Profile For Chris Jones ( MonkeyBone)

Chris Jones ( MonkeyBone)'s Info

  • Location:
    Winthrop Harbor , IL

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 11 months ago

Chris Jones ( MonkeyBone)'s Bio

I spent 7 years doing Building Maintenance for a chemical plant, decided it was time for a change and trucking will be that change. I'm SO POOR thankful for TT and the material they provide. I'm excited for this new change and grabbing it by the horns and going.

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Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Garmin vs Rand Mcnally

What's your preference

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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😠😠😠😠😠😠

And i............PASSED. Nailed my pre trip, nailed the backing and got 27 out 90 on the Road Test. I'm officially a CDL holder. I wanna say thanks to Roehl. Thanks to my trainers especially Dan. Thanks for your wealth of knowledge and I'll put it to great and profitable use.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Helping my husband choose between Prime and Knight

Come to Roehl

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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It's upon me

In roughly 5 1/2 hours I'll be testing for my license.

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Roehl School

Took my practice Road test on Wednesday and passed, got my 90, offset and straight line backing down. Feeling pretty strong on the pre trip as well. Let's do this yall

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Stressing for nothing

Chris,

Thanks for posting such a positive review of Roehl, so far.

I hope your positive attitude and outlook stays positive and that you have a rewarding career with Roehl.

When I looked into Roehl a few months ago, I learned that it wasn't recruiting in my area. Then, earlier this week, the Patriot News in Harrisburg, PA included a nearly full page ad from Roehl's recruitment department. The ad stated that Roehl was looking for people from the Lancaster, PA area who were interested in learning to drive tractor-trailer and to drive for Roehl afterward getting their CDL. Oh well... Sometimes my timing isn't the best :-)

Best of luck to you, though, Chris.

Be safe out there!

Steve

They're a phenomenal company, everyone from the bottom to the top is friendly. Take THE LEAP AND DON'T SECOND guess, you won't regret it

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Stressing for nothing

I talked to a Roehl recruiter yesterday. I have another phone interview set up for next week. I think they just took the top spot on my list from schneider... We'll see come Feb.

Jump on it, the best you'll make. Good luck

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Stressing for nothing

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I'm in my second week at Roehl and may I say it has been an AWESOME experience. Best decision I ever made and couldn't be more grateful for the abundance of knowledge that's being instilled in me for a successful career in trucking. My instructor's are awesome. Patient and VERY knowledgeable

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Which location are you attending? I went through their program last October and had Dan and Dale in Marshfield. I agree they are very good at teaching student drivers even though the pace is so fast.

Dan and Bill in Marshfield

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Stressing for nothing

I'm in my second week at Roehl and may I say it has been an AWESOME experience. Best decision I ever made and couldn't be more grateful for the abundance of knowledge that's being instilled in me for a successful career in trucking. My instructor's are awesome. Patient and VERY knowledgeable

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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And so it begins

Hello MonkeyBone:

Keep us posted. You never know we may meet somewhere on the road. I've got some months before I even go back through the school again. I can tell you from my experiences of over 20 years ago, you will see some things that will surprise the hell out of you. Good things and bad things, but nothing you can't handle. Just keep on going.

Bad Bob

Thanks for the vote of confidence and encouraging words. Maybe one day I'll be able to buy you a cup of coffee

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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It's Here

I'm here

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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And so it begins

I've made it up here and I'm ready to get going.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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It's Here

Today's the day, I'm leaving for Marshfield, WI to attend Roehl's student driver program. Wish me luck, gonna be a LONG time away from home but I'm ready.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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2 days

I am here now Chris. Just completed my first week. Great people here at Roehl and the people that are in classes now are great too.

How is it?

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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2 days

11-14 home 3-4

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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2 days

I'm leaving in 2 days for Marshfield,Wisconsin to participate in the training there. Pretty excites but super nervous. Any pointers for a newbie like myself. Any Roehl drivers/personnel that attended or work for Roehl. Tia and wish me luck

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Western express lease purchase....thoughts???

Jon, I'm a flat-bed driver at Western Express, and as far as I know they don't have a lease/purchase program anymore. Maybe I'm missing something, I can't seem to keep up with everything that goes on around here. I do really well, and they keep my wheels turning. With your experience are they insisting that you go out with a trainer for a short period, or are they willing to put you in a truck and let you roll?

Are y I have still with them Old School

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Scale tickets

Being a company driver, how do the scale tickets get paid. Driver responsibility or company reimbursement

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Prime lease purchase

Any Prime drivers that lease who could PM me, I've got a few questions

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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When you gotta go

We all know you guys can make a knot with it, right? That's how you hold it in for so long....lol

Kidding asides, when you have to go and you're stuck in traffic, there's no escape. Now I figure that the guys can just grab an empty container and...you know. Us ladies...we can't do that. Specially if we're alone in the vehicle/truck and behind the wheel. I know there's a device sold in some natural health stores (Wholefoods) where you can slip it underneath you and pee "standing like a man"...lol but still, probably not that easy when you're behind the wheel and you need to lower your pants.

Also, I wake up a few times at night to go. It keeps me from sleeping if I don't. I don't see myself getting dressed, exiting the truck in the dark of night, walk to the bathroom at the truck stop, come back....you lose a good amount of sleep that way. Is there just enough room in the truck to keep a small portable/compact potty?

5 gallon bucket, small garbage bags and a pool noodle for cushion.

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