Our Training

Class Curriculum

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The SDIA Truck Driving School Program uses the Professional Truck Drivers Institute's (PTDI) curriculum.

A typical class schedule consists of morning hours being spent in the classroom with an Instructor. This time includes studying the textbook and various materials, hands-on activities, videos, lectures, knowledge testing, special speakers and labs. Our classroom sessions are informative, interesting, simple to follow, effective and productive.

Afternoon sessions are typically comprised of Labs, Pad, Range, Road and going over Driving Skills pertaining to the specific topics covered each day.

Our 5 week program consists of 162 hours with a minimum of 44 hours “Behind the Wheel” training.

SDIA Training Team & Staff

Kathey
Kathey

Director of Program & Administration

Lowell
Lowell

Director of Driver Development

Fred
Fred

CDL Driver Training Specialist

Andrew
Andrew

Director of Safety & Training

Victor
Victor

VP of Safety & Compliance

Joshua
Joshua

CDL Driver Training Specialist

Driver Affirmation:

I will be a Safe & Professional Driver! I will be properly rested. I will perform complete pre-trips with brake checks. I will use 3-point entrances and exits. I will run legal speeds slower than the flow of traffic. I will maintain a minimum of 8-12 seconds following distance. I will make sure I am visually scanning with my mirrors adjusted. I will always get out and look before I back up. I will always block with my trailer when I am making a right-hand turn. And, by always doing these things, I will prevent most accidents from happening!

Why? Because..."My Safety is Intentional...Not Accidental"!!!

Award

TOP OF THE CLASS AWARD - In each of our 5-week long classes, we award the person who is the #1 in his/her class with a special gift and recognition!