What Some Recent Graduates Want You To Know
“I’m so glad I chose this school! Everything was wonderful, from the classroom to the Range and Road; even all the Instructors. The Instructors put you on a path to success. SDIA is Top Notch!!”
“I absolutely chose the right CDL school. I had never driven a stick shift in my life. I had never hauled a trailer. But, in 5 weeks, I was transformed into a truck driver. I am grateful they put Safety first in all they do. The amount of quality time behind the wheel and one on one training exceeded my expectations. This is a first-class school with quality people who truly care about the students. Job well done. I highly recommend SDIA!”
“My experience with SDIA was amazing… great teachers and good people. I learned everything the school offered to teach, and I am thankful because they do care, and they want us to succeed! Thank you SDIA for everything!”
“SDIA is very reasonably priced and has skilled and knowledgeable Instructors. Also, the instructions are geared to passing the CDL Skills Tests the 1st time!”
“While I did not attend other schools; I did visit them, and SDIA was the RIGHT PLACE and is night and day above the pack. Don’t waste your time with the OTHERS.”
“The Staff and Directors at SDIA, Class A-CDL Truck Driving School, aim to please and make the learning process as enjoyable as possible. The positive attitudes and atmosphere go a long way. You always have a smile on your face each day, at some point. SDIA is a high caliber Truck Driving Institution that puts high quality and high demand skills in your hands.”
“SDIA brought me from near to no knowledge of the trucking industry and no experience with a tractor-trailer, to driving safely and having a great understanding of the industry.”
“I am so glad I chose to go to SDIA. It literally changed some aspects of my life moving forward for the better. Not only do you come out on top with safety and knowledge for the industry, but you also come out a better YOU!”
“Overall this has been a great experience. Not only did it change the way I drive, but it also changed who I am.”
“I would recommend SDIA to anyone looking to further their career into the commercial driving industry. The Instructors are amazing and they pride themselves on making you the best driver you can be.”
“The 5 weeks went really fast and it was a fun time. The Instructor was pretty cool and they are really nice people at the school. I learned a lot from this class.”
“I really enjoyed my time here. The Program went by quickly, I learned a lot and I enjoyed it!”
“Anyone who is looking to get a Class A CDL should pick SDIA. It is a very different school in a good way. At first, I thought it would be easy, but it was harder at the beginning. Then things started to click fast for me and I did really good!”
“After having gone through a different school and having experience as a Class A Driver in the past, I was glad I chose SDIA to attend this time around. I love the focus on “safety above everything else” mindset; and the fact that you go through a forklift certification is a huge bonus. Lowell and Josh are both very knowledgeable Instructors and they don’t miss much. Overall, it was a great decision to come to SDIA!”
“In my research looking for truck driving schools in the Indy area, it seemed to me SDIA was longer and provided a wider variety of training. Now that school is wrapping up, I feel I was truly blessed to come through SDIA. The program is fully thought out and purposeful. The Instructors, while they can be tough, are truly motivated by the desire to not only see their students obtain their CDL, but also to be successful & safe professional drivers on the road. I can’t say thanks enough!!!”
“SDIA not only gives you the basic knowledge of truck driving, but also teaches the importance of safety! I would recommend SDIA to ANYONE.”
“SDIA is a GREAT School with GREAT Folks! It’s the ONLY School I would recommend!”
“SDIA provides a solid foundation for those seeking a career in the Trucking Industry. You will learn to operate a tractor-trailer combination, with an emphasis on SAFETY. Choose this Training Program and bring 3 things with you to succeed: 1) A positive mental attitude. 2) High expectations of this training program. 3) High expectations of yourself. SDIA is a great program and to all the Instructors… THANK YOU!”
“The Training is Perfect! The instructors care and give you more than just the skills to pass your State CDL Exam. You truly feel a part of the "Family" while at SDIA!”
“If you want a good, solid understanding of the basics of truck driving and not just be trained on “how to pass a CDL test”, then THIS is the school for YOU!”
“As a Military Veteran and a former small business owner, structure is very important to me. As a graduate of SDIA, I must say this school is structured in a way that if you're teachable and apply yourself, it's not only possible to graduate, but also comes without difficult challenges or much stress. I will forever be grateful to the entire SDIA staff for their high level of professionalism and dedication to putting safe drivers on the road!”
