Profile For Charles W. "Shaky"

Charles W. "Shaky"'s Info

  • Location:
    Festus, MO

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 5 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Which one is better Roehl or Maverick

Joe, I worked for Witte back in 88-89. I started with them right out of trucking school. Now I'm fixing to go to school again. But gonna go Maverick this time and pull a flatbed. With Witte ur gonna pull a lot of reefers or dry van. U'll get to see a lot of the Eastern states with them. I'm sure they pay better now than they did come then.

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Hey Joe welcome aboard. I'm not sure if you're asking about Witte Bros or Maverick. I'm with maverick so I could tell you all you need to know in that case.

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Hi C.T. Thanks for the welcome and offer to provide info on Maverick. I was actually referring to Charles in my post since he said he previously worked for Witte Bros. I only live about 15 minutes away from their main terminal/headquarters in Troy, MO is why I was asking and I actually had no idea they were a starter company with in-house training until I read this thread and looked into them further. It just seems really convenient for me but I haven't heard anything about that company before is why I wanted to ask him about them.

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Every Day is an Adventure

C.T. how r u doing...giving u an update brother. I start orientation on the 18th (Father's day). Shoot me ur name by email I'm gonna put u down as my referral. Hope to see u out there...b safe

You could always join the flatbed brotherhood lol

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Not looking good for me....

Eric, Everyone here is looking out for you. Susan hit it right in the head because there was days I could have had the loading dock to myself and could not put it in straight to save my life and then there was times I would think there's no way to get it in that spot and I'd it with ease. One day when your backing, that wonderful light bulb will come on and you will realize what your trainer was talking about and you'll feel like the world was lifted off your shoulders. But no matter how much you back there will be those days where you wanna throw up ur hands. Just hang in there it will come to you.

Don't feel bad at all. I recently finished TnT and I'm about to finish up my first solo hitch. Just yesterday I tried backing into a spot at our terminal 3 times before I gave up and went to another spot. Funny thing about it? I was BOBTAILING!

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Which one is better Roehl or Maverick

C.T. is that part of the four weeks training at Maverick or is that something completely different?

If I recall correctly, you attend a school somewhere in little Rock close to the terminal. Sent you an email, not sure if you got it.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Which one is better Roehl or Maverick

Thanks OS, my goal is to go regional with them. Never pulled flatbed it was always dry and reefer

Have you been approved for their sponsorship? They don't train for cdl directly, rather they send you to a local school and foot the bill.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Which one is better Roehl or Maverick

Only people I've talked to is Ashley the recruiter and Hannah. I thought they did it there. I guess it's a school close to there? Is that part of the four weeks down there? Kinda confused now I thot they did it

Have you been approved for their sponsorship? They don't train for cdl directly, rather they send you to a local school and foot the bill.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Which one is better Roehl or Maverick

C.T. I'll keep n touch with you...Im hoping to be down there i believe June 18th but I'm still waiting for the green light to go to orientation.

Yes OS is correct, we have several regions you can be grouped into. St Louis is basically dead center of our freight lanes, I'm rather jealous. You can run otr or you can run regional and get home on weekends. We don't do too much out west however, not with flatbed anyway.

Have you been approved for their sponsorship? They don't train for cdl directly, rather they send you to a local school and foot the bill.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Which one is better Roehl or Maverick

C.T. all I gave is a class b that's why I'm going to training there. I had a CDL A until around 1990 and drove otr in 1988-89 for Witte Bros out of troy, mo. But got out to raise a family. Now it's time to go back

No its my 1st job. I had my cdl already. You're in a prime location there around st Louis. Should have plenty of miles and home time.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Which one is better Roehl or Maverick

Thanks C.T. I appreciate your reply. Makes me feel a lot better about my decision. I'm only around 30 miles from the madison terminal. Were you an experienced driver going over or a student at Maverick?

Maverick is like 10 million times better. No bias. Seriously though, I've been here over a year and I believe I made the right decision. Sorry for late reply. It all depends on your preferences, but both are great places to start out doing flatbed. There's money to be made out here. I'm at .51cp with tarp pay on top of that. So hop on in.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Which one is better Roehl or Maverick

Hi everyone,. I'm new here and been out of the game for a while. I drove over the road in 88 & 89. Got off to raise a family now ready to go back. I'm looking to go flatbed with Maverick or Roehl. I don't have a class A anymore only a B and will need to go through a company for training. Was wondering which one would be better. Leaning more toward Maverick.

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