Inexperienced Truck Driving Jobs

Roehl raises inexperienced truck driver starting pay!

The best truck driver training program just got even better as Roehl Transport has increased starting pay for new drivers for national and regional fleets in all divisions. Starting mileage rates for van and refrigerated drivers are up 9% and flatbed starting rates are up a whopping 17%!

Starting pay for inexperienced drivers in our Primary Commercial Zone:

  • National Flatbed Fleet is now $0.41 per mile!
  • National Refrigerated Fleet is now $0.37 per mile!
  • National Van Fleet is now $0.35 per mile!

Roehl’s pay increase applies to inexperienced truck drivers no matter where you’re getting your CDL. So, if you’re a recent graduate of a truck driving school, currently in a truck driver training program or if you want to Get Paid While You Get Your CDL, you’ll now get even more with Roehl! 

Just starting out in trucking. 
Congratulations on choosing the transportation industry. Whether you have just graduated or are starting truck driving school, Roehl Transport is your first choice for the best on-the-job training and trucking driving career. We've created resources to help you be successful, including commercial drivers license practice tests if you're getting ready to get your commercial learners permit.

Perhaps the most important thing you need to know, as a new driver, student driver or inexperienced driver, is that you’ve made a good choice and that the company you’ve selected for training is rock-solid. Our reputation as a safe, honest and professional company is just one of the reasons so many new drivers start their career with Roehl. You can count on our more than 50 years of success – over half of that time training new truck drivers – we’re growing and investing you.
 
 
Why Choose Roehl as your first job out of truck driving school?
 A truck driving school prepares you to get your CDL. We prepare you to be among the best professional truck drivers in the trucking industry through our Safety and Job Skills Training Program. We take your career and our training seriously. As a result, Roehl is one of the safest trucking companies in the nation. That’s why we’ll enter into an agreement with you. We'll provide you the best training and support, monthly tuition reimbursement payments, and a longevity bonus all while you’re also earning one of the highest student driver pay rates. For your part, you'll agree to be a professional driver with Roehl for 75,000 miles.
 
We’ll pay you well, get you home on time and train you to be among the best drivers in the industry.
 

How much will I make?

Here’s how you impact your pay and get to $50,000 per year or more in nine months.
 
  • First, we pay you a top starting mileage rate. Depending on where you live, you can earn between $0.35 all the way up to $0.50 a mile to start.
  • Second, we offer automatic mileage rate increases while you are learning.
  • Third, in the Your Choice Pay Plan – your performance means you can earn a pay increase each quarter up to our top rate.
  
What about miles?
Your miles and pay are part of a regular discussion you will have with your fleet manager. We are committed to work with you to set and meet your earnings goals. Of course, we will assign you the work that gives you steady miles. And as you gain experience, you’ll gain stamina, efficiency and control.
 
  • Stamina – when you first start out, you likely will not be able to drive as many miles in a day as an experienced pro. Over time, you’ll gain stamina and that will mean more miles.
  • Efficiency – making the most of your available drive time each day means becoming an expert at navigation, getting in and out of a customer’s location and truck stops, completing paperwork (we make it easy with the MyRoehl smartphone app). As you learn, you’ll develop ways to get more out of each day.
  • Choices – truck driving is both a career and a lifestyle; you decide when to start and end your day, when you are available to drive, how long you drive each day – and those choices impact how many miles you drive and how much you will make.
 
Premium Benefits.
Roehl offers a complete benefits package, including one of the top profit-sharing contributions among US trucking companies, to support drivers and their families. In a truck driving job with Roehl, you’ll find our benefits both comprehensive and affordable. Learn more about our benefits, from full health, dental, vision and the rest of the package, including our passenger program and pet passport program.
 


When will I get home?

You decide how long you drive. You can expect consistent, dependable schedules with up to 26 weeks off a year. Our HOMEtime Plus™ Fleets are second to none, maximizing earning potential according to your lifestyle. 
 
  • National Fleets. 11-14 days out and 3 days home. Stay out longer and go home for up to 7 days at a time.  
  • HOMEtime Plus™
  • 7/7. Get up to 26 weeks off a year, driving 7 days out with 7 days at home.
  • 7/4-7/3. Average 120 days off each year and get home every other week. Drive for 7 days with 4 days at home, followed by another 7 days with 3 days at home.
  • 14/7. Get high miles and extended home time. Drive 14 days and enjoy 7 off.
  • Regional/Dedicated Fleets. Regional fleets offer weekly home time. We also have some dedicated fleets that feature weekly home time.
  • Local Fleets. Our local drivers are home every day. Many of our local truck driving jobs are based out of our terminals.
Talk to a Driver Employment Specialist to learn more about the available fleets in your area and for your experience level. They will help you find a fleet that meets your needs!
 


