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.