Answers to frequently asked experienced truck driver questions

Experienced Truck Driver FAQs

How much will I really make?

Experienced truck driving professionals are making between $50,000 - $82,500.


How long is driver orientation?

Experienced van or refrigerated drivers complete a four-day orientation. On the fourth day, you will be dispatched and start moving freight.

Experienced flatbed or curtainside drivers complete a four-day orientation and then start cargo securement training before being dispatched.

When will I get my first home time?

You will typically be home within a week of your orientation. You’ll be able to pick up personal items you normally take on the road with you.

How much experience do I need to drive for Roehl?

To be considered an experienced driver, you will need 60,000 solo miles. We offer Advanced Training for drivers with 20,000-59,999 solo miles. If you have less than 20,000 miles, you’ll be considered an inexperienced driver and be eligible for our Phase Training program.

What is the Your Choice Pay Plan?

Your pay will be based on your experience level, division and fleet choice. We offer a pay plan unique to the industry. The Your Choice Pay Plan™ allows you to achieve higher levels of pay through higher levels of performance. You can earn a pay increase every quarter up to our top rate.

What kind of benefits/insurance does Roehl offer?

We offer health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k), profit sharing, vacation and holiday pay.  Click here to see our benefits guide.

What can I expect for Hometime?

We offer a National Fleet where you’ll be out 11-14 days with 3 days at home. Our HOMEtime PLUS™ Fleets offer 14 days out with 7 days at home, 7 days out with 7 days at home or a rotation of 7 days out, 4 at home and 7 days out 3 at home. Our regional fleets have you home weekly. We also offer dedicated fleets in select areas.

What is the passenger policy?

We recently enhanced our passenger policy!
As a professional driver, you may want your spouse, child, or someone else like a parent, brother, sister or friend to ride along in the truck with you. You can do that with Roehl! As an experienced truck driver, you become eligible to take a passenger after 90 days of employment, children must be 10 years of age to ride along, and there is a minimal fee for rider insurance.

How many miles can I expect?

All fleets range differently depending on the freight that is available at that time. Our goals range from 2,300 – 2,600 miles per week in the national fleets, 2,100 –2,300 for our regional fleets and 2,800 in the HOMEtime PLUS™ fleets.

Where are your terminals located?

Our main terminals are located in Marshfield, Wisconsin; Chicago (Gary, Indiana); Atlanta (Conley), Georgia; Dallas (Grand Prairie) Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; and Appleton, Wisconsin. We also offer drop yard locations throughout the country.

What is your pet policy?

Yes! You can bring your dog or cat with you on the road with our new Pet Passport Program.

What type of equipment do you have?

Our trucks are predominately Freightliner and International. We run van, flatbed, curtainside and refrigerated trailers.

Do I have to go to New York City?

Most likely not. Less than 1% of our freight goes into New York City. If that’s where your load takes you, you will be required to travel there, and you'll receive a $75 bonus for doing so. We've had a couple of memorable NYC loads recently - one of our teammates delivered the NBA All-Star Game flooring to Madison Square Garden. A flatbed teammate delivered a large piece of equipment that was using in the filming of the Russell Crowe movie Noah.

Do you have a military recognition program?

Yes, the Roehl Honor Program™ gives military veterans recognition and lets them take advantage of their GI Bill monies at the same time through a two-year apprenticeship that has been approved by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs. A Roehl Honor Program Specialist can provide you more details.

Do you offer refresher training?

Yes, contact a Driver Employment Specialist to learn more about how you can use your experience.

Does Roehl offer a lease purchase program?

Yes. In this video, Owner Operator Frank Ondrovic explains his experience at Roehl Transport. Frank talks about the lease purchase program and being successful with Roehl.




Does Roehl offer employee discounts?

Yes, as a member of TeamRoehl, you'll have access to discounts on a variety of items. One of the most popular employee discounts is on mobile phone services allowing you to save money on your existing or new contracts with most of the major cell phone companies.

Does Roehl offer technologies to support drivers?

Yes, the MyRoehl App available for many Apple and Android devices allows our drives to scan paperwork, read fleet communication messages, access pay and more.
Click here to see the MyRoehl app in Google Play.

Click here to see the MyRoehl app in the Apple iTunes store.
We also have our company internet site,, where we share news about the company, scorecard information so you can see your performance and quarterly pay increases, and other helpful information like Job Aids and Roehl Youniversity, where you can take courses to further your knowledge about your career.

Where do I go to sign my on-boarding documents?

If you do not have an email address, you may click this link to access certain on-boarding documents.