3 Weeks Can Change Your Life

What Do Our Students Say About Us?


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.



John Quigley says, “I can’t wait to stop in and show you my new truck.”

Posted on January 17th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

“Today is our big day we all graduated and on our way to get our license. Next week all of us have lots of companies to follow up with so we can decide where to go start our new careers. TDI has been a great experience all the staff have been helpful with getting us signed up financing in place and most of ALL prepared to Pass our tests.”

“The program was enjoyable, relevant and helpful. I feel prepared to take the next step and am excited about starting my new career. The whole staff worked well together to make sure I was successful. The three weeks together flew by.”

~ John Quigley graduated January 17, 2014 from Truck Driver Institute in Murfreesboro, Tennessee



John tells us, “This school has exceeded my expectations”.

Posted on January 1st, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

From the very beginning, this school has exceeded my expectations. After several years of not being able to find a path to employment, TDI came through helping me take this first step to a new career.

The instructors regularly go above and beyond the call of duty to help their students, and show exceptional patience with any student willing to apply themselves. The school recruiters go beyond getting the student into school, going to extraordinary lengths to help their students find employment with reputable companies.

I would recommend this school to anyone serious about starting a career in the trucking industry or looking for a refresher course to get back into the industry.

If you are willing to apply yourself and ready to get into the trucking industry as a driver, this school will give you everything you need.

~John E. Norton, Jr. graduated … Read More »



“TDI is a good school to go to if you want to learn.”

Posted on December 28th, by Ted Hogan in What Do Our Students Say About Us?. Comments Off

“This has been something I wanted to do for a long time and TDI helped me with it. TDI was the best thing that happened to me in years.”

~Michael Jones graduated from Truck Driver Institute in Tupelo, Mississippi



Jacob says, “I like this school so much that I brought my wife in to get her CDL.”

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

TDI is a great school. I came here not knowing anything about trucks or even how to drive one. But in 3 weeks time, I learned how to do a pre-trip and check different truck parts for safety reasons. I learned to a drive a combination vehicle that weighs 80,000 lbs.

And best of all, I received my CDL and got a job. Everyone that works at TDI was very helpful with all of your questions, and helping you through the process to graduate. I like this school so much that I brought my wife in to get her CDL.

~Jacob Kittle

Jacob graduated from Truck Driver Institute in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in July 2010. He is also a photographer, as well as a driver, and shared a few of the sights he has seen from the road.

Fire in the Sky, taken in Murray, … 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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Jason Bishop stopped by to say hello…

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

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