With over 5,000 trailers and over 2,000 power units on the road, Roehl Transport is one of the nation’s 100 largest trucking companies with the capacity you want, when you need it.
 
2016-11-10 Roehl Transport honored with fourth Military Friendly Employer Award

11/10/2016

Roehl Transport has once again been designated a Military Friendly Employer® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. Roehl has been honored with this designation every year since 2014 – four consecutive years.

Roehl completed a lengthy survey that was developed by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The results were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by Ernst & Young. 

Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport Vice President and a US Army veteran noted that company founder Everett Roehl is a veteran as well. “Everett was truck driver in the Army. He started the company with a single truck in 1962, shortly after his military service ended,” Koepel said.

Now, with over 2,500 employees and growing, Roehl Transport has become one of the largest, most successful trucking companies, hiring drivers in the US and providing transportation services to customers across North America. 

“Companies that have earned the 2017 Military Friendly® Employer designation have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful jobs for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media. “Our Military Friendly® Employers have moved beyond answering ‘why hire military?’ They are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly® Schools to translate military competencies into civilian careers.” 

“Receiving the Military Friendly Employer designation for a fourth time means reinforces what so many Roehl teammates already know – that Roehl Transport is a great place for to work,” said Koepel. “Our Honor Program and Apprenticeship Program appeal to military veterans and active Reservists,” he added.

Members of the Roehl Honor Program™ receive recognition for their service, and Roehl’s two-year Apprenticeship Program (approved by both the Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs) provides advanced training, earning those that complete the program certification as a Heavy Duty Truck Driver and allowing those in the program the opportunity to take advantage of their GI Bill monies. 

For those who are transitioning from active duty and need training, Roehl’s developed the Get Your CDL Program – a truck driver job with paid CDL training. The fact that the job that pays the employee while they get their CDL is a unique difference when compared with company sponsored truck driver training.

Roehl Transport will be showcased in upcoming issues of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines, as well as on MilitaryFriendly.com. Roehl hires truck drivers, mechanics and many other positions from across the county through its employment website www.Roehl.Jobs.

-###-

About Roehl Transport

With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the largest truckload transportation companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs. 

For additional information, please contact: Mr. Lucas Heart, Roehl Transport Marketing & Communications Manager, at 715-591-3795, Ext. 2564.

About: Victory Media

Publisher of G.I. Jobs, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, serving the military community since 2001. The Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com. 


2016-10-03 Roehl Transport recognized as industry leader by EPA

10/3/2016

Roehl Transport has been honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the third year in a row. Receiving this honor means Roehl represents the top one to two percent of environmentally-responsible SmartWay carriers that conduct freight operations with lower emissions and less energy.

As a founding member of the SmartWay Program, Roehl’s efforts range from investments in equipment and infrastructure and how the company’s employees do their jobs, noted Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport Vice President. 

The EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. 

“As the SmartWay program completes its 12th year, EPA recognizes its top carrier partners for their commitment to an efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation supply chain,” said Christopher Grundler, Director of EPA’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality, “These award-winning SmartWay carriers demonstrate companies can compete and thrive while lowering fuel costs and shrinking their carbon footprint.” 

Roehl was only one of 43 carriers to receive the SmartWay Award in 2016. The EPA announced the awardees at the 2016 American Trucking Association’s Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

-###-

About Roehl Transport

Roehl Transport is one of the safest and largest truckload and logistics companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs

For additional information, please contact: Mr. Lucas Heart, Roehl Transport Marketing and Communications Manager, at 715-591-7164.

About SmartWay

EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 72 million metric tons of carbon pollution, while saving more than 170 million barrels of oil and $24.9 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over six million homes. SmartWay also contributes to cleaner air and healthier citizens by cutting emissions that help produce smog, including fine particulate matter and nitrogen oxides.

More information on SmartWay in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/  

List of Excellence Award recipients: http://epa.gov/smartway/about/sw-awards.htm#aboutawards


2016-08-16 Roehl Transport Wins 10th Quest for Quality Award

August 16, 2016

Marshfield, WI – Roehl Transport has been awarded a 2016 Quest for Quality Award from Logistics Management magazine. This is the tenth year Roehl has won a Quest for Quality – an award that has long been regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as the most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence.

To determine the best of the best, Logistics Management readers rate carriers, third-party logistics providers (3PL), and U.S. port operators strictly on the basis of service quality, making the Quest for Quality the only survey of its kind in the market.

“It’s very rewarding to be recognized with the Quest for Quality Award again. The survey results validate our teammates’ efforts in living out our mission: Deliver ‘Confidence and Satisfaction’ by providing flawless transportation services,” said Kevin Nixon, President of the Flatbed and Specialized Division for Wisconsin-based Roehl Transport.

Roehl is one of the nation’s largest, safest and best-run trucking companies, offering customers across North America dry van, refrigerated and flatbed & specialized truckload services. The company employs more than 2,500 people in a wide variety of roles ranging from paid CDL truck driver training & experienced truck driver jobs and other transportation careers.

“When you consider the challenging environment in which transportation and logistics service providers have had to manage over the past year, we believe that walking away with a Quest for Quality Award in 2016 is nothing less than a monumental achievement that should be celebrated,” noted Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director of Peerless Media, the publisher of Logistics Management.

About Roehl Transport – Roehl Transport is one of the safest and largest truckload and logistics companies in the nation. With many locations in the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl’s employment, truckdriving jobs and services at www.Roehl.Jobs. For additional information, please contact: Mr. Lucas Heart, Roehl Transport Marketing and Communications Manager, at 715-591-7164.

Logistics Management - Now in its 53rd year of publication, Logistics Management magazine and logisticsmgmt.com are the leading business-to-business information resources for logistics and transportation professionals in charge of the planning, management, purchase of freight transportation services.


2015-12-01 Roehl Wins Trucking Claims and Loss Prevention Award

Marshfield, WI – Roehl Transport was recently honored with 2015 Excellence in Trucking Claims and Loss Prevention Award by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The award recognizes the extent and effectiveness of Roehl’s freight claims and loss prevention programs.

Roehl is one of the largest, most successful trucking companies in America. The company provides van, flatbed, refrigerated and dedicated truckload services to customers across the nation. The award reinforces why customers choose Roehl. “Customers know that when their freight is being handled by Roehl, there is a lower chance of incident. If a claim is needed, they know we resolve it quickly,” said John Spiros, Roehl Transport Vice President of Safety and Claims Management.

Roehl had a 39% year-over-year decrease in the net claim amount paid, a 10% drop in year-over-year claims paid and a 17% increase in the number of claims solved in 30 days or less. “Winning this award is an honor we all share,” said Spiros. “From our Safety Department to our robust training programs and support to our more than 2,000 professional truck driving teammates on the road – we can all take pride knowing that our policies, procedures and performances reduce claims and accomplish our mission,” he continued.

When evaluating for the award, the ATA considered the size of the fleet, staff, and program budget. Commenting on the award, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said, “…it’s recognition for setting the bar high on important matters like safety and security and surpassing expectations. When companies strive to excel, the rest of the industry has to follow suit and improve their operations.”

This is the fourth time Roehl has won the Excellence in Trucking Claims and Loss Prevention Award (the company won it an impressive three times in a row from 2006 to 2008), and it comes shortly after winning several other major awards, include the highest honor in trucking, the ATA President’s Trophy, which the company won for the third time in 2015.

-###-

About Roehl Transport: With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the safest and largest truckload and logistics companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs

For additional information, please contact: Mr. Lucas Heart, Roehl Transport Marketing and Communications Manager, at 715-591-7164.

About the American Trucking Associations: The ATA is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight.

For additional information, please visit www.trucking.org


2015-11-10 Roehl is Military Friendly Employer for third straight year

Marshfield, WI – For the third consecutive year, Roehl Transport has earned the Military Friendly Employer® designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. 

Roehl received the recognition by completing a data-driven survey that was independently tested by Ernst & Young. Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies, such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs for veterans, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.   

Roehl Transport is a great place to work, and winning the Military Friendly Employer award three times is confirmation that our programs designed for military veterans and active Reserves lead the industry,” said Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport Vice President and US Army veteran.

Company founder Everett Roehl started Roehl Transport in 1962, shortly after his military service ended. Now, with over 2,500 employees and growing, Roehl Transport has become a pillar of the transportation industry. Roehl hires truck drivers, mechanics and many other positions from across the county through its employment website www.Roehl.Jobs.

"Companies that have earned the 2016 Military Friendly Employer award have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful careers for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. 

Military veterans and active Reserves receive recognition in the Roehl Honor Program™. And, for those who are transitioning from active duty and need training, Roehl’s developed the Get Your CDL Program – a truck driver job with paid CDL training. The fact that the job that pays the employee while they get their CDL is a unique difference when compared with company sponsored truck driver training. 

Roehl also has a two-year Apprenticeship Program (approved by both the Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs) that provides advanced training, earns those that complete the program certification as a Heavy Duty Truck Driver and allows those in the program the opportunity to take advantage of their GI Bill monies. 

Koepel summed up the significance of the award by saying, “We recently won trucking’s top honor, the ATA President’s Award. That’s like winning trucking’s equivalent of an Oscar. The Military Friendly Employer designation means our leadership extends outside of our industry and places us among some of most elite employers in the country.”

-###-

About Roehl Transport

With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the largest truckload transportation companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs

For additional information, please contact: Mr. Lucas Heart, Roehl Transport Marketing & Communications Manager, at 715-591-3795, Ext. 2564.

About: Victory Media

Publisher of G.I. Jobs, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, serving the military community since 2001. The Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com

For further information on G.I. Jobs or the Military Friendly Employers® survey, contact BP Media Relations, LLC – Barbara Pflughaupt

Barbara@bpmediarelations.com (212) 707-8181


2015-10-19 Roehl Transport is EPA SmartWay Winner Again

Marshfield, WI – For the second year in a row, Roehl Transport has been honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA honored Roehl for superior supply efficiency. 

“We’re very pleased to be recognized for our efforts – from equipment investments to infrastructure to the ways in which our truck driving teammates safely and efficiently operate their trucks,” noted Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport Vice President. 

