Profile For Jeffry T.

Jeffry T.'s Info

  • Location:
    Gary, IN

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 10 months ago

Jeffry T.'s Bio

Started with Roehl Transport in mid 2014 after spending 5 years as a contracted safety engineer at a local steel mill. I love my job and the challenges that it bring with it. I now work for G&F Trucking Leasing hauling steel and it is great.

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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Curtained flatbed companies?

That is correct a covered wagon is made up of hard side boards and stakes that hold those in place as well hold the bows for one long trap that is the length of the trailer. You simply slide the tarp to one side and remove as many side boards to fit the product you are try to load.

Being that I'm a lowly box hauler, I have a flatbed question. With "covered wagons", is the securement process the same? It's just that the traditional tarping is eliminated?

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Curtained flatbed companies?

Grizzly where are you located? The company I work for has only covered wagons and conestoga trailers but we only run indiana Michigan Illinois ohio and some Kentucky Wisconsin and st louis.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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80/94 Eastbound shutdown

Came through there shortly after this happened 2 jack knifed semis completely blocking east bound 80/94 at exit 2 with about a dozen other vehicles involved.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Paid CDL near Gary Indiana

Swift also has a terminal not far from roehls terminal off of Cline ave by the Gary airport. I to live in northwest indiana but really that has very little to do with where you work in this business. You can live in indiana and work for a company in California just as easy.

Posted:  8 months ago

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What has trucking given back to you?

Trucking has given me a lot of thing in many different facets of my life. For starters it gave me the ability to work by myself.

I work for a small family owned trucking company and by doing so I have gotten alot of folks whom I consider to be like my own family. I have also gained the knowledge of all that goes into finding freight and keeping everything going down the road as I work for a very transparent company.

Financially I have gained the ability to provide for my family without my wife having to work while our children are young. I am a steel hauler often loading several different pieces that differ in size shape and weight so over the last 4 years I have become proficient at solving these puzzles if you will and that is one of my favorite things about this job.

Posted:  9 months, 4 weeks ago

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Roehl training

Roehl has some really good instructors I got my cdl through them. If your instructor can't help you get they will move you around until they find someone who can.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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What is the point of a DSE??

I had to do this when I worked at roehl it's really no big deal man. You take one of there instructors on a short ride takes less then 30 mins then you do a single back and as long as you don't hit anything you move on to solo. It's just an added measure to ensure you can safely operate a cmv your time with a trainer is very short and there is a lot to be learned in that time. This added practice if you will if for yours and there benefit.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Question to recent Roehl CDL Graduates

I can not say with any amount of certainty if it is still this way. When I got my cdl through their school in Wisconsin I was also responsible for my transportation to and from that location. However after successfully completing the program we were given our comdata cards that had x amount of dollars deposited on it they said was mileage pay for our travel.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Flatbed newbie.

I believe TMC will give you the option to run cpm pay if you choose to do so. I have been on percentage for the last almost 3 years it's not really different. I have however talked to very many drivers with tmc and have heard way more complements on the company then complaints. They have a top notch securment class as well. I wish I would have started with them just for that class alone.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Roehl Transport Great Lake Regional and National Flatbed getting "Scraps"?

Roehl Transport was founded as an all flatbed operation and got into reefer and van as they later expanded. I worked on there great lakes fleet for nearly a year and hauled any and everything you can imagine. As far as scraps what does it matter anyway you are paid by the mile not by the load. I enjoyed working there they have a very solid operation especially for someone new to the industry. If I were to ever be in the position to return to over the road I would go back there. My only complaint while I was there was my fleet manager was brand new to this industry like I was so anytime I had a problem it was always a headache because she only knew what the computer told her to say but by the time I left there she was much better.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Roehl - Learned something cool about them.

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

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Twic for rider

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They should not need to have there own twic card if you have one you should be allowed to escort them. However each site has there own site specific rules.

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But they might have to pay the port charge. My local one is $10 for TWIC holders and $20 for non.

TWIC by its very name is "Transportation Worker Identification Credential"

Therefore, not an employee, then no credentials.

Yeah that would be a site specific rule like I was saying hauling steel go into several different ports and I was a security manager at a large steel mill when they rolled out the twic program and it encompasses much more then truck drivers there's just a lot of grey area that's why every port has different rules pertaining to this.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Twic for rider

They should not need to have there own twic card if you have one you should be allowed to escort them. However each site has there own site specific rules.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Paper Logs - Working for Two Carriers?

Just an FYI, the year of the truck is irrelevant. The ENGINE must be prior to 2000. You could buy a 1950's truck, but if you shove an engine built after 2000 in it, than you would be required to have an ELD in it. The date is the manufacture date on the id plate for the engine.

This is right I should have been more specific .My truck is equipped with a 1999 Detroit 60s series.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Paper Logs - Working for Two Carriers?

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The part about being required to use an elf is not entirely true.....

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This is the only time I have seen a truck use an elf.

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Darn autocorrect strikes again. smh

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Paper Logs - Working for Two Carriers?

Kevin your asking a very odd question. First and foremost your no longer allowed to run paper as the eld mandate went into effect 12-18-17. So that is out. I also can not think of a situation where you would drive for 2 companies on the same day and be required to keep logs. I guess it could be possible but very unusual to say the least.

The part about being required to use an elf is not entirely true there are 3 exceptions to this rule. The company I work for issued me a 1999 freightliner fld they built as a glider kit and recently rebuilt for the second time. Being that this truck is older then a 2000 I am not required to have an elf and can continue to use paper logs. Also if you are not traveling more then 100 air miles from your home base you are not required to use an elf your company is required to tracks your hours. and the last exception is if you don't travel more then 100 air miles normally but you do so less then 8 times in a 30 period you are allowed to use paper logs but should you have to do that a 9th or more times then you are required to use an eld.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Name three things you love about your company

I also forgot to mention I work for G&F Trucking Leasing as a company driver.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Name three things you love about your company

1. Small Family owned company that treats you like family. 2. I can call the owners anytime day or night with an issue and they answer the phone and it is dealt with with in minutes. 3. They are honest about everything if you are getting a low paying load or you are going to have a long dead head they are up front about it and work hard to make up for it

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Watch Your Wagon...Trainer!

When I was in school for my cdl my instructor drilled in our heads we are not driving the tractor we are driving the trailer by the means of the tractor and that has always helped me since.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Roehl OTR doesn't travel all 48 states?

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.

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