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Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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Roehl Slip Seating

Roehl pays airfare for "Florida Flyers"

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Roehl , pros and cons

I am currently driving for roehl. What questions do you have?

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Have a serious question...

I am glad you stayed. I know you were concerned about the amount of training time, but I think getting into this career is so nerve wracking that no matter how much time you have, it will never feel like enough. Your trainers won't move you forward as a driver if they don't think you can succeed. You will feel undertrained and nervous at first as you face new challenges alone, but this is a good support group and the people here will answer any questions as long as you have what it takes to fight your way thrlugh these first few months. :) I went through 4 weeks of cdl training and didn'g feel quite confident moving on to otr training. I was only out 9 days with my trainer and that definitely didn't feel like enough, but he said I was ready to be solo. Over a year later, it seems he was right

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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When you leave for training.

Most companies will allow you to take the truck home with you while you are on hometime. You can arrange with a truck stop or business to allow you to keep your truck/trailer parked there for those days. If you are on a route that gives you weekly hometime, your dispatcher and the planner know to route you close to home for those days. If you are on a national fleet, make sure you notify your dispatcher when you want to take hometime and remind him/her as it gets closer to those days.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Roehl Transport

You are right that I don't know how it feels and I am sorry for not being more sympathetic. But you are misinforming people when you say roehl is targeting the women. That is not true. I'm sorry you had to go through an unpleasant experience and I hope you have more luck with your next employer. Anyway, I've said my piece. Stay safe.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Roehl Transport

I am a woman that has been driving for Roehl for over a year. For those that are worried reading this post and rethinking Roehl as an option, please know that this is not the norm.

I have had two trucks in my time with this company and neither have had a camera. I have several lady friends I have met in my time here, all without cameras in their trucks. Roehl is NOT, I repeat NOT, targeting women with the cameras. The office staff is not trying to spy on your lady bits and private conversations. That part of the ops story is just plain untrue.

That said, a small percentage of the company's trucks are equipped with cameras. Driver facing cameras are a hot button issue in the industry and a lot of people are vehemently against them regardless of the circumstances. If you know going in that cameras are a major concern for you, I encourage you to talk to your recruiter, whichever company you are looking at, about that possiblility. There are curtains between the driving area and the sleeping area of the cab. If you are concerned about cameras facing the sleeper, close the curtains and problem solved. Or as an earlier response suggested, cover the cameras when you are off duty for the day.

Roehl is buying some new trucks already equipped with cameras. They will also install cameras in a truck if the driver has been having to many registered hard brakes and stability events so that they can help that driver improve. Problem is, when that driver leaves the company they don't remove a camera they have already installed so whoever gets issued that particular truck next will have to live with it whether they have a perfect safety record or not. MOST OF THE TRUCKS DO NOT HAVE THEM THOUGH. It really seems to be luck of the draw who ends up with cameras and who doesn't.

I am happy at Roehl, but I understand if the possiblity of cameras will deter some female drivers. I personally do not find them that disconcerting. Ask your recruiter specific questions about this issue if it is a concern. Good luck to all those looking to get into the industry regardless of which company you end up choosing.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Anyone heard of Lobos Interstate Services?

Charle's situation sucks, but Lobos is right to say that it is pretty ridiculous to insinuate that experience was going to cause him PTSD and it is a valid point that most companies aren't going to pay for your return trip home. While it is pretty unfair and downright ****ty of Lobos to be withholding his trip to Utah reimbursement, I have to agree that just like every other person that comes on this forum bashing a company they were unsuccessful at, Charles seems to be making his experience into a greater horror story than it actually was.

Lobos is wrong to refuse to supply a contract before potentials go out there. Obviously that puts people in an unfair position. There are clear problems with their program and I dont think it would be wise for any driver to jump into a lease agreement right out of school. But that said, they have taken the advice here amd made significant improvements to their website. They no longer claim the schooling is free (which really irritated me) and they are no longer hiding the fact that leasing and a contract are required.

Some users on here have copies of contracts and pay stubs and whatever, so maybe I am too uninformed to be speaking on the subject, but this whole thread seems to have gotten way out of hand.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Roehl Company-Sponsored Program - Day to Day

Regardless of the balance test, you WILL have to pass some type of physical/heart rate test, but it really is not too difficult. You should be fine

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Roehl Company-Sponsored Program - Day to Day

Hello- For anyone who is either with Roehl in their training program or a recent hire, does every new Roehl driver have to pass the physical exam/heart rate tests? Or is it just for the flat-bed division? Thanks!

What concerns me is this part: "Ninth, we were required to walk across a balance beam that was approx. 10 feet long, pivot around and walk back. You were allowed one retry before failing this portion."

