Roehl - Learned Something Cool About Them.

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Big Scott's Comment
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I know many flatbedders would like to get into oversized and heavh haul. Today I stopped at a Flying J in Iowa and saw a Roehl truck pulling an oversized load. The pilot cars were also branded Roehl. This leads me to believe that Roehl has a division for this. What a great opportunity. No, I have zero desire to be a flatbedder.

Rob's Comment
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I never knew Roehl did that. Any idea how oversized loads pay in general? I'm sure the company charges more to haul it, but curious if driver pay also increases while hauling oversized. One thing that looks awesome are the guys hauling the wind mills across I80 In Iowa, but man that'd be stressful

C T.'s Comment
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Aw cmon it's so fun though lol BTW we also have oversized loads but none requiring pilots.

Jason K.'s Comment
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Through my last week of reading the Guide and Brett's book. I've begun new research before I get back into trucking and found that Swift has a Heavy Haul division now also.

Might be an interesting step later in my career.

The more you know... LOL.

Jeffry T.'s Comment
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Yes they do have a specialized division they also have a bridge division that hauls bridge beams all summer long then in the off season they do other specialized loads and regular flatbed work

Big Scott's Comment
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I just saw the trucks. I don't know anything about the pay. And I love seeing the windmill blades. Saw 3 today on I80 in Iowa. One time saw one parked at a truck stop. It was super long.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Reyn R.'s Comment
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When I was driving back from Phoenix, along I-44 corridor, I saw three trucks hauling those windmill props. One guy was still on this super long uphill curve which was the onramp for the highway. Was thrilled yet super scared for that dude. That prop went on for days. Driving along side of it just brought all home for me. The skill & ability to haul those things safely for long distances just leaves me in awe of those drivers. They deserve tons of respect!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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