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Roehl Get Your CDL program through different eyes. 👀

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Rooster's Comment
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After lurking around on TT for a little while now doing research, talking to recruiters, and talking to company drivers Ive decided that Roehl best fits my needs. Having a Class A and having been out of the seat for 6 years meant my previous 4 years meant very little at all per discussions with various recruiters. So, why not just take a full blown 4 week CDL class?! Paid CDL class might I add.

I am scheduled to begin class on July 11th 2016 in Marshfield Wisconsin. roehl from what ive read seems to have a reputable program and I am honored to have the opportunity to not only participate, but to also get to share my journey with you... I will try to stay up to date during the process and bring as much light to the program as possible for those considering this path.

I look forward to sharing... Si vis pacem para bellum

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Rooster's Comment
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Guess we can 86 this thread... As fate would have it my Training with Roehl would not come to pass. The Friday before I left I had a death in the immediate family so I contacted my recruiter who told me she completley understood and that we can reschedule when everything was over with. Unfortunatly she called me back the Monday following directly after the funeral to let me know her supervisor said absolutley no rescheduling (even though Roehl had resceduled me 3 times prior due to class size at different locations). No biggie, nothing personal, its all business just thought I would share my experience as isolated as im sure it is. However, as one door closes another door opens and I begin training at Linde aka The Linde Group on Monday August first in their Bulk Tank Division. As long as its not against their policy as they have ao many I'll do a write up on my experience there as Ive not seen much about them on this site.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Navy Vet's Comment
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Roehl has gotten odd lately. The CDL School I am attending threw them out and won't let the recruiters in because they were trying to make new drivers sign a contract for a 75000 mile guarantee.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Renee' & Ganz's Comment
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That sucks. I was considering Roehl but they want a 120k mile commitment. While there is value in training, there is risk to both the driver and the company. I feel that it is a heftier risk to a driver who may not be able to recover from the expense if there turns out to be anything that puts a kink in the plan. I decided to go with a local school and a company that will hire new grads and reimburse the tuition without an obligatory commitment. I am not sure that I trust a company that wants to lock me into a commitment because it makes me wonder why they have to chain me up to keep me. The other side of that could simply be that they want to secure their investment but if its as it was promised, why would anyone come and then take off? How is the new company working out?

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