PTDI defines Driver Finishing programs as training programs (typically offered by trucking companies, carriers, etc) established for the primary purpose of polishing a driver's skills after receiving their CDL. This is done to ensure the driver is fully prepared to perform independently behind the wheel and as required by the company's policies and procedures.
Driver Finishing standards were developed by industry stakeholders, including truck driving companies of different types. The standards ensure core competencies, promote advanced skills, and allow companies to add customized training procedures based on their own training needs.
Companies who wish to formalize their training programs and/or confirm the quality of their program will find Driver Finishing Certification useful. Certification is awarded to a company's course or program when they demonstrate adherence to the PTDI standards.
This program is in the beta test phase. If you are a carrier, you may qualify to join the early test stage of the program. Standards are available to those who participate in the beta test.
Please contact PTDI if you are interested in participating in the final phase of the test.
Details coming soon.