Koepel added that Roehl was a founding member of the program, which is now in its eleventh year. The EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. 

"EPA recognizes its top SmartWay carrier partners as they lead the way for their peers in this crucial sector of our economy,” said EPA’s Office Director of Transportation & Air Quality Christopher Grundler. “We all depend on an efficient and sustainable freight sector, and these award-winning SmartWay carriers have demonstrated that they can get the job done while saving fuel and reducing greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants.” 

Roehl was only one of 39 carriers (out of nearly 3,000 eligible partners) to receive the SmartAward. Roehl was honored at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Annual Management Conference & Exhibition held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

-###-

About Roehl Transport

With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the safest and largest truckload and logistics companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs

For additional information, please contact: Mr. Lucas Heart, Roehl Transport Marketing and Communications Manager, at 715-591-7164.

About SmartWay

EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 144.3 million barrels of oil and $20.6 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay’s clean air achievements (61.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 1,070,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 43,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens.

More information on SmartWay in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/  


2015-08-27 2015 Quest for Quality Awarded to Roehl Transport

August 27, 2015

Marshfield, WI – Roehl Transport has earned 2015 Quest for Quality Award from Logistics Management. Roehl won the award in the Truckload category.   

The Quest for Quality awards are determined after a six-month research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG). This is the 9th year Roehl has won a Quest for Quality Award. 

“Winning a Quest for Quality means we’re achieving our mission,” said Greg Koepel, a Vice President for the Wisconsin-based Roehl Transport. “Across the organization, from our more than 2,500 professional driving teammates and operational, maintenance and support staff – we’re delivering confidence and satisfaction to our customers,” Koepel added. 

The Quest for Quality awards are considered the global gold standard for customer satisfaction and performance excellence for trucking companies, ports and logistics providers. Roehl is one of the largest, best-run trucking companies in America, serving customers across North America. 

According to Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director of Peerless Media, the publisher of Logistics Management, the Quest for Quality Awards stand out in the market  because the winners are determined by the buyers of logistics and transportation services “who put these carriers and service providers to work around the clock and around globe.” 

To determine the best of the best, Logistics Management readers—logistics, transportation, and supply chain decision makers—rate carriers, third-party logistics (3PL) service providers, and now U.S. port operators on the basis of service quality. 

“At Roehl, we believe performance is a choice. Whether we’re designing new technologies to serve our customers, creating new truck driving jobs and transportation careers to meet America’s shipping needs or being one North America’s safest trucking companies, we consistently choose excellence,” Koepel concluded. 

###

About Roehl Transport – With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the safest and largest truckload and logistics companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl’s employment, truck driving jobs and services at www.Roehl.Jobs. For additional information, please contact: Mr. Lucas Heart, Roehl Transport Marketing and Communications Manager, at 715-591-7164.

About Logistics Management - Now in its 52st year of publication, Logistics Management magazine and logisticsmgmt.com are the leading business-to-business information resources for logistics and transportation professionals in charge of the planning, management, purchase of freight transportation services.


2015-01-06 Roehl Transport and Roehl Logistics earn prestigious AGCO award

Marshfield, WI – Roehl Transport and Roehl Logistics have earned the 2014 Logistics Award from the AGCO Corporation. Roehl won the award by providing trucking and logistics support services to AGCO for consistent on time performance, claims-free deliveries, and being easy to do business with, which all led to great value for AGCO.

The award was presented in October at AGCO’s “Celebrating Success” dinner, an event that honors five suppliers for their superior performance and contribution to AGCO’s success in the areas of direct materials, indirect materials and logistics.

Roehl Transport has over 2,500 employees, more than 2,000 trucks and over 5,000 trailers. The company provides truckload solutions and offers truck driving jobs >www.Roehl.Jobs across the country.

Roehl Logistics is a third party logistics (3PL) provider that arranges transportation for hundreds of shippers and offers consulting and management solutions to shippers and carriers across the United States and Canada.

AGCO Corporation, based in Duluth, Georgia, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery.

Steve Elliott, Vice President of Roehl Logistics, noted, “Roehl Transport and Roehl Logistics continue to collaborate to meet customers’ needs. Being one of five winners, when AGCO has over 6,000 suppliers, is a top honor. The 2014 AGCO Logistics Award is great example of the two companies working together to deliver confidence and satisfaction to our customer.”

-###-

About Roehl Transport

With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the safest and largest truckload and logistics companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs. For additional information, please contact: Mr. Lucas Heart, Roehl Transport Marketing and Communications Manager, at 715-591-7164.

About Roehl Logistics

Roehl Logistics is a third party logistics (3PL) based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The company was founded in 2008 and arranges transportation for hundreds of shippers while also offering consulting and management solutions to shippers and carriers across the United States and Canada. Learn more at www.RoehlLogistics.com. For additional information, please contact: Mr. Steve Elliott, Roehl Logistics Vice President, at 920-321-3224.

About AGCO

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO products are distributed globally through approximately 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. In 2013, AGCO had net sales of $10.8 billion. www.AGCOcorp.com.


2014-11-19 Roehl Transport earns Military Friendly Employer designation for second year

Marshfield, WI – For the second year in a row, Roehl Transport has earned the Military Friendly Employer® designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines.

“With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport has long been an attractive place to work for military veterans and active Reserves, and we’re pleased to be recognized for our efforts to create military friendly jobs,” said Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration.

Everett Roehl started Roehl Transport in 1962, shortly after his military service ended. Now, military veteran employees of Roehl Transport receive recognition as a part of the Roehl Honor Program™. 

The Roehl Honor Program has a two-year Apprenticeship component (approved by both the Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs). Truck drivers that join Roehl Transport and take part in the Apprenticeship program earn certification as a Heavy Duty Truck Driver. The company hires truck drivers from across the county through its employment website www.Roehl.Jobs.

Roehl completed a lengthy survey that resulted in a benchmark score across key programs and policies, such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.

The elite “Military Friendly Employer” title is awarded to companies after a data-driven survey of over 5,000 companies with resulting survey data independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP.

Now in its 12th year, Military Friendly Employers® media is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. Each year companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board consisting of leaders in the military recruitment community. A full list of board members can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com/board.

“The 2015 Military Friendly Employers represent the preeminent tier of companies with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Sean Collins, Vice President for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Employers constitute the group of companies moving the needle and realizing significant benefits by hiring from the military community. This year’s group of companies reported hiring over 155,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, representing a 35% increase over last year and an average of 15% of total new hires.”

-###-

About Roehl Transport

With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the largest truckload transportation companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs. For additional information, please contact: Mr. Lucas Heart, Roehl Transport Marketing & Communications Manager, at 715-591-3795, Ext. 2564.

About: Victory Media Publisher of G.I. Jobs, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, serving the military community since 2001. The Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com. For further information on G.I. Jobs or the Military Friendly Employers® survey, contact BP Media Relations, LLC – Barbara Pflughaupt Barbara@bpmediarelations.com (212) 707-8181 or Judee Cohen – Judithdeecohen@gmail.com (917) 721-0663


2014-11-06 Roehl Transport achieves high safety honors from industry’s largest trade group

11/6/2014

Marshfield, WI – Roehl Transport, a national truckload transportation company with over 2,500 employees, has been recognized for its industry leading safety performance, bringing home high honors in the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) National Safety Contests.

Roehl earned awards for both on-road safety with recognition for its Flatbed Division in the Flatbed/Line-Haul over 10 Million Miles category, for its Van Division in the General Commodities Truckload/Line-Haul Between 100-250 Million Miles category, and industrial workplace safety in the General Commodities Truckload over 1,000 category. 

“Our teammates earn these recognitions by bringing our corporate value of safety to life,” said John Spiros, Roehl Transport’s Vice President of Safety and Claims Management.

The ATA is the trucking industry’s largest trade group, and perennially recognizes Roehl for its achievements in safety.

“Our drivers understand the importance of the work they do and their driving choices affect others. They drive to protect the people they share the road with. That’s why we’re a safe company, and that’s why we’re recognized as such,” Spiros added.

Roehl Transport is one of the safest carriers in the nation as measured by independent trade groups like the ATA. The ATA has thousands of members and, in addition to promoting safety on America’s highways, the group represents the trucking industry with regards to transportation policies, image, education and research.

Roehl’s been recognized for safety performance every year since 2004. Twice during that time (2008 & 2011), the company won the ATA President’s Trophy, the highest honor in the trucking industry.

-###-


2014-10-29 Roehl Transport honored with 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award by the EPA

Marshfield, WI – Roehl Transport has been honored with a 2014 SmartWay® Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA recognized Roehl as an industry leader in supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

“We’ve grown to over 2,500 employees with over 2,000 trucks and over 5,000 trailers. We continually seek out and implement power and waste reduction technologies and techniques,” said Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport Vice President. “Our initiatives extend well beyond our equipment to our facilities and teammates, too,” he added.

The SmartWay Program, a public-private partnership between the EPA and transportation related companies, celebrates 10 years as a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change.

“SmartWay carriers deserve our gratitude for a decade of progress in cutting carbon pollution and other air pollutants," said Chris Grundler, Director, EPA’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality. "They have reduced thousands of tons of dangerous pollutants and raised the bar on a sustainable transportation future, all while saving money in fuel costs.”

Roehl recently invested in a GAIN Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station adjacent to the company’s Chicago Area Terminal. The station is a partnership between Roehl Transport, U.S. Oil and H.M.D. Trucking. With space for eight CNG dispensers, it’s one of the largest CNG stations in the Midwest. Roehl operates several CNG trucks, and the company continues to provide industry-leading truck driving jobs (visit www.Roehl.Jobs).

“We’ve made significant investments in our training programs to increase our energy efficiencies and decrease our fuel consumption,” noted Koepel. “We’re pleased to be one of the top carriers recognized by the EPA.”

-###-

About Roehl Transport

With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the safest and largest truckload and logistics companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs.

For additional information, please contact: Mr. Lucas Heart, Roehl Transport Marketing and Communications Manager, at 715-591-7164.

