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Two-Year Apprenticeship Program

When you join Roehl, you have the option to enroll in Roehl's two-year truck driver Apprenticeship Program, approved by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs. It is a registered, national competency-based program that culminates in receiving an official Department of Labor certificate recognizing you as a certified professional Truck Driver, Heavy. Because Roehl is respected throughout the industry for outstanding professionalism and safety, you'll be launching your career with a strong reputation!

Benefits of an Apprenticeship



A paycheck from day one

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A successful long-term career
with a company nationally recognized
for safety and professionalism

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Hands-on career training

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National recognition and certification
by the U.S. Department of Labor

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An education provided by
Roehl Transport, one of North America's safest, most successful trucking companies

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A leg up on the competition


Program Overview

The Apprenticeship Program is made up of 5 Phases, with a combination of: on-the-job experience, on-line education, and on-site instructional training:

Phase 1
Orientation and on-site basic skills development

Phase 2
Hands-on career training (with driver trainer and independent)

Phase 3
Basic knowledge development with on-line coursework structured specifically for the Apprenticeship Program

Phase 4
Advanced continuing education, and on-site Trainer Foundations course to teach you how to become an effective Roehl Transport driver-trainer

Phase 5
Basic Instructor coursework through the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA), and an opportunity to teach (under supervision) new drivers in orientation during Trainer Foundations - Student Teaching


Over the course of your two-year apprenticeship, you’ll receive Department of Labor certificates for each successful year of training you complete, be certified by the Commercial Vehicle Training Association as a Basic Instructor, and complete our Driver Trainer certification during Trainer Foundations. At the end of your two-year program, you’ll be recognized by the Department of Labor as a certified Truck Driver, Heavy.

GI Bill – Learn And Earn

The approval of Roehl’s apprenticeship program by the Department of Veterans Affairs allows you to draw your GI Bill monies for up to the 24 months of your apprenticeship. The actual amount you’re entitled to will depend on the length of your service and service type (Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve). We'll even help you fill out the paperwork and assemble your VA packet when you join Roehl. Contact your Driver Employment Specialist to learn more about our program.

Your GI Bill monies, in combination with your generous Roehl earnings, will make it possible for you to enjoy substantial compensation — adding comfort and stability while easing the transition between military and civilian life. For more information about your GI Bill benefits, go to or call 1-888-GI-BILL-1.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Roehl Honor Program is a way that we recognize and thank veterans for their service to our country. Drivers in this program have no obligations and receive small tokens of our appreciation after incremental periods.

Our Two-Year Apprenticeship Program is an educational program with specific training milestones that must be met to receive various certifications. Any driver, regardless of military service, is eligible to participate in the Apprenticeship Program.
Driving teammates with less than 1 year of driving experience.
No, there is no cost to participate in the Apprenticeship Program
You will not receive any additional pay for participating in the program. If you are a qualified veteran, you may be eligible to draw GI Bill benefits to supplement your income while you train. You may also receive additional pay if you are eligible and choose to become a Driver Trainer with us.
We do not provide any equipment to complete your online coursework. Our online courses are mobile-friendly and can be completed on your personal computer, tablet or smart phone. If you do not have that option available, we have computer labs set up at all our major terminals for your use.

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