Why Can’t You Trust “Free” CDL Training?
“Free” CDL training is never actually free. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Somebody always has to pay for that “free” CDL training. Take a closer look at any truck driving school that offers “free” tuition, and you’ll find that it comes with a big catch.
Those schools will require you to sign a contract to drive for a particular carrier for a specified period of time after graduation. This is called contract training, and typically it is how that “free” truck driving school can cover the cost to train you.
While contract training may save you a little money upfront, it can cost you a tremendous amount of money over the long haul. It eliminates your freedom to choose your employer or find yourself a better job driving for another trucking company. That’s why Truck Driver Institute does not engage in contract training.
Instead, our students are free to compare and accept employment offers from any of over 20 carriers that work with TDI. This way, you get the benefits of lowering your truck driving school cost while having the freedom to choose the best deal for you. Our carriers are some of the biggest, most well-known trucking companies in the United States. Even better, they’re actively recruit Truck Driver Institute graduates every week.
Take a look at our carriers above to get started. If you have any questions, call us at 800-848-7364 or contact us online.
Does TDI Offer Paid CDL Training?
During your 3 weeks (15 days) of training for your CDL at Truck Driver Institute, you are not yet hauling freight. Therefore, you are not paid during this training.
When you get your Commercial Driver’s License, you will have the opportunity to go to work with a carrier of your choice. TDI does not guarantee placement.
Once you join a senior driver to complete your on-the-job company orientation and training, then you will be paid.
While TDI does not offer paid CDL training, there are so many benefits to getting a CDL license and beginning your career in trucking. Let’s look at some of the amazing opportunities a CDL can bring you.