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Which one is better Roehl or Maverick

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Charles W. "Shaky"'s Comment
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Hi everyone,. I'm new here and been out of the game for a while. I drove over the road in 88 & 89. Got off to raise a family now ready to go back. I'm looking to go flatbed with Maverick or Roehl. I don't have a class A anymore only a B and will need to go through a company for training. Was wondering which one would be better. Leaning more toward Maverick.

Over The Road:

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.

C T.'s Comment
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Maverick is like 10 million times better. No bias. Seriously though, I've been here over a year and I believe I made the right decision. Sorry for late reply. It all depends on your preferences, but both are great places to start out doing flatbed. There's money to be made out here. I'm at .51cp with tarp pay on top of that. So hop on in.

Charles W. "Shaky"'s Comment
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Thanks C.T. I appreciate your reply. Makes me feel a lot better about my decision. I'm only around 30 miles from the madison terminal. Were you an experienced driver going over or a student at Maverick?

Maverick is like 10 million times better. No bias. Seriously though, I've been here over a year and I believe I made the right decision. Sorry for late reply. It all depends on your preferences, but both are great places to start out doing flatbed. There's money to be made out here. I'm at .51cp with tarp pay on top of that. So hop on in.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

C T.'s Comment
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No its my 1st job. I had my cdl already. You're in a prime location there around st Louis. Should have plenty of miles and home time.

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.
Old School's Comment
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I'm with CT on this one. Considering where you are I like the choice of Maverick. One thing you should consider though... If you are wanting to run all over the country, you may need to take up that discussion with your driver manager after you've gotten your feet wet a little while. Maverick is goibg to run you in a sonewhat regional fashion I believe.

CT can correct me if that's wrong. They'll keep you busy making good money, but they've got their logistics down to a science so they can get you back near your home on the weekends. There's a lot of great flat bed freight that allows for that type of dispatching.

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.

Driver Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
C T.'s Comment
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Yes OS is correct, we have several regions you can be grouped into. St Louis is basically dead center of our freight lanes, I'm rather jealous. You can run otr or you can run regional and get home on weekends. We don't do too much out west however, not with flatbed anyway.

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.

Charles W. "Shaky"'s Comment
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C.T. all I gave is a class b that's why I'm going to training there. I had a CDL A until around 1990 and drove otr in 1988-89 for Witte Bros out of troy, mo. But got out to raise a family. Now it's time to go back

No its my 1st job. I had my cdl already. You're in a prime location there around st Louis. Should have plenty of miles and home time.

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.

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.

C T.'s Comment
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Have you been approved for their sponsorship? They don't train for cdl directly, rather they send you to a local school and foot the bill.

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.
Charles W. "Shaky"'s Comment
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C.T. I'll keep n touch with you...Im hoping to be down there i believe June 18th but I'm still waiting for the green light to go to orientation.

Yes OS is correct, we have several regions you can be grouped into. St Louis is basically dead center of our freight lanes, I'm rather jealous. You can run otr or you can run regional and get home on weekends. We don't do too much out west however, not with flatbed anyway.

Have you been approved for their sponsorship? They don't train for cdl directly, rather they send you to a local school and foot the bill.

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.

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.

Charles W. "Shaky"'s Comment
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Only people I've talked to is Ashley the recruiter and Hannah. I thought they did it there. I guess it's a school close to there? Is that part of the four weeks down there? Kinda confused now I thot they did it

Have you been approved for their sponsorship? They don't train for cdl directly, rather they send you to a local school and foot the bill.

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.
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