Profile For Neal J.

Neal J.'s Info

  • Location:
    Greensboro, NC

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 9 months ago

Neal J.'s Bio

started at Roehl transport, moved to Schneider for a year, now driving for G&P Trucking.

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Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Problem at lowes DC

So i delivered a load to the Lowe's DC in Statesville, NC today. Now I've been there many times, as well as several other DC's in NC and Indiana.

I check in and go drop my trailer where i am instructed, do a post trip, send my macro and then drive over to my empty. I back up, go make sure it's empty, kick the tires and hook up. I do my inspection and i need to do a 30 minute break. This Lowe's does not have an area outside the gate. Only a small section for bobtails with a sign that says absolutely no trailers. Anyway, I'm 15 min into a 30 amd a yard guy comes over and starts yelling at me, " you need to leave right now! You've been here over an hour, drivers have 15 min max in the yard and thats it. " i said, hey sorry i didn't know, i had to do a break or id be out of hours, also i haven't been here an hour i literally just dropped my load, hooked up and started a break. I'll be gone in like 5 minutes. He starts yelling again and says, leave right now or you will be removed by security. So i flag down another yard guy driving by, i didntget a word out and he tells me security is coming to remove me from the property, so i said okay cool and went back to my truck. By this time my break was complete so i pulled out and drove to the gate, the two yard trucks followed me very closely all the way to the gate then started some yelling and drove off.

My problem is this, first off, there is no mention of 15 min maximum on the gate pass or any signs. Ive also done a break there several times, no one said anything. Lastly, that's flat out absurd. You cannot legally drop and hook, post trip and pre trip your trailers, not to mention send macros and drive clear around other side of DC at 15 miles an hour, in 15 minutes. Fmcsa rules state trailer must be inspected post and new trailer must be inspected. The exit from the DC has signs all the way to the roadway saying no parking. Yes i could rush in drop my trailer grab my empty and take off but that is unprofessional and illegal. Fmcsa says a shipper, receiver, etc...cannot force you to do anything that prevents you from following equipment inspection rukes or HoS regs. In my opinion what Lowe's is doing os both wrong and illegal. Also, what kind of company, who depends on drivers, treats them like common criminals? Keep in mind, i never said a word to anyone, there was no incident, they literally came up to me screaming and threatening me.

I want to do something about this. It was unprofessional, insulting and they have created a situation where drivers are being forced to illegally drop grab and go in a time frame that is absurd.

Should i call corporate or should i contact FMCSA ?

Posted:  3 years, 4 months ago

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Checking in

Hey all, Well, it's been 15 months and I'm still driving, guess that's a good thing! Haven't been on here in a good while so i figured I'd pop in and say hello and let you all know everything is going well.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Giant Leap!!!

Good luck, Robert! I'm right behind you ... got my CDL last week and am starting with Roehl on Jan 29. I opted for the Atlanta GA location considering the time of year.

Where you at Hammer, I'm on Tylers truck, lol

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Giant Leap!!!

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Good luck, Robert! I'm right behind you ... got my CDL last week and am starting with Roehl on Jan 29. I opted for the Atlanta GA location considering the time of year.

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I was in Conley on Jan 22, left this last thursday. We were there together.

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Sorry to jump this thread. Neal, hows it going? I was in the experienced group while you guys were in the phase training.

I was the rehire. Lmk how everything went.

Ah ya, I remember talking with you outside the classroom, went well, I'm just on home time waiting for trainer.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Giant Leap!!!

Good luck, Robert! I'm right behind you ... got my CDL last week and am starting with Roehl on Jan 29. I opted for the Atlanta GA location considering the time of year.

I was in Conley on Jan 22, left this last thursday. We were there together.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Local or regional in the Northeast?

Hey Jim, take a look at what Roehl has to offer in your area. If you go to Roehl jobs they have a nice little system that would tell you what’s available. I started with Roehl back in 2014 and went to dedicated regional, home weekly. They operate a drop yard (shared) at the truck center in Bensalem Pa. so that would be a plus for you. I run dedicated out of Winchester Va. I do not recommend local direct out of school. Good luck

I'm heading out on Phase 2 with Roehl next week, so far I like everything about Roehl. *shameless Roehl plug*

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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About to Start Training with Roehl

Dart - Tracy here - just checking in on you - how you doing?

Are you still with Roehl Tracy?

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Roehl Transport

As a lady driver I went through 2 years researching to find what I thought to be the right company to start with but turned out to be wrong. I had several pre hire consultations and read all pre hire requirements and read the pre hire contract agreement with Roehl Transport and at no time and at in no pre hire contract does it ever say anything about. Cameras ever used within the company in certain trucks. So beware of non disclosure before signing the pre hire contract letter to drive 75,000 miles for them. Especially directed to lady drivers.

I work for Roehl, the cameras aka "event recorders" only record when an event happens, ie...hard braking or an accident. They then send ten seconds of video from before the event and 10 seconds of video after the event. This video goes to a 3rd party company for review and is passed on to Roehl IF there is some sort of issue or problem that needs to be addressed. Roehl does not maintain video from the cameras, nor does Roehl ever see any video, unless there is a clear or perceived issue with something the driver did. Company policy allows for the removal of these driver facing cameras for experienced drivers. Though they are there for you and for Roehl's protection. The only reason to be concerned with them is if you are doing something that will get you into trouble.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Working on the "Roehl" Road

Going dry van in NE region. I've read your posts Tracey and have been glad to see you're so happy with Roehl. Made me think I've made the right choice. Thanks!

Did you go to Conley???

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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What a day. #TruckThat

Here is a pick from I-40 in NC. I'm on the Eastbound side looking at the Westbound side. The trucks you see on the Westbound side are parked in the rest area.

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I'm in Greensboro, NC If all goes well, heading to Jim Palmer or Wil-Trans next week.

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