About SmartWay

EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is celebrating 10 years as a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 120.7 million barrels of oil and $16.8 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay’s clean air achievements (51.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 37,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens. More information on SmartWay in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/

List of Excellence Award recipients: http://epa.gov/smartway/about/swawards.htm#aboutawards


2014-10-14 Roehl Transport earns recognition for pay increases and innovative pay program

Marshfield, WI – Roehl Transport recently announced wide-ranging pay increases across its 2,200 truck fleet. The increases, implemented during the summer, impact drivers throughout Roehl’s extensive and diverse offerings of fleets including flatbed, van, refrigerated, heavy haul/specialized and dedicated fleets.

Greg Koepel, Roehl’s Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration, commented on the increases, “We’ve been out in front of the industry for quite some time with our Your Choice Pay Plan, and now we’re pleased to have made rate per mile increases as high as 16 percent across our fleets.”

Implemented in 2012, the Your Choice Pay Plan empowers Roehl drivers to earn the highest pay levels based on the driver’s performance, instead of an anniversary only based pay plan. 

 “You don’t have to wait a decade to get to the top rates with Roehl. If you’re a top performer, you’re going to get top pay!” Koepel added.

In September of 2014, Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) featured the performance-based Your Choice Pay Plan with their prestigious Innovators recognition. CCJ called Roehl’s bold new plan that advances drivers to ever-higher pay rates based on performance “A better way to pay.” 

Given how hard our folks work, it makes sense to recognize their superior performance now, rather than waiting until some artificial date way out in the future,” Koepel noted. “With the Your Choice Pay Plan, our drivers get credit for their safety, productivity, customer service, cost management and fuel efficiency performance as they go,” he continued. 

Roehl is a Top Pay Carrier as certified by the National Transportation Institute. The recent increases to driver pay coupled with the Your Choice Pay Plan create a powerful combination for providing industry-leading pay. 

Koepel summed up the recognition by saying, “We’re committed to driver success. Our industry leading approaches to safety, pay and hometime bring our beliefs to life. As we enjoy the industry recognition, we remember that what we’re most happy and proud about is that Roehl drivers take home more!” 

###


2014-10-02 Roehl Transport renovates terminal and adds $10s of millions in economic impact

Gary, IN – Roehl Transport recently completed a major renovation of their flagship Chicago Area Terminal. Roehl invested over $7.2 million into expanding and remodeling the facility, creating additional maintenance capacity, training resources, operational support and expanded driver services.

“We have a fleet of over 2,000 trucks, and more than half of them will pass through this terminal each week,” said Roehl Transport CEO Rick Roehl. He continued, saying the demands on this terminal will continue to grow “…as we grow our company. In fact, we have an immediate expansion goal of 150 more drivers by the end of the year. This terminal is at the heart of our operation. While others wait for the economy to improve, we’re growing and leading the way. This facility represents our commitment to our teammates and to the region.”

Roehl Transport is headquartered in Wisconsin and has over 2,500 employees. Roehl’s Chicago Area Terminal, located in Gary, Indiana, is the busiest of Roehl’s eight terminals around the country.

Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration, said that currently over 465 employees work at or out of the location and the financial effects of the operation are great. “The calculus of the economic impact is complex. We can measure many of the direct payments such as employee wages, lodging, meals, parts, tires, taxes and millions of gallons of fuel for our trucks. That only tells part of the story. There are multipliers in effect – every dollar is worth several more to the regional economy.”

The expanded facility creates new opportunities. “We’ve got more driving and non-driving jobs, unique schedules for our maintenance technicians and room for growth in our operations department. Plus, we’ve added new-to-driving instructional capacity. Roehl’s been training student truck drivers for over 25 years, and we recently added two state-of-the-art driving simulators,” said Koepel.

The sheer size and scope of the facility is impressive. In an effort to better serve all those truck drivers, and accommodate all the new ones, Roehl completely renovated the driver facilities. Some of the driver comfort improvements include additional and larger showers, more bunkrooms, restrooms, and laundry facilities. There is a new driver lounge with nearly ten times the previous space, and a new computer lab that provides access to the internet, email and the company news and training website. Drivers appreciate that they have a convenient exercise room for working out. One phase of the renovation that is not quite completed is a large industrial kitchen that, in the near future, will offer food service for employees.

Roehl has also partnered with U.S. Oil and H.M.D. Trucking to install a GAIN Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station adjacent to Roehl’s Chicago Area Terminal located along Interstate 80/90 in Gary, Indiana, an important east-west freight carrier route in the Midwest. GAIN is the compressed natural gas division of U.S. Oil. With space for eight CNG dispensers, the location is open for use by other companies and the general public, and is one of the largest CNG stations in the Midwest. Roehl currently runs several CNG trucks in the Midwest.

“The CNG partnerships and our Chicago Area Terminal renovations reflect our commitment to grow and develop the company in ways that will allow us to build on our more than 50-year history of success serving our customers,” noted Rick Roehl. “We’re happy to be in northwest Indiana and look forward to the next 50 years.”

-###-

About Roehl Transport

With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the largest truckload freight transportation companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs. For additional information, please contact: Mr. Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration, at 715-591-3795, Ext. 2019.


2014-08-22 Roehl Transport purchases Handy Enterprises

Marshfield, WI – Roehl Transport has purchased Handy Enterprises. Almost all of the former Handy truck drivers have joined Roehl Transport, who will continue to provide flatbed services to former Handy customers.

The acquisition was announced on August 22, 2014, and it represents the second such purchase in the last year by Roehl Transport.

“We are pleased to add the Handy employees to TeamRoehl, and we’re excited to grow this business,” said Tom Witt, President of Roehl Transport’s Flatbed & Specialized Division. Handy provided flatbed trucking services primarily between Chicago and Minneapolis.

Truck drivers interested in joining this weekend home time fleet can learn more at www.Roehl.Jobs.

-###-

About Roehl Transport

With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the safest and largest truckload and logistics companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs. For additional information, please contact: Mr. Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration at 715-591-3795, Ext. 2019.


2014-08-01 Roehl wins 8th Quest for Quality Award

Roehl Transport has been awarded a Logistics Management magazine 2014 Quest for Quality Award in the Truckload Category. This marks the eighth time Roehl has won this award (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, and 2005). This is a tremendous achievement that validates the great work we do for our customers!

This award sets the gold standard for customer satisfaction and performance excellence for carriers, ports, and logistics providers worldwide. We are proud and honored to be among such an elite group.

Logistics Management’s Annual Quest for Quality Awards is the culmination of a six month research project conducted by Peerless Research Group. For 30 years, this Quest for Quality research project has been regarded as the most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence in the transportation and logistics industry.

This year, almost 6,200 logistics and supply chain decision makers cast their votes. This six-month research project resulted in nine lists featuring 129 transportation and logistics provider organizations achieving the designation of the “best of the best“ by the readers of Logistics Management.

About Roehl Transport

With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the safest and largest truckload and logistics companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs.

For additional information, please contact: Mr. Greg Koepel, Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration of Roehl Transport at 715-591-3795, Ext. 2019.


2014-07-17 Roehl Wins Arizona Trucking Association’s Fleet Safety Award

Phoenix, AZ – Roehl Transport brought home top honors in the Arizona Trucking Association’s 2013 Fleet Safety Award contest. Bart Wilson, Chairman of the association, and Major Ken Hunter of the Arizona Department of Public Safety presented the award to Tom Witt, President of Roehl Transport’s Flatbed & Specialized Division, during the Association’s Awards Ceremony on July 17, 2014.

Commenting on the award, Mr. Witt noted, “…this award reflects our excellent corporate culture and the personal beliefs of our truck drivers who hold safety as their cornerstone value.”

Roehl Transport is one of the safest carriers in the nation as measured by independent trade groups such as the Arizona Trucking Association.

Roehl Transport operates a terminal facility in Phoenix, AZ and provides flatbed and dry van truckload services to the western region of the country. 

-###-

About Roehl Transport

With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the safest and largest truckload and logistics companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, including a major operations terminal in Phoenix, Arizona, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs.

For additional information, please contact: Mr. Greg Koepel, Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration of Roehl Transport at 715-591-3795, Ext. 2019.


2013-11-11 Roehl Transport recognized as 2014 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine

Roehl Transport has earned the 2014 Military Friendly Employer® designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. The elite Military Friendly Employer  title is awarded to companies after a data-driven survey of over 5,000 companies with resulting survey data independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP.

Roehl received the recognition after completing a lengthy survey that resulted in a benchmark score across key programs and policies, such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.

Roehl has long been attractive place to work for military veterans and active Reserves. Everett Roehl started Roehl Transport in 1962, shortly after his military service ended. Now, military veteran employees of Roehl Transport receive recognition as a part of the Roehl Honor Program™. The Roehl Honor Program also has a two-year Apprenticeship component (approved by both the Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs). Truck drivers that join Roehl Transport and take part in the Apprenticeship program will also be a certified Heavy Duty Truck Driver.

Now in its 11th year, Military Friendly Employers® media is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. Each year companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board consisting of leaders in the military recruitment community. A full list of board members can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com/board.

“The 2014 Military Friendly Employers® represent the preeminent tier of companies with strong military recruitment programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment,” said Sean Collins, Vice President for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “Our Military Friendly Employers® constitute the group of companies actually moving the needle and hiring from the military community.

The 2014 Military Friendly Employers reported hiring over 117,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, representing an average of 14 percent of total new hires.”

-###-

About Roehl Transport

With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the largest truckload transportation companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs.

For additional information, please contact: Mr. Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration, at 715-591-3795, Ext. 2019.

About: Victory Media

Publisher of G.I. Jobs, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, serving the military community since 2001. Our Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com. For further information on G.I. Jobs or the Military Friendly Employers® survey, contact BP Media Relations, LLC – Barbara Pflughaupt Barbara@bpmediarelations.com (212) 707-8181 or Judee Cohen – Judithdeecohen@gmail.com (917) 721-0663


2013-10-28 Roehl Purchases Brock Operations

Marshfield, WI – Roehl Transport has purchased Brock Cold Storage and Trucking effective October 16, 2013. Roehl will operate the cold storage business as Roehl Cold Storage, and the trucking operation will become a part of Roehl Transport.

