employment Department (STEP Funds) 541-464-2350 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vocational Rehabilitation 541-440-3371  
Veteran's Educational Benefits 541-440-4621 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Oregon Truck Driver Tuition Loan Program (up to $3,000) 541-440-4668 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Umpqua Valley Transportation Sector Partnership (company scholarships) 541-440-4668 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Get Started

  1. Apply online
     
  2. Fill out the student release of information form
     
  3. Make an appointment with the UCC CDL Coordinator
     
  4. Provide payment or confirm funding source to secure your training spot

Alternate Method of Applying

If you would like to download and print out the application and bring it in to our administrative office, the link to the application packet is below:

Other Important Documents

Please be sure to download these document and read them carefully.

Additional Training and Refresher Courses

Class B Driver’s License Training

Umpqua Community College offers Class B CDL training that allows individuals to drive the second heaviest weight class of commercial vehicles. If you are looking to drive a bus or straight truck, contact the Community and Workforce Training office at 541-440-4668 for information.

Refresher Course

Umpqua Community College offers training if you have a CDL and need additional hours to improve or refresh your skills. Contact the Community & Workforce Training office at 541-440-4668 for more information.

Administrative Office Information

For enrollment, billing, and other administrative matters:

UCC Community & Workforce Training
Commercial Truck Driving Program
1140 Umpqua College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470
541-440-4668

School Location

Classes are held here:

Commercial Truck Driving Center
6482 Dole Road
Myrtle Creek Roseburg, OR

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