Some of the best trucking companies in the United States are located right here in Oregon. These schools prepare you for both your written CDL test and the road demonstration section of the test by teaching you important skills like basic maneuvering, skid avoidance, emergency actions, logging, trip planning, and much more.
You can find many high quality truck driving schools in major Oregon cities like Portland, Salem, Eugene, Gresham, and Hillsboro. Use the map below to locate a CDL school near you, then reach out to each of the programs by using the table below the map.
|IITR Truck School||1130 NE Old Salem Rd, Albany, OR 97321||541-967-8001|
|NorthWest Trucking Academy, Inc.||37949 Century Dr NE, Albany, OR 97322||541-248-3461|
|Baker Technical Institute||2500 E St, Baker City, OR 97814||541-524-2651|
|I & H Truck Inc. | Only 2500 for CDL Training||7366 SW 173rd Pl, Beaverton, OR 97007||503-443-8000|
|IITR Truck School||6061 Crater Lake Hwy, Central Point, OR 97502||541-895-5525|
|IITR Truck School||13605 SE Hwy 212, Clackamas, OR 97015||503-657-8225|
|IITR Truck School||33817 W, Martin Rd, Creswell, OR 97426||541-895-5525|
|Clear Lake Truck Driving School||29772 Clear Lake Rd, Eugene, OR 97402|
|Mt. Hood Community College||26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR 97030||503-491-6422|
|Elite Truck School||560 SE 4th Ave Suite 230, Hillsboro, OR 97123||503-615-8465|
|Klamath Community College||7390 S 6th St, Klamath Falls, OR 97603||541-882-3521|
|Rogue Valley Phlebotomy School||30 N Central Ave, Medford, OR 97501||541-499-6383|
|Oregon Connections Academy||833 NW Santiam Blvd, Mill City, OR 97360||503-897-2272|
|Blue Mountain Community College||2411 NW Carden Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801||541-278-5965|
|Western Pacific Truck School||13691 NE Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230||888-565-0203|
|Portland Community College||12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219|
|OMSI||1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214||503-797-4000|
|Schneider Facility - Portland||12986 NE Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230||866-305-6929|
|YRC Freight||6845 N Cutter Cir, Portland, OR 97217||800-610-6500|
|Emcee Driver Personnel||1812 N Columbia Blvd Suite C15-526714, Portland, OR 97217||866-600-8153|
|IITR Truck School||667 NE Jackpine Ct, Redmond, OR 97756||888-438-2235|
|Umpqua Community College||1140 Umpqua College Rd, Roseburg, OR 97470||541-440-4600|
|Chemeketa Community College||4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305||503-399-5000|
|May Trucking Company Brooks Terminal||4185 Brooklake Rd NE, Salem, OR 97303||503-393-7030|
|TransForce, Inc.||11525 SW Durham Rd D-5, Tigard, OR 97224||503-987-7928|
|Tillamook Bay Community College||4301 3rd St, Tillamook, OR 97141||503-842-8222|
|Swift Transportation||2747 NW Rogers Cir, Troutdale, OR 97060||503-661-3031|
|Pacific NW Professional Driving School | Truck Driving School||2747 NW Rogers Cir, Troutdale, OR 97060||253-300-6302|
|Swift Transportation - Troutdale Terminal||2770 NW Rogers Cir, Troutdale, OR 97060||503-661-3031|
|NV Transport Inc||2021 NW Sundial Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060||888-990-0688|
|Hub Transportation Insurance Services, Inc.||19824 SW 72nd Ave Suite 201, Tualatin, OR 97062||801-943-2600|
|Aisling Truck Academy||1405 Antelope Rd, White City, OR 97503||541-324-5008|
Choosing a good truck driving school
While the options of schools may seem overwhelming, there are a few basic guidelines that you can follow when researching schools.
You will want to attend a truck driving school that provides excellent value for your money, and schools with a good reputation often provide great value. Truck driving schools can also help you with job placement immediately after completing their program. Many good schools will showcase their high job placement rates and good standing with trucking companies in Oregon.
Quality of equipment
Trucking companies will often use very modern tractor trailers with new features, and you will want to use equipment during training that is similar to what you will be using on the job. It’s a good idea to check student reviews online to get a sense of the quality of equipment as well as ask the school to describe the tucks that you will be using in their training yard.
You will want as much one-on-one time with instructors as possible to ensure that you are learning as much information as you can to help pass your CDL test. It’s difficult to gauge the quality of a school’s instructors, as they often have several and you will not know which one you end up spending the most time with. However, most schools cap their classroom size to a certain number. Asking about the typical size of their classrooms, and the maximum number that they allow will give you some insight as to how much time you will be able to interact with the school’s instructors.
The cost of truck driving schools in Oregon is approximately $3,000 – $7,000. While this is a large range, costs vary based on level of CDL certification provided, additional endorsements to your CDL license that you wish to pursue, and additional provisions provided by the school. Always ask about scholarships and grants that could be used towards their program. Truck driving schools often accept money from federal and state of Oregon grants and scholarships and may be willing to point you towards financial aid options that their students have used in the past.