Training Materials

PTDI offers materials both to develop your course and to provide your students.  PTDI partners with Cengage (formerly Delmar) to produce and distribute selected titles. You can explore the Cengage web site or use the following links.


PTDI's E-Z Guide to the Entry-Level Driver Regulation

The new Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulation applies to training organizations and driver trainees applying for their commercial driver’s license (CDL) for the first time; an upgrade of their CDL (e.g., a Class B CDL holder seeking a Class A CDL); or a hazardous materials (H), passenger (P), or school bus (S) endorsement for the first time.  Driver Trainees must complete a prescribed program of instruction provided by an entity that is listed on the FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry (TPR).  PTDI's E-Z Guide to the Entry-Level Driver Regulation outlines the new and updated requirements for driver trainees and entities that train entry-level drivers. The Guide is a must for trainers, safety directors, administration and instructors.  [Learn More]

Tractor Trailer Truck Driver Training - 4th Edition

ISBN: 9781111036485

Teach from the resource that the pros trust -- Delmar’s TRACTOR-TRAILER TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING, 4TH EDITION. Cengage is the only official education partner of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI). Students gain insights to excel in truck driving. A broad approach addresses all of North America with content that is relevant to all drivers, whether they drive within or beyond the borders of the United States. Detailed coverage explains...more

Tractor Trailer Truck Driver Handbook packages are available including digital versions.
Contact a Cengage representative to order (click the link then select Instructor Next Steps).

Train the Trainer Program Instructor Guide and Student Workbook

Train the Trainer Student Course Book
ISBN: 9781401805128

Train the Trainer Instructor's Guide
ISBN: 9781401805135

Designed to be user-friendly, the Train the Trainer Student Course Book is interactive in that the student will be writing in it throughout the course and will be able to use it as an ongoing reference tool. Topics covered include curriculum development, classroom management, learning methods, learner diversity, and presentation design and techniques.  Note: The Instrucotr Guide is te supplement.  Get them together by making a specific request for the student course book AND instructor guide.

Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Regulations Training

ISBN: 9781418005788

Developed as a down-to-earth instructional guide, this manual clearly communicates the essential information and distinct operating characteristics concerning longer commercial vehicles and the rules and training requirements necessary for truck drivers, fleet managers, and those responsible for their training. Coverage details the requirements issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in regulation 49CFR parts 380 and 391 in a straightforward, non-technical manner...more

Straight Truck Driver Handbook / Workbook

ISBN: 9780892625031

The Straight Truck Driver Handbook / Workbook and ancillaries provide a comprehensive, turnkey curriculum for preparing younger students for a career in the trucking industry. This book not only prepares new drivers to fulfill these positions successfully, but the book and its ancillaries represent the first such curriculum of its nature offered in the US and Canada...more

NATMI Publications

Hazmat Awareness Training Manual

ISBN: 9781401812454

This training manual is part of an innovative training program, developed in conjunction with the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI). It utilizes a seminar format that concentrates on all levels of hazardous materials training. Transportation of hazardous materials by the trucking industry is covered in depth, as well as issues of compliance of carrier companies and individual truck drivers with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations...more

Accident Investigation Training Manual

ISBN: 9781401869397

This training manual is part of an innovative training program, developed in conjunction with the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI). It provides critical information necessary for the advanced training of safety managers and truck drivers alike. Accident investigation training is provided through a seminar-based approach that addresses proper accident reporting and documentation procedures, as well as post-accident alcohol and controlled substance tests...more

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