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Steps to Obtain a Massachusetts Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) and or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

For anyone interested in becoming a commercial truck driver in the State of Massachusetts, you must first obtain a Massachusetts Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP), which is the precursor to obtaining a Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The Massachusetts Commercials Learner’s permit is an authorization given to you by your state of residence, in this case, Massachusetts, that allows you to practice your driving skills in a commercial motor vehicle, which will ultimately allow you to go for your commercial driver's license.

With this in mind, we have written out the steps you need to take:

How to Obtain a Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) / Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) in the State of Massachusetts (Requirements)

  1. Age
    • You Must Be 18 Years of Age in Order to Drive A Commercial Truck in The State of Massachusetts (intrastate), While Those Who Are Interested in Driving Out of State (interstate) Must Be 21 Years of Age
  2. Hold a Valid State of Massachusetts Class D Driver’s License
    • License Must Be In Good Standing, It Cannot Be Revoked Or Suspended And Must Be Valid The Entire Time You Hold A Commercial Permit
  3. Study for Your State of Massachusetts Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP)
  4. What to Study (Pay Close Attention to the Following Sections in the CDL Manual):
    • Introduction
    • Driving Safely
    • Transporting Cargo Safely
    • Air Brakes
    • Combination Vehicles
  5. How to Study - Consider Using These Massachusetts CDL Practice Tests:
  6. Apply for Your Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP)
    • Complete the State of Massachusetts’s Commercial Learner’s Permit Application
      • You Will Need to Confirm Your Identity
      • Provide Proof Of Identity, One Proof Of Legal Presence, Two Proofs Of Massachusetts Residency, And Proof Of Your Social Security Number
  7. Medical Standards

If you need help while you are doing research, you can call our Employment Advisors at 715-591-7050. All of our Employment Advisors here at Roehl are well versed in the intricacies in regards to acquiring your CLP in Massachusetts, and then moving on to becoming a CDL truck driver.


Not only is the open road calling you, but you’re also thinking about a career change. If this sounds like you, consider a career as a truck driver. You may not have considered truck driving as a career because you’re afraid of going into debt for CDL training. However, don’t let the thought of training fees stop you. The world is changing for truck drivers. And, the current massive nationwide driver shortage means having a commercial driver’s license is worth both time and money.

Even better — at Roehl, we’ll pay you to learn to drive! That’s right. We offer paid CDL training, so you can obtain your CDL while you’re earning money — without paying for an expensive program.

Why Consider a Career as a Truck Driver?

Obviously, pay is the most important reason to consider a truck driving career. Roehl truck drivers are on track to earn $70,000+! Many college graduates earn considerably less than that while simultaneously paying off enormous student loan debt. However, in addition to enjoying high wages, Roehl truck drivers who learn on the job enjoy these benefits:

  • Immediate hire and salary. There’s no delay — begin earning your first day!
  • CDL training is part of the job, so you’re paid to learn.
  • Three weeks of training, available in multiple locations.
  • $616 for each full week of CDL training.
  • Continued training after you earn your long-haul CDL.
  • Full benefits from a company that invests in its drivers.

Forget your fears of costly truck driving school and go with the company that offers on-the-job training with hands-on experience behind the wheel. Many existing truck drivers are reaching retirement age, which means the current truck driver shortage will only grow over the next decade. So now the perfect time to start training and earning money while developing important skills behind the wheel.

Roehl is happy to help. Plus, we offer full-time employment with benefits! Once you’ve earned your commercial driver’s license, you won’t even have to embark on a job hunt. You’ll be ready to begin your long-haul truck driving career because you're already employed with Roehl!

What’s in It for Roehl?

Roehl offers valuable training, so of course, the company has certain expectations in return. After completion of training, you agree to complete 120,000 solo miles (approximately 15 months) as a long-haul driver. The value of the training is in effect a loan that you never have to repay - plus you get the education and skill set that can net you a weekly salary of $900 to $1,250 once you’ve gained experience. .

Think this might be the career right path for you? Learn more about the possibilities and begin earning while learning with Roehl. It’s so much more than just paid CDL training: It’s a stepping stone to a high-paid job and a better life.



Roehl Has a Location in the State of Massachusetts

Westfield Drop Yard
160 Falcon Dr
Westfield, MA 01085

Where Will I Take Part in CDL Training?

Roehl offers CDL training in multiple locations, typically located near our terminals.

Roehl Driver Training Locations (*Note: You Will Be Training at One of the Four Locations Listed Below)

Roehl Transport Marshfield Headquarters

1916 E. 29th Street

Marshfield, WI 54449

Roehl Transport Appleton Terminal

6915 County Rd BB

Neenah, WI 54956

Roehl Transport Atlanta Terminal

4215 Bowman Industrial Ct.

Conley, GA 30288

Roehl Transport Chicago Area Terminal

6700 W. 15th Ave.

Gary, IN 46406


Massachusetts Department of Motor Vehicles Official Website

Massachusetts CDL Information - Apply For a CLP or CDL