PTDI Entry Level Training Certification Will Help Your Company Thrive

From finding quality drivers, to reducing costs and minimizing legal risks, PTDI offers your company key benefits.

Better Programs - The Gold Standard in Truck Training Certification

  • Certified programs assures through independent verification, that you have found quality, entry level driver training programs.

Better Drivers

  • Easily locate better drivers.  PTDI program graduates are well trained professionals from the gold standard of truck driver training programs.

Lower Costs

  • Better drivers means you lower your own training costs. 

Safety Enhancements

  • Trained by better instructors, you reduce your potential safety risks by hiring drivers that have been through a rigorous curriculum.

Legal Risks and Compliance

  • Minimize legal risks against improper training claims.

Do you have an entry level driver training program in house?  Get it certified. Learn how.

What Makes a Great Truck Driver Training Program?

And where can I find professional and safe truck drivers?

PTDI has developed criteria that is widely considered the industry standard for great training programs.  Certified programs have been verified that they meet these criteria. 

For entry level driver training programs, PTDI believes there is no substitute for hours behind-the-wheel.  This means students have hands on the wheel actually driving a truck in diverse conditions.  You can get a short summary of the criteria on the certification page.  We highly suggest reviewing the full PTDI standards to see what that means

To help carriers locate great training programs and qualified drivers, PTDI has compiled a checklist of key questions and items to consider.   We also have a tool that you can use to compare program qualifications.  Get them here:

Driver Finishing programs have their own set of standards.   Check out the what trucking companies can do to help reduce risk, improve operations and keep road safe.  Review the summary of driver finishing standards and then get your program certified!


Driver Finishing Certification Improves Your Business

Do you have a program to train drivers you've just hired?  If not, have you considered starting a driver finishing program? Whether you have a program in place or developing one, PTDI can help.   Learn more about PTDI certified Truck Driver Finishing programs.

From enhanced driver skills to improving your bottom line, the benefits of a Certified Driver Finishing program will have significant, positive impacts on your company.

      • Minimize legal risks
      • Proven industry standards
      • Improved safety
      • Enhanced driver skills
      • More satisfied drivers
      • Efficient, cost saving training
      • Outside verification of your program


Motor Carrier Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I care about PTDI certification?

You find better quality drivers from PTDI certified programs.  Because of the high quality curriculum required by the standards, drivers have more experience, especially where it it counts - behind the wheel.  Your company benefits from the enhanced training by reducing safety and legal risks.  And you gain the confidence of knowing drivers have learned the critical skills agreed upon by industry partners.

Widely recognized as the gold standard in truck driver training, PTDI standards were used by the Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration as the primary basis for their new regulations.

How do I find qualified, professional drivers?

Hire graduates of PTDI programs!

What makes a great truck driver training program?

PTDI standards exceed government minimums.  We have developed a checklist and comparison tool to help carriers identify the  qualities that make up a great training program.  Download these tools to use when interviewing and comparing entry-level truck driver training programs.

How do I get my driver training program certified?

Does your carrier offer entry level driver training?  We can ensure your program meets government regulations and offers high quality training.  Learn more on the certification page.

What is Driver Finishing?

Driver Finishing refers to the training a driver receives after graduating and earning their CDL.  This is primarily done by the employer, the trucking company, who is polishing the drivers skills that enable them to drive solo in the truck.  Many times this training requires instruction of company specific policies and procedures.  PTDI's Driver Finishing certification standards are structured to allow the flexibility for trucking companies to build their own rules into the training.

How do I start or certify my existing Driver Finishing program?

We are excited to help you further develop your driver's skills.  We can help you start a program at your company or verify your existing program meets agreed upon industry best practices.  Check out the Driver Finishing Certification page to start.


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