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Nate W's Comment
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Gonna be starting with Roehl in about a month. Can anyone tell me what their trucks come with? Are they pretty bare bones? All their site says is they have an epu , if you want an inverter, you gotta pay for one and they install it.

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

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Their trucks are pretty much as you have read. They have EPUs (giant battery pack), inverters you will have to buy and when you are in for maintenance have it installed. I know they have international pro stars and Freightliner cascadias in their fleet. Red trucks for the dry van division. I have seen both red and grey hauling flatbed. Grey is their special division trucks. Will either be flatbed or reefer.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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

Epus:

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

Tim F.'s Comment
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Nate...when I started with Roehl I was quite happy to have a truck with an engine and 10 wheels..lol. I drove all internationals. You'll get the following...collision avoidance system...including lane control...Sirius radio, bunk heat/ac. The inverter can be purchased and installed by Roehl only. I recall it was 375 plus 75 to install. Taken in payroll deductions? Thats pretty much it. I didn't want or need an inverter as I ran everything off of 12v receptacles. Good luck wit Roehl. Great company.

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Nate W's Comment
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I will be happy just to drive truck as well. I'm just curious as to what they actually have in the trucks already and what others have installed. I don't need every fancy gadget under the sun, just want some of the creature comforts, ya know? I want to know what to plan for as I want to avoid spending money at the truck stops as much as possible and do most, if not all my cooking from the truck. Also want to have a fridge since the 12 volt coolers don't seem as reliable from what I've researched

Nate...when I started with Roehl I was quite happy to have a truck with an engine and 10 wheels..lol. I drove all internationals. You'll get the following...collision avoidance system...including lane control...Sirius radio, bunk heat/ac. The inverter can be purchased and installed by Roehl only. I recall it was 375 plus 75 to install. Taken in payroll deductions? Thats pretty much it. I didn't want or need an inverter as I ran everything off of 12v receptacles. Good luck wit Roehl. Great company.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Nate W's Comment
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my recruiter said I will be doing the reefer national division

Their trucks are pretty much as you have read. They have EPUs (giant battery pack), inverters you will have to buy and when you are in for maintenance have it installed. I know they have international pro stars and Freightliner cascadias in their fleet. Red trucks for the dry van division. I have seen both red and grey hauling flatbed. Grey is their special division trucks. Will either be flatbed or reefer.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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

Epus:

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

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