Truck Driver Institute’s CDL truck driver training in Oxford, Alabama is well-known as one of the most respected truck driving schools in Alabama. Located near Birmingham and serving the surrounding area for over 28 years, the 15+ acre facility is a spacious, modern training center, second-to-none in the industry. In just 3 short weeks, you are ready to test for your Alabama CDL License!


Founded in 1973, TDI has consistently graduated the most well rounded truck drivers. The quality of learning you receive here is unmatched by any other trucking schools in Alabama. This is why we have so many connections with established carrier companies. Courses at TDI Oxford, Alabama are a mixture of classroom and behind-the-wheel training to ensure that you leave our training facilities with the skills, knowledge and experience that major transportation companies are looking for from their rookie drivers.

Unlike other truck driving schools in Alabama, our classes are affordable. Other truck driving schools in Alabama want thousands of dollars out of pocket but here at Truck Driver’s Institute we offer grants, scholarships, tuition reimbursement and we offer assistance to veterans with GI benefits. To learn more about our costs, go here.

When you finish your training you’ll be able to test for your Class A CDL license on-site!



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Why Truck Driver Institute?

We pride ourselves on being one of the best truck driving schools in Alabama, and that pride is reflected in the service we provide our students and graduates. With our over 86% job placement rate, we are the only truck driving school in Alabama that consistently helps its graduates succeed. From the first day, our students are placed with a staff member who works with them to make sure they can find a job that’s the right fit for them. 

We are unlike any other truck driving schools in Alabama. Students are taught by long-time industry professionals who are well versed in trucking information. These classes are altered to help meet each student’s individual learning style. Our students are also pre-screened to make sure they will fit the requirements of at least one of the many carrier companies that we partner with. We do this before students even begin our program because we want to be sure they can work in the industry before they invest their time and money. Doing this ensures that every student will have a job offer when they graduate. 

Many of our students receive offers before they graduate; however, if you don’t, don’t worry! Our hiring services are free to all of our graduate students. You can stick with us and we will help you find the perfect job for you. If you later decide that you don’t like where you are and you want to work in a different area, come back and see us. We would love to help you find the best fit for you! 

What Does a Truck Driver Do Everyday?

Other truck driving schools in Alabama may pressure you to work with a particular carrier, but not us. We are proud to not be contractually obligated to place you with any particular company. Instead, we use the bonds that we have created over the last 47 years to ensure that you have received a job with the best truck driving carrier that suits your needs.

While training at the Oxford training facility, you will learn both the technical and the operational aspects of driving a semi-truck. Some of the technical information you will learn will include maintaining driver logs, reading maps, trip planning and conducting a pre-trip safety inspection of your vehicle. The hands-on portion of our training program puts you behind the wheel of a full-sized 18 wheeler while you learn shifting techniques, turning maneuvers and safely backing up the vehicle. Once you’ve mastered handling of the tractor trailer forwards and backwards, you’ll be tested for your Alabama Class A CDL License!

Truck Driving Schools In Alabama: 15-day Intensive Class 

From the first time you walk through our doors to the last time you walk out, we work with you to make sure you get the instruction you need and the career guidance you deserve. Here’s a brief run-down for how you spend your time at our Alabama truck driving school campus:

Week 1: Classroom: You begin learning the technical aspects of truck driving in our Alabama truck driving school’s classrooms. Our instructors work with you until you’re confident in the written CDL permit’s subject matter, such as:

  • Trip planning 
  • Recording your driver’s log
  • Surveying maps
  • Smith systems 
  • Weight scales legal requirements
  • Cargo Claims
  • Fundamental Mechanic Abilities 

At the end of the week, you have the chance to showcase what you’ve learned on the written CDL permit test. 

Week 2:  Hands-on Training: Now that you have your written CDL permit, you begin your hands-on training. Under the guidance of an instructor, you operate a full-sized 18-wheeler on our expansive off-road driving range, practicing straight line and offset backing. We make sure you’re capable of performing pre-trip inspections to assess the operational safety of your vehicle. As week two comes to a close, you transition to driving on the road. We ease you into this next phase by introducing you to low-traffic driving scenarios. 

Week 3: Advanced Skills, Testing, and Graduation: Now that you are a master at the basics, it’s time to build on what you learned and acquire advanced skills. You are given a chance to hone your technique on both the driving range and highway. Additionally, we make sure you’re comfortable and confident operating your vehicle in the nighttime driving environment. Once you  add the highest difficulty skill sets to your driving repertoire, you’re ready to take your CDL Driving Skills Test-Highway/Street Testing. Truck Driver Institute’s certified truck driving school in Alabama offers testing on-site. Once you take and pass your exams, you graduate from Truck Driver Institute’s Alabama area campus, and begin your career! 

The 15 days you spend with us at our Alabama truck driving school is jam-packed with learning, which means you can rest easy knowing that you get what you paid for: a complete, hands-on, and no-nonsense truck driving training course.

Alabama Truck Driving School Oxford Location

The Oxford campus is conveniently located right off of I-20, just East of Birmingham, making it easy to commute for your daily CDL training classes.

Don’t Live In the Oxford Area?
Many of our students live out of the area but still choose our Alabama truck driving school because of the high-quality training and established partnerships with major carriers throughout the United States.  If you aren’t near our Alabama location, consider one of our other 11 locations.

Jon and Tammy Walker

Tennessee truck driving schoolTruck 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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Alabama Truck Driving School


4939 U.S. 78
Oxford, AL 36203
United States (US)
Phone: 1-800-848-7364

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You can also contact us by filling out this quick and easy contact form. Once submitted we will be in contact with you as soon as we can. Don’t live in Oxford? We also serve surrounding areas, such as Montgomery, Hunstville, Tuscaloosa, and more.

*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