Our Story

The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) is a non-profit 501(c)3 that was started in 1986 by visionaries who understood the need for high quality truck driver training.  Since its inception, PTDI has diligently promoted its mission of truck driver training excellence.

By working with carriers, truck driver training organizations, insurance industry professionals, and government officials we have helped improve training quality and create better drivers in the trucking industry.

PTDI is the first nonprofit organization to develop uniform skill performance, curriculum, and state of the art certification standards for the trucking industry. We were also the first to award course certification to entry-level truck driver training courses and motor carrier driver-finishing programs.

PTDI certifies truck driver training programs.  We're not a school, but we can help you find a good one.


If you are PTDI certified...

you exceed the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's ELDT regulations.

PTDI has streamlined the certification process to help carriers and schools meet the high performing requirements known as the industry's gold standard.  Certification bring national recognition to programs who go the extra mile to ensure they are deliver world class driver training.

America’s trucking schools have depended on us to keep them at their best.  Today, as always, our goals are to advance truck driver training, proficiency, and professionalism and to put quality drivers on the roads.


Promoting high quality standards for truck driver training.  Advance proficiency, safety, and professionalism among drivers.

>> Better schools, better drivers, safer roads <<

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