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How to Get Your Commercial Learner's Permit / Commercial Driver’s License in Virginia

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

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

  1. You Must Be 18 Years of Age in Order to Drive A Commercial Truck in The State of Virginia, While Those Who Are Interested in Driving Out of State Must Be 21 Years of Age.
  2. Hold a Valid State of Virginia Driver’s License.
    • License must be in good standing, it cannot be revoked or suspended
  3. Study for Your State of Virginia Commercial Learner’s Permit.
  4. Pay close attention to the following sections:
    • Introduction
    • Driving Safely
    • Transporting Cargo Safely
    • Air Brakes
    • Combination Vehicles
  5. Consider Using These CDL Practice Tests (Note: These tests are valid for the entire country, including the State of Virginia):
  6. Complete the State of Virginia’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 Virginia residency, and proof of your social security number
  7. You Must Be Able to Meet the State of Virginia’s Medical Certification Requirements

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

As you read through the requirements on obtaining your CLP/CDL in the State of Virginia, you may become overwhelmed. We understand, there’s a lot of information to digest. Many potential truck drivers consider attending a tuition-based truck driving school, which typically charge up to $7000. At Roehl, we provide Paid CDL Training, meaning not only will we train you; we will also pay you while you train.

Roehl Transport, one of America’s top transportation companies, is looking for people who want to get paid while earning their Commercial Driver’s License.

Here’s How to Get Started:

  • Use our Step by Step Guide to see if a career in trucking is right for you and to start your application.
  • Get hired. If you’re accepted into our Paid CDL Training program, you become an employee on day one with a starting pay of $616 per week.
  • Spend three weeks preparing to pass your CDL at one of our training centers (called terminals). Learning is your job. You’ll train on the same Roehl trucks we drive over the road.
  • Once you’ve obtained your CDL, continue your on-the-job training by delivering long haul freight with one of our Certified Driver Trainers.
  • Continue to work for Roehl for about 120,000 solo paid miles after you wrap up your training.
  • Be on track toward earning $70,000+.

Why is Roehl offering paid CDL training? What’s in it for us? The fact is, we need drivers. There’s a shortage right now, many drivers will begin retiring over the next decade, the need for drivers is going to grow.

Your Career with Roehl

We offer one of the Top Benefits Packages in the Trucking Industry. Our benefits package not only medical and dental but also vision, life insurance, profit sharing and 401K. 

Roehl has been in business for over 60 years and has been training drivers for over 30. We’re a drivers’ company. Our CEO, Rick Roehl, still spends some of his time driving over the highways and delivering freight.

If you’re looking to get your CDL, don’t spend thousands on a CDL school that may or may not lead to a job. While there are other trucking companies that might pay your class tuition, Roehl is the one that will actually provide you with paid CDL training and a salary while you learn how to become a truck driver.

Want to hear from current employees that completed out paid CDL training program and went on to become full-time truck drivers? Visit our Get Your CDL Driver Testimonials.


Where will I train?

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

Roehl Driver Training Locations

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

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Applying for a Commercial Driver's License or Commercial Learner's Permit


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