Effective and Affordable CDL Training Classes for Truck Drivers

Truck Driver Institute has been offering one of the leading CDL training programs for more than 47 years. Our program is well respected in the trucking industry for its professionalism and effectiveness.

TDI’s CDL training classes have trained thousands of truck drivers and allowed them to explore new and exciting job opportunities with our 20+ partners, and our job placement program for all TDI graduates is among the most sought-after in the country with an over 82% success rate.

When Is a Class A Commercial Driver’s License Required?

A Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required by all truck drivers who are operating a certain sized truck across state lines. With a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or a truck with a trailer GVWR of 10,001 or more pounds, a Class A CDL license is mandatory by law.

In short, a Class A CDL allows you to drive any vehicle combination that exceeds that weight minimum of 26,001 pounds, or a truck with a trailer of 10,001 or more pounds. This includes a wide range of vehicles and job opportunities. 

TDI’s CDL training course includes:

    • Tanker vehicles
    • Livestock carriers
    • Dump trucks
    • Passenger vans


A Class A CDL also allows you to operate all Class B and Class C vehicles, although additional special endorsements are required for some. 

TDI’s CDL training course includes:

    • Hazmat vehicles
    • Passenger vans
    • Busses


As you can see, obtaining a Class A Commercial Driver’s License opens the door to countless new opportunities. This is by no means an exhaustive list and the benefits of possessing a Class A Commercial Driver’s License are well worth the investment if you apply to a proper CDL school like Truck Driver Institute.

What Does It Take to Pass CDL School?

Getting a CDL is nothing like getting your basic driver’s license was, but with proper instruction and training you can get it done in merely 3 weeks. If you’re ready to operate some truly incredible engineering masterpieces, TDI is the CDL school for you.

In order to receive your CDL, you must complete both classroom hours as well as supervised driving hours. A CDL training program teaches you how to properly use a large truck, as well as all applicable trucking laws enforced by the FCMSA. With TDI, you’re truly head and shoulders above the other new Class A CDL holders.

Truck Driver Institute is proud to be among the largest Class A CDL School that’s not owned by a trucking company, but that’s not to say we don’t work closely with them. Industry-leading carriers regularly seek out TDI graduates because they know they have what it takes to get the job done. Read further to discover the many benefits that TDI students and graduates enjoy after they receive their CDLs.

Professional CDL Training Classes at Truck Driver Institute

Our 15-day CDL training program was developed by seasoned and experienced truck driving professionals. We’ve ensured our program is affordable and teaches you everything you need to know about passing your CDL exam and getting your CDL license in just 3 weeks so you can get on the road as quickly and painlessly as possible.

At Truck Driver Institute, we provide our students with tuition reimbursement information, and we also help connect them with future employers through our job placement assistance. Our team routinely works with more than 20 carriers who continue to hire TDI graduates for their companies. In fact, our CDL training program graduate placement rate is over 82%.

Truck Driver Institute is committed to providing our students with the best possible instruction in the industry, and we’re constantly matching and exceeding our impressive track record.

If you’re looking to pass your Commercial Driver’s License exam and explore a new, rewarding career path, TDI can put you in the best possible position after you complete our program.

Truck Driver Institute Program Overview:

Each of our students receives the classroom instruction required to pass their CDL school exam, hands-on training at our off-road driving range, and professional driving instruction from our experienced team members.

At TDI, we know that the best way to learn something new is to learn from an expert and that professional feedback is important when learning to drive large trucks. Our instructors have extensive experience not only with teaching, but driving as well, and their goal is to not only provide valuable instruction but also to instill confidence in new drivers. This quality is the reason TDI graduates stand out to employers and ease into the truck driving profession seamlessly.

In order to ensure that our students receive the best instruction in the country, Truck Driver Institute’s CDL training course includes:

    • Drug Screen and DOT Physical Exam
    • Classroom instruction for sections 1, 2 & 3 of the state CDL Manual
    • Instruction on Air Brakes and Combination Vehicles
    • Preparation on how to take the written CDL test
    • Informative lessons on log books, service requirements, map reading and how to plan a trip
    • Weight scales and staying legal as well as cargo claims
    • Mechanical knowledge
    • Pre-trip inspection information
    • Driving range experience including backing Maneuvers, straight line and offset backing
    • Advanced driving skills and highway driving
    • Night driving

What Sets TDI Apart From the Other CDL Training Schools

There is a reason TDI graduates are hired by the top carriers in the trucking industry. Our comprehensive CDL training program is thorough and successfully preps students for the CDL exam. Our CDL prep classes are also affordable and can be completed within just 3 weeks. TDI graduates are given all the resources and tools they need to become excellent CDL drivers who work in a broad spectrum of rewarding careers.

Interested in joining the best CDL training school in the United States? Here are a few things TDI students enjoy before, during, and after their experience at our renowned CDL school.

The TDI Difference

    • TDI students may qualify for excellent financial aid options including: Military benefits*, carrier-paid tuition, and student financing for those that qualify
    • TDI students receive real-life driving experience on our safe, off-road, multi-acre driving range
    • TDI students are professionally instructed by a caring, supportive staff who assists with every step of the process, from initial course enrollment through graduation and job placement
    • TDI graduates enjoy job placement with top carriers who offer competitive compensation and great benefits to their employees

In this way, TDI ensures that getting a Class A CDL is accessible to anyone who qualifies and that their graduates enjoy incredible benefits and opportunities after they finish their top-of-the-line CDL training classes.

How Can I Begin Taking CDL Training Classes?

If you’re ready to begin your Class A CDL journey with Truck Driver Institute, call us at 800-848-7364, or fill out our short form below to get started. We’re eager to hear from you and get you on your way!

Read up on the latest news and learn more about CDLs and the CDL licensing process on our blog today.

To learn more about our prestigious job placement program, visit our job placement page here. Truck Driver Institute is proud to serve the eastern United States with 11 campuses spread across 8 states. An exciting, adventurous, and new career is closer than you think.

Enroll in Our CDL Training Program Today

It’s time to get stated in an exciting, new career. We look forward to speaking with you!

*For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments.  For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill® student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form. Students must provide school with a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) prior to beginning class, but not later than the first day of training. A print screen of Statement of Benefits page will be accepted in lieu of COE and verification of benefits will be required.  Please see 38 USC 3679(e) for complete details. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.