Profile For tripletdad

tripletdad's Info

  • Location:
    OH

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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    4 years, 7 months ago

tripletdad's Bio

37 year old dad of five. looking to change careers and driving is something ive always had an interest in. still doing my research and trying to find a company that will get me the most hometime, but still pay the bills.

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Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Did my DOT physical today

This was my first hair test ever.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Company Sponsored Training

You owe the original company whatever your contract with them stipulates for breach of contract.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Help!

I'm going to roehl. they pay you from day 1. as I, while you're in the classroom portion, before you drive the first time, $500 a week. through training it continues at $500 a week. that's part of why I chose them. I need to have an income at all times, and with roehl, there's no delay. it's true, some placesas pay a little more once you're into the truck, but the few weeks before that, it doesn't work. I can't do a $200 weekly advance for food because my wife and kids are at home and the mortgage still needs to be paid, and they need to eat, too. from what I'm told, I'll be in training for 4 weeks, then will go home and get picked up by trainer and drive with them for a few weeks before getting my own truck.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Did my DOT physical today

went in, passed everything. had a bit of trouble with the pee test, in that I had to go #2 really badly, to the point I couldn't unleash #1 because #2 was puckered so tight. told the guy my dilemma and he said "as long as I get the cup with pee, you can have a full blown **** storm in there. you're not the first person to do it". armed with that knowledge, got it done. they shaved halfy leg for the hair test. told me that my prescription from my vasectomy last month wouldn't be an issue. vision is 20/20 in left eye and both eyes, 20/15 in my right. whisper test was five ft, blood pressure 130/86. got a 2 year medical card. I figured it would be more sturdy than a tri-fold piece of cardstock paper, but oh well. I planned to get my cdl permit afterwards, but my 2 year old wanted to come with me and fell asleep in the car, so I'll do it probably tomorrow now. another step closer...

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Any roehl drivers recommend a fleet?

so I'll be leaving later this month or next, hopefully next... just trying to get some ideas on which fleet to try to get on.

1-hometime plus would be great, but I'd rather not slip seat, so I think that leaves me with national, out 10-14 days, home 3. I'm fine with that for my first year or two.

2-right now we live in ohio. the plan is to move to texas, asap. Dallas area, specifically. I know roehl has a terminal in dallas, so I think that would be a benefit.

3-I'm still not sure if I want van or flatbed. I know reefer doesnt seem like anything I would like. I'm in good enough shape to do flatbed, so that's not an issue. I just want to make as much as I can, while sitting as little as possible.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Signed training contract

TripletDad, if you're trying to impress is with yours or your wife's virility ... ... dang.

Anyway, quadruple congratulations & the best of luck out there.

lol, how's this:

we have two older kids, plus the triplets, and she's pregnant now with #6. congratulations or condolences are fine at this point. I just got snipped a couple of weeks ago, we decided that six was enough, especially since that one is a bonus baby.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Signed training contract

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I'm getting pretty excited to get started. I'll miss my wife and kids and she will miss me too, but we've decided this is for the best.

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Try to focus on the task at hand and keep your eye on the prize. We have all been through this in one way or another...

Again good luck.

definitely. the triplets are only 15 months old so they're not too worried about it lol

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Signed training contract

I'm getting pretty excited to get started. I'll miss my wife and kids and she will miss me too, but we've decided this is for the best.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Signed training contract

Good choice, i started with Roehl back in november. I have nothing bad to say about the company.

glad to hear that.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Signed training contract

Everything I've heard so far sounds like I'll be going to Wisconsin, although gary, in is abut 2 hours closer, so Idk for sure.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Signed training contract

looks like it's official. I signed a contract for roehl cdl training, a d have my DOT physical scheduled, to be paid by roehl. soon as I get my permit, they will schedule me for training class.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Truck washing

so it's probably not really an important question, but I'll ask anyway... Who pays for a truck wash? I see that tmc mentions that they pay for a wash once a week, but that's the only company I have seen mention it. I usually like to drive in a clean car, and figure that would extend to wanting a clean truck, too. I just wonot want to pay $50 a week to wash a company truck... what are the normal rules in this? just signed a contract with roehl, btw.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Making the Sleeper Cozy Like your Home

I've thought that leasing or. using might not be bad, but I'll wait at least a year. maybe more.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Roehl not returning calls

Interestingly enough, she emailed me about an hour after I typed this post. I'll have my DOT appointment info tomorrow.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Roehl not returning calls

hi, so I had been planning to start with the roehl earn your cdl program. sent everything to my recruiter, she verified that my misdemeanor from 2009 was nothing to be concerned about, driving record was fine... last time I talked to her was December 17, when she said she would get my DOT physical ordered, at roehl expense, and that I would get a phone number to call and schedule it. since then, I've heard nothing from her. I've emailed aND called. is this normal?

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Gotta determine when to start

Alright, it seems unanimous. I'll stick it out another month.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Gotta determine when to start

so I'm going to be going to school, background done, everything is in order, just gotta determine when to get started. they'd like me to start the week of January 11, which is roght after my daughters birthday. that's fine, but if I wait a month after that, I'll get vacation pay from my current employer, which will be around $1,600, minus taxes. is it worth staying four extra weeks at a job that I hate in order to get a 2 week extra paycheck?

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Trucking school starts in less than 8 hours...

I. glad it's going well for you. I'll be checking for updates as you progress. I'm either 2 weeks or 6 weeks behind you lol.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Christmas Eve permit test

Congrats!

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Felonies and hazmat endorsement

If you already have the hazmat, are they gonna do another background check for a renewal? I figure it would just be another fee

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