ATA likes PTDI

Feb. 13, 2003
The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) had adopted a policy to support the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) and its objectives. Truckload Carriers Assoc. (TCA) chairman Clifton Parker said that having ATA's members support PTDI's objectives of developing minimum entry-level driver training standards established by the industry and ensuring the availability of a reliable and consistently trained
The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) had adopted a policy to support the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) and its objectives.

Truckload Carriers Assoc. (TCA) chairman Clifton Parker said that having ATA's members support PTDI's objectives of developing minimum entry-level driver training standards established by the industry and ensuring the availability of a reliable and consistently trained pool of entry-level drivers will enable PTDI to continue its mission.

PTDI also announced that it has recently re-certified the truck driver training courses of 12 schools in the U.S. and one in Canada.

Schools applying for PTDI certification must undergo an on-site visit from a two-member evaluation team that examines the school's existing standards, procedures, and practices. A certification committee then reviews the results of the on-site visit and other supporting documents before certifying the program.

"We have continued to seek PTDI certification because we are dedicated to it," said Louise Philbin, program director and owner of 5th Wheel Training Institute in Ontario. "We have taken that PTDI model to our heavy equipment program, and whenever we set up another program, we use this model."

About the Author

Tim Parry

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Reliable EV Charging Solution for Last-Mile Delivery Fleets

Selecting the right EV charging infrastructure and the right partner to best solve your needs are critical. Learn which solution PepsiCo is choosing to power their fleet and help...

Overcoming Common Roadblocks Associated with Fleet Electrification at Scale

Fleets in the United States, are increasingly transitioning from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles. While this shift presents challenges, there are strategies...

Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair

From capitalizing on the latest revenue trends to implementing strategic financial planning—this report serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities of ...

Fleet Industry Benchmarks: How does your fleet stack up?

Discover how your fleet compares to industry benchmarks and gain insights from a 2024 Benchmarking Report on maintenance spend, turnaround time, and more. Join us to identify ...