Top 10 Questions About Getting Your CDL

You may have heard demand for professional, qualified drivers is at an all time high. There is no unemployment in the trucking industry right now.

If you are not sure whether it is worth it for you to train for your Class A Commercial Drivers License, you might be asking yourself some of these questions.

1. Are good paying jobs available for truck drivers?

Absolutely! There is a severe shortage of qualified drivers right now, and trucking companies are working with truck driving schools like ours to fill those empty drivers’ seats — Read More

2. What are the benefits of becoming a commercial truck driver?

Steady income, excellent job security, flexibility, and you get paid to travel — Read More

3. Why should I consider training with Truck Driver Institute?

At Truck Driver Institute, we have trained over 100,000 men and women how to get Class A CDL license, and begin good-paying jobs as professional truck drivers. We have been putting America to work since 1973. So that means we have 40 years experience training America’s truck drivers, and 40 years running one of the top ranked driver training programs in the country — Read More

4. How long does it take to get a Commercial Drivers License?

Our Class A Commercial Drivers License instruction is structured as a 3-week, 154-hour schedule, taught Monday-Friday from 7-5:30 and one evening of nighttime driving. We want you to pass your CDL test and begin to drive in as short a time as possible. — Read More

5. Okay, so how much does truck driving school cost?

It depends in part on which choices you make. Your upfront out-of-pocket cost will be approximately $200 – $300, depending on whether you require lodging. Many truck lines we work with will help you with the balance through their Tuition Assistance Programs — Read More

6. Where can I take my training?

Truck Driver Institute offers 12 training facilities conveniently located in 8 states — Read More

7. Are truck driving jobs available after graduation?

YES, YOU BET! Carriers are hiring TDI graduates every week. We assist all our students with job placement before, during and after training. Most of our students (93%) have immediate job offers from one or more major trucking companies upon graduation from the 3-week training course — Read More

8. What do students say about Truck Driver Institute?

Our graduates tell us we are one of the best kept secrets around — Read More

9. When can I start?

We have a new class starting on Monday morning every week at each of our 12 locations.

10. What if I still have a few more questions?

The best way for us to answer all your questions about CDL training and financing options is for you to speak directly with Student Services. You may call directly at 1-800-848-7364 or fill out the form on this page to request free information. We’ll answer your questions and make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about professional driver training — Request More Info

Our Student Services Department can answer all your questions about how to pay for school, so you can make an informed decision about driving.

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Get your Class A CDL in our friendly, supportive CDL training program. TRAIN with experienced instructors – multiple good-paying, secure job choices with benefits available for eligible graduates. EARN $700 – $1000+ / week to start as a truck driver. Get started today by filling out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!