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Earning Your Commercial Driver’s License in the State of Texas

  1. Age
    • You Must Be 18 Years of Age in Order to Drive A Commercial Truck in The State of Texas (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 Texas
  2. To Acquire Your CLP and Move on to Obtaining a CDL, You Must Hold a Valid State of Texas 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 Texas Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP)
    • We Recommend Using the CDL Manual Provided by The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    • Texas Provides a CDL Study Guide
  4. Apply for Your Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP)
    • Complete the State of Texas’ Commercial Learner’s Permit Application
      • You Will Need to Confirm Your Identity
      • Provide Proof of Identity, One Proof of Legal Presence, Two Proofs of Texas Residency, And Proof Of Your Social Security Number
  5. Medical Standards
    • Texas Provides Information on Medical Requirements
      • You Can Learn More About the CDL Medical Standards Here: Texas CDL Medical Standards



A steady job that offers long-term satisfaction and stability, the ability to earn $70,000+, and a chance for advancement is not the norm today. Add to that a job that offers training with no tuition cost to you, and it might sound too good to be true.

If you're intrigued by the possibilities that becoming a long-distance truck driver offers, you might have checked the requirements for a commercial driver’s license in your state. You might also have checked into the cost of CDL school, and found that it's not cheap. And then, once you get your CDL and are ready to drive a commercial truck, there’s the challenge of landing a job.

Not Your Typical CDL School

Roehl has developed an innovative program to attract and train the kind of people we need. Responsible go-getters with a desire to earn a good living and perform a needed service are always in demand. If you meet our initial standards, we'll enroll you in a three-week training course that teaches necessary skills and enables you to earn a commercial driver’s license. Our students have an excellent success rate when it comes to passing the commercial driver’s license test on their first attempt.

Once you have your commercial driver’s license, you’ll go out in a big rig with a certified driver trainer who is fully committed to your success. During this second phase of training, which typically lasts about three weeks, you'll gain confidence and experience in safety and maintenance, route planning and freight handling, and become familiar with our company policies. You'll be under the constant guidance of your trainer, who is also an experienced driver, for intensive on-the-job training. At the end of this second phase, you'll be assigned a truck, and you’ll be onto phase three doing the work as a solo member of our great company.

In our agreement, we'll ensure you have the tools you'll need to train for and past your CDL test. In return, we ask for your commitment to drive for us for at least 120,000 solo miles, which translates to approximately 15 months of paid work. Roehl offers an ongoing opportunity for earning and advancement, coupled with generous benefits.

Earn While Your Learn

From Day One: You'll $616 a week for the three weeks of training, then $112 a day while out with a trainer. After that, you'll get full mileage pay as you trip plan and do the job as a solo driver assigned your own truck. You'll always have the full support of our staff, up and down the chain of management. We also have ongoing employee programs, like Roehl "Youniversity" that offers advancement options for experienced drivers.

Our company CEO, Rick Roehl, is a hands-on executive who still climbs into the driver's seat of a big rig occasionally. We've been in business for more than 60 years, and we know that hard work and perseverance pay off. We believe that investing in the future is the way to go. So, if you're ready to invest in your own future, it may be time to take a closer look at our training program. Why not check us out today?

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