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Wisconsin Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) / Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Steps and Instructions

If you are reading this, you are looking for information on acquiring your CLP or CDL in the State of Wisconsin. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of questions and answers many of our readers have asked.

Obtaining a Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) / Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) in the State of Wisconsin (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. How Old Must I Be to Obtain a CDL or CLP in the State of Wisconsin?
    • You Must Be 18 Years of Age in Order to Drive A Commercial Truck in The State of Wisconsin (intrastate), While Those Who Are Interested in Driving Out of State (interstate) Must Be 21 Years of Age.
  2. Do I Need to Hold a Valid Passenger Driver's License?
    • You Must Have a Valid State of Wisconsin Class D Driver’s License in Order to Obtain a CLP or CDL in Wisconsin.
      • 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. What Should I Study in Order to Obtain a Wisconsin Commercial Learner’s Permit?
  4. What Sections Are Important to Pay Attention to When Studying for a WI CLP or CDL?
    • Pay Close Attention To The Following Sections:
      • Introduction
      • Driving Safely
      • Transporting Cargo Safely
      • Air Brakes
      • Combination Vehicles
  5. Are Practice Tests Available?

If you need help while you are doing research, you can call our Get Your CDL teammates at 715-591-7050 extension 8 then option 2 or Get Started today!


Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles

Wisconsin CDL Information - Apply For a CLP or CDL

Where Will I Train?

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

Fox Valley On-the-Job CDL Training

Marshfield WI Get Your CDL Training

Chicago Area On-the-Job CDL Training

Sample Wisconsin Commercial Drivers License

CDL Practice Tests for Wisconsin

Roehl Transport provides Wisconsin CDL practice tests.
Wisconsin CDL Practice Tests

Roehl Has Several Locations in the State of Wisconsin

Marshfield Terminal & Corporate Headquarters

Appleton Terminal

De Forest Drop Yard

Oak Creek Drop Yard

Are you looking for a career change? Is the open road calling you? Many people pass up the idea of driving a truck for a living because they fear the high costs of truck driving school. Don’t let that stop you. The world is changing for truck drivers and the massive driver shortage across the country makes the effort to get your commercial driver’s license well worth your while.

Even better! At Roehl, we pay you to learn to drive! That’s right. We offer paid CDL training so you can get your CDL while earning money, without paying to go to CDL school.

Why Consider a Career as a Truck Driver?

The most obvious and noteworthy reason to consider a career as a truck driver is the pay. Truck drivers with Roehl are on track to earn $70,000+! There are college graduates earning considerably less and saddled with ridiculous debt. More than the earning potential, though, truck drivers who learn on the job with Roehl enjoy the following benefits:

  • Training to obtain your CDL is part of the job.
  • You are hired and paid as an employee on day 1.
  • You'll be paid while you get your CDL.
  • Your paid training to get your CDL is three weeks and is available in multiple locations.
  • We provide lodging and most meals.
  • After you have your CDL, you'll continue your on-the-job training as a long haul truck driver with Roehl.
  • If you were to go to a CDL school, you would not get paid while you are training AND you'd have to come up with the tuition for the school.
  • We're a stable company that provides full benefits - we invest in you.

Now is the perfect time to leave all thoughts of costly truck driving or CDL school model of learning behind and go with the company that offers on-the-job training with real experiences behind the wheel to help you begin your career. With so many existing truck drivers reaching retirement age, the current truck driver shortage will only grow over the next decade. This makes now the perfect time to get in and begin earning money while developing important skills behind the wheel.

Roehl is happy to help. Plus, we offer you full-time employment, with benefits, once you complete your training. You don’t even have to go through the job search program once you’ve earned your commercial drivers license and are ready to embark on your career as a beginning long-haul truck driver.

What’s in it for Roehl?

Roehl is offering something of value to truckers but does have certain expectations in return. Most importantly, we expect all drivers to work for us for a minimum of 120,000 solo paid miles (approximately 15 months) as a long-haul driver. 

Think this might be the right path for you? Learn more about the possibilities and begin earning while learning with Roehl. It is so much more than just paid CDL training. It's your stepping stone to a new life and a better living.

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