About three years ago, Truck Driver Institute purchased an 18-acre, full-blown truck stop near Indianapolis. TDI proceeded to remove five 15,000-gallon fuel tanks, fuel pumps, a large cafeteria and a general store area. On September 2011, this old truck stop found new life as the fully remodeled Indianapolis CDL Training Center for Truck Driver Institute.
The TDI Indianapolis Training Center now has two spacious classrooms, general office areas, a conference room and a large outdoor area for training. The space is paved and fenced so the instructors and students can perform parking and backing exercises. All of this is located at Interstate 65 just south of downtown Indianapolis.
The area sees heavy truck traffic from nearby Luvs and Flying J truck stops. Truck drivers access these truckstops 24/7 for fuel and other amenities. Located in a high visibility area like this is a great advantage for the Indianapolis Training Facility.
Along with the training center, the location also offers a third party testing facility for Class A CDLs for the state of Indiana.
We work with our sister company, AB Testing, on the same site so we can test both our students and the outside community for their commercial drivers licenses, according to the Vice President and General Manager of Truck Driver Institute.
Having the testing site at the same location, and working with AB Testing makes it a one-stop shop for the students. They can be trained, licensed and placed into a job all on site in Indianapolis. The students are ready to report to work immediately following graduation at Truck Driver Institute.
Future plans for the Indianapolis CDL Training Center include the construction of a maintenance facility. That will allow housing their trucks inside in the winter, and to do mechanical and maintenance portions of the Class A CDL training in a heated, enclosed space.
Since you are not required to be an Indiana resident to train for your CDL license here, out-of-state students are also welcome!
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