TLD Logistics CDL Driving School!

With locations in Knoxville, TN and Crossville, TN, TLD Logistics can get you trained and on the road in no-time. Since we are owned by Toyota Tsusho, you can count on TLD Logistics to have the latest equipment and state-of-the-art simulators that will get you on the road quickly. We have trained hundreds of drivers over the years, and if you want to be a truck driver, you will need a class A CDL. With TLD, you will receive your class A CDL and be able to start driving right after your graduation from the program.

Student Requirements

  • Must be 23 years old
  • Have a valid class D
  • Clean MVR & Background

Driving School Breakdown

The Knoxville Driving School consists of 3 weeks of classroom and hands-on training consisting of backing, pre-trip inspection, and driving skills. Classes are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. There is 1 instructor for every 4 students to allow students to stay with the same instructor throughout their schooling. During training, students are paid $400.00 a week.

The first week the student will get hands on training, practice quizzes for their permit and permit testing. The next two and half weeks the student will be hands on learning about the tractor and learning how to drive.   At the tail end of 3 weeks and the start of the 4th, students will go to Crossville to take their road test.  There the student will be 3rd party tested by one of our state certified examiners. The 4th week acts as the transition week for the students. They transition from training to obtaining their CDL license. After a student obtains their CDL license, they become eligible to work.

Benefits of Joining TLD After Driving School

  • TLD pays for student’s DOT physical, DOT pre-employment drug screen, and permit
  • Payment Program: Student will reimburse the company with payments of only $50.00 a week
  • If trainee stays on board with TLD for 12 full months, we will reimburse that driver 100% of the tuition they paid back.  Thus, if a student stays with TLD for a full year of employment, their CDL is FREE.
  • Student will be put into TLD orientation the following Tuesday after full completion of Driving School. Once the student has completed their orientation, they are just like any other employee here at TLD and are eligible for the full employee benefits reiterated below.

Why Drive With TLD Logistics?

TLD Logistics has been named one of the Top Fleets to Drive For two years running! We offer a wide range of competitive benefits to our truck drivers that include:

  • Driver Safety bonus, referral program, fuel bonus and recognition program
  • Stop Pay Program
  • Pay incentive for legal Canada drivers and driver trainees
  • Pay incentive for drivers hauling over-sized loads
  • Paid Vacation
  • 8 Paid Holidays per year
  • Direct Deposit
  • Group Medical Insurance for Employee and family
  • Vision Plan
  • Dental Coverage
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Sick Pay