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Started training for Roehl This week.

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J D.'s Comment
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I started training for Roehl Transport this week. I just completed day 3 in Appleton, WI.

I have to say I am very impressed with Roehl to this point. First off, you are put on the payroll as an employee on the first day. (I was told first payday is the 3rd Thursday of training. Other fellow trainees were told different times.) They provide hotel near the training site. They also provide lunch during training. (Breakfast is provided by the hotel.) The training at the Appleton site in done in partnership with Fox Valley Technical College. They have awesome facilities. Their instructors, as well as those from Roehl, seem genuinely interested in your success. They are very helpful.

I will try to provide updates.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Barry L.'s Comment
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I've seen a lot of positive reviews on Roehl, and look forward to reading more about your training. Best of luck to you!

Eric H.'s Comment
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Since I begin up in Appleton on the 27th, I look forward to any and all of your updates. Heck, it'll be your 3rd (?) week when I arrive so maybe we'll run into each other. Who knows!?

(Did I just say heck? Did I time travel to the 50s?!?)

J D.'s Comment
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Look forward to possibly meeting you.

Since I begin up in Appleton on the 27th, I look forward to any and all of your updates. Heck, it'll be your 3rd (?) week when I arrive so maybe we'll run into each other. Who knows!?

(Did I just say heck? Did I time travel to the 50s?!?)

J D.'s Comment
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Well, today week #2 is almost over. Been learning about backing, getting shifting going, been driving in the communities around, sand getting the pre-trip inspections down. One student in our class was sent home this week. He just couldn't get shifting down, and he just made no progress at all. This GYCDL program is fast-paced. You have to catch on, and catch on quick. The instructors will help you and can tell you what your weak spots are. You have to take what they tell you and use it for yourself. We have had great weather for the last few days. However, it was cooler today and snow is forecasted for tomorrow and Saturday.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.
Eric H.'s Comment
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J.D., stop talking about snow lol I have to head that way Saturday (Won't be in Appleton till Sunday). Here in Kentucky it's around 70° and it's almost 11Am with a high of 75 later today.

Maybe I can bring this weather with me too

J D.'s Comment
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Bring it brother!! Snow kept us indoors today. The school wouldn't let us leave the grounds with the truck.

Jeff

J.D., stop talking about snow lol I have to head that way Saturday (Won't be in Appleton till Sunday). Here in Kentucky it's around 70° and it's almost 11Am with a high of 75 later today.

Maybe I can bring this weather with me too

Eric H.'s Comment
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If it would follow me up there I'd bring it. Although today it's in the 30s the temps are supposed to go back up in the 50s and 60s.

But it is still winter. . . So the gradual temp increase will be better than this bi-polar Kentucky weather....

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