Profile For Devil

Devil's Info

  • Location:
    Birmingham, AL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    Devil On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 1 month ago

Devil's Bio

1,000 miles from nowhere...

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Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Railroad Work

I worked for a Class 1 RR for 8 years. As a Locomotive Engineer in the area that I lived 90-100K was not unheard of as far as money goes. Benefits is the major draw as the cost of Insurance is minimal and the retirement in my opinion is second to none. Operating a Train and Consist is not comparable by any means to that of driving a truck. Starting out is the hardest part as it was seniority based in craft service (non-management). Furlough was common, especially within the first few years. FRA was way ahead of the governing DOT when it comes to certifications/licensing, decertifications, and HOS. Not only are you capped on hours on-duty in day, but you're also capped on days consecutive worked as well as hours in a month. I enjoyed my time with the RR until my job went away during the early 2000's war on coal. Hope this info is helpful to you.

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Roehl Get Your CDL program through different eyes. πŸ‘€

Sorry, I didn't see the responses here. I'm still at Linde. The company is intense with the rules and have Drivecams but it's a solid company.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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1976: 40 Years Ago β€œConvoy” Was The Number One Song In The U.S.

That was a great movie. You should try finding it now. Nearly 6 years ago when I finally found a copy from a place called "Cheesey Flicks" if memory serves me correctly. I still want the duck on my hood.

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Roehl Get Your CDL program through different eyes. πŸ‘€

Guess we can 86 this thread... As fate would have it my Training with Roehl would not come to pass. The Friday before I left I had a death in the immediate family so I contacted my recruiter who told me she completley understood and that we can reschedule when everything was over with. Unfortunatly she called me back the Monday following directly after the funeral to let me know her supervisor said absolutley no rescheduling (even though Roehl had resceduled me 3 times prior due to class size at different locations). No biggie, nothing personal, its all business just thought I would share my experience as isolated as im sure it is. However, as one door closes another door opens and I begin training at Linde aka The Linde Group on Monday August first in their Bulk Tank Division. As long as its not against their policy as they have ao many I'll do a write up on my experience there as Ive not seen much about them on this site.

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Roehl Get Your CDL program through different eyes. πŸ‘€

After lurking around on TT for a little while now doing research, talking to recruiters, and talking to company drivers Ive decided that Roehl best fits my needs. Having a Class A and having been out of the seat for 6 years meant my previous 4 years meant very little at all per discussions with various recruiters. So, why not just take a full blown 4 week CDL class?! Paid CDL class might I add.

I am scheduled to begin class on July 11th 2016 in Marshfield Wisconsin. roehl from what ive read seems to have a reputable program and I am honored to have the opportunity to not only participate, but to also get to share my journey with you... I will try to stay up to date during the process and bring as much light to the program as possible for those considering this path.

I look forward to sharing... Si vis pacem para bellum

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Medical insurance and the cost...

Stevens Transports Medical Insurance starts at $47.80 for single and $98.25 for family on a weekly basis. Insurance is through Aetna

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Medical insurance and the cost...

Thanks for the info yall. May e even more people will share what they can and give a new driver or just someone looking to make a move i little more insight. Thanks again

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Medical insurance and the cost...

I found Roehl's medical coverage (Gold Plan) for $133 per week with the option to add dental and vision for around $25 more. Their silver plan was in the $70 range per week range.

Posted:  7 years, 7 months ago

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Western Express

I see this post hasn't done much in the past six months but I'm hoping someone still follows it. I'm trying to get some Insurance/benefits info on a thread I started. Do any of you on hear feel comfortable sharing what you pay for insurance single/family etc? I think it a good factor to look at when deciding on a company and seeing if they fit your needs. Thanks.

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Medical insurance and the cost...

I actually just got an answer from a driver i found online and his family coverage with Prime is a little over $300 per week. It looks like Wil Trans is in the $250 per week ballpark for family coverage. I hope peopl find this thread and share their knowledge on this subject. We get so hung up on miles and pay per mile, I feel it would do anyone well to dig deeper when deciding on a company. Hopefully more info to follow.

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