“I started school with a positive outlook. I knew I had a lot to learn, but never imagined I would have learned so much in 5 weeks. I thought because of my experience having a Class B CDL already, there would be less to learn; but I was wrong. Driving a tractor-trailer is a whole new world with a different set of rules. I am glad to be finished so I can start my career!”
“SDIA is the BEST school around for Class A CDL training. Kathey is a fantastic classroom Instructor and is very helpful and nice. Lowell has to be the best driving Instructor there is. He is completely there for you as a trainer and wants the very best for his students. All in all, I am overly pleased with the professionalism of everyone at SDIA and how much they actually care. THANK YOU SDIA!!!”
“This is the CDL Program you are looking for!! You will get all the training you need and some you didn’t even know you needed. Just cancel your other appointments, delete the bookmarks from other places and pick up the phone and give Kathey, at SDIA, a call!”
“Simply, I was at a crossroads with my career and I was looking for a program to provide me with skills to succeed. SDIA turned out to be The Program to fill that need. SDIA is a 10 out of a 10!”
“This is a great school! I have very much enjoyed these last 5 weeks and it has been an extremely exciting experience. The Instructors made learning easy and they really showed they care. The atmosphere was relaxed and I am confident this school played a huge roll in my success!”
“In my book, SDIA is a 5 Star School. The Instructors have years and years of experience backed up with a blue collar hard work ethic and a white collar professionalism. Combine that with down home values and a caring attitude, and you have a school that is hard to match; and in my opinion, impossible to beat.”
“I drove a tractor/trailer on a farm and wanted to get my Class A CDL. So I decided to attend SDIA and I learned so much more than I thought I knew!”
“When I was deciding on which school to go to, I thought I was choosing the best school, but now I KNOW I chose the best school. The small class size and low student-teacher ratio is the best way to learn. The friendly and knowledgeable Instructors really teach you in a way that sticks. I highly recommend SDIA to anyone who is serious about learning how to drive a truck the right way.”
“Coming back to driving, after having an extended break from it, the Class time, Range and Driving time with the Instructors was motivation for me to become a better Driver.”
“The amazing Instructors each bring their own style, strength, personality and fervor for the material taught and toward the students. They are kind and caring, even when being extremely hard on you.”
“SDIA has been a wonderful experience! I can’t say enough good things about the staff, facilities or equipment. If you want to get your Class A CDL, I wouldn’t dare go anywhere else but SDIA!!!”
“It was THE BEST experience. SDIA is a very thorough program. I loved it!”
“I enjoyed my 5 weeks here at SDIA more than my 12 years of regular schooling. SDIA has great, great people and I loved coming here. I never got up in the morning and thought about not going to CDL school. I had some rough days, but man it made the outcome SWEET. Love you SDIA!”
“It is tough at first, but just like anything in life, you have to work through stress and personal negative thoughts and keep going. You can do it.”
“I came to SDIA with minimal understanding of driving a tractor/trailer, and I finished with a great deal of confidence; that I can be a very competent and safe driver. The school is founded upon success in terms of driving skills, safety and professionalism.”
“I didn’t know how difficult driving a big truck could be until I started at SDIA. Now that I have finished the class, it’s not as difficult as I first thought; thanks to the good Instructors.”
“If you just want to pass the CDL test, go somewhere else. BUT... If you want to learn how to be a SAFE & PROFESSIONAL Driver… invest in yourself and go to SDIA!”
“I felt accepted since day one. SDIA has friendly instructors, special speakers, and it was an overall excellent experience. Searching and researching for over 6 months, I am pleased with my decision. Thank you Kathey, Lowell, Andrew, Vic and Fred for EVERYTHING you do!”
“SDIA gives you all the tools needed to start a career as a Professional Driver. Their smaller class size makes it personal and they give personalized attention in all areas. Thank You SDIA!!”
“This is the best Truck Driving School in the State! Everyone was very personable and made you feel like part of their family. Overall, it was an awesome experience.”
