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Get consistent miles, a great mileage rate, 95% no-touch freight, the opportunity to earn pay increases each quarter, paid orientation and so much more when you join Roehl. As you gain experience, you'll earn more because you'll be able to drive longer, you'll be more efficient and you'll make choices to do so.

Roehl’s Safety and Job Skills Truck Driver Job Training Program

Earning your CDL was the first step to becoming a professional driver. How well the trucking company you join trains you over the next few weeks will have an impact on your entire truck driving career. Our Safety and Job Skills Program (SJSTP) reflects over 30 years of successfully training new truck drivers to be successful in their trucking jobs. We are known for our outstanding training and resources that range from the things you need before you become a professional truck driver, like commercial drivers license practice tests, to continued training at Roehl Youniversity (our online learning portal). Know this: with Roehl, you'll be trained by a company built on values like Safety and Driver Success because our leader is also a driver.

What you’ll learn: the principles of success
Designed around easy-to-learn principles with lots of hands-on skill development, Roehl's Safety and Job Skills Training Program will teach you Department of Transportation (DOT) motor carrier rules, trip planning, freight handling and company policies.

Your 4-day pre-employment onboarding process begins with Qualification Day. Qualification Day includes a DOT urine drug test and a non-DOT hair follicle drug test, and it may also include a new DOT physical, if we were not able to accept a previous DOT physical. You will also complete a pre-work screening to determine whether you can perform the physical demands typically associated with the truck driver job. The remaining time includes the Roehl Way of Protective Driving class, followed by additional training/coaching, integration into Roehl’s policies/procedures, and meetings with operational teammates, including fleet managers. You will receive an honorarium of $400.00 for the successful completion of the onboarding process.

Phase 2: On the Road with a Certified Trainer
You will put the principles you learned in truck driving school to work as you go out over the road with the Certified Truck Driver Trainer. You will not be driving as a team – this is an important distinction as many carriers place inexperienced drivers with a trainer or other new driver to operate as a team – that’s meant to maximize the revenue generated by the truck, not on training you!

In Phase 2, your training is coordinated by a special Fleet Training Manager and your driver trainer. You’ll focus on refining your driving skills, maximizing fuel efficiency, trip planning, understanding how to use electronic on board log recording (EOBR) systems, learning how to handle freight and meet customer service expectations, and maintenance. Your trainer will be in the passenger seat while you drive and you’ll be in the passenger seat while your trainer drives.

This phase of training is performance-based. Most drivers are with a trainer for 19-24 days. You'll earn a daily pay rate when you are training with a trainer - that's on-the-job paid truck driver training focusing on your success.

Upon completion of this phase, we'll verify your skills and issue you your first truck and work assignment, routing you in a homeward-bound direction.

Phase 3: Your own truck
You're on full mileage pay, on your own in your own truck, but you are not alone. You'll transition from your Fleet Training Manager to your own Fleet Manager and be well on your way to experiencing driver success yourself. Phase 3 typically lasts about a month.

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