Comments By Thomas R.

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Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Roehl Company-Sponsored Program - Day to Day

As being one of razor's fellow recruits from the other group, I can tell what it's like on our side. The instructors do good at letting you work on what you're having trouble with. My group fell behind razors today because we had a fellow recruit that needed some extra practice. Plus went to get the truck washed before going on the road or doing any backing and the machine messed up so we were stuck in the truck wash for a little while. But so far I feel very confident that I made the right decision by choosing roehl over other companies. It is a fast jam packed program, especially for those coming in with no experience around rigs. I myself was a Mechanic on them for 4 years and have had experience with them but have some habits to break (floating gears, one hand driving, etc). Anyways razor is doing a great job with the details of the day to day

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Soon to be starting CDL School with Roehl

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If your going to put a freezer in a roehl truck it's going to be really expensive. There aren't any inverters in the trucks so everything has to run off 12v and while you can pay for an inverter it is really expensive and there isn't any way to mount a fridge or freezer. You can buy a 12v freezer but again it's really expensive.I have a plug in cooler and a lunchbox cooker and I do pretty well most of the time. I pack the cooler up at home with plenty of lunchmeat and pans of food for the lunchbox and it usually lasts me 2 to 3 weeks.

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That's a little disappointing. Would you happen to have any idea what kind of "expensive" I would be looking at? Another question I have is if I were to pay for Roehl mechanics to install an inverter into the truck, and for some reason I am required to switch to a different truck, am I out the cost and have to pay for another one to be installed? Thanks.

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Hey Thomas, It's good to know that I won't be the only one that has done any type of preparing besides just my permit. I notice you're from Georgia. Will you be flying up?

I'm going to drive up

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I have to say I'm a little jealous. I'm just not willing to put that many more miles on my truck. Especially when I get around 7-8 miles to a gallon.

Well my car only has 20k miles on it and gets 30mpg. I'll have to fill up twice. It's just shy of 1k miles there. Plus they're gonna reimburse mileage. So I'm not too worried about it. I'll be leaving late Saturday night and stopping in Kentucky for a few hours shut eye in the car and driving the rest of the way sunday.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Soon to be starting CDL School with Roehl

Hey Thomas, It's good to know that I won't be the only one that has done any type of preparing besides just my permit. I notice you're from Georgia. Will you be flying up?

I'm going to drive up

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Soon to be starting CDL School with Roehl

Hey Razor. I'm also new to the forum. Have also been following along for a few weeks. I will be starting the cdl school with roehl for flatbed in marshfield, WI on the 7th.

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