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13”. If you really want something, you would stop at nothing to get it. Don’t allow anything or anyone to get in your way of success; not even self. There are going to be days where you don’t want to continue on your path and/or you even question your path. Even then, push through. Trust me… you’ll be glad you finished your journey. I know I am!”
“I come from a working experience in Customer Service and I had never thought or imagined myself doing anything else. However, when I did make the choice to pursue truck driving, SDIA ensured I would have the skills necessary to be a successful, safe and professional driver.”
“I had a great experience at SDIA. They teach you very well and give you the knowledge to pass the CDL State Test. They give you a lot of practice time on the Range and the Road. The Instructors are very helpful in teaching you the proper way to drive a truck and to be safe out on the road. My overall outlook on the school and program is… There isn’t a better school out there!”
“I had a great experience at SDIA learning to drive the truck. All of the people associated with the school are very helpful and great to work with. I would highly recommend SDIA to anyone wanting to enter the truck driving profession.”
“I did my homework before choosing SDIA, visiting several other CDL schools, and I was extremely impressed with the degree of helpfulness and professionalism when corresponding with the SDIA staff. Once admitted, I soon found out how challenging the training would be, and I thanked God everyday for it. Truck driving is a demanding career and a lifestyle commitment. SDIA does a great job of preparing truck drivers for the real world with real world training experience!”
“SDIA went above and beyond my expectations! The staff is very professional. Lots of institutions pack a classroom full of people and hope you make it, but SDIA cares whether you are ready to go or not. The school has definitely taught me how to be a safe driver, not just in a commercial motor vehicle, but even in my own personal car. My whole outlook on driving has definitely changed for the better. Going forward, I know I will make the trucking industry or any industry better due to the training I learned and acquired at SDIA!”
“SDIA is a very well organized and complete program that is strongly focused on successful completion of CDL, Class A Licenses!”
“Feeling as if I needed a career change to better my life, I started looking into CDL Schools. I prayed to the Lord and asked if this was what He wanted for my life, that He would open the door and find me the proper school; especially since I had no experience in truck driving. Five weeks later, I graduated from SDIA and found my new job and career. Thank you SDIA!”
“SDIA was a lot of fun and has great teachers. I learned a lot about semi tractor trailers and I am looking forward to my new career. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!”
“The School was Amazing! It was nice to have Instructors who have had years of experience behind the wheel of a truck and know what they are doing. All of the Instructors were nice and very helpful. They will not steer you wrong.”
“SDIA is a great school. The teaching was excellent and I would definitely recommend it!”
“SDIA is the best Truck Driving School I ever came across. The school gives you all the knowledge to become a SAFE and PROFESSIONAL Driver and the tools to "DRIVE PERFECT!”
“I haven't driven a truck in over 14 years and decided to return to the trucking world. I was referred to SDIA and attending the school was one of the best decisions I ever made. The range/road instructors, who I called "Good Cop-Bad Cop", I learned a lot from both of them. The classroom instructors made book work exciting....imagine that! I don't remember my first trucking school being educational and fun like SDIA. Applause to the entire staff at SDIA. Thank you for making me one of the world's best truckers.”
“Having never driven a CMV before, I wanted to choose a school that I thought would offer the best opportunity to learn the skills necessary to have a safe and successful career as a Class A CDL Driver, and I found just that at SDIA!”
“Don't go to any other school. SDIA is the BEST place if you want to learn the correct way to drive a semi-truck. The Instructors are very professional, highly skilled and won't give up on you, even if you aren't getting it as quickly. Kathey, Lowell and Charlie are the best. I'm so happy I went to SDIA for my training.”
“If you want the best training and to learn how to drive a truck the RIGHT way, SDIA is THE PLACE to go!”
“SDIA has good Instructors & Teachers, plus the smaller class size allows for one on one training. I checked out a lot of schools and this one is by far The Best!”
“SDIA’s Truck Driving School is a VERY outstanding, fabulous school to go to if you REALLY want to learn how to drive & operate a tractor-trailer.”
