PTDI News

Nominations Open for 2019 Crittenden Award

General - December 6, 2018

Nominate 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.


PTDI Publishes E-Z Guide to the Entry-Level Driver Regulation

Press Release - November 20, 2018

The 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.

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PTDI Update - Fall 2018

Newsletter - November 2, 2018

The latest news regarding the FMCSA's minimum training requirements (ELDT regulations).


PTDI Newsletter - Fall 2018 (Certified Schools)

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.


New Address for the PTDI Office

General - October 22 , 2018

Please 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.


PTDI Introduces New Certification Profile

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.


Certification Profile Streamlines Certification Process

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.


ELDT Regulations On the Way for 2020.  Are you ready?

Email - August 30, 2018

The ELDT regulations for 2020 will be here before you know it.  Are you ready?


Certification Deadlines Update

Email - August 20, 2018


PTDI Newsletter - Summer 2018

Newsletter - July 25, 2018


Harry Kowalchyk Announcement

Email - November 28, 2017


PTDI Newsletter Update - 2017, 4th Quarter

Newsletter - November 20, 2017


PTDI Newsletter Update - 2017, 2nd Quarter

Newsletter - June 5, 2017


PTDI Newsletter Update - 2017, 1st Quarter

Newsletter - February 6, 2017


PTDI Urges FMCSA to Reconsider Behind the Wheel Time

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.



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