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Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Roehl Transport: Get Your CDL Diary

@louie - You'll be outside to hook up the truck in the morning/run through a pretrip inspection, but after that you'll be in the truck. The most standing around outside I did was when we did backing and that was just waiting around while the other guys backed.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Roehl Transport: Get Your CDL Diary

Sounds like you'll be just fine. It's brutally cold there, but I got used to it. If you dress in layers you'll be fine. You'll be spending most of your time in the truck so it warms up. I have no idea what the weather is like year round, but after a while I didn't mind the cold but hated that it was overcast nearly every day.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Roehl Transport: Get Your CDL Diary

Sounds like you'll be just fine. It's brutally cold there, but I got used to it. If you dress in layers you'll be fine. You'll be spending most of your time in the truck so it warms up. I have no idea what the weather is like year round, but after a while I didn't mind the cold but hated that it was overcast nearly every day.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Roehl Transport: Get Your CDL Diary

Hey Eric, I just completed the Get Your CDL Program through Rohel in Appleton. I really can't compare Rohel's program to any others, but I went from never setting foot in a truck to passing my CDL test last Wednesday. I thought for the most part the trainers through Rohel as well as the one's at Fox Valley Tech where we trained, were very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Likewise, the accommodations they put us in were very nice and they provided lunch every day. If you have any questions specific to the program, let me know. The three pieces of advice I can offer are; if you are having any problems with anything specific you are learning, let your trainer know. We had three guys training in our truck. You might be having trouble with something and they may see it, but because they are watching for three or more drivers they may not understand directly what the issue you are having without you telling them. Likewise, if you have any personality conflicts or your trainers teaching methods do mesh with the way you learn, let the person who is in charge of your Rohel group know as soon as possible. I saw a number of people have a lot of issues during the program simply because they never spoke up about the personaility issues they had with their trainer they were having. Like I said above the Rohel employees and the trainers at the Tech School want to see everyone succeed but because it is a very fast paced course with condensed materiel, you need to ensure they know any issues you may encounter. Lastly, if you like to go out and drink and party, save it for after you get your CDL. I saw a number of people who goofed off and were trying to relive their time in the college dorms as opposed to putting 100% of their effort into learning their new craft. If you put in the work, you will pass, but there is a lot of information to learn in 3.5 weeks. Not only did this cost them on test day, some of them went home without a CDL or job.

Good luck to you and like I said, I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Also when you get up there tell Terry I said Hi...

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