What are my fleet options?

As one of the largest trucking companies in America, Roehl provides a broad range of services to a wide range of customers, including Dry Van, Flatbed & Specialized, Refrigerated and Curtainside. Within these divisions, we have many great driving job opportunities.

Your division and fleet choice depend on your preferences and needs. Plus, our size and scope are large so you can change fleets or even divisions, if you want to.

Check out the available fleets in your area using our Zip Code truck driver job search.
Depending on where you live, we offer National/OTR, Regional, Dedicated and Local trucking jobs.

Unlike many trucking companies, when you join Roehl, you have a lot of options – choices in fleets, divisions, home time, even equipment as we have automatics and manual transmission trucks. Learn more about our equipment.
 
Having a life outside the truck.
You can have both a profitable career and a Life Outside The Truck™ with Roehl. We even track and monitor how successful we are at getting our drivers home so you know your home time is important to us. Learn more about our Life Outside the Truck program.
  
We’re built on Values.
At Roehl, safety is our cornerstone value—the first and foremost consideration in everything we do, no matter what.
As a driver, you have the final say on whether it’s safe to drive – if you don’t feel safe, you don’t drive, no questions asked.

And that’s just the beginning. See more about our Wall of Values and how it sets us apart from other trucking companies on our about us page.  
 
 Get the best on-the-job cdl training with Roehl
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What is Roehl’s on the job training program for recent CDL school graduates?

Roehl drivers are recognized as among the best on the road, throughout the industry and across the nation, and it starts with the best on-the-job training. 
Some trucking companies that train are more interested in the productivity of the truck over the success and safety of the driver. No one can take you to the next step in your new driving career like Roehl.

Our Safety and Job Skills Training Program:
 
  • Scores you access to the industry’s safest, most supportive training.
  • Tuition reimbursement relieves you of financial burden.
  • Three phases of paid on the job training:
    • Phase 1: Driving Skill Seminar
      • $600 Hire Bonus
      • Eight days
      • At one of our locations
    • Phase 2: On the road with a trainer
      • Typically 19 days
      • Pay is $90 a day
    • Phase 3: In your own truck
      • Typically 30 days
      • Pay is based on the fleet you’ve selected and the miles you drive.

Over 50 years on the road with more than 25 in the classroom.
We’ve trained drivers for over a quarter-century, and have supported them for twice that. You get the stability of a mature company with the growth opportunity of a start-up. We’re not going anywhere, but we also never stand still.
 
We invest the time and energy to prepare you for your career.
   
 
 Inexperienced drivers get paid on-the-job training with Roehl.

Who qualifies for the Safety & Job Skills Training Program?

Roehl accepts students from many CDL truck driving schools, Certified Schools and community colleges. We help you repay your tuition debts while you receive paid on-the-job training plus Safety and Job Skill advantages you won’t find anywhere else. 
 
Anyone can teach you how to be a truck driver. Few can show you how to build the safest, most successful career on 18 wheels.
 
Are you asking yourself, "How do I get my CDL?"
If you do not have your commercial driver's license (CDL), you can still get paid truck driver training. In fact, in our new Get Your CDL Program you can get paid while you get your CDL.
 
This program that helps new drivers actually get their CDLs, and get paid while they do it, is different than what company sponsored truck driving schools offer. In fact, there really isn't a model for this in transportation.

Inexperienced Truck Driver Success Stories & Reviews

For over 25 years, Roehl's been the best place to start your truck driving career because our on-the-job truck driver training prepares you to be successful in your transportation career. You can watch testimonials from others who've acheived their professional and personal goals through Roehl Transport. 

 

Mario L. gives Roehl's training a 5 star rating
 

Mario L.,

Professional CDL Truck Driver

Mario L. shares his thoughts about Roehl's Safety and Job Skills Training Program

★★★★★

"Wow, honestly I'm more impressed every day. First, I received a call from someone with Roehl asking how i liked the company so far. Then, one of the trainers I had called me to check on me last week, and now over Facebook. This is awesome. I received my cdl with a local school. However, the orientation was top notch hands down. From the first day, I felt comfortable. Everyone was friendly and had a smile on their face. Even the drivers coming in and out of the terminal were smiling and energetic. The classroom instruction was very clear and thorough. The training out on the yard was straight forward and the instructors made sure we knew what to do. The training out on the road was definitely a confidence builder. Overall, I enjoyed the training and was very confident even before starting my next phase. I'm not trying to be nice, this is my honest opinion, the training program gets a 5 for a rating from me."

   

Video: Our drivers are leaders. Our leader is a driver.

 
 


Roehl Transport is one of the best trucking companies to start your career with because our truck drivers are leaders, and our CEO is also a professional driver