Program Details

Program Details

Course Description

The Advanced Tractor/Trailer Operator Program includes the study of DOT safety rules and regulations. Homework is assigned on a regular basis. Students must be prepared for an intensive program of study. Basic driving skills are taught with various types of tractor/trailer combinations. Students are taught defensive driving techniques and the skills required for emergency situations. All students drive on the open road in highway, city and heavy traffic conditions. We place heavy emphasis on defensive driving, backing, safety and emergency procedures. Graduates receive a Diploma and a Commercial Drivers License for successful completion of our course.

With the successful completion of our program, men and women have the qualifications necessary to enter the trucking industry as an entry‑level diesel tractor/trailer driver.

The Equipment We Use

Western Pacific students are trained on three‑axle conventional tractors. Our tractors are equipped with the engine and transmission combinations commonly used today. Students pull various types of trailers.

State Approvals and Authorizations

Western Pacific is authorized to operate as a Private Vocational School in the States of Oregon and Washington.

In Oregon, our Authorization to Operate is issued by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Authorization to Operate is issued in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes 345.

In Washington, we are licensed by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, under the authority of Chapter 28C.10 Revised Code of Washington Private Vocational Schools Act.

Public Agencies Accepting Our Program

  • Washington State WorkSource
  • Trade Act / NAFTA
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • WA Employment Security Department
  • WA Department of Labor & Industries
  • Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Oregon WorkForce