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Professional Truck Driver 

Professional truck driver training – choose your route!

For more than 20 years, the NSC Professional Truck Driver program has been the most comprehensive training of its type, giving professional truck drivers defensive driving techniques that help them avoid collisions, injuries and violations and teach personal responsibility for their driving decisions.

Our programs for professional truck drivers are easy to learn or teach – in a classroom setting at your facility, online or independently. Choose which option is best for your fleet!

OPTION 1: Classroom / Instructor-led

PTD Instructor Kit 

Defensive Driving Course – Professional Truck Driver (DDC-PTD) is ideal for training large groups in one setting, at one time. Purchase the DDC-PTD Facilitator Kit* and begin teaching immediately, or enroll in our Train-the-Trainer course which will provide you with the skills, knowledge and materials to successfully teach the course.

Choose the classroom course if you…

  • Have a number of novice or experienced drivers who need defensive driving training
  • Require customization on specific equipment, driver issues or policies
  • Desire to open a defensive driving training center to teach the course to employees or offer it in your community

If you prefer, you can enroll your fleet drivers in a DDC-PTD Course at one of our authorized Training Centers:

*Videos included in the DDC Professional Truck Driver Classroom program must be renewed annually. Lease holders receive automatic updates and free replacement of worn or damaged videos. Call 800-621-7619 to get started.

OPTION 2: Online

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Defensive Driving Course – Professional Truck Driver Online contains all the content of our classroom course ­- at less cost and time.

Choose online if you…

  • Need an affordable training option for 1 to 1,000 drivers
  • Have drivers with available computer and internet access
  • Want all the content of the PTD classroom course, but in a more flexible format
  • Have drivers whose schedules and/or locations make it impossible to attend classroom training


Defensive Driving Course – Professional Truck Driver Self Study is cost-effective, self-directed learning for drivers unable to attend classroom courses.

Order course materials to get started

Choose self study if you:


  • Want to train an entire fleet for less than $11 per driver (25 of more drivers)
  • Have drivers whose schedules make it impossible to attend classroom training
  • Have drivers who learn best in a self-directed format
  • Want to teach driver safety to your employees in two hours or less

Special offers on DDC Professional truck Driver Self Study:

Self Study Packaged Training

DDC Self Study, 2nd edition

The DVD and study guide allow participants to work at their own pace at the location of your choice.

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Need help choosing which option is best for you?

Complete this form, email or call (800) 621-7619, and we'll be in touch with you soon.

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