Press Release - March 12, 2019
The Professional Truck Driver Institute, Inc. (PTDI) has bestowed its highest honor, the Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award, to Mr. Kevin Burch. The Crittenden Award is presented to a person who exemplifies the service and dedication required to ensure quality truck driver training, the heart of PTDI. The award ceremony took place March 12, 2019, during the annual convention of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). Sponsored by Cengage Learning, the award is in memory of Lee Crittenden, a founding member of the Institute. Read the Press Release.
Press Release - January 29, 2019PTDI's Driver Finishing review and beta test has resulted in a streamlined set of industry vetted standards which offer a “blueprint for excellence” that trucking companies large and small can customize to meet their specific training needs. In addition, PTDI offers a Driver Finishing Certification that confirms a company's internal training program meets or exceeds the standards. For trucking companies of all types, this service provides a significant opportunity to improve and affirm the quality of their program, mitigate risk and ensure driver safety. Read the Press Release | Learn about Driver Finishing
Press Release - January 14, 2019The PTDI Board of Directors recently approved revisions to its Entry Level Driver Training Standards. Updates were made to the skills, curriculum and certification sections to ensure PTDI certified courses exceed U.S. government regulations effective in February, 2020. PTDI’s standards continue to provide the depth and detail schools use to confidently deliver high quality training for entry level truck drivers. Read the Press Release | Access the Standards
General - December 6, 2018Nominate a deserving individual for PTDI's highest honor, the Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award. The Crittenden Award is given to a person who exemplifies the overall mission of PTDI. PTDI's mission is to promote high quality standards for truck driver training and advance proficiency, safety, and professionalism among drivers. Click here to complete the nominations form.
Thank you to our longstanding partner Cengage for sponsoring the Crittenden award. PTDI appreciates their ongoing commitment to driver training excellence. Check out PTDI and Cengage's collaborative Tractor Trailer Truck Driver Training solution.
Press Release - November 20, 2018The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) has released a new publication that addresses entry level driver training (ELDT) requirements for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). PTDI’s E-Z Guide to the Entry-Level Driver Regulation is intended for any and all organizations who offer this type of training and must now comply with the new federal rule. The Guide provides details for all CMV driver training, including CDL Class A, Class B, Passenger, School Bus and Hazardous Materials endorsements. For those assessing where to start with the new ELDT regulation, this publication is a comprehensive primer that guides your focus. The Guide is a must for trainers, safety directors, administration and instructors.
Newsletter - November 2, 2018The latest news regarding the FMCSA's minimum training requirements (ELDT regulations).
Newsletter - November 1, 2018
The latest news for certified schools including PTDI's address change, updates to the Certification Profile, Certificates and Seals, using the Certified logo and more.
General - October 22 , 2018Please note the address for PTDI has changed. Phone numbers and email addresses remain the same. Mail can now be sent to to the new address found here.
Press Release - September 18, 2018
The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) has introduced a new system to help entry level truck driver training programs earn and maintain certification.
Video - September 17, 2018
The Certification Profile helps entry level truck driver training programs earn and maintain PTDI certification. It supports school efforts to meet Federal regulations that require minimum training standards. Watch the video.
Email - August 30, 2018The ELDT regulations for 2020 will be here before you know it. Are you ready?
Email - August 20, 2018
Newsletter - July 25, 2018
Email - November 28, 2017
Newsletter - November 20, 2017
Newsletter - June 5, 2017
Newsletter - February 6, 2017
Press Release - January 27, 2017
The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) has submitted a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) urging it to reconsider its decision to exclude Behind the Wheel Time from its Final Rule on Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators published on December 8, 2016.