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Any company with home time partially similar to Roehl?

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Liam A.'s Comment
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Hi there I was wondering if there was any companies partially similar in terms of home time. I was looking for something along the lines of out 2-3 weeks. In 4-7 days. I'm not in it for the money really so the company doesn't matter much except home time is a big factor. I have applied to Roehl but I'm trying to find other options.

Big Scott's Comment
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XPO and Knight. Look here Company-Sponsored Training Programs and here Trucking Company Reviews. Hope that helps.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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If you already have your CDL you can try my company. They are big at working with you to run as you want.

I work for H O Wolding.

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.
Liam A.'s Comment
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XPO and Knight. Look here Company-Sponsored Training Programs and here Trucking Company Reviews. Hope that helps.

Problem with xpo is that I'm 21

If you already have your CDL you can try my company. They are big at working with you to run as you want.

I work for H O Wolding.

I'm currently in school right now for my CDL A so I'm working on pre hire. I'll definetly give them a look. Do they hire inexperienced drivers and are ok with 21 year old's?

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.

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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You will have to call a recruiter concerning age. They do hire right out of school. Wolding is just down the road from Roehl. Well in the same sense Western Express and US Express are just down the road from each other. TBH, Wolding pay is middle of the road for "starter" companies. Depending on what you run will depend on the miles you get. Regional drivers (home every weekend) get around 2000 to 2,400 miles a week. Extended Regional (out for a couple weeks) will avg about 2200 to 2800 a week. The OTR guys get a little more than that. I haven't got to talk with many OTR drivers yet except for a few teams. Most of the teams here are husband/wife teams. I have had crappy weeks around 1,300 miles and I have had great weeks 3,200 miles. Granted most of that was because of the pay cutoff on Friday EOB for next week check. Darn long runs that deliver on Saturday morning, lol

All that extra being said I am VERY happy with my choice. Wolding is a very safety conscious company. Check out our CSA score. Their trucks all have auto lube system and auto oilers. Only downside to the autolube system is it pushes majority of the bearing seals out so you have grease piling up everywhere.

If you have Any questions about HOW I will be glad to answer what I can.

Drive Safe and God Speed.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

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