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Jeremy P.'s Comment
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I'm excited to start my career in trucking and to be starting it with Roehl. I'm full of emotions; nervous ,happy, scared, proud etc. Any current Roehl drivers on what to expect during training and the company as a whole would be most appreciated. I'll be heading to Marshfield on Feb 13th.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I'm not with Roehl but expect to feel overwhelmed and even frustrated at times. Training can be an emotional rollercoaster where as soon as you think you got something down, you screw something up. Its part of the learning process. Don't give up tomorrow is another day.

You will be waiting in line for a physical and drug test. Probably be given some classes and SIM training then out with a trainer.

Good luck.

IR0ND0G's Comment
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Not sure what Roehl had you do yet, but I have already had their physical and drug tests. I start on Feb 13 in Appleton. If Roehl sent you to a Dr and you had the physical and drug tests, that should be it then.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Roehl won't do another physical at the school. But, you do get sent for a urine test and a hair test. Once that comes back your allow to start driving behind the wheel( usually two days) the class size is kept small...6 is the maximum I believe. So you won't wait too long.

Good luck all! If it weren't for better home time (like every night lol) I'd still be driving for Roehl

IR0ND0G's Comment
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They may have changed the way they do it, because I already had to get the physical, urinalysis, and hair drug test done and have results before they would give me a start date. The day my results all came back, they asked me to sign a form, and provide them with a scan of my Commercial Learners Permit. I was given a start date of Feb 13 once everything was done.

Tim F.'s Comment
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They may have changed the way they do it, because I already had to get the physical, urinalysis, and hair drug test done and have results before they would give me a start date. The day my results all came back, they asked me to sign a form, and provide them with a scan of my Commercial Learners Permit. I was given a start date of Feb 13 once everything was done.

Probably not. I had the same thing two years ago. DOT w/urinalysis and still took another test plus hair when I got to Marshfield. No big deal...unless you thought you were in the clear for a while and screwed up. But, yes I would be prepared to test again.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Think of it this way. If anything they would get strict on testing...not lenient. I know it's been two years since school...but I did my yearly in August for Roehl and they took urine and hair there too (the hair is not yet a DOT std but it certainly is a Roehl std. as I said good luck.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

IR0ND0G's Comment
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I'm not worried about it, but I believe they have changed it. It makes sense that they would want to know the results of a DOT physical, urinalysis, and hair follicle drug test that they paid for already, before they waste any more time on people. I find it hard to believe that they will again, 2 weeks later, pay for another DOT physical, urinalysis, and hair follicle drug test. Roehl just paid for all my tests, doubt they would pay for the exact same tests again 2 weeks later. These tests are not cheap.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

MindFreak's Comment
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The tests are not as expensive as you think. They probably won't do another physical but I would expect the drug test.

IR0ND0G's Comment
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I have spent the last 20 years working for the Department of Corrections. These tests are not break the bank expensive individually, but collectively, and REPEATED TWICE for each hire would be. I will, you can be assured, post my findings on this subject in two weeks. AGAIN, they (Roehl) already sent me in for these tests, ALL OF THEM, and by all of them, I'm specifically talking about the physical itself, the urinalysis, and the hair drug test. I am not 'worried' about the results of any of them. My point was and remains that they may have changed the way they do the hiring process. It makes more sense to have immediate knowledge of a failed drug test before you commit the resources of booking them into a class, booking a hotel, and any other costs they incur when they bring someone in to train. When I first began inquiring to them back in October when I was not ready to leave my current job, the process was laid out and explained to me. When I called them earlier this month, now that I am ready to go, the process was explained and It had changed based on what they were telling me versus what they had told me in October.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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