Heading To Roehl For Training

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Jaason W. (Double A)'s Comment
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I'm heading to Roehl on September 11th for training and I was looking for advice on training and advice on my new career. Thanks in advance

Big Scott's Comment
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Welcome. Have you read this

You can also read through the training diaries section of this forum. Most training is basically the same. Although each company has it's own way of doing it. The first phase is getting your medical, permit and endorsements. Next is schooling to get your CDL after that, orientation and out with a trainer for some real world driving. How long you are out with a trainer is up to each company. Also, we are here for any questions you may have along the way. There is no problem or difficulty you may encounter that at least one person here hasn't. I hope that helps. Good luck. You could help others who come after you by starting your own training diary.

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.
Dart's Comment
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Which terminal are you going to? Each Roehl terminal has its own teaching style.

I went through the Dallas (Grand Prairie) terminal and am now on my 2nd week of over the road training.

A few things to remember at any Roehl CDL school, though:

-No alcohol in your room (be it a dorm or hotel room)

-Listen to your intructors.

-Ask questions of your instructors if you aren't clear on something. The only stupid question is the one not asked.

-Be respectful at all times, especially towards other motorists.

-Study the materials you are given (shift pattern, 4 step turn, pre trip, backing maneuvers, etc...)...it is important.

If you have any questions, just ask and I'll answer the best I can.

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.

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.

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.

Jaason W. (Double A)'s Comment
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I'll be going to Gary Indiana

Which terminal are you going to? Each Roehl terminal has its own teaching style.

I went through the Dallas (Grand Prairie) terminal and am now on my 2nd week of over the road training.

A few things to remember at any Roehl CDL school, though:

-No alcohol in your room (be it a dorm or hotel room)

-Listen to your intructors.

-Ask questions of your instructors if you aren't clear on something. The only stupid question is the one not asked.

-Be respectful at all times, especially towards other motorists.

-Study the materials you are given (shift pattern, 4 step turn, pre trip, backing maneuvers, etc...)...it is important.

If you have any questions, just ask and I'll answer the best I can.

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.

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.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Gary is a good one to attend. It's the busiest terminal and the only one that has a kitchen staff that prepares food.

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.

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