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    Destin, FL

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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Posted:  8 years ago

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Roehl Transport

So I will rephrase my statement. What few female drivers I saw I asked them if they were issued a truck with cameras in them and they all said yes. And I will leave it at that.

Posted:  8 years ago

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Roehl Transport

Hyrnn since you are a rare commodity being a female at Roehl who somehow did not get a camera truck you can never know how it feels to have a camera less than 3 ft from your face all day and another one less than 9 feet from your private living space so you can not relate at all. Your whole inside the cab is your living space and should never have to hide behind a curtain in a clusterphobic tiny space. Oh and with microphone so until you experience this you can not relate. It's extremely easy to say oh it wouldn't make a difference. You would never know how it feels until it happens to you!!

Posted:  8 years ago

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Roehl Transport

I have got to know Roehl Transport extremly, well since November! I have also researched the brand of cameras. When a fleet manager says I was looking at one of your video clips and I can hear your engine running. Now they can not hear your motor running if there is no microphone. So yes they do have a microphone in them. You have no privacy. Even if your key is turned off they stay on all the time and they do not just record when you have an accident or turn to fast. When you visit the main terminals several times and only see less than 4 female drivers amongst hundreds of males and you see drivers leaving left and right and drivers commenting that they are so glad to be done with the75,000 mile contract they make you sign and leave right after that, believe me it's not such a great company as you seem to think. You will change your mind if you work for them. I'm soooo glad to have completed my 75000 miles and be done with them. Always asking you after 4or 5 days past why did you use your brakes always asking you to explain your every move or decision after that much time passes no matter how clean of a driving record you have and no matter if you have no incidents or accidents. It gets old very quick. Good luck to anyone you that want to try it with them. Just putting all info out there so you can really decide before signing their contract.

Posted:  8 years ago

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New Truck Stop in Northlake, IL.

Well there's no truck stops within a several mile radius in this area. So no you Usally do not pay for parking at truckstops. Because there were no there in the area where I delivered to and was out of drive time my company paid for my parking for my 10 hour break.

I Start school in April so I am trying to learn the ins and outs. I assume it is not the norm to pay to park at a truckstop. What makes this one different, and who pays, driver or company?

I Start school in April so I am trying to learn the ins and outs. I assume it is not the norm to pay to park at a truckstop. What makes this one different, and who pays, driver or company?

Posted:  8 years ago

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New Truck Stop in Northlake, IL.

Hey drivers there's a new truckstop in Northlake, IL. It's called AF Truck Center. At the intersection of I-294 and 300 West North Street. Extremely safe all fenced in, easy access in and out. Beautifully designed nice lot about 125 spaces easy to get into. Brand new has nice tv room and a great game room. Subway inside. Parking the first 3 hours are free, 24 hours is $20 bucks. One way in and one way out through the pay gate. Great place, check it out. I got there at 9pm and still had plenty of spaces its that new so it doesn't get packed yet. Drivers don't know about it yet.

Posted:  8 years ago

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In serious need of a pep talk...

Chicken monster, Take a deep breathe. Download the Truckers Path app into your phone . It will be your best friend for life. Touch on the top right corner and a side screen will slide out. Touch on trip planner click on your location button and the destination button. Type in the address your going to and hit the route button. It will track your route for you and compare the route with your routing instructions on your pre plan that you get. The app also shows you where all the truck is stops are that you can pull a semi into at the different exits. It also shows you where the weigh stations and the rest areas are at along your whole route. If you click on a bubble of a truck stop it will calculate how many miles it is from where your located.. It works so fabulous. Saves you alot of trip planning time. When you click on the truckstop bubble then click on reviews to see what others say about the place not all comments will be true. Then zoom in and click on the little globe sign in the upper right corner for satellite. View to see the whole layout of the truck stop. I also use satellite. To see where the drivers entrance is to the places that I'm delivering to.. Hope this info helps you. The truckers Path app is a life saver for sure. Good luck and God bless you! .