There are physical tests for all applicants during orientation, but I think flatbedders must have to do more because of the nature of the work. I am dry van and I did not have to do the particular exercise you are concerned about. My training was outsourced to an accelerated community college program and I did those tests during my one day of orientation. Possibly they go more in depth for students in their school since they have more time with them but to my knowledge you dont need to be worried about that particular test pursuing reefer or dryvan

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Roehl Company-Sponsored Program - Day to Day

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Razor or Thomas, what is the length of orientation time? From the time get there till out on the road with a trainer, till you get your own truck? Thank you

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You are in the school for 4 weeks, although our instructors told us that 4 of us are advancing so fast we may be able to test out the 3rd week and not have to stay a 4th week. Then it's home for a couple days and out with a trainer. They say the average time is 15 days with a trainer (not team driving). Then you get your truck and they route you home for a couple days and out on your own

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Thank you for the info brother. Last question if I may. Does Roehl have a large percentage of automatics there?

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I don't think they have a ton of autos yet but they are phasing them in. I am hoping and praying that I don't get one when they upgrade my truck because I have repowered way too many loads from guys stuck in the shop for weeks because the auto couldn't handle the mountains of pa and wv.

I started at roehl in a manual, but 4 months ago my truck was sold and I was placed in an automatic. I doesnt seem to do any better or worse on hills than my other truck.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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I'm craving.....

SUSHI!

Of all the foods to be in the mood for, that one is going to be pretty hard to find at (or near) a truck stop. Lol. I never eat sushi, but for some reason all I have wanted to eat for the past two days has been that. Weird. I will just have to keep an eye out and hopefully I can find something in walking distance somewhere.

Hope everyone is having a great day. Keep on truckin'!

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Confused about Progressive Shifting

My truck shifts much more smoothly at 1200rpm. You can do it double clutch or float the gear. You learn to do it when your getting your CDL in that higher range because that gives you more time to get the shift done, but once you have the hang of shifting, progressive shifting will probably start to come naturally because you are going to want to shift faster anyway

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Schneider, Roehle, and Werner

Hrynn, so you're saying Roehls has a drop yard in Spfld? I'll call again and ask. Springfield is not a safe city tho...lol

They do have a yard. It is shared with another company. They may not hire out of there, I was just wondering if they gave you a reason

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Schneider, Roehle, and Werner

You take the truck home even in the extended hometime fleets. On their jobs page I found a 7/7 listing which I just assumed would be a slip seat position. I dont work for them though so I may be wrong. I will defer to you

The first sentence is supposed to be a question. I read they had part time positions and I am wondering how that works if you take the truck home with you.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Schneider, Roehle, and Werner

You take the truck home even in the extended hometime fleets. On their jobs page I found a 7/7 listing which I just assumed would be a slip seat position. I dont work for them though so I may be wrong. I will defer to you

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Schneider, Roehle, and Werner

Yousaid thatta you were okay working for a couple of weeks if you got at least 3 days at home, right? The regular roehl hometime policy is 11-14 days out earns you 3 days at home. Now they also have the hometime fleets, but as RV said, that might not be available in your area. You have to live within a certain distance of a dropyard. RV was told they don't do hometime fleets out of the yard nearest her, I'm not sure why, so you will have to call and ask what/if they have available extended hometime options.

(RV, did they say why? The only theory I can come up with is that is not a secure yard so maybe they aren't comfortable leaving trucks there unattended for a week at a time. Most yards have a locked gate that you need your company id/gate pass to get in, but if I remember correctyly Springfield was just open. Darlington is also open though and I think they do hometime out of there....no idea).

Schneider I've heard also offeres extended hometime options, but they don't advertise it as much as Roehl so it may be a little more limited in availability. You will most likely still need to live near a Schneider facility and as with Roehl you will just have to call them to see what is available. I don't know much about Werner's hometime policies.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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License Question.

I live in and got my permit in Ohio, but my company sent me to a school in Wisconsin. I took my cdl test there as well. There werent any problems for me, I just had to transfer the license over to my home state when I got back. It was a little annoying having to pay license fees two times, but the process went smoothly

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Millis, Crete...etc

I thinnk when it comes to team driving you need to think about the wages a little differently. I haven't done team, so correct me if I'm wrong.

On the surface -.22 cpm seems ridiculously low, but that truck is going to be turning double the amount of miles. I think it will average out in your favor most of the time. The truck is no longer confined to a 14 hour clock. I would try to think of it as you are getting paid .22 cpm bonus for miles you don't even drive or just think of it as you are getting the whole .44dcpm (since you should be turning double miles anyway)

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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More Companies That Allow Pets

Roehl also now has a pet policy. The company faq page on this site still says they do not

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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First week solo....oh boy!

FALSE ALARM! I didn't forget it. Whew! I didn't remember grabbing it but it is in the driver door slot where I always keep it when not in use. You guys are right, those arent cheap. I read the original post about leaving a lock and then couldnt remember so thought I lost mine too. Must be getting to tired. I'm goi g to bed!

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