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Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Roehl trainee starting 7/6/2015

Well finally home after classroom training we stopped at Dennys to get dinner...came home exhausted..nothing to study tonight we went over logs will start doing logs tomorrow...more class tomorrow then heading to yard...they have a large pool at the hotel water slide small arcade room and pooltable..nothing else to post today

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Roehl trainee starting 7/6/2015

Woke up this morning thinking I was late because it was so light out but it was only 545 am 15 mins to go so I got up and got dressed and got all the things needed for orientation and made my way to cafeteria where they had opened early and thanks to helpful staff made myself a Belgium waffle and cups of orange juice...u won't go hungry they have eggs sausage oatmeal packs bagels mcmuffins coffee yogurts eggs fruit..we loaded up in the 2 vans and made our way to training facility..a few forms to fill out there are 5 of us that's here and told 3 yard instructors so we should have lots of yard time....first stop was to get a physical with urine drug test then hair drug test I have a short hair cut very short not enough arm or leg hair no armpit hair so she shaved my hair near the nape uggghhhhh I started hyperventilating uggghhh..my urine came up at 500 for glucose so she had to stick my finger it was only 128 on to next stop after waiting for a ride was work simulation where we had to do various exercises to simulate being at work on the truck...even if u already had ur DOT card u have to get new card from them throw other one away...lunch and dinner is provided by ordering off of a menu sheet and it got delivered at noon ..lunch is an hour and on the way home dinner will be picked up from off the list...

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Roehl trainee starting 7/6/2015

Forgot to add I just got my cdl a license from michigan before I came here in Appleton wisconsin..marshfield is for flatbed training..

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Roehl trainee starting 7/6/2015

Well my recruiter was Cathy from Roehl who i contacted a week before I graduated from a recommendation because I never heard of roehl..very smooth process.everytime she needed proofs I sent them immediately....Kathy asked which route I wanted I was confused of what she was referring to then she explained 7/7 7/4 7/3 5/2 of course I chose 5/2 which meant I would be working with dry van...when she sent my prehire it showed I would be home 34 to 48 hours..I need that explained bcus I was told in school that 34 to 48 hour reset is to include 1am to 5am twice before u can get back on the road and that wasn't part of your home time...so I'll ask tomorrow...she also said I have choice of driving car or greyhound..I chose greyhound but it sucked bcus a 9 hour trip turned into 13 hours with a 3 hour layover bus change in chicago...was told I will start off making .31 a mile after I get my own truck but in the meantime I will get $300 next week by Thursday and $300 the week after combined with $90 a day once I get with female trainer which Cathy told me if one is not available I would go home at their expense and wait until one bcame available or she will come to my house to pick me up....I arrived in Appleton at 2pm and immediately called hotel they were there to pick me up and another guy who was there with his tip in about 10 minutes....we checked into hotel and I was told my checkout is 7/15 which means I'm actually there for 10 nights total.... no problem....I was given room keys and told breakfast is at 630 am so setting clock for 600 am.... I'm a late sleeper lol....there is a target store, wendy's and arbys and gas station that also sell food to be cooked and such within walking distant in fact gas station wendy's and arbys is right next door to hotel and u can see target across fwy that's right next to hotel.....I waited all day and realized no roommate yahhhhhhh...well off to bed I hoped that helped for my first day here...I will give summary for my entire days until I get my first load

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Leaving for Roehl at midnight

Well passed my test a few weeks ago signed for roehl per referral....I go for 8 day of training then off with a female trainer for Up To 13 days....signed up for Midwest regional van...any suggestionsfor new driver

Posted:  9 years ago

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Looking for help with 90* ally dock manuver

I'm 3 days fresh out of school and what was taught to me is its great to have a bend in trailer and tractor and begin ur backing you then must"read" your trailer meaning after every 20 ft look to see what direction your trailer is going by looking at the front of the dock to the back of the dock whatever that trailer is about to hit u turn in that direction to straighten back up..if u ever have to take a,pull up only move up 20 feet in the direction your tractor is facing and whatever side is the closest make corrections to that side to get u away from the cone or trailers

Posted:  9 years ago

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Roehl, July 20th!!

I've been accepted too but I start july 6th referred by a current employee I chose 5 days on 34 to 58 off..while in school for the 8 days I will get paid 300 after the first week then the 2nd week I will be paid 300 plus however many $90 days I have with my trainer for the next 2 to 2 1/2 weeks on the road...I hope that helps about the pay

Posted:  9 years ago

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Just graduated today

I just graduated today after a successful in cab pretrip yard work and road test...I'm super excited about my future...I'm going roehl I asked for a female trainer and they are going to accommodate me july 6th

Posted:  9 years ago

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I'm scared

Yes I passed with flying colors...I'm so excited on to Roehl in july

Posted:  9 years ago

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I'm scared

Cdl a test on Thursday at 8 am...I'm so afraid ..I got the pre trip and in cab down pact and I'm just so hoping to pass the yard and the road test ve already been pre hired by Roehl trucking....my problem is downshifting ...do the examiner really take away Points if you don't do it correctly...please help

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