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Minnesota CDL Steps and Requirements

Steps to Obtaining Your Minnesota CLP and CDL - Become a Commercial Truck Driver

In order to become a commercial truck driver in the State of Minnesota, you must obtain a Minnesota Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP), followed by a Minnesota Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). With this in mind, there are several important steps you must complete in order to accomplish this:

  1. To Apply for A CLP, Minnesota Residents Must Current Hold A Valid MN Driver’s License (Class D)
  2. Age Requirements
    • You Must Be 18 Years of Age in Order to Drive A Commercial Truck in The State of Minnesota. You Must Be 21 Years of Age If You Will Be Driving a Commercial Truck Out of State. This Also Applies to Commercially Driving Passengers in the State of MN
  3. Identification Requirements
  4. You Will Need to Meet Certain Medical Standards
  5. Study for Your State of Minnesota Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP)
  6. Pass One or More CDL Knowledge Tests
    • These Are Written Tests
  7. Pass a Skills Test (Road/Driving Test)

Roehl Transport, one of the largest transportation companies in America, will pay you to earn a commercial driver’s license and become a professional truck driver. Don’t miss out on your chance to get your CDL because you think it will take too long or cost too much. While we lay out the steps to earning your CLP and or CDL in Missouri on your own, the process can be tough. With this in mind, we also offer paid training. We will train you while you work towards earning your CDL, and you will get paid at the same time.

If you need help while you are doing research, you can call our Employment Advisors at 715-591-7050. 

Paid CDL Training in Minnesota

We understand you may be overwhelmed. There is a lot to learn when it comes to obtaining your CDL in Minnesota, or any state for that matter. Roehl Transport, a leader in the trucking industry, can help you with everything you need to earn your Minnesota Commercial Driver’s License with our Paid Get Your CDL Program.

Minnesota Commercial Driver’s License with our Paid Get Your CDL Program.

  • A Paid Start to a Career as a Professional Driver!
  • Paid CDL Training:  Immediately Begin Earning $616 A Week
  • Classroom and Behind the Wheel Instruction at One of Our Four Training Centers. You’ll Learn How to Pass the CDL Test, Working with The Same Vehicles You’ll Soon Be Driving as an Employee of Roehl
  • Once You’re Licensed, Continued on The Job Training with A Certified Driver Trainer Delivering Real Freight to Real Customers. You’ll Work Side-by-side With Your Mentor to Learn All About Freight Handling, Interacting with Customers, Properly Maintain Your Vehicle and More.
  • A Career Track with An Industry Leader. A Chance to Earn $70,000+. An Outstanding Package of Compensation and Benefits, Including Medical, Dental, Visual, Life Insurance, 401k And Profit Sharing.

Get Started Right Away

Are you ready for a change? Remember, the job isn’t for everybody. You may need to be away from home a week or more at a time, and in addition to driving, you’ll have to plan routes, manage freight and interact with customers.

However, if you think a career as a professional truck driver might be right for you, start finding out today! Use these step by step instructions to see if you qualify, and get going on your new adventure.

Roehl Has a Location in the State of Minnesota (*Note, this is not where you will be training, please see below for training locations)

200 Hastings Ave,
St Paul Park, MN 55071

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



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