Founded in 1981 and located in Phoenix, American Institute of Technology is one of the leading providers of commercial vehicle driver training programs to the trucking industry. Its professional driver program provides in-depth background of the trucking industry and a thorough introduction to long haul driving, including skills to deal with life on the road, family relationships and financial responsibilities. The commercial driver program offers externship that provides the opportunity to real world driving situations, such as interstate and international transit, trip planning and various cargo, and handling and reporting. American Institute of Technology provides classroom training integrated with a shifting simulator, instructional equipment and video home system training aids. It offers range and road training through modern equipment, utilizing dry vans and flatbed trailers. The company is licensed by the Arizona Department of Transportation, and is a member of Arizona Private School Association, Better Business Bureau, and Nevada Motor Transport Association.