“We recognized the tremendous business and outstanding customer relationships built by the Brock family. We’re excited to enter the cold storage market and continue providing high levels of customer service to the customers that have been working with Brock,” said Rick Roehl, Chief Executive Officer of Roehl Transport.

The cold storage warehouses are in Vesper and Owen, Wisconsin. The Owen location has 120,000 square feet of storage, and the Vesper warehouse is 38,000 square feet. In addition to the expanded service Roehl Transport can offer its customers, Steve Elliott, Vice President of Roehl Logistics, believes this an especially good strategic acquisition saying, “We see new opportunities and synergies between the warehouse operations, our brokerage and our logistics services.”

Roehl has offered employment to former Brock employees, and Brian Brock will stay on in a managerial role.

For additional information please contact: Mr. Greg Koepel, Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration of Roehl Transport at 715-591-3795, Ext. 2019.

About Roehl Transport Roehl Transport is one of the safest and largest truckload and logistics companies in the nation. Headquartered in Marshfield, Wisconsin, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services.


2013-08-01 Roehl wins 2013 Quest for Quality Award

Roehl Transport, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Logistics Management 2013 Quest for Quality Award in the Truckload Category.

The Quest for Quality Awards are the gold standard for customer satisfaction and performance excellence for carriers, ports, and logistics providers worldwide. We are proud to be among such an elite group.

Logistics Management’s (LM) Annual Quest for Quality Awards is the culmination of a six‐month research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG). For three decades, LM’s Quest for Quality has been regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as the most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence.

“What makes the Quest for Quality Awards stand out in the market is the fact that the winners are determined by the readers of Logistics Management—the buyers of logistics and transportation services who put these carriers and service providers to work around the clock and around globe,” said Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director of Peerless Media, LLC., the publisher of Logistics Management.

“And when you consider the challenging operating environment in which our nation’s transportation services providers have been operating over the past 12 months, our editorial staff agrees that walking away with a Quest for Quality Award in 2013 is nothing less than a tremendous achievement.”

About the Quest for Quality Awards

To determine the best of the best, LM readers—logistics, transportation, and supply chain decision makers—rate carriers, third‐party logistics (3PL) service providers, and now U.S. port operators strictly on the basis of service quality. One of the most notable elements about the Quest for Quality is that it allows these shippers to vote in the genre of services they actually use and fully understand; in turn, they can vote for the providers that they feel have best delivered on quality service in specific niches.

This year, Logistics Management had 6,179 logistics and supply chain decision makers place their vote. This six‐month research undertaking results in nine lists featuring 129 transportation and logistics services provider organizations that have gone for the gold and have achieved their mission of being designated “best of the best” by the readers of LM. You can find the full list of winners from each Quest for Quality category in the August issue of Logistics Management and online at www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/2013_quest_for_quality. 

About Roehl Transport, Inc: A diversified transportation and logistics company providing national and regional customers service through operational facilities across the nation, Roehl Transport is consistently listed as one of the largest, best‐run and safest trucking companies in the industry. The company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs.

About Logistics Management: Now in its 51st year of publication, Logistics Management magazine and logisticsmgmt.com are the leading business‐to‐business information resources for logistics and transportation professionals in charge of the planning, management, purchase of freight transportation services.


2011-09-11 Roehl Transport Driver Shines in National Truck-Driving Competition

MARSHFIELD, WI— Roehl Transport driver Gerald Steinbach catapulted from being the top professional truck driver in Wisconsin to being ranked as one of the best in the nation at the 70th annual National Truck Driving Rodeo held last month in Minneapolis, Minn.

Steinbach, who qualified for the national driving skills competition when he won the five-axle van division at the Wisconsin state rodeo in June, placed 9th in his division at nationals and ended just a few total points out of third. A 19-year over-the-road driver for Roehl Transport and a member of the Marshfield, WI based company’s elite rodeo team, Steinbach dominated the state competition winning several awards, including the top pre-trip award, first in his division and the state overall award.

“Gerry’s division is basically the typical semi-truck you see on the road everyday so there is a direct correlation between the skill he demonstrates in rodeo competition and his skill and safety on the highway,” said John Spiros, Roehl’s Vice President of Safety and Claims Management. Steinbach agrees and credits his performance to the company’s strong emphasis on skills and safety. One of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, Roehl is also regularly cited in both government and industry statistics as one of the nation’s safest trucking companies. “At Roehl, safety is number one. We train continually on safe driving skills and our entire fleet is pretty remarkable; the company’s safety record proves it,” Spiros noted. “To stand out in this crowd of professional drivers, you really have to do things right,” Steinbach added.

According to Spiros, Steinbach’s performance reflects tremendous personal effort and commitment and added that the company culture helps drivers like him develop their skills and rise to the top. “This is the second year in a row we’ve qualified a driver for nationals – that's the Pro-Bowl of this profession and that says something about our organization,” he said. In fact, Roehl’s exclusive safe driving program, The Roehl WayTM, which goes way beyond the defensive-driving system used by most companies, is based on the concept of personal responsibility and commitment. “Our drivers are taught what we call ‘protective driving,’” Spiros explained. “It’s not enough just to drive defensively and avoid being caught-up in an accident; we proactively drive to prevent accidents.

Growing up in Granton, WI Steinbach was taught to “do a job right or don’t do it at all.” He is now a resident of Hixton, WI, where he logs over 130,000 miles a year behind the wheel for Roehl. His 29 years of safe driving (over 3 million safe miles) includes teaching (as an instructor at the Roehl Driver Training Center), numerous company and industry awards and a sense of honor for a job well done. “I live for the competition at the state and national level, but it’s out on the road where my value of safety protects others, and that’s what really matters,” Steinbach said.


2011-06-01 Roehl earns editor's choice designation

Roehl Transport earned the Editor's Choice in Fleet Owner magazines's 2011 Vehicle Graphics Award contest.

The article:

Drivers want to drive the best equipment—that’s a fact. So what’s the best way to recruit the top drivers for that equipment? How about using that equipment as a rolling job recruitment ad- vertisement? That’s exactly what Roehl Transport has done with 25 trailers in its fleet of over 2,000.

Roehl has incorporated the catchphrase “Experience the Power of Red” on all the units amid several recruitment pitches. On its refrigerated fleet, the slogan is paired with the saying, “Hot Jobs, Haul Cool with Roehl” along with snappy graphics that include fire under the words “Hot Jobs” and ice dripping down from the top of the trailer over the words “Haul Cool.”

“The bold designs demand attention and preserve the paint underneath the graphic to maximize the trailer value at the end of the program,” says Cindy Faber, director of the driver employment center.

On its dry vans, prospective drivers are encouraged to “Think outside the box,” and to understand that “The dif- ference is like night and day”when driving for Roehl versus another company. But perhaps most appealing for many drivers is a fourth graphic with pictures of the presidents along with the saying, “Get to know these guys better with our Sign-on Bonus.”

Each graphic includes the goroehl.com website address and phone number prominently displayed.


2008-10-20 Roehl Transport drives off with the trucking industry’s highest honors.

Marshfield, WI – Receiving a prestigious industry award says a company did something right. But winning three of trucking’s top honors says Roehl Transport does it right across the board. In an unprecedented sweep, Roehl has won the 2008 Quest for Quality Award, the SmartWaySM Excellence Award and the prestigious ATA President’s Trophy. In the process, its superior performance has been recognized by customers, the Federal government and industry peers.

The three awards are among the industry’s highest honors. The Quest for Quality Award recognizes Roehl’s extraordinary customer service. The SmartWay Award reflects Roehl’s environmental leadership, and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) President’s Trophy identifies Roehl as the nation’s safest large carrier. “Together, they add up to the best all-around trucking operation in the nation,” Greg Koepel, Roehl Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration, said. “Maintaining this level of quality in a year when the industry has been battered by record fuel prices and a staggering economy is especially noteworthy,” he added.

The Quest for Quality Award, presented by Logistics Management, is based on votes by the magazine's readers. Roehl’s flatbed division ranked among the best industrial and heavy-haul carriers in the nation for its on-time record, value, customer service, information technology, and equipment/operations. 2008 marks the third year Roehl has won the award.

Since beginning the SmartWay Partnership to reduce the transportation sector’s adverse environmental impact, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency has awarded its annual SmartWay Excellence Award three times. Roehl is one of only two carriers, from among the program’s 1,000-plus members, to have won it every year. One of the initiative’s founding members, Roehl has pioneered a greener trucking industry by testing and upgrading its fleet with aerodynamic devices, low-resistance tires, and advanced fuel- efficiency technologies, as well as instituting driving and operational strategies to reduce fuel consumption.

Ground transportation (trucks and railroad) account for 20% of the fuel consumed by the transportation sector and an equal percentage of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants from fuel exhaust. SmartWay members saved 600 million gallons of diesel fuel last year and eliminated 6.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions (a greenhouse gas that contributes to global climate change). The ATA President’s Trophy is the most prized of all trucking industry awards.

The ATA has over 37,000 members, representing every type of motor carrier in the United States. Only one company in each of three mileage divisions receives the award for the best overall safety program. Perennially turning in one of the top safety records in the nation, Roehl once again was the safest large carrier in the nation in 2008. The ATA President’s Trophy honors Roehl as the safest large fleet (100 million miles) and recognizes Roehl’s commitment to highway safety beyond its own fleet, with efforts to improve safety industry-wide and among the motoring public. “Three awards, from three different sources, for three different areas of operations,” Koepel noted. “What ties them together is a single-minded commitment to quality, and being the best... for drivers... for customers... for everyone.”

 For more information about this story, please contact Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport’s Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration, at 800-826-8367.

 John Joines, CPCU, Vice President of Safety for Great West Casualty Company (award sponsor) presents the ATA President’s Trophy in the Over 1 million miles category to Roehl Transport, Inc., Marshfield, WI; John Spiros, Vice President, Safety & Claims Management (right) and Greg Koepel, Vice President, Workforce Development & Administration accepting.