“SDIA has the best and most complete program/course around. The Instructors are very caring, helpful, understanding, skilled and very knowledgeable. The driving experience is the best because of their one-on-one instruction. On the Range and on the Road you have one-on-one training. The family atmosphere at SDIA is phenomenal. Graduating from SDIA makes me feel like I have a new family!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Safe Drivers Institute of America. This program gave me the skills and confidence I needed to start my new career. I highly recommend SDIA!”
“SDIA does an outstanding job of preparing you for your career in the industry, not just how to pass the state CDL skills test. At SDIA, safety is not a buzzword or a flavor of the month; it is a culture they teach and live by. They prepare you for your CDL test as well as your life after the test. Highly Recommended!”
“I had an EXCELLENT experience at SDIA and I highly recommend them!”
“I will recommend SDIA to anyone who is looking to get into the Industry, it’s Top Notch. Thank you SDIA!”
“This is a VERY good school. I learned A LOT and I am taking A LOT with me. Good People & Good Program!”
“If you really want to become an excellent truck driver, with emphasis on safety, SDIA is the school to choose. The Instructors are top notch and they care about each student.”
“This is real world driver education. You get to experience what it is like to be a professional Tractor Trailer Driver from all aspects; safety, regulatory and dealing with how other people drive around you.”
“The Instructors are all great and always willing to help! Thanks to all!”
“WOW, what a great learning experience. At first, it seemed like a lot of information to digest, then next thing you know, it's over and you've got it! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SCHOOL!”
“I was very impressed with the Instructors. Everyone was very well informed and could express themselves so we could understand and the Instructors took extra time for those who needed it. I would recommend this school to anyone wanting to get into driving or needing a Refresher Course.”
“I started SDIA never driving a truck before. The Instructors all made me feel at ease. They provided me with the tools needed to be successful and a good, safe professional driver. I am now able to locate a good paying job and feel comfortable as I enter this new chapter of my life.”
“Since coming to this school, I’ve learned that I wasn’t really driving safe at all. I’ve learned and understand more about the Big Picture when driving. I enjoyed the Instructors and the course. I would recommend SDIA to anyone who is looking at going to truck driving school.”
“SDIA is a great school. It is a MUST for all new drivers.”
“I was extremely pleased with SDIA. Their knowledge of laws and regulations, as well as having a staff that is second to none, exceeded my expectations. If anyone is thinking of becoming a Professional Driver, they need to attend SDIA.”
“I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first came, but I’m glad I came to SDIA. I went and checked out all the CDL training schools in the city and didn’t like what I heard. After visiting SDIA, my mind was made up. All the things SDIA offers make them one of the BEST in my eyes. The instructors have a lot of experience and are good instructors. Now, I am ready to start a new chapter in my life. Thanks Guys!”
“I was confused at first on which school to attend. I visited SDIA after visiting another school. When I left the informational seminar about SDIA, I knew SDIA was what I wanted in a school. Their price is good, their classes are kept smaller and I felt like a person, not just a number. I really like the time we spent on safety and the extra, individualized, personal attention. I am very confident with my choice. Thank you!”
“Enrolling in SDIA was one of the best experiences I have been through. All of the Instructors were professionals with great passion for their profession. Everyone had a great sense of humor, which made it easy to obtain knowledge and enjoy showing up every day. I have the utmost respect for the trucking industry, and appreciate everything SDIA did to help me on my journey to secure my future and peace of mind. Thank you Safe Drivers Institute of America, your commitment is invaluable.”
“In my decision on a driving school, SDIA was my choice. They have a one-on-one, personal touch type of environment and you can’t beat that. I liked how much knowledge is given to you from such a professional and experienced group of people. I like the way it felt like such a family environment. Overall, SDIA is a great place and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Driving School. Thank you SDIA!”
“I enjoyed the class a TON. I got to work with the best instructors! Overall, the program is outstanding!”
“SDIA provides a wonderful education for CDL drivers. As a former teacher, I appreciated the thoroughness of the instruction and the individual attention given to each student. SDIA is the place to go if you want to learn to be a “true” professional driver, and not a “steering wheel holder”.”
“The SDIA program was AWESOME! All teachers and instructors were polite and very dedicated. I went from not knowing how to drive a clutch at all, to now knowing and doing it well. I received a lot of new knowledge and training to help me for my future.”
