The booming US shale gas industry has an acute shortage of drivers.
Your services as a professional driver are in high demand across many industries.
Save thousands in CDL training by learning at home, on your own time.
Learn at your own pace, in your own home.
Have fun while you learn with "18 Wheels Across America," a great truck driving simulation game.
This small $25 investment will save you thousands in truck driving school classroom costs.

Training professional truck drivers for over 30 years.

Our course is designed to provide everything you need to complete the classroon portion of your CDL testing as well as getting you ready for the pad. You will save thousands of dollars in classroom traing alone. And you can do it at your own pace, in your own home. And it's only $25.00!

The 40 chapters and an accompanying Teacher's Guide enables you to gauge your progress, while there are also over three hours of DVD instructional videos provided. The videos were produced to work in conjunction with the CDL textbook material, though the videos themselves provide ample instructions.

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About Pittsburgh Diesel Institute Trust

For over 30 years, Pittsburgh Diesel Institute has been training men and women for professional driving jobs in the transportation industry.

PDI used the Professional Truck Drivers Commercial License (CDL) Testing Preparation Home Self-Study in our classrooms since 1996. By ordering the course, you'll receive the same comprehensive and effective curriculum we used in our residential programs.

System Requirements

This software will run on any Windows-based system. As you see below, the system requirements are very standard.

Windows 98/8
540 HDD space
DVD-Rom
Direct X Compatible Sound Card
256 MB Ram

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the textbook.

Program Development

Our writers worked with numerous truck driving instructors to produce the Professional Truck Drivers Commercial License (CDL) Testing Preparation Home Self-Study. The project took over three years to complete. The course is very comprehensive yet easy to follow, and covers all the material needed not just to pass your DOT written and DOT driving skills examinations but to enter the field as a knowledgable and safe professional driver.

What once took thousands of dollars and weeks of classroom education is now only the cost of an average DVD.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (814) 942-5013
  • Email:
    Larry@Ciptak.com (author of The Professional Truck Driver's Encyclopedia)
  • Address:
    Pittsburgh Diesel Institute Trust
    131 Maple Drive
    Altoona, PA 16001
    USA