2008-01-16 Everett Roehl Receives Wisconsin Trucking Industry’s Highest Honor

January 16, 2008

Everett Roehl Receives Wisconsin Trucking Industry’s Highest Honor

MARSHFIELD, WI—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. One person to see all the various maintenance, driving, marketing and sales awards was company founder Everett Roehl, who was recently presented with the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association’s (WMCA) highest honor at a ceremony in Madison.

Everett, in customary fashion, is quick to share the credit, emphasizing that “the (WMCA) Babbitt Award reflects the quality and professionalism of the entire Roehl organization.” The award also recognizes the recipient’s contribution to the industry and the community over the course of his career. “Our success and industry leadership is something every Roehl employee has a part in. We have a great team,” he added.

“I’ve known and worked side-by-side on important industry issues with many past Babbitt Award recipients. They’re outstanding men and women, and I am honored to be included among them,” Everett said.

The Marshfield, WI-based company has made many strides in critical industry issues such as highway safety, environmentalism, and driver training, development and success; Roehl sets worthy goals for the industry and demonstrates a process for achieving them.

In addition, Everett has worked for industry and community causes directly. A former officer of the WMCA, he continues to serve on the industry association’s board at the state level and is a vice-president-at-large at the national level with the American Trucking Associations (ATA). He has served on different committees and currently serves on the ATA’s Highway Policy Committee, where he has received the Association’s annual Star Award recognizing his generosity and support.

In presenting the award, Duplainville Transport’s John Drake cited Everett’s community involvement in his hometown of Marshfield, where he is active in the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce, the Marshfield Industry Committee, and has generously assisted and supported many other community causes.

Drake called Everett the embodiment of the American dream, starting with one truck in 1962 and building one of the largest trucking companies in the nation, but adds that his success is also measured by the respect he has earned from his colleagues. “Everett has great business instincts and combines this with a sense of humor and a love for his community and industry.” Everett Roehl is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Roehl Transport, Inc. With over 2,300 employees, Roehl provides diversified transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada.

For more information about this story, please contact Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport’s Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration, at 800-826-8367.


2007-11-27 Roehl Transport Has Industry’s Safest Work Environment; Fewest Employee Injuries

Marshfield, WI – Roehl Transport employees are not only the best in the nation at preventing accidents and keeping other motorists safe, they are also tops in personal safety.

The Marshfield-based trucking company’s flatbed division recently won the Industrial Safety Improvement Award from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The award recognizes Roehl’s flatbed division for having the greatest reduction in on-the-job injuries in the industry, as well as the company’s overall improvement in accidents per mile.

Roehl’s Vice President of Safety John Spiros noted that the awards go hand-in-hand with Roehl’s recent safe fleet distinctions. “Highway safety and personal on-the-job safety are both manifestations of Roehl’s pervasive safety culture,” Spiros said. “We identify safety as a core corporate value so it becomes the fundamental consideration in every thing we do... every decision, every operation. The concept of safety is contagious; it spreads across the entire company.”

While the award reflects fewer on-job-injuries among all of the division’s personnel, the majority of those employees are drivers. Drivers are a group that typically sustains higher injury rates, and Roehl’s record represents a particularly good driver effort. Spiros explained that the foundation for Roehl’s outstanding driver safety record is an exclusive training program called ‘The Roehl Way.’ “Roehl drivers have a sense of personal responsibility to protect others, but that also means taking care of themselves,” he said.

The most common on the job injuries within the trucking industry involve falls from trailers, slipping while climbing into cabs and strains while securing loads. With training, proper equipment and care, most of those can be avoided, Spiros noted. “We make a concerted effort to increase awareness of personal safety. While we are one of the safest companies in the industry, there is still room for improvement...our goal is that no one gets hurt,” he said.

That commitment to superior safety has helped make Roehl one of the largest companies in the nation. Roehl offers dry van, flatbed, curtainside and refrigerated truckload services coast-to-coast in the U.S. and Canada.

For more information about this story please contact Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport’s Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration, at 800-826-8367.


2007-11-06 Roehl Transport honored as the nation’s safest trucking company

Marshfield, WI – Roehl Transport’s safety record regularly makes it one of the safest carriers in the nation, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), but this year the Marshfield, WI-based trucking company earned a special achievement: the ATA’s top honors in two divisions. Roehl’s Van division was recognized as the safest in the nation among large carriers (over 100 million miles), while the company’s flatbed division achieved the same distinction in the over 10 million miles category.

“Qualifying for two divisions and being the top company in both says safety runs throughout the entire company, it’s not just exclusive to one division or operating unit,” said John Spiros, Roehl’s Vice President of Safety and Claims Management. Spiros noted that Roehl’s recent safety awards reflect its cornerstone value of safety. The company has been recognized as one of the safest in the nation by multiple industry and government sources over the course of several years. “These awards are not the result of luck; they represent consistent performance based on a steadfast companywide focus on operating safely, plus the superior training and skill of our drivers,” he said.

“The American Trucking Associations’ Safety Awards are not subjective,” ATA President Bill Graves noted. “They are based on hard facts and figures; you either had an exemplary safety record or you didn’t. Roehl Transport’s commitment to safety has made our roadway’s safer and the proof is the numbers,” he said. The ATA is the trucking industry’s largest trade group, representing thousands of companies including all the major carriers. (With over 1,700 trucks on the road coast-to-coast each day, Roehl ranks among the 100 largest trucking companies in the U.S.) Each year the ATA recognizes member-trucking companies who have achieved significant safety success.

Graves said highway safety is the ATA’s No. 1 initiative. Government studies have shown that the industry’s safety record has steadily improved each year, despite increased demand, miles driven and congestion. “We are proud to recognize companies like Roehl Transport that are leading the way and continuing to set the bar higher,” he added.

“Roehl’s commitment to safety benefits the motoring public and the shippers whose freight it safely hauls.”

Rob Otte, Roehl’s Safety and Compliance Manager, explained that the company’s focus on safety is a part of its social responsibility.

“We believe strongly in doing the right thing; operating safely is part of that. Recognizing safety as a value rather than just a priority makes it part of our moral compass, something that can’t be compromised regardless of other circumstances.”

He explained that the value-level commitment to safety has wide-ranging ramifications but the two factors that most distinguish Roehl’s safety culture are, first, the emphasis Roehl places on the ethics of safety rather than just safe driving techniques. Second, at Roehl safety is not the province of the “safety department” which tends to isolate the concept. Instead it is “operationalized” – part of the connection and daily conversation between the drivers and driver service representatives.

“While the entire company adheres to the ideal of safety and everyone at Roehl shares inthese awards, the driver is key. Our drivers are true professionals who embrace the goals of safety. These are people who care deeply and have made a personal commitment…to protect other motorists,” said Greg Koepel, Roehl’s Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration. He added that today’s professional drivers rank a company’s safety record right up there with high pay and generous home time, all of which are cited as reasons drivers choose Roehl.


2007-11-01 EPA Sees Roehl Red As Green

MARSHFIELD, WI— Roehl Transport’s red semi-truck tractors are among the greenest on the road and making a leading contribution to the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ground transportation industries, according the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The Marshfield, WI-based trucking company recently received the agency’s SmartWaySM Excellence Award in recognition of its efforts to make trucking more environmentally friendly. This is the second year the agency has conferred the honor, which Roehl also received last year.

Begun in 2004, SmartWay is an EPA initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight transportation exhaust (truck and rail) by 33 – 66 million metric tons within six years. A companion benefit to reduced emissions is a substantial savings in fuel consumption – reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil by as much as 150 million barrels of oil annually.

Ground freight transportation consumes 35 billion gallons of diesel fuel a year, according to EPA figures and releases over 350 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) as well as pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and particulate matter.

“With 7 million commercial trucks on the road, our industry can make a significant contribution to a carbon-neutral economy,” Roehl Transport’s Vice President of Maintenance Phil Trierweiler said, explaining why Roehl was one the nation’s first major commercial carriers to join the EPA SmartWay program. “Environmental responsibility goes hand-in-hand with our recent American Trucking Associations awards for being the safest carrier in the nation,” he added. “It’s all part of being a socially-responsible company.”

Roehl’s environmental leadership has also led to the awarding of state grants from Wisconsin and Texas to study additional measures and technologies for reducing the industry’s environmental impact. For the Wisconsin program, the company has equipped several trucks with auxiliary power units (APU). The unit is a generator run by a small, highly efficient motor. It supplies electrical power and heat to the sleeper cabs at night so the driver can shut down the large diesel engine. In the Texas program, Roehl is testing a combination of three technologies. “We are working with the state to identify which technologies will be included but it could be something like APUs or night systems (another new technology targeted to reducing night time idling) along with new wide- based tires (reduced rolling resistance) and improved trailer aerodynamics (less drag). All of these steps reduce fuel consumption,” said Jolene Sternweis, Fuel Maintenance Coordinator for Roehl.

“These are measures Roehl has already implemented with part of our fleets,” Sternweis said. “Roehl has always been a leader in adopting new ways to reduce fuel consumption and environmental impact. SmartWay gives us credit for our efforts but it also helps focus the whole industry to do what it takes to be part of the solution. This year we are taking the message to our customers too,” she added.

Ranked among the nation’s 100 largest trucking companies, Roehl offers truckload van, flatbed, curtainside and now refrigerated service throughout the U.S. and Canada.

For more information about this story please contact Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport’s Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration, at 800-826-8367.


2007-08-07 Wisconsin truck driving school puts safety on the map and some of America’s best drivers on the road

MARSHFIELD, WI—The Roehl Transport CDL School in Marshfield, WI lays claim to turning out some of the safest, most successful over-the-road drivers on American highways. RDTC guides graduates through smaller class sizes and a relentless focus on safety. That commitment to drivers makes their graduates sought after in the industry.

The intense three-week program prepares students to test for a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and provides an opportunity to drive for Roehl Transport, a company known for its ability to deliver fleets with consistently high safety ratings.