“Upon visiting two other schools, I decided on SDIA based on their individual road training approach and their extended overall training class and hours. It’s a 10 outta 10!”
“I would like to thank the Instructors at SDIA for their time, knowledge and professionalism. They take the time with each student to make sure you build on your strengths and improve your weaknesses. You learn more about the industry you are about to join, its history and what makes it so great. You learn what it takes to succeed and not be just another driver on the road, but a professional & safe driver. My Safety is Intentional – Not Accidential!”
“Intense, Top-Notch, Superb and with all that hype type phraseology being said; when the research has been done, I don’t believe you will find a better truck driving school.”
“I would give the SDIA Program an A. I have never driven a stick shift-manual transmission before, but now I no longer feel the fear of driving one!”
“If you ever decide to pursue a career driving a Commercial Vehicle, SDIA is the perfect way to start. All the Instructors are very skilled, passionate and have the proper knowledge in the truck driving field. I wouldn’t recommend any other truck driving school. SDIA ONLY!! ...and I’m not just saying it because I was the Top of the Class winner either.”
“I enjoyed the Instructors. Very educational. Teachers were friendly and informative. I learned a lot and was given some great advice. I think anyone willing to learn would benefit greatly from this class. All in all, SDIA was a great life experience. I believe my career in driving will be enhanced greatly by this school.”
“SDIA is a quality program with hands-on experience. Also, the course is taught by very experienced people who know what they are talking about. They will teach the "textbook" information, but more importantly, they teach Real World situations. SDIA is a good investment.”
“If you want to be a Truck Driver, this IS the place to be! You will also become close to the other classmates in your class.”
“I would highly recommend SDIA. The Administrative Staff and Instructors are thorough in everything you need to do and know. I feel well taught and accomplished. Everyone is friendly and makes you feel comfortable. It's a family environment. Thank you to all at SDIA.”
“I’ve heard and seen testimonials and videos of people studying and passing the CDL test on their own and don’t see how or if it is really true. What I do know is… I, myself have and will from today forward recommend this school. I could not have learned all the parts and steps, etc. without SDIA. I rate the SDIA Program as Outstanding.”
“Having a father who retired from the motor carriers inspection division and several friends in the industry, SDIA was highly recommended. I was not disappointed. From small class sizes, giving 1 on 1 driving instruction, to ample time behind the wheel honing driving skills; I was thoroughly satisfied with this program. An A+!”
“To anyone who wants a truck driving school that will teach more than the basics, a school that will teach you to be safe and legal; I can’t recommend any school other than SDIA. SDIA has prepared me to enter the truck driving field.”
“I’ve never been behind the wheel of a large vehicle before, so I was nervous at first. The staff at SDIA helped me every step of the way and helped me to become comfortable with driving. It was a great experience and one I’m glad I took advantage of.”
“I am very pleased that I chose a school with a longer program. I am leaving knowing that I am better qualified to be a safe and successful driver. I feel it was a great investment. The school was TOP NOTCH and even better than I expected!”
“At SDIA you will learn much more about driving a truck. Other schools may teach you how to pass the CDL test, but at SDIA you will be a safe driver, an educated driver, and you will have much more experience driving; as opposed to other schools.”
“At SDIA you will learn to SAFELY drive a truck and be prepared to pass the CDL skills test!!!”
“Only SDIA offers the amount of time behind the wheel that is really needed to get comfortable driving. The facilities; including the classroom, range, equipment and everything else are top notch. Finally, the Instructors bring a good level of experience and teaching ability to the classroom, range and road. You won't find a better truck driving school anywhere!”
“SDIA is a great truck driving school. I learned a lot. The Instructors are awesome and they taught me so much. I feel that I have come a long way since I started the class. They are very good teachers and made me feel really comfortable. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to learn how to drive a truck.”
