In 1962, Everett Roehl began providing motor carrier service with a single truck. Since then, Roehl Transport has grown each year for over 50 years, earning hundreds of distinctions, including the President's Trophy Award, a prestigious safety award from the American Truck Associations (ATA) twice and the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Annual National Fleet Safety Grand Prize for two consecutive years. Our reputation as one of nation’s safest trucking companies is earned through the experience and performance of TeamRoehl members.
As each of us grows up we develop a sense of what’s important to us. These are our values. Our values shape who we are and how we act. At Roehl Transport we’re growing and developing much like a person does. Our values have been shaped over the course of four decades in the trucking business. Our values describe what’s important to us and how we intend to operate on a day-to-day basis.
Like the bricks and mortar of a solid building, our values provide the solid foundation that guides and supports our behaviors. When we say safety is our “cornerstone” value, it is reflected by our philosophy of protective driving. As the circumstances of the moment change, so do the priorities. Getting the groceries can usually wait until Saturday unless there’s a big storm coming this weekend. Then there’s the rush to the store for milk, bread and other essentials. Could you imagine if we treated safety that way—it can wait until the weekend unless something comes up to cause it to be done now? That’s no way to treat safety. It has to be important all the time.
Values are deeply held beliefs beyond compromise. Values don’t change based on the circumstances of the moment. If honesty is one of your values, you don’t lie simply because it’s convenient. Values are enduring and guide our daily behaviors. We’re so very proud that Roehl drivers choose to treat safety as a value rather than a priority. By doing so, they recognize and behave in a way that shows that safety is important all the time and not simply a matter of convenience. Because they hold safety as a value, Roehl drivers don’t drive defensively, that is, trying to defend themselves from the motoring public. No, Roehl drivers drive protectively—that is anticipating, recognizing and adjusting to mistakes that others may make.
We realize that most motorists don’t share our values, experience or training, so we have a special responsibility to drive in a way that protects them— even from their own mistakes. Roehl drivers distinguish themselves because they drive to protect others—the sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, relatives and friends whom we love and cherish so deeply.
It is essential that you trust the company you drive for. Roehl's commitment to earn that trust is somewhat distinctive. We play fair, honor our commitments and treat others with courtesy and consideration.
Roehl drivers are known as the best on the road. That means not just their driving skills, but in the broad sense of the job, from the courtesy and professionalism with which they relate to customers and the public to their efficiency at solving problems and their commitment to Roehl's mission... "To deliver confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services."
Safety is not just your responsibility. It is not enough that you’re safety-conscious. It takes the commitment and support of the entire company to keep you safe on the road. You need to know that safety is the first consideration in the equipment you’re provided and the policies and operations that shape your day; that you have the final word on road conditions, no questions by Fleet Management or customer service; that no one will compromise safety even a little bit in the name of saving money, time efficiency or any other objective.
At Roehl, safety is our cornerstone value—the first and foremost consideration in every thing we do, no matter what. That’s why we’ve gone well beyond “off-the-shelf” defensive driving programs and developed the concept of “protective driving.” Roehl drivers don’t just try to avoid accidents; they drive to actively protect themselves and others.
The Roehl Way Protective Driving Program™ is the most advanced safe driving program in the industry and has resulted in a dramatic reduction in accident rates.
Roehl has received two of the industry's highest and most prestigious honors: The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) President's Trophy Award for the safest large carrier twice and the Truckload Carrier Association's (TCA) Annual Fleet Safety Grand Prize two consecutive years. Roehl's DOT compliance record is among the best in the industry.
Over the years, Roehl Transport has earned hundreds of distinctions, from the safest carrier in the nation to recognition as one of the best managed trucking companies in America. Other accolades include excellence in customer service, leadership in environmental issues, and the top claims and loss prevention record in the transportation industry.
The acknowledgment is directly related to our values – a commitment to efficiency; to timely service and promises kept; to quality, courtesy, reliability and a respected public image.