“There needed to be a place where drivers could go to experience a higher standard of safety, so we started our own. Safety is our cornerstone value,” explains Roehl Vice President of Safety John Spiros. “For Roehl, superior safety and service start with our drivers...Roehl Transport CDL School’s drivers are second to none.”

Every year the Roehl fleet is rated as one of the safest carriers in the nation by groups like the American Trucking Associations, the Truckload Carriers Association and other state and Federal organizations.

Tuition assistance programs range from full reimbursement for drivers accepted at Roehl to standard financial aid packages. “The affordable tuition and opportunity to get in with Roehl after graduation makes this a very attractive program,” said Roehl Transport CDL School Director Brian Hammond. “We start by keeping tuition costs low and then add in a variety of tuition assistance programs,” Hammond added. One of the newest options available is free training for qualified military veterans through the Roehl Honor ProgramTM, which rewards and recognizes military personnel for their service.

“The drivers coming out of Roehl Transport CDL School already meet our high standards for safety, so they find an open door at Roehl, which means they have an inside track at one of the best driving jobs in the industry,” explained Greg Koepel, Roehl Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration.

For more information on becoming a student at the Roehl Transport CDL School, call 800-535-8177.

For more information about this story, Roehl Transport CDL School or Roehl Transport, please call Greg Koepel, Roehl Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration, at 800- 467-6345.


2007-07-12 Roehl Transport Named Nation’s Best for Loss Prevention for Second Consecutive Year

MARSHFIELD, WI— The American Trucking Associations (ATA) recently honored Roehl Transport with their top award for Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention. This is the second consecutive year Roehl has won the award, which is based on the ATA’s review of carriers’ claim records and loss prevention efforts.

The prestigious national award is open to motor carriers of all types and sizes, and it is the only award of its kind in the trucking industry. ATA Executive Director Susan Chandler noted the award recognizes that Roehl has set the bar for claims management, loss prevention and damage control.

“Winning this award for a second straight year is a testament to Roehl’s industry-leading safety record,” President Rick Roehl said. The company has been honored with numerous awards for safety, including being named among the safest trucking companies in the nation. “While the award means we keep our customers’ freight safe, it also has implications for the general driving public,” said John Spiros, Roehl’s Vice President of Safety and Claims Management. “Roehl employees are driven to protect others,” he said. “There is nothing more important than that.”

Roehl has demonstrated that their loss-prevention program results in less damage as well as faster, smoother claims processing if and when it does occur. “We’re known for our superior service and safety, and we believe our customers deserve the best in the business,” Rick Roehl said. The company places value in preventive maintenance programs as well as safe driving training courses. That mission has helped the company become one of the 100 largest truckload carriers in the nation, offering dry van, curtainside, flatbed and now refrigerated capabilities.

For more information about this story please contact John Spiros, Roehl’s Vice President of Safety and Claims Management, at 800-826-8367.


2007-07-09 Military veterans find a future with Roehl Transport

MARSHFIELD, WI—Military personnel rejoining civilian life will find the transition easier and more successful thanks to a special career program offered by one of the nation’s leading trucking companies. The Roehl Honor ProgramTM offered by Roehl Transport for military veterans expresses the thanks and respect of a grateful nation, according to company President Rick Roehl. The innovative program provides veterans a fast track to a secure, high-paying career, complete with training, long-term employment and the opportunity for advancement.

“The men and women of our armed services are heroes who have defended the American dream. It’s our honor to help assure they have the opportunity to live it,” Rick Roehl said. The company, one of the largest truckload carriers in the nation, worked with the U.S. Departments of Labor and Veteran Affairs to offer veterans a GI Bill approved truck driver training program that flows directly into a job with Roehl. The training for a Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) is free to qualified veterans who have been released from the service within the last 12 months or who are currently serving in the National Guard or Reserves. The subsequent two-year apprenticeship program, wherein drivers are entitled to GI Bill monies, in addition to their Roehl driver pay, is open to qualified veterans who have been discharged within the last 10 years. All Honor Program participants also get a special decal on their trucks identifying them as veterans.

With steady advances in pay, comprehensive benefits packages and more family-oriented home- time plans, long-haul truck driving provides drivers a solid lifestyle—the income to own a nice home, provide well for a family and afford the extras most people enjoy. Roehl Transport has been an industry leader in improving driver pay and home time... making truck driving a viable lifetime profession. The professionalism of its drivers, in turn, has made the company a national leader in safety, efficiency and customer service.

“People who have served in the military often have the character and personal skills to be good Roehl drivers” Rick Roehl said. “That includes honor, a strong sense of responsibility (which is the foundation of our industry-leading safety program), and commitment.”

Headquartered in Marshfield, Wisconsin, with terminal operations in many other cities across the U.S., Roehl Transport is one of the 100 largest truckload carriers in the nation. Roehl offers dry van, curtainside, flatbed and now refrigerated capabilities with a focus on superior service and safety.

For more information on this story, please contact Cindy Faber, Director, Driver Employment Center, 800-826-8367.


2007-06-21 Roehl’s Steinbach succeeds at state, drives toward nationals

Marshfield, WI – Gerald Steinbach from Hixton, WI recently won first place in the 5-Axel Van Division of the 2007 Wisconsin Truck Rodeo. The win qualifies him for the national competition to be held in August. Steinbach is an over-the-road truck driver for Roehl Transport and a member of the Marshfield, WI-based company’s elite Truck Rodeo team.

His exceptional division performance also led to the overall top prize for the event; Steinbach was presented with the William Seavers Grand Champion Award for having the most points over the average class score. In addition to those honors, Steinbach also earned the Vehicle Condition Award for the best pre-trip score.

“Gerald’s driving in this competition reflects his deep commitment to safety on the road,” said John Spiros, Roehl’s Vice President of Safety. “Everyone at Roehl is proud of his professionalism and dedication. It’s drivers like Gerald that have made Roehl one of the nation’s safest trucking companies.”

Roehl has been repeatedly recognized by industry and government agencies alike for its exemplary safety record. This is the second consecutive year that Roehl has sent a driver to the national truck rodeo competition. Steinbach will put his abilities to the test against some of the best drivers in the country at the 70th annual National Truck Driving Championships, August 21 – 25 in Minneapolis, MN.

“Our culture and core values are seen in Gerald’s success,” noted Spiros. “The national competition is another place he can demonstrate his knowledge and skill. He’s truly an outstanding driver.”

One of the 100 largest truckload carriers in the nation, Roehl offers dry van, curtainside, flatbed and now refrigerated capabilities with a focus on superior service and safety.

For more information about this story please contact Roehl Transport Vice President of Safety John Spiros at 800-826-8367.


2007-05-31 IC saves thousands with Roehl’s expanded lease/purchase program

Owner-operator Bill Carlson knows a good deal when he sees it... especially the second time around. And the 16-year OTR veteran says he received the best deal going when he became an independent contractor for Roehl Transport and then bought a new tractor through the company’s recently expanded lease/purchase program.

Carlson is in a prime position to compare Roehl’s independent-contractor (IC) program. He has been a company driver with another carrier and an owner-operator working through brokers in the past. Then, he contracted with Roehl from 2002 to 2006 but left to haul for a company that promised more local runs. Two months later, he rejoined Roehl. “I was losing my shirt with the other outfit,” he explained.

“When I decided to reconnect with a national carrier, I had several options in the Kissimmee, FL, area but there was no doubt about who I wanted to partner with... Roehl Transport,” Carlson said. Last month, the decision to resume hauling for Roehl became even better when the company expanded its tractor lease/purchase program to include new equipment.

Carlson saved over $30,000 by leasing a new royal blue Freightliner Columbia with a 515 hp Detroit; 13 speeds; power windows and locks; CD; and chrome stacks, tanks, mirrors and wheels. Carlson said the monthly payment for the Roehl lease is approximately the same as the deal he had worked out for buying a year-old truck from a dealer, but by leasing a new truck from Roehl he has a full warranty and will save $32,000 over the next four years in taxes. He can then buy the truck and depreciate it for further savings. Plus, he’ll have the cash from selling his old truck outright rather than trading it in. “Holding onto your cash is smart advice in any business and Roehl’s lease program lets me keep more of it,” Carlson noted.

Roehl’s independent contractor compensation is very attractive. “I make a darn good living,” Carlson said. “But the real truth is drivers don’t change companies for one or two cents a mile anyway. It’s about how they are treated.” Carlson said Roehl is committed to driver success. “The pay is always right on the money. I get the home time with my wife and children that is so important to me. And when I asked what would happen if I had a $5,000 breakdown some place and had only $3,500 in my maintenance account, Dan Bennett (Roehl’s Owner Operator Program Manager) answered, ‘We will never leave you stranded.’” Six months later, Carlson put that promise to the test and Roehl was “good to their word,” he said.

“Roehl has one of the best safety records in the nation and their expectation is that you run legal. That’s important with today’s insurance and liability environment, but it’s also smart business,” he said. Roehl’s top SafeStat record also means drivers get the PrePass® green light to bypass roadside inspections more often. That makes Roehl drivers more fuel efficient and productive, which adds to their bottom lines.

Carlson said the Roehl program is especially good for drivers wanting to break into the owner-operator side of the trucking industry. “It handles the road tax, takes care of the bookkeeping – the stuff that can bog down an owner-operator. It’s the only program I know of that can take a person from being a clerk in Wal-Mart to a profitable small business owner in one year,” he said.

Roehl is known as The Take Home More, Be Home More CarrierTM. Owner-operators and company drivers wishing to become independent contractors can call 800-GO-ROEHL or visit GoRoehl.com for national and regional; van, flatbed and refrigerated opportunities.


2007-05-09 Roehl driver’s Three Million Mile Safe Driving Award, underscores company safety record

Marshfield, WI—Flatbed truck driver Tom Pliska recently received a rare career honor: his Three Million Mile Safe Driving Award. It is an achievement that reflects not only Pliska’s professionalism and skill, but also Roehl Transport’s twin values of safety and driver success.

