• Northwest Fleet Safety Certification

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  • OTA’s Northwest Fleet Safety Certification program offers a unique curriculum that covers all aspects of creating and maintaining a top-notch fleet safety program. This year-long program focuses on the tools and resources safety personnel need to keep trucks, shops, and people safe and protected, whether they’re seasoned professionals or new to the job. The program covers required regulatory courses, as well as sessions designed for personal and professional development.

    Flexibility is built into the program. Sign up for the entire course to receive certification, or pick and choose individual sessions throughout the year.

    The 2022/2023 session has already started! Space is limited, so it's never too early to think about joining us next year!

    Download the NW Fleet Safety Flyer

    Email safety@ortrucking.org or call 503.513.0005. Space is limited, so act now! Special pricing is available for members and when paid in full for the program. 


    Read our article in the CVSA Guardian!


  • What the NW Fleet Safety Program is all about...
  • Graduates of the 2021 NW Fleet Safety Certification Program

    • Spenser Murray, Big Foot Beverages

    • Jared Vetkos, DTG Recycling

    • Lisa Conrad, Christensen

    • Tony Lowery, Weyerhaeuser

    • Connor Morrison, Space Age

    • Brisa Smith, Kool Pak

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  • Graduates of the 2020 NW Fleet Safety Certification Program:

    • Tony Smith, Tyree Oil
    • Devon Anderson, D.C. Anderson & Co
    • Denise Rugh, Market Express, LLC
    • Jayme L. Card, Leavitt's Freight Service
    • Amanda Thompson, Terrain Tamers
    • Amber Roberts, TP Trucking
    • Jerry Frison, Cutter Construction Co., Inc.

  • Graduates of the NW Fleet Safety Certification Program (2018-2019):

    (Instructor: Adam Williamson)

    • Roger Alley, Blue Line Transportation Co.
    • Chad Belcher, Leavitt's Freight Service
    • Vic Clapp, Lile International Companies
    • Alex Crider, Stinger Transport
    • Noah Horwitz, DSV Road Transport
    • Rachel Hubbard, Kool Pak
    • Larry Needham, Gene Whitaker
    • Michael Note, WHA Insurance
    • Dean Noyes, Western Heavy Haul
    • Jamie Peterson, Gene Whitaker
    • Mario Rivera, Charlie's Produce
    • Roni Shaw, Bowman Trucking
    • Catrina Stanks, WHA Insurance
    • George Wood, TP Trucking


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  • Graduates of the 2017-2018 NW Fleet Safety Certification Program:

    (Instructor: Joe Darby)

    • Cyrel Moore, B & R Reliable Transportation Services, LLC
    • Hedie C. Schulte, Boshart Trucking, Inc.
    • Ashley Saucedo, Western Mountain Transport, Inc.
    • Theresa Brown, Roseburg Forest Products
    • Lisa I. Howe, Thomas & Sons Distributors
    • Katrina A. Nielsen, KM Nielsen Trucking
    • Bryan Hutton, McCracken Motor Freight, Inc.
    • Craig Brown, Leavitt's Freight Service, Inc.
    • Alicia Wilson, WCCL Trucking, LLC
    • Kenneth Laudahl, Carson / NEXGEN Logistics, LLC


  • 2018-2019 OTA NW Fleet Safety Certification Graduates

  • Graduates of the inaugural NW Fleet Safety Certification Program (2016-2017):

    (Instructor: John Sallak)

    • Bill Lundin, Independent Dispatch, Inc.
    • Christie Wuerst, Terrain Tamers Chip Hauling, Inc.
    • Dennis Fullan, Space Age Fuel Inc.
    • Don Thompson, Sherman Brothers Trucking Inc.
    • Gene Hullette, Leavitt's Freight Service
    • Joe Moody, A&M Transport, Inc.
    • Kyle Anderson, DSV Road Transport
    • Melissa Brown, McGinn Bros Trucking
    • Ron Bowers, Ron Bowers, Inc.
    • Todd Boldin, Reddaway


  • NW Fleet Safety Graduates 2017
  • Questions about the NW Fleet Safety Certification Program? Contact safety@ortrucking.org to learn more. 



  • Testimonials:

    "Leavitt’s Freight Service has enthusiastically supported this OTA training effort. Three Leavitt’s Risk Management Department Associates have graduated from the program and we’ve registered another for the cycle staring in May 2019.  Their ability to support Leavitt’s safety efforts have proven invaluable with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that clearly support our Return On Investment.  This program has educated these associates in a wide range of topics that allows them to be cross utilized within the department while coaching and disciplining drivers in a competent manner.  It is essential that any associate involved with driver supervision i.e. safety manager, compliance associate, safety coach, driver manager, fleet manager, etc. needs to have a well-rounded understanding of the issues & topics addressed in this program to maximize support to our drivers while (1) driving down cost, (2) improving the safety performance of our drivers, (3) ensuring  compliance with state/federal regulations and (4) satisfying  due diligence responsibilities in the event of legal litigation actions.”

    -Billy Dover, SR Risk Manager at Leavitt's Freight Service

    "The Northwest Fleet Safety Certification Program is a quality next level training course complete with the ability to network with some of the leading safety professionals in our industry.”

    -George Wood, Driver and Safety Manager at TP Trucking

    "I enrolled because I was new to the Safety Department, and I felt that I would benefit greatly from the lessons, networking, and friendships that I could learn as well as develop in this course.  The lessons were very thorough and presented very precisely by all of the instructors to the point of giving expert insight on each subject making each of us better trained for our jobs.  Although John tried his best to stump us with some difficult homework, we all persevered and overcame his challenges and his jokes.  I feel with the knowledge and relationships that I have developed in this course, I am a much better asset for Reddaway and the Safety community as a whole.  Thanks to the OTA, John Sallak, and all of the instructors for providing this course and the training to give myself and Reddaway the knowledge and certification that will go a long way in making the roads a safer place as well as all of our working environments.”

    -Todd Boldin, Northern Division Safety Manager at Reddaway

    “In this fast paced and heavily regulated industry, The Oregon Trucking Associations' Northwest Fleet Safety Certification class has given me and my company the passion, courage and a firm foundation in which to take our company into the future."  

    -Donald A. Thompson, Director of Safety