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What Do Our Students Say About Us?


Michael says, “You’re learning when you don’t even know you’re learning.”

Posted on August 29th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

Michael Da Prile graduated from Truck Driver Institute in Murfreesboro, August 2014
(Editor’s Note: aw, shucks … Michael has some very, very kind words to say about TDI. So, please excuse us if it looks like we’re just busting our buttons with pride — we are.)

About the instructors:

Neal did an amazing job prepping us for our permit. Made classroom fun, fast paced and kept it exciting.
Ryan is extremely fun, and fun to be around. Knows a great deal about backing and makes it feel easy.
Kevin, man what a teacher. Kevin takes instructing to a whole different level. Makes it fun and makes you want to learn more + more + more. You’re learning when you don’t even know you’re learning. I came not knowing anything about a truck, and I’m leaving with a my CDL.

As far as the recruiters go:

Mike and … Read More »



Reginald returned to show off his big orange truck.

Posted on August 27th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

Truck Driver Institute is an awesome school to attend — really excellent! I’m now working for Schneider National, a great company to work for.

~Reginald Daniel graduated from Truck Driver Institute in June 2014

How about you? What color truck can we put you into?

You probably landed on this page because you’re interested in CDL training. You’d probably like to know a little bit more about us. Like most small business, we have many stories to share with our readers about how we got to where we are today. And we promise to keep it short … read the TDI story in about 2 minutes …

Find Out More About Truck Driver Institute’s CDL Training Programs!

We know a big part of our job is to make sure you have the training and confidence to become a commercial truck driver. And, a … Read More »



DeQuandria says, “… Don’t Give Up.”

Posted on August 19th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

“TDI gave me hope and courage that if I put my mind to it, anything is possible.”

It was a life changing experience. It wasn’t easy, but very well worth it. I hope one day I can introduce my son to this industry. Word of Advice — Don’t give up.

~DeQuandria Boatwright graduated from Truck Driver Institute on August 15, 2014

Are you interested in commercial driving career? Do you need professional training? We can help.

You probably landed on this page because you’re interested in CDL training. You’d probably like to know a little bit more about us. Like most small business, we have many stories to share with our readers about how we got to where we are today. And we promise to keep it short … read the TDI story in about 2 minutes …

Find Out More About Truck Driver Institute’s CDL … Read More »



Drivers, Drop By and Say Hello! TDI South Bend

Posted on July 30th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

Andrew Jones stopped by our South Bend training facility today. He graduated from Truck Driver Institute in March 22, 2013.

Good luck and safe travels on the highway, Andrew!

5 Excellent Reasons to Consider Truck Driver Institute in South Bend, Indiana:

Truck Driver Institute is the nation’s leader in Commercial Driver’s License training. We have been putting America to work since 1973.
So that means we have 41 years experience training America’s truck drivers, and 41 years running one of the top ranked truck driver training programs in the country — CDL training that carriers respect.
We have convenient training facilities located in South Bend, Indiana. And, we have authorized CDL test sites for the state of Indiana on premises.
Since you are not required to be an Indiana resident to train for your CDL license here, out-of-state students are also welcome!
We structure our CDL training … Read More »



Josh says, “The TDI staff knows what they are talking about…”

Posted on July 13th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

“Truck Driver Institute allowed me to complete one of my dreams.”

~Josh Gibbs graduated from Truck Driver Institute in March 2014 and drives for U.S. Xpress

Hands On Truck Driver Training

Unlike many trucking schools that spend a significant amount of time in the classroom, at Truck Driver Institute we do not believe you can learn to drive a truck unless you’re in a truck. We do not use simulators or video games to train – we use industry-approved tractor trailer combinations.

Personalized Instruction

At Truck Driver Institute, you’re more than just a number to us. We show each and every student the necessary attention to ensure that they understand each driving lesson.

Class sizes are small, so each student gets plenty of time with the instructor to ensure that they are fully-prepared for the Commercial Driver’s License exam at the end of your … Read More »



Recent Sanford graduate, Bruce King had been a truck driver before.

Posted on July 11th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

As a former truck driver, TDI made it possible for me to obtain my Class A license once again. I applied to Stevens Transport and will go to Dallas next week. I never thought I would be able to become a long haul trucker, but I was wrong and I am very excited to get started. I am also very grateful. Ken and George did a great job, and Belinda went over and above to help me with faxes and the like. She is a credit to the school. I enjoyed the classed and the instructors were all good natured, quick with a laugh and surprisingly knowledgeable. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

~Bruce King graduated from Truck Driver Institute in Sanford, Florida in June 2014

Do you help getting your Class A CDL License?

Are you considering the … Read More »



South Bend gets a return visit from James Archer

Posted on July 10th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

Truck Driver Institute graduate James Archer came in to our South Bend training facility with his truck today. James drove for Averitt right out of school and he has been with CalArk from Arkansas for the last 3 months. Good luck, James and safe travels on the highway!

With the shortage of CDL drivers in the industry, many people are turning to truck driving schools to take advantage of the large number of open CDL jobs and discovering there are many great benefits to being a CDL driver.

Are You Looking for Job Security?

As long as there are goods to consume, there will be a need to deliver those goods and truck drivers ensure that delivery. Employers still want drivers to have qualified, hands-on training and attending leading schools like the Truck Driver Institute provides the beginning for a very successful, … Read More »



Lisa tells us, “I want to work and support my family…”

Posted on July 8th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

She says our TDI instructors “took their time with me… Ryan helped it click for me finally! Thank you! Joe and Kevin are a blast. Just love them.”

My husband suffers from PTSD. Now, he is a stay-at-home Dad, so I want to work and support my family. Thank you for helping me.

~Lisa Brewer graduated from Truck Driver Institute on July 4th, 2014

Are you interested in commercial driving career? Do you need professional training? We can help.

You probably landed on this page because you’re interested in CDL training. You’d probably like to know a little bit more about us. Like most small business, we have many stories to share with our readers about how we got to where we are today. And we promise to keep it short … read the TDI story in about 2 minutes …

Find Out … Read More »



Jason Bishop stopped by to say hello…

Posted on July 8th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

Jason tells us he has been in every state, seen beautiful places, made a lot of money and loves his “office window”.  He has driven for several carriers since graduating from Truck Driver Institute in November 2012. He says he has learned a lot along the way and today he is driving for Big M Diesel Express.

How about you? Want to earn a paycheck while you travel the USA?

You probably landed on this page because you’re interested in CDL training. You’d probably like to know a little bit more about us. Like most small business, we have many stories to share with our readers about how we got to where we are today. And we promise to keep it short … read the TDI story in about 2 minutes …

Find Out More About Truck Driver Institute’s CDL Training Programs!

We know a … Read More »



Albina tells us, “The teachers were amazing in every way.”

Posted on June 5th, by Ted Hogan in Trucking News, What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

Truck Driver Institute is a wonderful school!!! The teachers were patient, nice and helpful. They helped me any way they could and answered all my questions.

They constantly gave me motivation which helped me on my tests. The office workers helped me with all my paperwork quickly and without delay.

I am happy to have gone to this school. I feel like it will greatly help me make great steps in my new career. Thank you! Thank you!

~ Albina Jenkins graduated from Truck Driver Institute on May 31, 2014

Find Out More About Truck Driver Institute’s CDL Training Programs!

We know a big part of our job is to make sure you have the training and confidence to become a commercial truck driver. And, a very big part of our job is to help you find a carrier where you can put … Read More »






Listen to our students

See what our CDL Training students and graduates say about their experience at Truck Driver Institute in their own words.

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