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South Carolina’s Steps to Obtaining a CDL

  1. Age
    • You Must Be 18 Years of Age in Order to Drive A Commercial Truck in The State of South Carolina (intrastate), While Those Who Are Interested in Driving Out of State (interstate) Must Be 21 Years of Age. The 21 Years of Age Also Applies to Transporting Passengers, Commercially, in the State of South Carolina
  2. To Acquire Your CLP and Move on to Obtaining a CDL, You Must Hold a Valid State of South Carolina Class D Driver’s License (Also Known as a “Base” 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 South Carolina Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP)
    • We Recommend Using the CDL Manual Provided by The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    • South Carolina Provides a CDL Study Guide
  4. Apply for Your Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP)
    • Complete the State of South Carolina’ Commercial Learner’s Permit Application
      • You Will Need to Confirm Your Identity
      • Provide Proof of Identity, One Proof of Legal Presence, Two Proofs of South Carolina Residency, And Proof of Your Social Security Number
  5. Medical Standards
    • South Carolina Provides Information on Medical Requirements
      • You Can Learn More About the CDL Medical Standards Here: South Carolina CDL Medical Standards

Needed: Commercial Truck Drivers

Do you feel the lure of the open road and yearn for a job that pays well and offers the opportunity to perform an important service? Have you thought about getting your commercial driver’s license, but have been put off by the cost of CDL school? Do you need to start earning money now?

If you're interested in a career track that has the potential for long-term employment and a salary that can easily exceed $70,000+, long distance, over-the-road freight hauling might be the career you're seeking.

Here's How it Works

Upon completion of an application and acceptance into the Roehl program, each student attends a three-week course at one of four U.S. training centers. There's classroom learning as well as actual skills training on big rigs, preparing students to take -- and pass -- the commercial licensing exam. Training is intensive and thorough, and a high percentage of students pass on their first attempt.

The second phase of training puts each candidate on the road to shadow a dedicated fleet training manager. You'll ride together, normally for approximately three weeks. On actual routes, you'll learn freight-handling and customer service techniques, all about trip planning, fuel efficiency, rig maintenance and safety, on-board electronics and company policies. Consider it a paid internship with a supportive mentor.

Phase three is when you'll be assigned a truck and assume primary responsibility for planning a route. You'll be on your own, on the road, earning full mileage pay. You'll still have 24-7 support from an individual fleet manager, and you'll enjoy full company benefits.

A Career on the Road

In return for the training, we require a commitment of 120,000 solo miles of driving, which translates to about 15 months of employment, at a rate that can easily net drivers between $900 and $1,250 weekly. You'll have no debt, and you'll gain experience with a highly respected company. 

Roehl needs good drivers, and we're looking to the future. That's it. We hope you can join us.

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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