One of OTA’s mission goals is to help our members succeed, and that’s especially true when it comes to safety and compliance. OTA knows the regulations, understands the necessary actions to meet compliance standards and promotes the best practices to establish a premier safety program.
Mock Safety Audits
OTA offers mock safety audit services! We can guide you through the audit process to help you maintain or improve your safety rating. Plus, members can receive a significant discount on these services. Here are some of the ways we can help you and your business:
- Preparation for upcoming audit
- On-site review of processes (digital options available)
- Assistance with documentation
- Consultation & recommendations
- Corrective safety plan development
Contact Adam Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your mock audit today!
Classroom, Online & Onsite
OTA provides comprehensive, timely and relevant training opportunities. We also understand the value of flexibility, offering several ways for your team to train.
Scheduled Training: Learn in a classroom setting at the OTA office in Portland or via webinar. Check the training calendar for the latest.
Regional Training: OTA’s safety team also routinely holds training events at convenient locations throughout the state. Watch the training calendar for the chance to learn in your own backyard.
Onsite Training: If you need focused training on a specific topic, OTA can come to you! Our team will help you evaluate your needs, design a plan and present the information at your facility. For information on customized onsite training email email@example.com.
Special Opportunities: OTA frequently offers special training events, including a Train the Trainer course, Ongoing Carrier Education classes, DOT Compliance for Construction and more.
Below is a snapshot of OTA's training classes. Explore the OTA Training Catalog for full descriptions of classes and other offerings.
For the latest schedule, visit the OTA Training Calendar.
OTA Training Topics
Hours of Service
Managing Driver Qualification Files
Fleet Maintenance & Inspection Management
Drug & Alcohol: Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors
Hazard Communication Program Training
CSA for Drivers
Entry Level Driver Training
Hazardous Materials Training
Various timely and relevant topics as needed
What OTA members are saying...
"We’ve been a member with OTA since 2007, and based on Tim’s experience working with the association he finds that the training provided by OTA is always very informative, reliable, and helpful to the industry. When we found out we would be audited by ODOT, we wanted to make sure we were on the right path so we called on OTA. The staff members were easy-going, laid- back, and made us feel comfortable. They sent us some preliminary information on what they’d be looking for so we could compile materials and paperwork before the in-person mock audit. The services we received were exactly what we needed, and OTA exceeded our expectations. John and Adam came on-site, and the process was not at all stressful. With their help, we passed the audit! I highly recommend that others join OTA as a member and reach out for their auditing services. They are a wonderful resource!"
- Heather Hamilton - Dispatcher, Cascade Transport
"We became members with OTA about ten years ago because we needed consultative services, and have worked with the association ever since. We’ve had several audits over the last few years, some on a larger scale - like our last compliance review. When our rating changed from satisfactory to conditional, OTA helped navigate us through the process. They told us what was missing, what we would need (and wouldn’t need) to prepare and what order information should be presented to the DOT inspector. They helped us with knowledge of hours of service (HOS) rules and helped tighten our paperwork, such as our driver qualification files, to make sure it was up to date and in proper the format. We had some miscommunication issues and some of our shipping papers had caused a critical violation due to minor wording errors. They helped us make corrections and worked with the DOT inspector as a liaison to resolve the problem. With OTA’s help, we were able to get ready in a timely manner and give inspectors exactly what they needed, presented in the way they want it."
-Shell Sheldon - Owner, Sheldon Oil