3 Weeks Can Change Your Life

What Do Our Students Say About Us?


Billy Ray says, “TDI taught me what to expect on the road”.

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“Truck Driver Institute helped me learn the basics … they give you hands on training. Coming to TDI was the best thing that has ever happened to me.”

~ Billy Ray Berry Jr. graduated in November 2013 and drives for U.S. Xpress.

Put your life in gear. You can train to drive big trucks in 3 weeks.



Bobby tells us, “The road teachers do an excellent job.”

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

~ Bobby Brodie dropped by recently for a return visit to the Murfreesboro campus.

“The road teachers do an excellent job with the situations they put you it. It seems crazy when you are a student, but it doesn’t take any time on your own that you will see why they do what they do. And then, you will appreciate it greatly.

I would tell all new students when you do get on your own on the road, never trust a GPS. But when you get your first check, but a good one with truck routes. It will save you a lot of heart attacks.”

“TDI is a great place to learn your new career!”

Train to drive big trucks — you can do it. 3 weeks can change your life!



Truck Driver Institute gave me an excellent start …

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

~LaTravions Robinson graduated from Truck Driver Institute in January 2014 and is driving for PTL.

TDI gave me an excellent start in my trucking career. They touched on pretty much everything we go through as drivers.

The staff was very patient and explained everything clearly. Also, the class size allowed us all ample time on the range and road.

Everyone here made the process flow well — great instructors, great recruiters. I’d recommend TDI to anyone interested in starting a career as a professsional driver.



Greg tells us, “I have nothing but good things to say about TDI and the staff.”

Posted on March 24th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

“At Truck Driver Institute the instructors worked so well with the students.”

I drove years ago and this was not just a refresher, it covered all aspects of driving — first and foremost, running safe and legal. I have enjoyed driving since I completed school, traveling from one coast to the other, and NY to the Mexico border.

“I have heard a lot of horror stories about other schools — from drivers that said they learned nothing. I have nothing but good things to say about TDI and the Staff.”

~Greg Theobald graduated from Truck Driver Institute in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in September 2013 and drives for Werner Enterprises.



Joshua says, “TDI is the place to go if you want your CDL”.

Posted on March 21st, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

“Truck Driver Institute was a great place to go to school for my CDL. The trainers were great, they answered all my questions and helped me learn about the truck and trailer and how to handle them. They showed me different ways to back and a lot of great techniques that I still use today. All in all, TDI is the place to go if you want your CDL.”

~Joshua Key graduated from Truck Driver Institute in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, March 2013 and drives for Knight Transportation.



Dallas graduate Melissa Fiscus says, “The moment I walked into TDI I felt at ease.”

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

I would advise anyone who is trying to obtain their CDL License to attend TDI. I had attended a school in the same area as TDI and obtained my CDL license 4 months prior. They promised a License and a Job. Not only did I not get a job, but I was so afraid to drive these big trucks I don’t know how I was able to pass the test to get my license.

“The moment I walked into TDI I felt at ease.”

My recruiter Lakresha was very comforting and told me she would help me every step of the way and SHE DID! I am dyslexic and made many errors on my application and she helped me. The instructors taught me step-by-step how to drive.

I walked in an intimidated, scared, frail CDL HOLDER and walked out a “CONFIDENT PROFESSIONAL CDL … Read More »



A Few Thoughts and Smiles on Graduation Day

Posted on February 7th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

TDI Graduating Class on February 7, 2014 with Ernie (center rear), Murfreesboro Training Director

“TDI is a great school… I will always remember everyone that helped me — Ernie, Neal, Kevin, Al, Harry, Joe, Mike and Sherry.” ~ Jason Boustead

“TDI gave me an opportunity for a new career. Thank you.” ~ Thomas Fish

“Without the material and help from all the staff, it would have taken me longer to get my CDL.” ~ Cory Thomas

“Knowing I can leave with a Class A CDL is how I know TDI changed my life.” ~Khiry Wilson



Truck Driver Institute gave me the confidence to go anywhere in the US

Posted on January 31st, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

“TDI gave me the confidence to take a big rig out and know that I could go anywhere in the US.”

“Taking time to teach — not only how, but why to do things properly — reading mirrors, hooking air lines, sliding 5th wheel, etc. The staff was very supportive in so many ways from transportation to finance to answering questions. Very glad that I chose TDI to train me. Thanks to all (especially Sherry, Allison & Ernie).”

~ Ronnie Cope graduated from Truck Driver Institute in Murfreesboro in 2012 and drives for AAA Cooper



“I came to TDI not knowing anything about trucks …”, Barry says.

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

“I came to TDI not knowing anything about trucks or how they operated, besides seeing them on the highway and truck stops. The staff at Truck Driver Institute offered the skills that I needed to become  successful in the trucking industry. There were times that I felt overwhelmed, however, I was so determined to exceed my own expectations. The classes were long at times and it seemed that it would never end, but Ernie (editor’s note: our training director in Murfreesboro) made sure that we were prepared. I am very pleased with my decisions on training with TDI and would recommend anyone that feels confident and are not afraid to take on a life changing experience to come take a look; you won’t regret it.”

~ Barry Morton graduated from Truck Driver Institute in Murfreesboro in August 2013



Meet Michelle Oliver and her 4-legged traveling companion.

Posted on January 20th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

“Truck Driver Institute was able to prepare me for the job I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid. I learned the hands-on skills I needed in my future job. Thanks TDI!”

~ Michelle drives for H.O.Wolding. Her dog is a Blue Heeler named Libby.






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

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