TDDS offers three distinct types of truck driver training programs: a 16/25- weeks externship program, a 5-week residency program, and a 6-week residency program with passenger endorsement.
Our weekend externship course is Saturday and Sunday and consists of ten weeks of classroom training and nine weeks of road and site training as dispatched. Our weekday externship course is Monday through Thursday for classroom (five weeks), and the next four weeks are for road and site training four days per week as dispatched with the tenth week being only two days for final examine on road and site.
Points on your driver’s license are very important and depend on the severity of the offense listed on your MVR and the application taken as a whole.
Yes, go through our regular Class A CDL training. Call for more info. Most companies ask for more than 200 hours of training and you should know what your company’s requirement is.
Yes, we do offer a refresher course but few companies honor these courses as of late. Typically, most students are required to take the full course by the industry, but you need to check with your employer.
If you miss 7.5% of your scheduled hours, you will be put on Financial Aid Warning. At 10%, your program can be terminated. Students do have the ability to make up time.
TDDS Technical Institute is located between Youngstown and Akron, Ohio, located approximately midway between Cleveland, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pa., just one mile north of I-76 on State Route 534 (Exit 54) in the resort community of Lake Milton, Ohio.
No, generally the first part of the program is dedicated to teaching incoming students all of the information on the CDL permit test.
Financial Aid/Admissions FAQs
We have financial aid options available for those who qualify. Aid can include Federal Student Loans Program, Pell Grant Program, Veterans Benefits, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA/TRA) and Vocational Rehabilitation. Please click here to learn more about our financial aid options.
Truck drivers must generally be 21 years or older. We may be able to make exceptions. Please contact us for more info. Diesel mechanics must be 18 years of age or older.
Truck Driver Training – scheduled generally every four weeks
Diesel Technician Training – approximately, every three months
Once your application is received and you are accepted, you will be eligible for the next available program session.
When you request information, the appropriate party will contact you.
Yes, this will be sent to you once you request information.
Student & Career Services
TDDS handles this issue on a case by case basis. Decisions are made based on multiple considerations, including offense date, type and severity of the felony committed.