A Plover, Wisconsin resident, Pliska, 56, has been a long-haul truck driver for 34 years. Over the past 23 years with Roehl Transport, hundreds of cars have dangerously cut in front of him... there have been sudden brake lights as the traffic ahead rapidly compressed from highway speed to a dead stop... debris on the road around blind curves... and a thousand other conditions that could have led to an accident... but Pliska, has not had one DOT reportable accident in over three million miles behind the wheel with Roehl. “The secret,” Pliska claims, “is to follow the rules, do your job and pay attention.”

“Tom’s approach to driving corresponds well with Roehl’s exclusive safe driving training program—a unique approach which goes beyond traditional ‘defensive driving’ and teaches instead protective driving,” Roehl Vice President of Safety John Spiros noted. “Our drivers don’t just try to avoid being caught up in an accident, they actively help protect others by driving to prevent accidents. Regardless of which vehicle or circumstance may have precipitated the accident sequence, even if our truck would not be entangled in it, our drivers take action to keep the accident from happening,” he explained.

It also helps to be with a company recognized by the American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Associations as one of top three safest large “for-hire” truckload carriers in the nation. Pliska is the company’s fourth active driver to have earned a Three Million Mile Safe Driver Award and one of over 100 Roehl drivers with a million or more consecutive miles without an accident. “It is a big help that everybody in the company—from our driver service reps and fleet managers to our maintenance people— everyone is committed to my safe operation,” Pliska said. “My call in the name of safety will always be supported up and down the line, and the same goes for every Roehl driver.”

A perennial industry safety leader, Roehl Transport has proven there is a strong correlation between safe operation, helping drivers realize successful careers and exemplary customer service. “The Roehl WayTM—Roehl’s protective driving program, for example, is based on the premise of personal responsibility. That sense of responsibility not only shapes driving behavior, it also shows in our drivers’ commitment to treat customers well and provide them reliable service,” Spiros said.

Headquartered in Marshfield, Wisconsin, Roehl is one of the 100 largest trucking companies in the U.S. and provides truckload services throughout the nation and Canada.


2007-05-04 Roehl Transport purchases Blume Farms’ Dorchester, WI trucking operations

Marshfield, WI – Blume Farms Land & Cattle has agreed to sell its Dorchester, Wisconsin refrigerated trucking operations to Roehl Transport effective May 5, 2007. Roehl will operate the 100+ unit fleet as Blume Refrigerated.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to enter the refrigerated truckload market with a solid customer base and proven driver base,” stated Rick Roehl, President and Chief Operating Officer of Roehl. “We hope to build upon the service reputation that Henry Blume, President of Blume Farms, has built over the years.

Blume Refrigerated will continue to operate from its terminal in Dorchester, Wisconsin.” Blume Refrigerated plans to grow its business and offer employment to nearly all the Blume Farms’ drivers and support staff. In addition, the company is actively seeking to hire additional professional drivers from the region and has established a driver recruitment answer line at 1-800-GO-ROEHL. Blume Farms will continue to own and operate its land and cattle interests in the Dorchester area.

For additional information please contact: Mr. Bob Rader, Executive Vice President, Roehl Transport Inc. 800-826-8367, Ext. 2374.


2007-05-01 Roehl adds yet another national safety award

MARSHFIELD, WI—Already recognized as one of the safest carriers on the road, Roehl Transport recently added to a string of top industry honors for safety with the prestigious Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Safety Award.

The award, based on an independent audit of the company’s DOT recordable accident record, is the latest earned over the past three years confirming Roehl’s superior safety performance. Roehl has also won top-level safety awards from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) for 2004 and 2005 (van and flatbed fleets), the Safety and Operational Excellence Platinum Award from Great West Risk Management four years running, and the ATA’s 2005 Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Award.

“The TCA award is based on an independent audit of Roehl’s low incidence of DOT reportable accidents and reflects a tradition of safety that benefits shippers, the motoring public and our drivers,” noted John Spiros, Vice President of Safety for the Wisconsin based carrier. The long string of national recognition as one the safest trucking companies in the nation attests to the effectiveness of the company’s proprietary safe driving program and a corporate culture built around safety as a cornerstone value. The company’s nearly 2,000 drivers are taught a concept Roehl calls “Protective Driving.” The approach teaches drivers to go beyond mere defensive driving which emphasizes avoidance of being caught up in an accident and instead teaches skills that allow drivers to actively prevent accidents, even if they wouldn’t involve their vehicle. “Protective driving is a higher level of responsibility and we are proud of our drivers’ commitment to the safety of all motorists,” Spiros said.

Roehl’s uncompromising focus on safety also translates to superior customer service, Spiros said. “It means less freight damage and less delay due to accidents,” he explained. The company’s top on-time delivery and low claim ratio goes hand in hand with its industry leading safety record.

The TCA award recognizes Roehl as one of the safest carriers in the nation among those truckload companies that run more than 100 million miles annually. The company had only .40 DOT reportable accidents per million miles compared to an industry average of .58 for its large carrier division. DOT reportable accidents include all accidents that resulted in a fatality or personal injury for which the person received immediate medical treatment away from the scene of the accident or in which one of the vehicles involved was damaged to point of being disabled. Over 120 truckload carriers were evaluated for the TCA awards. Roehl also boasts one of the top DOT SafeStat scores in the nation that includes not just reportable accident data but also considers DOT inspection compliance and incidences of traffic citations/reports.

Headquartered in Marshfield, Wisconsin, Roehl is one of the 100 largest trucking companies in the U.S. and provides truckload services throughout the nation and Canada.


2007-01-31 At Roehl Transport, safety helps the environment too

Marshfield, WI – Preventing highway accidents that cause injury and property damage is the driving force behind Roehl Transport’s revolutionary safety program. But the trucking company’s nationally leading safety record also benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from diesel exhaust.

Like many trucking companies, Roehl uses a new technology called PrePass® to bypass long DOT inspection lines, Roehl’s Vice President of Safety, John Spiros explained. But it’s the company’s outstanding safety record that optimizes the technology.

“Having PrePass transponders in your trucks is only half the equation,” Spiros said. The system automatically identifies each vehicle as it approaches a weigh station and signals drivers whether or not they must pull into line or can bypass the inspection based on the carrier’s safety history. The better the company’s safety record, the more often the driver is given the green light to bypass the weigh station. With one of the lowest (best) Inspection Selection System scores in the nation, Roehl drivers are allowed to pass more often.

“Long weigh station inspection lines lead to substantial idle time — an unproductive use of fuel the EPA is targeting in its effort to reduce pollutants from truck exhaust,” Spiros said. “Being given the pass signal more often keeps Roehl trucks out of the lines, reducing the company’s aggregate idle time. That, in turn, conserves fuel and reduces truck exhaust emissions like CO2 and particulates. It also means more predictable, timely service to our customers,” he added.

“As one of 100 largest trucking companies in the U.S. with over 1,500 trucks on the road everyday, the environmental and customer service benefits of safety add up,” Spiros said. Roehl’s ISS score of 26, which puts it well within the “pass – no inspection required” range, is based on the federal DOT SafeStat data. The SafeStat data combines the carrier’s record of crashes, roadside inspections, enforcement history (violations/citations) and on-site compliance reviews, and is updated monthly.

Roehl’s flatbed division was recently cited by the American Trucking Associations as the second safest small fleet in the nation. Among large carriers, (over 100 million miles annually), according to the ATA, the company’s van division is the third safest in nation. Roehl attributes its industry-leading safety record to its identification of safety as the company’s cornerstone value.

“Everyone at Roehl — dispatch, sales, customer service, maintenance and management understands and agrees that safety is the guiding principle in decisions that affect our company and drivers,” Spiros said. That commitment has led to specific policies, practices and innovative programs such as The Roehl Way™ Protective Driving Training – an exclusive new theory and driving technique that goes beyond traditional “defensive driving” and trains Roehl drivers not just to avoid accidents but actively protect other motorists.

“It’s nice to know when there is a red Roehl truck in the lane next to you, that driver is a member of one of the safest carriers on the road,” Spiros noted. With corporate offices in Marshfield, WI and terminals across the country, Roehl provides truckload dry van, curtainside and flatbed service throughout the U.S. and Canada. 


2006-11-14 Roehl Transport Named Nation’s Top Trucking Company for Loss Prevention

MARSHFIELD, WI—Shippers can relax when their freight is on board a Roehl Transport truck, according to the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) review of carriers’ claim records and loss prevention efforts. The Marshfield, WI based trucking company recently won the ATA’s top award for Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention.

Open to motor carriers of all types and sizes, this prestigious national award pays homage to the company that sets the bar for claims management, loss prevention and damage control, ATA Executive Director Susan Chandler noted.

“Claim-free service goes hand-in-hand with Roehl’s industry-leading safety record,” President Rick Roehl said. The company’s flatbed division has been identified as one of the nation’s safest small fleets, while Roehl’s van fleet was also acknowledged as one of the best among large carriers. “Operating safely not only protects the motoring public and our drivers, it’s also a big part of delivering our customers’ freight safe and sound,” Rick Roehl said. “This award also complements our recent national accolades for industry- leading service,” he added.

In earning the award, Roehl demonstrated a leading loss-prevention program that results in less damage as well as faster, smoother claims processing when it does occur. “We believe our customers deserve that kind of service. In fact, we work very hard every day at being the best quality company in the business,” Rick Roehl said. “These awards, in so many different areas, attest to our commitment and the quality of our drivers and other employees,” he added.

Ranked among America’s one hundred largest trucking companies, Roehl provides truckload dry van, flatbed and curtainside service throughout the U.S. and Canada.

 For more information about this story please contact Roehl Transport Executive Vice President Bob Rader at 800-826-8367.


2006-11-08 Roehl Transport Leads Trucking Industry Down Environmental Road

MARSHFIELD, WI—Roehl Transport of Marshfield, WI was among a handful of trucking companies honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month for its leading efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from truck exhaust. The company received the agency’s first SmartWaySM Award of Excellence.

The EPA SmartWay initiative aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight transportation exhaust by 33 – 66 million metric tons within six years. At the same time the initiative would save up to 150 million barrels of oil annually.

