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Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Fees

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May 21, 2024

Obtaining your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) on your own has several steps, and they can be expensive. In this article, we cover the steps from the application for your Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) to the Commercial Driver's License itself, the costs associated with the steps and the ways you can avoid some of the fees associated with getting your CDL. We've also included a handy table for you to look up each fee in your state so you've got the answers for how much does it cost to get my CDL. Want to cut your CDL fee costs and get paid while you get your CDL? Consider Roehl’s on-the-job CDL training!
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The Many Ways Truck Drivers Can Get Paid

General

May 17, 2024

How do truck drivers get paid? If you're on the outside of the truck driving industry looking in, the payment system for truck drivers may seem confusing. Read on to understand the most common payment structures that you'll see in the truck driving industry.
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Have a Class B CDL? Consider Upgrading to a Class A

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May 14, 2024

Earning a Class A CDL is easier when you already have a Class B. Using your Class B as a jumping-off point, you can get your Class A through a very similar process.
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CDL 101: Everything You Need to Know Before Getting Your Commercial Driver's License

Inexperienced Driver

May 9, 2024

If you’re considering a career in the trucking industry and plan to obtain your CDL, it is important to understand the various CDL classifications and the employment opportunities they offer. Selecting a reputable trucking school or CDL training program and partnering with a dependable carrier are crucial steps that will launch your career and guide you toward success. Remember, getting your CDL is just the first step because how well your first trucking company trains you to do the work can make or break your trucking career. Choose a safe trucking company that’s known for doing things the right way. 
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Choosing the Right CDL Training Program: 10 Considerations

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May 7, 2024

Deciding to become a truck driver is the first step towards a rewarding career and selecting the right commercial driver's license (CDL) training program is crucial. A CDL training program is not merely a prerequisite; it paves the way for your future success in the trucking industry. When choosing a program, consider various factors like accreditation, instructor qualifications, curriculum, class size, and facilities, as these elements significantly influence the quality of your training and your readiness upon graduation. Although many CDL training programs exist, they vary in quality. It is vital to choose a program renowned for excellence and offering financial aid options suitable for your budget. Roehl Transport's CDL training program stands for its commitment to safety and its unique approach of compensating students as they earn their CDL, providing the essential training for a safe, long and prosperous career in trucking.
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What is Profit-sharing and how is it different than a 401(k) employer match?

General

April 25, 2024

A profit-sharing plan is a way for a company to share the profits with their employees. A 401(k) match is an amount contributed by a company that is equal to the amount an employee contributes to their own 401(k) retirement account. Both 401(k) employer matches and profit-sharing plans allow employees to save for their retirement. 401(k) plans require an employee to contribute to get the match, while Roehl’s profit-sharing plan does not.
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National Work Zone Awareness

Safety

April 15, 2024

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is the unofficial start of the spring construction season. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and its stakeholders sponsor activities to bring nationwide attention to this topic. Work zones and highway workers are integral to upgrading and maintaining our transportation system. 
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Tips for Studying for your CDL permit

Get Your CDL

April 11, 2024

Getting CDL training starts with first obtaining a CLP or commercial learners permit, and Roehl has many resources you can use to prepare.
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