Roehl Honor Program available to veterans

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Over-the-road drivers who are also U.S. military veterans can take home up to $12,000 in GI Bill monies through a new program announced Tuesday, July 10, by Roehl Transport. Created to honor the men and women who served in the U.S. military and assist with their transition to long-term success in civilian life, the Roehl Honor Program allows drivers to earn Roehl pay and, at the same time, receive career training benefits under the GI Bill.

The program is available to qualified veterans who have been discharged from duty within the last 12 months or who currently are serving in the National Guard or Reserves. The length of time participants can receive the GI Bill benefits and the amount they are eligible to receive each month is determined by the U.S. Department of Defense, but for many it is as long as two years and can total more than $12,000 tax-free.

The Roehl Honor Program expresses the thanks and respect of a grateful nation, according to company president Rick Roehl, who says the program, approved by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs, provides veterans a fast track to a secure, high-paying career, complete with training, long-term employment and the opportunity for advancement. All Honor Program participants also get a special decal on their trucks identifying them as veterans.

The GI Bill benefit payments are on top of Marshfield, Wis.-based Roehl’s Five-Star Pay Plan. The pay package includes practical-route mileage pay, achievable bonuses, a mileage per diem pay option and profit sharing. “Most military veterans have already spent more than their share of time away from their families, so our generous home time options are especially attractive to them,” Rick Roehl says.

The plan also offers a comprehensive benefits program for drivers and their families. “The men and women of our armed services are heroes who have defended the American dream,” he says. “It’s our honor to help assure they have the opportunity to live it.”