With over 7 million trucks on the road, ground freight transportation (truck and rail) consumes 35 billion gallons of diesel fuel a year, according Roehl Transport Vice President of Maintenance Phil Trierweiler. Burning that much fuel releases over 350 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) as well as pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and particulate matter, he added.

“If individual motorists can make a difference by choosing more fuel-efficient cars, just think of the impact the trucking industry could have,” Trierweiler said, explaining why Roehl was one the nation’s first major commercial carriers to join the EPA SmartWay program. “Environmental responsibility goes hand-in-hand with our award for being one of the safest carriers in the nation,” he added. “It’s all part of being a socially- responsible company, a good corporate citizen.”

As a SmartWay partner, Roehl commits to reducing fuel consumption and environmentally harmful exhaust emissions from its fleet of 1,550 semi-tractors, one of the top 100 largest trucking fleets in the nation. “Roehl was already a leader in fuel- efficient operations before joining the SmartWay program. In the year since, we’ve become even more environmentally friendly,” Trierweiler said. The company has improved truck mileage by changing from conventional to synthetic motor oil, switching a significant portion of its fleet to wide-based single tires and equipping all new tractors with components that make the tractor-trailer unit more aerodynamic.

The company also is a leader in reducing idle time, a common fuel inefficiency in trucking operations. Roehl wastes less fuel and thereby reduces harmful exhaust by training drivers to drive efficiently, avoid and monitor idle periods, and by providing drivers tools like EZPassSM, which, based on Roehl’s industry leading safety record, allows its trucks to bypass weigh station/DOT inspection lines.

The Award of Excellence recognizes Roehl’s ongoing commitment to the environment and is another example of how the company’s sustainable growth practices lead the industry. Roehl offers truckload dry van, flatbed and curtainside service throughout the U.S. and Canada.

For more information about this story please contact Roehl Transport Vice President of Maintenance Phil Trierweiler at 800-826-8367.


2006-10-12 Roehl’s Greg Koepel receives trucking industry’s top HR honor

MARSHFIELD, WI — Marshfield-based Roehl Transport continued its record of industry leadership recently when the American Trucking Associations (ATA) singled out the company’s Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration, Greg Koepel, as the trucking industry’s Human Resources Professional of the Year.

Receiving the honor, Koepel, credited the company’s 2,200 employees with the corporate culture and successes that brought him the recognition. “The fact is the Roehl family, leadership team and staff are committed to the concept of driver success and are very open to innovative policies for ensuring it. Roehl drivers, in turn, embrace the values underlying our human resources practices as true professionals earning national recognition for safety and customer service,” Koepel said. “Roehl is very much a team organization. Our successes in every aspect of the business reflect the efforts and commitment of the entire company,” he added.

Koepel is the first person to receive the award from the ATA, which intends to continue recognizing the importance of the human resources function within the industry by making it an annual honor. Representing nearly 38,000 trucking companies across the U.S., which together employ as many as 700,000 drivers and support staff, the ATA has identified a growing driver shortage as the most critical issue facing the industry. Koepel’s recognition reflects not only his experience, professional development and industry involvement, but also Roehl’s leading ability to attract, train and retain drivers through personnel polices and operational practices that better meet their needs. At Roehl, Koepel works across a broad-range of HR functions including policy development, pay and benefits administration, recruiting and staffing, and training.

“The driver shortage is a long-term challenge and simply recruiting drivers from other companies doesn’t solve the problem at the industry level,” Koepel explained. “Roehl is a driver maker not a driver taker,” he said. “We’ve made over-the-road driving a more attractive career with better compensation, better home time, better training and by identifying integrity and safety as our highest corporate values.”

In addition to Koepel’s award, Roehl’s flatbed division was honored as the second safest in the nation among small fleets while the company’s van division safety record was the third best in the nation among large carriers. In addition Roehl received the ATA’s Excellence in Claims/Loss Prevention Award. Roehl is one of the 100 largest trucking companies in the nation, providing truckload van, curtainside and flatbed services throughout the U.S. and Canada.

For more information on this story please contact Roehl Executive Vice President Bob Rader at 800-826-8367. Attached is a photo of Mr. Koepel receiving the award.


2006-10-03 Shippers Rate Roehl’s Flatbed Service Among Best In Nation

When customers rate a company the best in its industry, it means it’s doing something right. When they honor it two years in row, it means the company has an ongoing core commitment to excellence and the operational structure to assure it meets that goal day in and day out. And that is exactly the case for Roehl Transport whose flatbed division has recently received Logistic Management’s Quest for Quality Gold Award for the second consecutive year, according to Roehl Executive Vice President Bob Rader.

The 2006 award is based on a survey of thousands of shippers across the country who were asked to rate transportation companies in terms of five service criteria: on-time performance, value, customer service, information technology and equipment/operations. In the category of industrial heavy loads (flatbed cargo), the shippers once again identified Roehl as the service leader.

Regarded as one of the most prestigious awards in the trucking industry, Quest for Quality recognition is especially appreciated at Roehl, Rader said. “First, it is an endorsement by our customers. They are the people we are in business for so their praise is gratifying. Second, this award honors our drivers. Top service is a company-wide effort but it’s our drivers who bring the ball into the end zone,” he explained.

“When you add leading customer service to our recent recognition as one of the top three safest carriers in the nation, it’s clear Roehl drivers are elite pros and the best on the road,” Rader said.

Top drivers deserve top treatment and Roehl delivers with the industry’s only FIVE- STAR DRIVER PAYTM package and leading home time options, including the company’s HOMEtime PLUSTM Fleets with guaranteed schedules and up to 26 weeks a year off.

Known throughout the industry as The Take Home More, Be Home More CarrierTM, Roehl hires experienced and student drivers for van, curtainside and flatbed divisions. Drivers can choose national, regional or dedicated fleets. The company also has a growing owner-operator program. For more information, call: 1-800-Go-Roehl or visit: www.GoRoehl.com


2006-07-20 Roehl Transport Drivers Prove Skill - Safety Connection

You might expect drivers from one of the nation’s safest trucking companies to also be among the most skillful when it comes to maneuvering the big rigs. And based on the high scores Roehl Transport drivers tallied up at this summer’s Wisconsin Truck Driving Rodeo, they are.

The Marshfield-based carrier’s five-person team placed in two of the three divisions it entered and ended the two-day event with three awards — a first place and two third-place honors. The annual competition, held this year in Appleton, puts professional drivers through a diverse range of events testing their driving skills.

Despite the added difficulty of torrential rain during his time on the course, Roehl driver Tim Crosby won the Flatbed Division and a slot on the Wisconsin State Team competing in the National Truck Driving Championships in New Orleans this August.

Teammate Chuck Bernklau took third in the Flatbed Division, also performing precision maneuvers during a heavy cloudburst. Co-worker Tim McLeod won third place in the Straight Truck Division and was named Rookie of the Year for scoring the highest combined points among first-year competitors.

Drivers John Maruszczak and Cara Weigel rounded out the Roehl team and though they fell short of a spot on the awards’ platform, each contributed solid performances with high scores.

The Roehl team’s performance complements recent recognition of Roehl by the American Trucking Association as one the nation’s safest trucking companies. Based on government regulation compliance data, law enforcement traffic violation records and accident statistics, Roehl was identified as the third safest truckload carrier in the nation among large fleets, and its 300-truck Flatbed Division was the number one safest carrier in the nation in the small fleet category.

“The success of our Truck Rodeo team exemplifies the professionalism of everyone in the company,” President Rick Roehl said. “Their skill... our safety record bodes well for our customers who trust us with their freight and the motoring public with whom we share the road.”

One of the 100 largest truckload carriers in the nation, Roehl provides service throughout the U.S and Canada.


2006-03-17 Roehl Transport Among Safest in Nation

It’s good to know that when you look out the windshield and see a big red Roehl Transport semi-truck rolling down the highway or spot one maneuvering through city intersections, you’re seeing one of the safest “for hire” trucking companies in the nation in operation.

Despite the fact that almost 50% of Roehl’s rapidly expanding fleet of drivers is new to the industry with less than a year of professional over-the-road experience, the company turned in one of the nation’s top safety records among large (over 100 million miles per year) carriers. In fact, Roehl was the leading “for hire” carrier in the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) 2005 Truck Safety Awards large general commodities truckload carrier category. Based on measurable performance such as the ratio of DOT reportable accidents per mile driven, the award is considered the industry’s premier honor for fleet safety.

“It’s a remarkable accomplishment that can only be attributed to great drivers, top training and a corporate culture grounded in safety,” claimed Roehl Vice President of Safety John Spiros.

“Roehl’s safety record starts with the right corporate values and everything good happens from there,” Spiros said. “Our company has a wall of values with blocks identifying the principles we believe in and live by. Safety is our cornerstone. It is the primary consideration of every action and decision made in the company at all levels, all the time. There’s never a question. We never, ever compromise safety or take on increased risk to achieve some other goal.”

That commitment has led the company to develop an industry-leading safe driving program. Unlike the standard “defensive” driving programs commonly used for fleet training, Roehl’s proprietary program elevates the driver’s role to “protective” driving. “It’s not enough just to avoid getting caught up in an accident, our drivers are taught to drive in a way that protects others from getting hurt as well, even when a potentially dangerous situation doesn’t pose a great risk to us directly,” Spiros explained. “We’re not just steering clear of potential accidents; we drive in a way that helps defuse the hazard.” The program emphasizes personal responsibility and the use of seven simple techniques of protective driving.

Roehl’s extraordinary safety record not only benefits the motoring public, it’s also meaningful for shippers, Roehl Vice President of Sales Martin Tewari said. “Superior safety and superior service go hand-in-hand,” he explained. “We attract the industry’s best drivers and provide them a work environment driven to higher standards. Their commitment to professionalism and our training and support perpetuates our record performance... not just in the area of safety but in every other measure of a top-quality carrier as well. It’s a success loop.”

Headquartered in Marshfield, Wisconsin, Roehl is one of the 100 largest trucking companies in the U.S. and provides truckload services throughout the nation and Canada.