Passed Cdl-a Permit Waiting To Start Roehl

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Edward G.'s Comment
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Passed cdl-a permit thanks to truckers truth training program waiting to start Roehl get your cdl training program 9/11 2017 can't wait chompin at the bit to get started going drydry van at Conley Ga. Will try to keep a post when I start any help are suggests would be greatly appreciate. Till I start see you guys and girls peace out and be safe out there JESUS LOVES EACH AND EVERY ONE OF you GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Good luck to you!

Peter M.'s Comment
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Congratulations!

Dart's Comment
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Congrats and welcome to Team Roehl!!!

Just about to wrap up week 1 with my Roehl phase 2 trainer. If you have any questions ask and I'll do my best to answer them.

Some of the biggest pointers I can give you is: -No alcohol in the hotel -If you don't understand something...ask -Listen to the instructors -Be respectful at ALL times, even to motorists that cut you off or do something that frustrates you...Roehl is BIG on this...forget calling them names like "4 wheelers" -Communicate, communicate, communicate. -Try to relax. You will get nervous and that's OK, but don't let your nerves consume you. -Keep a positive attitude, even when things get rough (and you likely will experience some rough patches). -Study the shift pattern and shift point sheet they give you...shifting trips up A LOT of new students. -If you find yourself struggling with the pre trip, see if your instructors can provide you with pictures of the inspection areas and write down the part names on them. I've seen this help a couple of students. You'll get plenty of practice on this, so don't let the order of items to check, wording, or amount of items to check worry you. -Don't be too hard on yourself...this was and still is one of my biggest problems.

Again, if you have any more questions ask away and I'll do my best to answer them.

All the best to you!!

Edward G.'s Comment
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thanks I'm really looking forward to get this new journey in life started I'm going to conney going dry van can't wait I know I'll have questions for you thanks a lot Dart <-/p>

Congrats and welcome to Team Roehl!!!

Just about to wrap up week 1 with my Roehl phase 2 trainer. If you have any questions ask and I'll do my best to answer them.

Some of the biggest pointers I can give you is: -No alcohol in the hotel -If you don't understand something...ask -Listen to the instructors -Be respectful at ALL times, even to motorists that cut you off or do something that frustrates you...Roehl is BIG on this...forget calling them names like "4 wheelers" -Communicate, communicate, communicate. -Try to relax. You will get nervous and that's OK, but don't let your nerves consume you. -Keep a positive attitude, even when things get rough (and you likely will experience some rough patches). -Study the shift pattern and shift point sheet they give you...shifting trips up A LOT of new students. -If you find yourself struggling with the pre trip, see if your instructors can provide you with pictures of the inspection areas and write down the part names on them. I've seen this help a couple of students. You'll get plenty of practice on this, so don't let the order of items to check, wording, or amount of items to check worry you. -Don't be too hard on yourself...this was and still is one of my biggest problems.

Again, if you have any more questions ask away and I'll do my best to answer them.

All the best to you!!

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.
Phillyfan13's Comment
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Congratulations and best of luck at Roehl!

Scot

Edward G.'s Comment
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what's the average miles a solo driver does weekly when starting out for Roehl

thanks I'm really looking forward to get this new journey in life started I'm going to conney going dry van can't wait I know I'll have questions for you thanks a lot Dart <-/p>

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Congrats and welcome to Team Roehl!!!

Just about to wrap up week 1 with my Roehl phase 2 trainer. If you have any questions ask and I'll do my best to answer them.

Some of the biggest pointers I can give you is: -No alcohol in the hotel -If you don't understand something...ask -Listen to the instructors -Be respectful at ALL times, even to motorists that cut you off or do something that frustrates you...Roehl is BIG on this...forget calling them names like "4 wheelers" -Communicate, communicate, communicate. -Try to relax. You will get nervous and that's OK, but don't let your nerves consume you. -Keep a positive attitude, even when things get rough (and you likely will experience some rough patches). -Study the shift pattern and shift point sheet they give you...shifting trips up A LOT of new students. -If you find yourself struggling with the pre trip, see if your instructors can provide you with pictures of the inspection areas and write down the part names on them. I've seen this help a couple of students. You'll get plenty of practice on this, so don't let the order of items to check, wording, or amount of items to check worry you. -Don't be too hard on yourself...this was and still is one of my biggest problems.

Again, if you have any more questions ask away and I'll do my best to answer them.

All the best to you!!

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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.
Dart's Comment
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I can't say with any certainty, as I'm still in phase 2 (OTR training with a trainer). I've been told 2500 weekly is about average.

My trainer for the first week was a reefer driver. He drove about 1600 miles for the first load (about 300 to pick it up and another 1300 to deliver), then I drove about 30 to pick up our next load and about 700 to deliver it, then I drove about 300 ish miles before I got off the truck to go to the Appleton terminal to meet my next trainer. So in 6.5 days, we drove a combined total of about 2600 miles. My trainer still had about another 600-700 miles left to finish the load when I got off the truck.

I've been told that if a driver isn't averaging 2500 a week here, they're doing something wrong. Don't know how true that is, just what I've been told.

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.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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