Program

Institutional Objective

The demand for Class A tractor/Trailer drivers is at an all time high.  Many of our nation’s carriers are hiring recent graduates and offering tuition reimbursement.  While we cannot quote first year earnings, as they vary considerably among carriers, it appears as though the opportunities for growth and advancement within the transportation industry are unlimited.

It is our desire to introduce top quality Superior Drivers Institute graduates into the transportation industry.

For those seeking a new and significant career… Seeking the freedom and independence that professional drivers enjoy… then this is the career for you.

4 Week Driving Program

The program is designed to prepare the student for the Commercial Driver License written and road test administered by the Tennessee Department of Safety.

The program is a 160 hour program:

  1. Superior Drivers Institute is authorized for operation as a post-secondary  education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Superior Drivers Institute, please visit www.tn.gov/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data link under Recent Reports at the bottom of the screen.

Admissions Criteria 

  1. Student must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) NIDA drug screen once permitted, 

  2. Student must pay for and pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) Long Form physical examination, prior to the first day of class.

  3. Student must be at least 19 years of age to attend. Only Intrastate driving is allowed until the student turns 21 years of age.

  4. Student must have a valid driver’s license (may not be under a driver license suspension, cancellation or revocation in Tennessee or any other state).

  5. Student must provide a current copy of Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) which reflects no more than 8 points or 3 moving violations in the last 3 years.  No DUI / DWI or reckless driving convictions within the past 5 years.

  6. While not required, a high school education or equivalent is recommended, as employment options are limited without.

  7. Students with felony convictions within the past 5 years must supply at least one letter of intent to hire from a core carrier. 

  8. Student must have proof of U. S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence.

  9. Student must have a clean, neat appearance.  Beards and moustaches must be neatly trimmed.  Student must wear appropriate footwear.

  10. All financial arrangements, grants or financing, must be completed prior to first day of class.

  11. During first week of class instruction, student must pay for and pass the examination for a Tennessee CDL Learners Permit.

  12. Reminder: Each student is individually responsible for and must pay for your drug screen, your physical examination, your CDL Learner's permit and your CDL (Commercial Drivers License).

Job Placement Assistance

Superior Drivers Institute offers placement assistance to graduates who successfully complete the program.

Placement assistance includes:

  • Assisting students in application preparation

  • Interview coaching

  • Identify and contact prospective employers

  • Arrange interviews with area based prospective employers.

Tuition

Entry Level Class ‘A”:  $5,500                   

  •  Does include Class A CDL License testing fee.

Does NOT include any tests required for enrollment:

  • DOT Physical - average cost $80

  • Drug Screen - average cost $40

  • MVR – average cost $5

  •  Does NOT include any tests conducted by TN DMV:

  • Learner’s permit -  $20.00

  • Class A CDL license $72

Financial Assistance 

  • For those that qualify there is grant money available for residents of Tennessee. These grants do not have to be paid back. For credit approved applicants, tuition loans should be available through your local financial institutions.

  •  WIOA  accepted. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Credits earned at Superior Drivers Institute may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Superior Drivers Institute. You should obtain confirmation that Superior Drivers Institute will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Superior Drivers Institute to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Superior Drivers Institute if such institutions will accept credits earned at Superior Drivers Institute prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Superior Drivers Institute to another educational institution may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Superior Drivers Institute if you enroll in another education institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Superior Drivers Institute and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Superior Drivers Institute before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

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