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    6 years, 7 months ago

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Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Any experience with PAM?

Cool, thanks very much for the helpful replies.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Any experience with PAM?

Looking at going to Indianapolis to do PAM's CDL training and was wondering if anyone has experience with them (good or bad). Spoke to the recruiter and got access to the driver account website where it lays out all their specifics. While their marketing materials say that you can make $50,000 your first year, they qualify that once you've signed up for the website by saying that the only way you'll make 50K is by driving team hazmat. They also require you to drive team for 6 months out of your 12 month initial commitment. Is that standard? Would really prefer to be out on my own after the OTR training.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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These 5 Occupations Are More Likely To Marry Male Truckers

Haha, my fiancee is an RN. Course, I'm not a trucker yet, but hopefully soon.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Rejected by Roehl

No, there was nothing like that at all. It was basically three or four pages of yes/no check boxes related to criminal offenses and driving record, along with fill-in boxes for work history, references, residence history, existing license info, etc. There was no opportunity for a cover letter or anything like that, either, though maybe that's standard in this industry. Not sure as that was that my first trucking application.

I'm on to another company so it's no big deal, but I just found it odd that they would send me some nonsense about applying again when my "circumstances change" since I already meet or exceed all of their published requirements. Maybe it's like someone else posted above and there's a hiring freeze in my area? Couldn't hurt for them to tell people that instead of leaving them wondering.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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First conversation with a recruiter(Roehl), not what I anticipated

I'm still a newb so my opinion may not count for much, but Roehl's recruiting was a bad joke from my perspective. And it's not just that they rejected my application despite a clean driving record, zero criminal record, and a very stable work history (two jobs in the last decade with one month of unemployment). It was the way in which they rejected it.

After waiting several days, all I got was a two-sentence form email saying that "if my situation changes" I should apply again. Except, they didn't bother to specify what parts needed to change. When I called for some clarification, they said they couldn't talk about rejected applications.

On the other hand, a recruiter from Prime called me within seconds of submitting an online application, called me again a couple hours later just to update me on the status, and generally seemed interested in making my acquaintance and kick-starting the whole process. I applied to Roehl first only because they have a yard in my city and their home-time options seemed more flexible than most, but if the app process is any indication as to how the company is run, they did me a favor.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Rejected by Roehl

Have to say that I wasn't expecting to get rejected by Roehl's get-your-CDL program, but that's exactly what happened today.

"The responses you provided were evaluated against the requirements of the role. Unfortunately, we are unable to proceed with your application at this time. If your specific circumstances change in the future, we encourage you to reapply."

That's all I got from them, and frankly it's pretty worthless since it fails to detail why they were unable to proceed with the app. For what it's worth, I have a completely clean driving record, two white collar jobs over the past 10 years with no employment gaps save for the past month (I resigned from my previous employer in December because of drastic salary cuts), and zero criminal record.

I guess that's not good enough to drive a truck? Really?

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Roehl CDL school timeframe

Give them about a week to receive your application and go through their necessary processes. If you have not heard anything from them it is completely fine to politely call once to verify the status of your application and make sure everything is good to go and on track.

Ahh, ok. I'll do that. Thanks again everyone who replied.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Heading to Prime Orientation, March 7th, 2016!

Wow, they called you right away?

I applied to Roehl's CDL program yesterday and haven't heard from them aside from a form acknowledgement email. Which also specifically said not to call for updates, lol.

Anyhow, good luck with the program. Reading about the different school experiences here on this forum is pretty fascinating.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Roehl CDL school timeframe

I see. Guess I'll have to be more patient. Thanks for the response.

Posted:  6 years, 7 months ago

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Roehl CDL school timeframe

Howdy folks,

First off, great site, I've been lurking for a few months and this place has been an invaluable resource that helped me decide to pursue this career.

Quick question if anyone has experience with Roehl's get-your-CDL program. I've applied, but thus far I've only received a form email saying that there is huge demand and they'll basically contact me whenever they can, lol. Does anyone know about how long it takes? The email says they're unable to field questions about this over the phone, so I thought I'd ask for timeframes since I know at least a couple of posters here have gone through the program.

Thanks.

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