SDIA Student Testimonials
- “SDIA exceeded my expectations! It’s an excellent school with professional instructors who preach Safety First. If you follow the procedures that are taught every day, you will be successful in your new career!” — Ron
- “This is definitely a great school and I would advise anybody who has never driven a truck before to go to this school.” — Anthony
- “This has been a life-changing experience for me. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for the best way to become a CDL driver. I also want to thank the SDIA staff for all the time spent teaching me how to become a professional driver.” — Chris
- “If you want to become a SAFE & PROFESSIONAL driver, SDIA is the place to come!” — James
- “This was a positive experience, I was treated like a person and not a dollar sign, smaller class size, great teachers, friendly, very clean atmosphere, and the program offered a lot of extra things that were not expected, but appreciated.” — Joni
- “When I decided to go to SDIA, I didn’t know what to expect. From the first day, everybody was nice, professional and made me feel at home. The Instructors and Staff gave me all the knowledge and tools to be a good, safe driver. I just believed in the program and did everything they told me, and I made it!” — Centurion
- “I chose SDIA after researching all of the CDL schools in Indy. SDIA seemed like the best and I was not disappointed. SDIA is the BEST! They have Top-Notch Instruction and Facilities. I would highly recommend SDIA to anyone considering CDL school.” — Patrick
- "I did a lot of research and after graduating from SDIA, I am now sure this is the best school for training truck drivers in the state of Indiana!" — Roman
- “I’m very glad I chose SDIA as the school to get my CDL. The smaller class sizes get you the most out of learning how to drive a truck. Choose SDIA if you are looking at going to Truck Driving School, you won’t regret it. Just listen to what Lowell says and you will do just fine; he’s a trucking genius.” — Jonathon
- “When I came to SDIA, I thought it would be impossible to remember all the things they were telling us, so I started memorizing things a little at a time. Before long, I was remembering everything they taught us!” — Wyan
- “Safe Drivers Institute of America will set you up for success! Their five week training program instills the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to obtain your class A CDL!!” — Matt
- “SDIA has a very good program! Instructors make sure you stay focused and help you every step of the way. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone looking to get their Class A CDL. SDIA YOU ARE AWESOME!!” — Freddy
- “I never thought I would be a driver of a semi-truck, but when I was making the decision to get my CDL, I am glad I chose SDIA as my school. The curriculum is tough but by the end of the class I felt comfortable in the truck.” — Anthony
- “I would recommend this school to ANYONE thinking of doing Truck Driving as a career. The personal, in-depth training and details, you would not get most other places, is so beneficial. I think it would not be a good move to go to a school that does not have a program like the one I experienced at SDIA. I know I am better for choosing this school over the other options closer to my home. Thank You SDIA!” — Ross
What Students Are Saying About SDIA — Fun Snippets
- Class size is smaller and it felt more on a personal level, instead of having distractions from being in a larger group.
- Awesome Program!
- A perfect “10”!
- Instructors are very helpful!
- Outstanding Program - 100%!
- A great learning experience!
- Staff is patient, encouraging, knowledgeable, and focused on Safety!
- SDIA turns out “quality” drivers!
- The program exceeded my expectations!
- I give their driver training program an A+.
- I appreciate SDIA’s attentiveness to the details.
- I think this is the best school for truck driver training in the area.
- It is a FUN program!
- Staff works well together and with the students.
- Classroom learning is enjoyable as well as the driving part.
- A First-Class Program!
- Instructions are presented clearly.
- SDIA has a family-feel environment, one-on-one training and its fun!
- The Instructors are great people.
- I got everything I expected and much more out of the program.
- On a scale from 1 - 100 points, I give SDIA 150 points!
- Well put together program.
- Awesome Staff!
- I appreciate the attention SDIA pays to Safety.
- This Program is THE BEST!
- Instructors are professional and have a good sense of humor.
- Atmosphere is laid back, but you learn a ton!
- This program is “Top-Shelf”, 10 out of 10!
- Information is presented in a way to increase learning abilities.
- The staff was a pleasure to be around. They dedicate a lot of time to their students.
- There is a good balance of Classroom, Range and Road learning.
- Seat time in the truck is much more than most schools!
- One Instructor per Student when driving the truck on the road is awesome and increases learning!
- SDIA has a Top-Notch program!
- I liked everything about the Program!
- I enjoyed the way the Instructors push you so you keep focused and stay on course.
- I don’t think I could have gone anywhere else and gotten as good of training as I got here.