Video: How I Got My CDL - My Experiences with Roehl's Get Your CDL Program & How You Can Get Training too

One year ago, Bob O. decided it was time for a career change. In this video, Bob starts off by telling his story, which includes him working 2 jobs at a time just to make ends meet. At one point, Bob lost both jobs and started to fall behind on his financial obligations. He realized it was time for a change. He wanted something new.

For years, Bob had always thought he could do well at driving a commercial truck for a living. With this in mind, Bob started to research a career in truck driving. Bob was under the impression that he would simply be able to walk into his local DMV office, pay for a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), and be on his way to driving a truck full time. He quickly learned that there was more to getting a CDL and a job driving a truck. Not only did he need to pass multiple written tests and a skills test, he also needed to have a minimum of 6 months experience of over the road driving in a commercial vehicle to even be considered for a job in trucking. With this information, Bob began to research truck driving schools. Bob's neighbor worked at a local community college and during a discussion, his neighbor mentioned they had a truck driving program.

There was a problem. The cost. Bob learned it was going to cost him upwards of $5000.00 to attend truck driving school. With no job and no savings, this was going to be next to impossible. Bob decided to do some research online and see what his options were. During his research, he kept stumbling upon results that mentioned "company-sponsored CDL programs", where trucking companies offer paid CDL training (you essentially get paid to get your CDL).

In comes Roehl. After reading countless reviews, researching trucking company track records (safety, how they treat their employees, compensation, and benefits), Bob decided that Roehl checked all the boxes.

Roehl not only offered paid CDL training through their Get Your CDL Program but the opportunity for guaranteed work after completing the training. Bob decided to complete an application and within 24 hours, he received a phone call. It was a recruiter from Roehl and she wanted to conduct an interview on the spot. The interview went well, and after a few days, Roehl called Bob back. Bob was being accepted into Roehl's Get Your CDL Program.

This video, featuring Bob, dives into his experience with Roehl, their paid CDL training program, and the steps he needed to take in order to not only earn his CDL, but also his experience in being hired by Roehl to drive a commercial truck full time.

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This page was last updated on 05/13/2021