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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?
  6. Is There An Application I Need to Complete?
    • Yes, You Must Complete the State of Wisconsin’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 Wisconsin residency, and proof of your social security number
  7. Does Wisconsin Have Medical Standards for CDL Drivers?

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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:

  • Immediate hire and earning. There is no delay. You begin earning on your first day.
  • Learning and training to get your CDL is part of your job. It’s what you are paid to do.
  • Three weeks of training that are available in multiple locations.
  • $616 for each full week while you train to get your CDL.
  • Continued training after earning your CDL for long-haul truck driving.
  • Full benefits from a company that invests in its drivers.

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 miles (approximately 15 months) as a long-haul driver. It’s a small price to pay for an education and skill that can net you $900 - $1,250 weekly once you’ve developed your skills. Once your obligation is complete, you can seek work elsewhere, but we hope you’ll decide you love the opportunities Roehl represents and decide to remain.

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.



Roehl Has Several Locations in the State of Wisconsin

Roehl Transport, Inc.

Concord Ave

Schofield, WI 54476


Roehl Transport, Inc.

1770 Ridgeview Drive

Oak Creek, WI 53154


Roehl Transport, Inc.

4334 Daentl Road

Deforest, WI 53532


Roehl Transport, Inc.

6915 County Road BB

Neenah, WI 54956


Roehl Transport, Inc.

1916 E 29th St,
Marshfield, WI 54449




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


Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles

Wisconsin CDL Information - Apply For a CLP or CDL