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PTDI celebrates 20 years of raising driver training standards

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) has been certifying entry-level truck d...


ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) has been certifying entry-level truck drivers for 20 years now.

 

The institute has established itself as the gold standard for entry-level truck driver training.

 

“I have to believe that the things we did and the current methods of truck driver training schools as a result of the standards we put together have led to improved, safer drivers out there, and this began with the PTDI,” said Ed Kynaston, who served as the organization’s first president when the PTDI of America was incorporated in 1986. He recalled that at the time PTDI was formed, “in some states you didn’t even have to prove you could drive a truck; you could apply for a driver’s licence by mail.”

 

Recently, the PTDI board completed the first comprehensive review of the entry-level skill curriculum and certification standards that were first written in 1999.


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