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October 23, 2020 1:00 PM, EDT

Roehl Works With Former Drivers Through Relaunch Program

Roehl Transport truckJohn Sommers II for Transport Topics

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Roehl Transport unveiled a program Oct. 21 to add hundreds of jobs for former truck drivers who want to relaunch their careers.

The Roehl Relaunch Program is designed for CDL-A holders who stepped away from their commercial driving careers for nondriving employment. It is open to former truck drivers who went into other industries, such as construction, manufacturing and retail.

“As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many people are out of work,” Tim Norlin, vice president of driver employment at Roehl, said in a statement. “For all the former drivers seeking to relaunch their CDL careers, Roehl is prepared to help resharpen their driving skills while also recognizing their prior experience as a commercial vehicle driver.”

Tim Norlin, vice president of driver employment at Roehl

Norlin

The program’s goals include adding 300 truck driver jobs. Drivers who complete the program will be given credit for prior experience rather than starting over at entry-level driver pay rates. Participants also may qualify for a shipping-season bonus.

“The Roehl Relaunch Program creates additional driving opportunities — in time for the holidays — and demand for our services is at an all-time high as we enter the peak season for shipping,” Norlin said. “No matter your experience level — from seasoned veteran to a former driver seeking to get back into trucking to someone looking to get your CDL — Roehl is a stable carrier that will support you.”

Roehl Transport ranks No. 73 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. — Transport Topics

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