Posted:  8 years ago

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Trucker diet need help

Well Robert, I keep apples handy to snack on while driving and lots of ice cold bottled spring water. I found a slim line cooler to keep beside my seat and got a small square shaped container and used wide stick on velcro tape from hobby lobby to put on the top of the cooler and the bottom of my container and I stick the two together. Before I start my next preplan I put a couple of apples in it and some cheese and peanut butter crackers and other healthy snacks in it so that if I get hungry I can reach and grab something with out disturbing my driving.. It works extremely well. As a lady I wore a size 16 when I stared im now down to a size 12 and feel great.. I start my day about 4am with a balanced breakfast like a sausage, egg and cheese corrsaint or a biscuit then fruit through out the day for snacks even cups of grapes that some truck stops sell. I always make sure that I eat a hot well balanced supper. That eating format works great. I rarely eat any junk food for snacks at all. You can find a slim line cooler that you can put right beside your seat at a leg high. Level so easy to reach I. To access water bottles chilling. I also carry Kool aid pouches. And have a soda about once aday. For a xaffine pick up because I do not drink coffee. Just some ideas for you to work with but it works great for me.

I have been driving for 5 years in the oil field so from bad sleep and eating what I could because I was running mad hours.... I have gained like 75 pounds so I weigh around 300 pounds and that's not good. Now I am running for a regional /OTR company so I get sleep at night or day. I need help or advice on what I should keep in truck to eat and snack on. I do not have a refrigerator or cooler yet so it might make things harder.... But any advice is grateful and appreciated. I just don't know what is good foods and bad but I know candy and fast food is bad stuff and I seldom drink coffee but I do drink one or 2 soda a day.

Posted:  8 years ago

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Roehl Transport

As a lady driver I went through 2 years researching to find what I thought to be the right company to start with but turned out to be wrong. I had several pre hire consultations and read all pre hire requirements and read the pre hire contract agreement with Roehl Transport and at no time and at in no pre hire contract does it ever say anything about. Cameras ever used within the company in certain trucks. So beware of non disclosure before signing the pre hire contract letter to drive 75,000 miles for them. Especially directed to lady drivers.

Posted:  8 years ago

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Roehl Transport

BEWARE to all lady drivers looking to start at Roehl Transport!!! !! They do not disclose that all females who sign their pre hire agreement to drive 75,000 miles for them if hired will be issued trucks with 3 cameras in them and a microphone One facing outward which is no big deal for law suit purposes involving crazy drivers. But. The other 2 and the microphone is inside of the cab. One is less than 3 feet from the drivers face, facing them and the other one completely shows every inch of your private sleeping area and the microphone records anything you say even your personal phone calls to your family members. If the lights are on to each piece even of the unit they are recording. They stay on even if your key is turned off. And if you have your optimized idle set they are on and recording 24 hours 7 days a week. The company tells you no they only record if you hit a bump to trigger them or if you turn. It's false they record every minute of every day. The men are not issued trucks with cameras in them. What men that I have questioned personally myself have said no they were not issued trucks with cameras and what few said that the truck had a camera in it said they refused to take the truck until it was taken out! So ladies please do not tolerate this gender treatment. I have gone through he'll with this company due to their non disclosure about not getting,long ladies that you would be required to be under surveillance before you sign their contract with the company to drive 75,000 miles for the company. That is not right to not have full disclosure before signing their commitment agreement with the company!!! !!

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Solo lady trucker here, willing to help.

Hi Ahmalia, I. 59 years old completed 23 years in A career in Law Enforcement. It almost killed me I had to learn to walk and talk again amongst alot of other struggles. It's taken me 3 years to regain a fairly normal life again. Nothing is the same since it happened. My memory, my thinking, my motorskills, my strength, and more. I'm determined not to be labeled disabled. I knew that I had to change careers so I attended CDL school, for 10 weeks at a tech college near me. I was blessed that all grants that I applied for paid for every penny of the $1650 costs for a great 10 week course. I researched trucking companies for 2 years while recuperating. And decided to go with Roehl. I attended orientation at the terminal in Conley, Ga. I got issued my truck on Dec 16th, 2015. Make sure you get everything they offer in writing!!! They promised me that I would get between 2100 -2600 miles per week but most weeks I'm lucky if I get 1600. That amounts to nothing to live on. If they won't put it in writing do not trust the.. I was the only lady., in my orientation class of 12 males and I was issued a truck with three cameras in it. And yes you are damn straight I stood my ground on this issue!!!!!! You can do and accomplish anything that you set your mind to. DO NOT LET ANYONE. WALK ON YOU!!! Once you give them an inch they will take a mile. I also was told that I would get 3 home days after 11 days out but if I stayed out 18 days I would get 4 days hometime. Well that's not happening either!!!!!!! So beware and get everything in writing. I'm documenting everything that they wrong me on until they fulfill their commitment to ME.

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