Roehl OTR Doesn't Travel All 48 States?

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Austin P.'s Comment
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I'm really enticed to go with Roehl Transport because of their pet policy and paid CDL training, but I've read that they basically only stay in one part of the country? Can anyone elaborate on this please?

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.
C T.'s Comment
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From what I understand most of their freight is east of the Mississippi. Could be wrong though.

PackRat's Comment
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When I was there, the furthest west for me were Texas, eastern Colorado, and St. Paul, MN. Few get to head to the west coast states.

Matt H.'s Comment
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I'd share the map I have if I could figure out how. I've been solo for Roehl for almost 6 months. I'm from RI, my classmate was from TX. We both ended up mostly running Midwest. I've crossed the Mississippi three times and not by much. Lots of PA. Through IN past Chicago up into WI. Through Canada a few times from ME to MI.

Gladhand's Comment
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If 48 is what you want, you should look into prime. I believe they allow pets. Maybe one of the primates will chime in on this.

C T.'s Comment
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Anything past Oklahoma is a mystery to me. Definitely wouldn't want all 48

Jeffry T.'s Comment
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Roehl does run all 48 states however it may take you longer to see every state being that the bulk of there freight comes from the northeast and they also do a lot of regional short haul stuff. In my time there I met drivers who lived all over the United States and traveled as much as well.

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.

Big T's Comment
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Swift also allows small dogs.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Swift also allows small dogs.

zOnmOtQ.gif Sorry, Bit T, Swift has not allowed pets in their vehicles except for the ones grandfathered in before September 17, 2007. (so they are all old dogs now!)

My handbook is 3 years old, but I haven't heard anything different since.

Big T's Comment
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They just announced it today on Facebook. Non-aggressive, under 40 pounds, shots, and $300 fee.

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Swift also allows small dogs.

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zOnmOtQ.gif Sorry, Bit T, Swift has not allowed pets in their vehicles except for the ones grandfathered in before September 17, 2007. (so they are all old dogs now!)

My handbook is 3 years old, but I haven't heard anything different since.

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