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!
The two year Apprenticeship is open to all truck drivers, regardless of experience. A benefit of joining Roehl's Get Your CDL program is that you automatically get to be in the Apprenticeship Program.
Benefits of an Apprenticeship
An education provided by
Roehl Transport, one of North America's safest, most successful trucking companies
A leg up on the competition
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:
Orientation and on-site basic skills development
Hands-on career training (with driver trainer and independent)
Basic knowledge development with on-line coursework structured specifically for the Apprenticeship Program
Advanced continuing education, and on-site Trainer Foundations course to teach you how to become an effective Roehl Transport driver-trainer
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 www.gibill.va.gov or call 1-888-GI-BILL-1.