Which One Is Better Roehl Or Maverick

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Charles W. "Shaky"'s Comment
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Thanks OS, my goal is to go regional with them. Never pulled flatbed it was always dry and reefer

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

C T.'s Comment
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If I recall correctly, you attend a school somewhere in little Rock close to the terminal. Sent you an email, not sure if you got it.

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.

Charles W. "Shaky"'s Comment
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C.T. is that part of the four weeks training at Maverick or is that something completely different?

If I recall correctly, you attend a school somewhere in little Rock close to the terminal. Sent you an email, not sure if you got it.

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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Orientation is one week followed by a week of securement for flatbed. I'm assuming the cdl training is longer than 2 weeks, but that's something you'd need to be confirmed by recruiting.

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.
Joe Mo'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

Hey man not to sidetrack your thread or anything but I'm actually from the St. Louis area also (St. Charles County) and I'm looking to get into trucking at the end of the summer after some prior obligations are concluded. I've been looking at all of the mega companies that hire newbies and train in-house and Maverick is actually on my short list along with a couple others in Missouri(Prime and Wil Trans).

Maverick looks really solid to me from what I've researched but I saw you mention Witte Bros. and I looked into them a bit and was wondering if you could give me some info on what it was like working for them? I had no idea there were companies that trained in-house in the St. Louis area and those guys are really close to where I live. It seems like they have a similar setup as the other companies I've looked into, such as 1 year commitment to pay off CDL school tuition. So if everything is pretty similar in that regard, it seems like it's just common sense to go with the company closest to where I live, right?

You don't happen to know of any other OTR trucking companies in the St. Louis area that train new guys in-house do you? It seems to me that most of the ones that do in Missouri are in the southern part of the state, like Prime, Wil Trans, Conway etc. I wouldn't have even known about Witte Bros. had I not read this thread but so far that's the closest one I've seen to where I live that has their own CDL school. Thanks for your time and any input you can provide.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
C T.'s Comment
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Hey Joe welcome aboard. I'm not sure if you're asking about Witte Bros or Maverick. I'm with maverick so I could tell you all you need to know in that case.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Hey, C. T.? Now that I live in Iowa, I was considering Maverick's temp controlled division as one of my choices. I was wanting to know: What school does Maverick use and does the program work the same way in their Temp Controlled division as it does in Flatbed, just without all the physical stuff?

C T.'s Comment
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Not sure which school they use. I believe it's a school close to our terminal in little rock. As far as physical stuff, all drivers have to go through the same process regardless of division. It's really not that bad.

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.

Joe Mo's Comment
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Hey Joe welcome aboard. I'm not sure if you're asking about Witte Bros or Maverick. I'm with maverick so I could tell you all you need to know in that case.

Hi C.T. Thanks for the welcome and offer to provide info on Maverick. I was actually referring to Charles in my post since he said he previously worked for Witte Bros. I only live about 15 minutes away from their main terminal/headquarters in Troy, MO is why I was asking and I actually had no idea they were a starter company with in-house training until I read this thread and looked into them further. It just seems really convenient for me but I haven't heard anything about that company before is why I wanted to ask him about them.

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.

Charles W. "Shaky"'s Comment
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Joe, I worked for Witte back in 88-89. I started with them right out of trucking school. Now I'm fixing to go to school again. But gonna go Maverick this time and pull a flatbed. With Witte ur gonna pull a lot of reefers or dry van. U'll get to see a lot of the Eastern states with them. I'm sure they pay better now than they did come then.

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Hey Joe welcome aboard. I'm not sure if you're asking about Witte Bros or Maverick. I'm with maverick so I could tell you all you need to know in that case.

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Hi C.T. Thanks for the welcome and offer to provide info on Maverick. I was actually referring to Charles in my post since he said he previously worked for Witte Bros. I only live about 15 minutes away from their main terminal/headquarters in Troy, MO is why I was asking and I actually had no idea they were a starter company with in-house training until I read this thread and looked into them further. It just seems really convenient for me but I haven't heard anything about that company before is why I wanted to ask him about them.

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.

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.

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