How does it work? How do I get in?
Because the demand for this popular program is so strong, the first thing you'll want to do is read the Get Your CDL Step-by-Step instructions and then fill out our Get Started form.
You will then move through a learning and application process, where we ensure that you have a good understanding of the program, the basic qualifications and the characteristics of a truck driving job with Roehl so you can complete a thoughtful and informed application.
We’ll start with some basic questions to determine if you meet the qualifications for this job. Along the way, you’ll watch some informational videos that we produced to help you.
This may be more than what you’re used to doing when applying for a job – we get that. Please understand that this is a big deal – you’re moving into the community of professional heavy duty truck drivers and all the great things that come from this career choice.
Before you apply for the paid CDL training, please review the information on this page and the Steps to Getting Your CDL page. You can use the small, right-hand side menu to browse our content and Apply Now.
Common Questions About Our Paid CDL Training Program
Q. Is this program for real?
A. Yes. This is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive. We created the Get Your CDL Program™ because we need truck drivers to move our customers' freight. Largely due to the massive retirements of the Baby Boomer generation, the demand for truck drivers in America will continue to increase dramatically over the next ten years, and that makes truck driving a very stable career choice. Our company sponsored cdl training program connects you with skills you can use to improve your professional and personal life and helps us continue to grow our business.
Q. What's the catch?
A. Because we spend a lot of money and invest heavily in you, we ask for your commitment in exchange for the value of our program. The value of the training is in effect a loan to you – a loan you’ll never have to pay back as long as you simply complete the training and work as a heavy duty truck driver for us for the 15 months after your training. We ask for your formalized agreement and you can be sure we’re promising to hold up our end of the deal as well.
Q. Is this a truck driving school?
A. No. Our Get Your CDL program offers training as part of your job. If you were to go to a truck driving school, you would not be paid and you'd have come up with the tuition for the school. Our program is a job. We pay you while we train you to get your CDL. Then, we continue to pay you as you complete your on the job training as a professional truck driver.
Q. Can I go to a truck driving school and still drive for Roehl?
A. Yes. While you would not be eligible for our Get Your CDL Program™, you can certainly attend a different cdl training program and then come to Roehl as an inexperienced truck driver. We have and continue to work with many truck driving schools, offering their cdl students our excellent on the job truck driver training.
If you have additional questions, you may want to get answers using our Get Your CDL Program Frequently Asked Questions page.
It's not a trucking driving school.
If you went to a CDL driving school, you would not get paid while you train, AND you’d have to come up with tuition. For many, our paid cdl training / truck driving job is their way to a better paying career and even the gateway to a middle class lifestyle. After nine months on the job, Roehl drivers are on-track to earn $50,000 + a year.
Earn more of a living. Make more of yourself.
Roehl Transport removes the obstacles that prevent you from bettering your life. Our paid CDL training is the fastest way to advance your career and go from zero experience to middle-class living. Join Roehl Transport, and you can earn $900-$1250 every week.
Drive with us for 120,000 miles (about 15 months) and you don’t owe us a single cent for your CDL training. We even put it writing, so you can absolutely hold us to it. We’re investing in you and expect a partnership with you. If you choose not to fulfill the agreement to work with us after training, you would be responsible for the full cost of the program.
Is truck driving for me?
When you commit to professional truck driving, you commit to:
Being away from home a week or more at a time.
Roehl’s offers some of the best mix of work and home time schedules in the business, however you'll need to be prepared for being away from home.
Making a plan with loved ones.
Cover your bases to make sure the right support is in place at home before you’re on the road. Discuss who will pay the bills, when you’ll talk to the kids and who you can turn to in case of emergency.
Managing more than driving.
You’ll be planning routes, documenting trips, securing freight, interacting with customers, inspecting your vehicle and making routine adjustments as you go.
Your Life Outside the Truck.
You can have both a profitable career and a Life Outside The Truck™ with Roehl.
We get you home. Daily. Weekly. Every other week. Out for 14 days and home for 7. Roehl offers the industry’s best combinations of home time through a variety of national, regional and local fleets.
We look out for your family. Your loved ones can reach out to us at any time for questions about benefits, payroll or trip details during your absence. Your paycheck is always deposited directly, and you and your family can access statements and other important resources through the MyRoehl app, available for Android and Apple smartphones as well as TeamRoehl. To take advantage of Roehl’s paid CDL training, you need to:
- Agree to drive 120,000 miles (about 15 months) after your training, and you’ll pay nothing for our investment.
- Reside in one of our many hiring locations.
As regulated by the Department of Transportation and other government agencies, truck drivers must meet certain requirements. You can see the Physical Requirements of the Job and watch our videos on that page to learn more.