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 through industry leading standards.
By working with carriers, commercial motor vehicle 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 help schools build quality training programs. Although we're not a truck driving school, if you are looking for one, we can help you find one of the best.
The certification process helps carriers and schools meet the high performing requirements commonly known as the industry's gold standard. Certification brings national recognition to programs who go the extra mile to ensure they deliver world class driver training.
The organization is led by a Board of Directors consisting of diverse industry stakeholders. Certification is overseen by a Commission composed primarily of truck driver training schools.
America’s trucking schools have depended on us to keep them at their best. PTDI remains committed to truck driver training excellence that develops highly skilled and safe drivers.
America’s trucking schools have depended on us to keep them at their best. PTDI remains committed to truck driver training excellence that develops safe, highly skilled, professional truck drivers.