Roehl Question

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Brian A.'s Comment
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I have spoken with a Roehl recruiter today. I have been offered Flat bed or Dry Van. She said with flat bed she could get a training date set faster. Possibly Sept 5th. She dry van could be Sept 11th if they didn't push it back. Just wondering which would be better to start with Dry Van or Flat Bed?

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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Welcome to the forum Brian. I am not going to offer you an answer, no one here can tell you what is the best path for you to take without knowing anything about you. It all depends on you and what you want to do. The best place to start is to educate yourself on the Different Types of Truck Driving Jobs. Take a look at the past threads on the subject to help formulate what is entailed and the basic differences between flat bedding and running a dry-van. Then I believe you are in a much better position to nswer that very question for yourself.

Beyond that, I suggest investing some time reading and working with the following links:

Good luck.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Aaron M.'s Comment
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Hey Brian, I start with Roehl September 5th in Wisconsin for flatbed. Maybe I'll see you there?

Brian A.'s Comment
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They said I would go to Gary Indiana if I went with flatbed. Sorry man. luck be with you brother. At some point in the future, we may run across each other.

Hey Brian, I start with Roehl September 5th in Wisconsin for flatbed. Maybe I'll see you there?

Brian A.'s Comment
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Thanks for the links brother. Really has helped. I was just wondering which would be better to start with. Both would be OTR 11-14 days out, 3 home. Are there slow times is freight? FB vs DV.

Welcome to the forum Brian. I am not going to offer you an answer, no one here can tell you what is the best path for you to take without knowing anything about you. It all depends on you and what you want to do. The best place to start is to educate yourself on the Different Types of Truck Driving Jobs. Take a look at the past threads on the subject to help formulate what is entailed and the basic differences between flat bedding and running a dry-van. Then I believe you are in a much better position to nswer that very question for yourself.

Beyond that, I suggest investing some time reading and working with the following links:

Good luck.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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