PTDI Partners and Sponsors

PTDI Certification is supported by important volunteers and organizations.  Their dedication to quality truck driver training programs is critical.  We are grateful for the continued support of our partners.  

Certification Scholarships

American Trucking Associations is a long supporter of quality truck driver training, PTDI standards and certification.  Their generosity over the years has helped PTDI mitigate certification fee increases.  ATA not only provides industry expertise but also financial aid, in the form of school scholarships, to reduce the cost of entry level driver training program certification.  Contact PTDI for more information.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. 

Training Content and Awards

Cengage is our vital publication partner.  They produce and distribute the PTDI endorsed Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Training Handbook

In addition, Cengage makes it possible to provide the PTDI Crittenden Award

Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA. Employees reside in nearly 40 countries with sales in approximately 165 countries and territories around the world. 

Student Records and Background Screening

An industry leader in employment verification services, Driver iQ supports schools continued development of strong training programs, students and PTDI standards.  Driver iQ offers PTDI certified programs a streamlined method for reporting student records and managing employment verifications. These value added services ensure graduates of PTDI certified programs can be identified when their records are reviewed by potential employers. They also create efficiencies by handle incoming employment verifications for schools and providing reports.  Led by trucking industry veterans, has robust experience effectively facilitating the hiring process for employers and schools.  

Driver iQ is an accurate solution for driver employment history and background screening needs. Driver iQ is the transportation division of Cisive. Driver iQ’s Previous Record of Employment (PRE) database, combined with Cisive’s expert background screening services, provides a comprehensive and reliable background/previous employment solution specifically built for the trucking industry.

Contact: Amy Bricken, 631.862.9300 x694,

Driver Finishing Program


Avatar Fleet is a PTDI Certified Driver Finishing Provider.  They are the first and only partner to offer transportation companies a program that meets all PTDI standards. 

Working with Avatar Fleet means your program is PTDI Certified.   Take the free, 10 question assessment survey to learn more.

The PTDI Certified CDL Finishing School program is designed to provide a structure and documented process for your green drivers. Regardless of the trainer, you’ll know the content, delivery and documentation will be the same high level of effectiveness.

The Avatar Fleet finishing school is a turnkey solution for you -- automated systems, online training, LLLC Certified Instructors, consistent process and documentation -- all which meet PTDI standards.

Contact:  Scott Rea, 330-230-0664,

For partnership or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tim Blum, PTDI Executive Director.

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