How Can I Qualify for Truck Driving School Lodging?

You can qualify for truck driving school lodging at Truck Driver Institute if you do not live within 50 miles of the nearest TDI school. 

TDI has CDL training schools all over the country, so there is a very high chance that there is a TDI location near you.

Why Would You Need Truck Driving School Lodging?

Truck Driver Institute’s lodging program is not a permanent housing solution. It is a temporary program to offer a convenience to those who may live too far from one of our training facilities. To earn your CDL at TDI, you must complete 3 weeks of all-day training both in the classroom and on the driving range.

The intensive nature of this program means you may need to hit pause on your current job or some of your day-to-day habits. If you live more than an hour-long drive from a TDI school, this 3-week program can be even more strenuous if you have an added commute. That’s why Truck Driver Institute started our truck driving school lodging initiative. We partner with local hotels to offer you a discounted rate to stay there, which is just another way that we help to save you money.

For many people interested in truck driving school, they are going through some sort of life change. Whether you have just gotten home from the military, retired and want to travel with supplemental income, or need to switch careers for whatever reason, TDI is the springboard to your next adventure. Our goal is to get you on your feet and into a high-paying career. That being said, we do everything we can to ensure your success.



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Expenses of Truck Driving School

The costs of CDL training vary from program to program. However, what many schools don’t acknowledge outright is that there are other expenses that you will pay for throughout your training and after you get your CDL. 

For example, if you live far away from campus, you’ll have to of course pay for your travel expenses to and from school. You’ll also have to pay for your own food throughout the course of the program. If you are in our truck driving school lodging program, you can save money by buying groceries and preparing your meals at your hotel each day, rather than eating out at restaurants. 

We work hard to get every TDI graduate placed at the trucking carrier of their choice. However, we can’t guarantee job placement, and graduates should prepare for days or weeks after earning their CDL without seeing their first paycheck. This can be a daunting time when you are in between jobs and don’t have a steady stream of income. Make sure to work with your TDI help team to identify any issues that would present hurdles in your ability to gain employment. Many times, TDI students will get job offers while they’re still training, which greatly reduces the stress of finding your next gig.

Keeping Costs Low After Getting Your CDL

If you’re interested in truck driving school lodging, it’s possible that you have an extra interest in keeping your life expenses low even after you start truck driving. There are some simple ways to save yourself money during training and after. One of your biggest expenses, hands down, is going to be food. We previously mentioned that you can buy groceries if you’ll be staying in a hotel with a kitchenette of some sort. This would be a little bit harder if you’re actually in your truck. You need to be smart about your eating habits when you’re on the road. Some trucks will have a space for a small microwave or a small refrigerator/cooler. 

Certain companies will offer per diem pay when you are on the road. This means that a certain amount of your payment will be tax-free. If your company does not offer per diem pay then you should save all of your food receipts throughout your time on the road because these are tax-deductible. If you decide to invest in the portable cooler for your truck, try storing some lunch meat and condiments for a quick, inexpensive meal. 

Saving on things besides food can be pretty simple because you dictate what you do with your free time when you’re on the road. There are several long-lasting options that you can choose from to keep you occupied. Some relatively free options include reading, exercising, or playing with your pet (if you decide to take it with you on the road).

Jon and Tammy Walker

Truck Driver Institute was the best choice for us. TDI allowed us to explore all carriers opportunities. The instructors were top notch, caring supportive and patient. We would recommend TDI to anyone interested in a career in the trucking industry.

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It’s not difficult to qualify for truck driving school lodging at Truck Driver Institute. Simply reach out to one of our representatives and see if you’re eligible. Saving money before and after you get your CDL will impact how you drive and live your life. If you’re interested in joining thousands of others who live the lifestyle of a truck driver, contact us today

We have 10 Locations to Choose From:


100 Industrial Park Drive
Forsyth, GA 31029


4939 U.S. 78
Oxford, AL 36203


20214 Highway 49
Saucier, MS 39574


3542 East 500 North
Whiteland, IN 46184


6201 Epps Mill Road
Christiana, TN 37037


3700 St Johns Pkwy
SanfordFL 32771


5750 E. Milton Road
Milton, FL 32583


3425 Lancaster Highway
Richburg, SC 29729


24645 S.R. 23
South Bend, IN 46680


341 East Franklin Street
Tupelo, MS 38802

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*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