TDI’s 3-week, intensive CDL classes prepare students to pass the CDL exam and receive their CDL license.


The first step to becoming a commercial truck driver and earning great money is passing your CDL test. Class A CDL school involves several steps including a written portion of the exam as well as a road test. There is also a required physical examination.

TDI walks students through the process of passing their CDL exam so they’re able to get a CDL license and begin their new career.

The Benefits of Getting Your CDL License

A CDL license is required by the U.S. government. A Class A license is required for drivers operating a vehicle that has a gross combination weight rating, or GCWR, of 26,001 lbs. or more, or to tow a vehicle that is more than 10,000 lbs. A Class A CDL license allows you to drive certain tractor-trailer trucks, livestock carriers, truck and trailer combinations, flatbeds, tankers and others.

There are many benefits of getting a CDL license. To start, the trucking industry is currently in need of upwards of 45,000 truck drivers across the United States. Class A drivers earn competitive wages and often receive excellent benefits including health care coverage, dental, retirement benefits and more.

What Types of CDL Licenses Exist?

There are multiple types of CDL licenses, including Class A, Class B and Class C. Each type of CDL license allows drivers to operate vehicles of varying gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). Within each class, depending on the type of vehicle a driver is operating, they may also be required to get certain endorsements

Class A CDL License – For vehicles with a GCWR of 26,001 lbs. or more, or to tow a vehicle that is more than 10,000 lbs.

Class B CDL License – For vehicles with a GCWR of 26,001 lbs. or more, or to tow a vehicle that is UP TO 10,000 lbs.

Class C CDL License – For vehicles carrying more than 16 passengers or transporting hazardous materials.

TDI’s CDL training focuses primarily on the Class A license. If you have any questions on which license would be best for you to receive, please reach out to our experienced customer representatives today and they can assist you

TDI Makes Getting Your CDL License Convenient and Affordable

The requirements for truck drivers to receive their CDL vary from state, to state. TDI offers professional and affordable CDL classes to ensure you have the information you need in order to pass your CDL exam and receive your CDL license. Our program is incredibly affordable and allows you to graduate in just 3 weeks.

How to Get Started

Since 1973, Truck Driver Institute (TDI) has trained tens of thousands of the highly qualified licensed truck drivers in our truck driving school locations.