Inexperienced Truck Driver Frequently Asked Questions

Inexperienced Truck Driver FAQs

Use these answers to frequently asked questions about our Safety and Job Skills Training Program to better understand how our on-the-job truck driver training for inexperinenced truck drivers works.
What should I bring with me to Phase 1 training?

You should bring all of the documents required for you to operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) and for you to complete an I-9 as required by the USCS–US Citizen and Immigration Service. Check the weather for your Phase 1 location so you dress appropriately.

What can I expect while in training?

Full days and a lot of new knowledge. Phase 1 training demands your complete attention and full effort. Watch this video to learn more. In Phase 2 training, you'll learn the day-to-day job components.


Watch this video to learn more about Phase 1 training.


In Phase 2 training, you'll learn the day-to-day job components. Watch this video to learn more.

What do I need to bring to training?

This video explains our recommendations and suggestions for what you'll need for your training.



When will I leave with a Driver Trainer?

You’ll head out with a Certified Driver Trainer after Phase 1. Our over-the-road Driver Trainers’ arrival times are dependent on freight movements.

When can I get started?

To ensure that we are hiring qualified applicants, we have a thorough application process before scheduling orientation. This process may take up to two weeks before you can begin orientation. We suggest that you submit an application before you graduate from a CDL course to get the process started.

Where is orientation located?

We hold orientation in Marshfield, Wisconsin; Appleton, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona.

What type of equipment do you have?

Our trucks are predominately Freightliner and International. We run van, flatbed, curtainside and refrigerated trailers. Visit our equipment page to learn more about the tractors and trailers at Roehl.

How am I paid while with my Driver Trainer?

You are paid in half day increments. Less than 6 hours is counted as a half day and over 6 hours is counted as a full day.

Do you have dedicated or southeast regional?

We offer dedicated and regional routes in some areas. Use the search feature to find out the options available in your zip code!

What type of insurance benefits do you have?

We offer health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k), profit sharing, vacation and holiday pay.
Download our Roehl 2016 Benefits brochure

What is the length of training?

Phase 1 is eight days. Phase 2 training is on the road with a Certified Driver Trainer for about nineteen days.
In this video, Certified Truck Driver Trainer Tim McGuire talks about what trainers will teach you in Phase 2.




Do you provide transportation to orientation?

We provide transportation, lodging and two meals a day while you are in orientation.

What will I be paid for training?

You will be paid $600 upon successfully completing orientation.

When will my benefits start?

Your benefits will begin the first day of the month after 60 days from your hire date.

Do I have to go to Canada?

Depending on the fleet you choose and the area you live in, you may be required to travel into Canada.

Do you offer tuition reimbursement?

We will reimburse you up to $6,000 for tuition costs. You will need to provide a receipt showing the amount you paid for CDL school tuition.

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.

Does Roehl offer CDL training?

Yes, the MyRoehl App available for many Apple and Android devices allows our drivers to scan paperwork, read fleet communication messages, access pay and more.

Android app on Google playClick here to see the MyRoehl app in Google Play.
Download on the App Store 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 performace 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.
Roehl Youniversity

What type of career path is available at Roehl?

Yes. From CDL school to company driver, to trainer and successful owner operator, in this video, Dana Anderson shares his career path story.



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 drivers to scan paperwork, read fleet communication messages, access pay and more.

MyRoehl Smartphone App

Who can ride along in the truck with me?

We recently enhanced our passenger policy!
Once you're out on the road making money, 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!
A couple of callouts: if you joined us through the Safety and Job Skills Training Program (as a student driver), you become eligible to take a passenger 6 months after you complete Phase 2, children must be 10 years of age to ride along, and there is a minimal fee for rider insurance.

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.