Profile For Tom H.

Tom H.'s Info

  • Location:
    Las vegas, NV

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    9 years, 5 months ago

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Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Flatbedding with Roehl

After researching for a year about the trucking industry, I've decided to go for it. I will be starting school in February and then going to do western regional flatbed with Roehl. I hope choosing flatbed is not a mistake since I am 50 years old. I've been in the construction business for 30 years and am used to physical labor, have a really good work ethic and will do what it takes to get the job done. After my 4 weeks of school, I do 1 week of training at the Roehl facility and then go out with a trainer for 13 day, then I should be on my own. I choose the western regional so I could get home every week. 5-7 out 36- 48 hometime. They tell me the goal is 2100-2300 miles a week. I know nothing is predictable in trucking. I'm hopeing to avg out about 1800 miles a week or more. I'm looking to get any advice you guys can give me. Hopefully Old School can chime in since he's around my age and also does flatbed. The hardest part for me so far is the fact I will be leaving my family, even if it is for only a week at a time. I'm sure it will get easier over time. So anything you guys can pass along will be much appreciated

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Downtime for truckers

Is it true that there is a lot of sitting waiting for your next load?

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Hometime

How does hometime work? Does your dispatcher work it into your schedule or do u have to remind him or her? Where do u drop the truck off? Is it better to work for a company that has a terminal close to your home?

Posted:  9 years ago

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Weight of truck and trailor

So anything under 40,000 you should be good to go. Even with full tanks

Posted:  9 years ago

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Weight of truck and trailor

what is the weight of a tractor with sleeper, dry van empty and fuel tanks full

Posted:  9 years ago

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Hours of service

Do most truckers roll over their hours or use the 34 hour restart?

Posted:  9 years ago

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Breakdowns on the road

What is the procedure when your truck breaks down or you have a tire blowout

Posted:  9 years, 1 month ago

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Driving so many miles

Does it get easier over time to drive so many miles day in and day out. The average person doesn't sit behind the wheel for hours and days. I assume it becomes second nature to drive that many miles and you learn how to push yourself without dangering yourself or others.

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