At Truck Driver Institute, we take a certain amount of pride in the fact that we have provided professional Class A CDL training since 1973. This year we are celebrating our 41st anniversary as one of the nation’s leaders in Commercial Driver’s License training.
And it all started back in January 1973 in South Bend, Indiana when company founder, Thomas Gast, acquired a piece of property on State Road 23 right around the corner from Notre Dame, and converted two existing farm buildings into our first tractor-trailer training facility.
Our South Bend CDL training school has seen lot of changes in the years since then. The school has been at its present location since 1975, and the old classrooms were replaced with a new building a little over 2 years ago. The 18+ acre facility is a spacious, modern training center with multiple classrooms, and a large outdoor area for training. The dedicated driving range on the property is fenced so the instructors and students can perform parking and backing exercises safely without outside distractions.
Many states require that you have proof of in-state residency and a driver’s license issued by that state in order to train and test for your CDL license there. In contrast, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will allow students from other states to complete their CDL training and licensing here if certain requirements are met (check with one of our Student Services representatives for complete details). So, our South Bend CDL training facility accepts a fair number students for CDL training from out-of-state, especially from neighboring areas of Michigan and Ohio. South Bend also offers Indiana CDL license testing facilities on-site, so our students have the convenience of training and testing at the same location.
It’s not hard to see why more students and carriers choose TDI South Bend as their training partner over any other truck driving school in Northern Indiana.