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    Fairfield , IA

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    3 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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The Feds want to mess with us more

Miracleofmagick, You bring up a good point. Thanks for the sound advice.

makes things easier for everyone

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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The Feds want to mess with us more

That's what you call it, "turtle drag race"!! I just busted out laughing in the middle of a restaurant, alone starring at my phone. I'm always unsure if I should slow down when I'm in the right lane when this happens. Hey folks, been a while since I posted. Hope all's well! Thanks for the laugh!

Not to mention the road rage it will cause when a 4 wheeler is stuck behind 2 trucks doing the turtle drag race for 8 miles on the interstate.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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So I heard a trucking company recruiting ad...now I'm jealous....

You guys are messed up!! In a good way. I wonder if that will happen to me when I actually start driving. Keep the good times rolling guys and thanks for a good laugh!

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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So dissapointed

Flatbed National, out 11-14 days home 3. I'll probably stay out longer.

Posted:  3 years, 1 month ago

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So dissapointed

Hey JakeBreak, glad to hear your getting the miles and besides the territory, you seem to be doing ok. I missed you up in Marshfield that week I arrived. I have since graduated and now waiting for a trainer. See you around sometime.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Roehl, July 20th!!

Definately flatbed. I like the extra challenge of the diversity of cargo. I'm in there flatbed national division.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Roehl, July 20th!!

Hey folks, For those interested I wanted to give a quick update.

I'm going home today after completing the 4 weeks of training in Marshfield and successfully getting my CDL.

It's a big relief and can't wait to get home. I might do a write up about my training, not critiquing it just a explanation of what to expect.

I will say I enjoyed my training experience and made some long lasting friendships.

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Beginning my journey with Roehl.

Nice job Donnie, best of luck. I'm in week 2 up in Marshfield, really busy also. I'll be reading.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Beginning my journey with Roehl.

Thanks for the headsup JakeBreak. Maybe see you Monday. Good luck on your next phase!

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Beginning my journey with Roehl.

Donnie, I leave tomorrow (Sunday) for Marshfield. I'm fortunate to be able to drive my own vehicle the 500 mile trip. CDL training starts Monday morning, they pick us up at the hotel at 6:45. Sorry, I don't do military time yet.

I'm not sure about doing a training journal. It all depends on how intense I find the training to be. If I do one I'll send you the link. Keep cool.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Beginning my journey with Roehl.

I think they like having the permit obtained in your home state ahead of time because that's where your permanent address is. Just guessing, but that seems logical over going to another state and having to relinquish your current license to get a new license in a state you don't even live in. That's probably another reason they like to send people to schools close to where they live. It's easier to make sure they can be in their home state when they get their CDL testing done for their permanent license.

Hi Renae, I start at Roehl CDL school up in Marshfield WI this coming weekend. They required me to get my permit first, I live in MO. Some states are easier to transfer out of state CDL's from. When I finish school I will have a license from WI that I will then transfer to MO. Side note: I was planning on moving to MA this past spring, my plans changed, but my point is, the recruiter from Roehl at the time said to go to a private school to get my CDL in MA then contact her if I wanted employment at Roehl. I specifically asked her if the school in MA that I was going to attend would be accepted by Roehl. She told me yes. MA requires you to take everything over if you do not have at least 2 years experience. This includes your permit. Yikes. I wish you the best of luck on your quest!

From what I've seen, it appears that they have some sort of indoor warehouse type structure where we'd do most of the flatbed (that's the division I'm entering) training.

At least that's what I'm hoping. But, I've been in AZ all of my life and I'm at that point where the summers aren't a bother anymore.

Donnie, Hope your training is not near the SWIFT teminal in Phoenix. I worked across the street for Maricopa Parks and Rec. Dept. back in 2007. There is a dog food factory near by as well a landfill. Ahh enjoy the scent and brown cloud of Phoenix. Hope to meet up some time. See you in the Flatbed division sometime.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Two Awesome New Flatbed Sections Now In The High Road Training Program!

Hey, has anyone used these sections yet? Yeah, I could look it up but I wanted to bump this to the top again anyhow.

Thanks for the bump Brett! It's on my to do list. Also, thanks for a great site.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Newbie looking for some guidance

Michael, I've put off going to CDL school this last winter and spring. I too to had obligations I needed to address. I used that time though to do extensive research on Truck Driving as a career. Lots of what I learned stemmed from this site. I leave for Roehl CDL School this coming Sunday. Granted, I'm not looking forward to being away from my wife and children for an entire month, but the reason I waited was to get everything I needed in order at home first to make an easier and smoother transition into this profession. This way I can dedicate myself fully to the training that is required without worrying about other things. Best of luck to you!

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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FFE/KLLM. so unprofessional!!!!

I applaud your insight Errol.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Roehl Transportation: Pro's Vs. Cons

Hey Bill, I start CDL training with Roehl on July 20 in Marshfield, I'm really looking forward to it! I've been very pleased with the professionalism of the company, but that is my experiance.

What is your training date? I'm going flatbed national. Good luck on your quest.

I posted a previous forum Roehl July 20 you might be interested in with links to important documentation resources. Others found it helpful .

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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The Life, Death, and Resurrection Of My Truck Driving Career

because everyone thought I had been doing a great job until that point

You still are. Glad your ok and that's one hell of a learning experience. It's all about the experience and what you learn from it. See you on the road sometime.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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US-Xpress Orientation

I'd go with what your gut tells you. You are questioning going to US Express, leading me to believe that you'd rather not work for them. 40 hours is a short amount of time, compared to however long you may be unhappy at US Express. Also, you may learn something from the refresher course and benefit from it. You've been around this forum for a while, I'm confident you can and will do the research needed. Good luck!!

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Leasing A Truck: My Journey

I just wanted to follow your post and offer you the best of luck on your new adventure! I'll be reading.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Roehl trainee starting 7/6/2015

Good luck Christine! I'll be following your post. I head to Marshfield for CDL training on July 20.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Calling all mainahs

I think you meant to say, "wicked f***in awesome!!"

Is that too far south Heavy C?

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