Founded in 1973 by U.S. Army Veteran Thomas Gast, Truck Driver Institute (TDI) is an adult vocational school that trains individuals and couples to get their Commercial Driver License (CDL).
Our school has grown to 11 campuses located in seven states, and is the largest Class A CDL School East of the Rockies not owned by a trucking company. We pride ourselves on being able to provide ongoing job placement* with our more than 20+ carrier partners.
Offer an affordable, immersive instructional program, led by experienced drivers, that teaches you how to go from novice to road-ready in just THREE WEEKS.
Prepare you to take all aspects of the CDL test. We are approved, third-party examiners at most of our campuses.
Go the extra mile to ensure that you obtain your CDL and find a job in the trucking industry. We currently hold an over 80% placement rate for our graduates!
Our school is not a ‘mom and pop shop’ or ‘CDL Mill.’ TDI is an industry leader with a respected reputation for excellence, safety and integrity.
TDI is an approved Third Party CDL Examiner for every state where our campuses are located that allows third party testing. In those states, a trip to the DMV isn’t necessary for the exam (though students still go there to buy a license).
From our caring admissions representatives who are ready to answer your every question to the instructors who push you to do your very best to our carrier partners that rely on us to provide them with the best truck drivers to meet their never-ending need, TDI is with you all the way.
Truck Driver Institute works hard to be your gateway to a new career. Give us 15 days and we can literally change your life and the lives of those you love and support.
As a TDI graduate you will have your Commercial Drivers License, a Diploma, and job opportunities with good pay, plus all of the benefits your family deserves including medical insurance, dental insurance, 401K retirement, and more.