We created this Get Your CDL Step by Step Reference Guide to help candidates who want to get their Class A CDL and drive for Roehl Transport.
This guide explains the process so that you understand the steps you will take to get into a truck driving job with Roehl Transport through our paid Get Your CDL program.
Please read all the steps from the beginning to the end, and then complete the Get Started form.
The role of Heavy Duty truck driver is regulated by the Department of Transportation and other government agencies, and these are some of the basic requirements of our truck driving job with paid cdl training. You must:
This paid truck driving job with cdl training is available in many areas, and you must live in our hiring area to qualify for the job.
Just as you needed get to a learner's permit before you got your regular driver’s license, you'll need to get a commercial learner's permit (CLP) before you can get your Class A CDL.
Obtaining your CLP requires you to study and then pass three written tests at your local driver licensing center. We've created a CLP Instructions page to help you access your state's training and testing materials.
In most cases, you will get your CLP after your DOT physical (in Step 4). However, we stress that you study for the CLP test now because not being ready for the CLP will impact our ability to hire you in to the program.
You need to be ready to discuss the progress of your CLP test preparation during your Interview (Step 3), which we will schedule after you complete the Get Started form, the Selection and Education Process and Application.
Here is what you'll need to know about the application process. Once you complete the Get Started form, you will watch several videos, read some statements and answer questions to ensure that you have a good understanding of the program as well as the basic qualifications and the characteristics of a truck driving job with Roehl. This will help you complete a thoughtful and informed application.
When you complete your application, you'll need some additional information including:
After you complete your application, we will contact you to set up an interview with a Driver Employment Specialist.
Please use these tips to be prepared for your interview:
After we complete the interview, the next step is to schedule your DOT physical (pre-employment medical exam) and drug tests.
Our industry is regulated by the federal government and requires drivers to be physically certified by a DOT approved physician.
Your DOT physical (pre-employment medical exam) and drug tests will be scheduled at a location near you.
It's important to note that the drug testing includes both urine and hair follicle tests.
Use these tips for your physical and drug tests:
After you complete and pass the DOT physical, you'll progress to get your CLP.
By this point, you're ready to test for your commercial learner's permit (CLP), which you will need to be hired as a CDL-A truck driver in the Get Your CDL Program.
While the overall process is basically the same in every state, the specific details may not be. For example, the fees for testing vary by state. However, in all cases the CLP tests that you will complete are:
In most cases, you will need the results of your DOT physical to get your CLP.
We've created a separate resource to help you with the CLP. Use the CLP Instructions page for additional guidance.
Once you have your CLP, we will schedule you for a start date. You are hired on your first day. Remember, getting your CDL is part of the job, and your training will begin right away. Over the next four weeks, you'll learn the skills you'll need to test for a commercial driver's license. Once you have that, your job training will continue with a certified road instructor (for about two weeks). From there, you will get your own truck and in about nine months, you'll be on your way to $50k a year.