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Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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BEGAN MY TRAINING AT ROEHL DAY 1 - 5 -- CONLEY, GA

Day 18

Today we did the driving pre-test. Having no problems watching traffic, mirrors up shifting or downshifting. The only thing the instructor said is that I am taking my turns to wide. So, I just need to dial that in; CDL test tomorrow.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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BEGAN MY TRAINING AT ROEHL DAY 1 - 5 -- CONLEY, GA

Wed (Day 15)

Oooops missed a few days.

Today I did a “pre-test” test. The test consisted of the pre-trip, straight line backing, off-set backing and 90’ alley dock backing. I was assessed a totoal of 1 point for taking an extra pull-up on the 90. I’ll take it, things are coming together!! Test on Friday.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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BEGAN MY TRAINING AT ROEHL DAY 1 - 5 -- CONLEY, GA

Sat (Day 12)

Saturdays are a short day. I conducted a pre-trip with one of the students in the class one week behind me.

After the pre-trip, we spent the remainder of the time working on alley docking. This is still my weak point but grtting better.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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BEGAN MY TRAINING AT ROEHL DAY 1 - 5 -- CONLEY, GA

Fri (Day 11)

After the pre-trip inspection we went out for a drive. We came back just before lunch and then spent the remainder of the day working on our backing skills. Feel much more confident with the alley dock.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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BEGAN MY TRAINING AT ROEHL DAY 1 - 5 -- CONLEY, GA

Thu (Day 10)

Today was a pretty simple day. We completed the pre-trip and spent the day working on our alley dock backing. I am now able to complete the entire pre-trip inspection to include the in-cab and brake test from memory.

The alley dock is coming along, still unsure of the proper decision to make when I the critical point in the maneuver to get the trailer in the hole. It will come though.

Will be testing for CDL on a week from tomorrow.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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BEGAN MY TRAINING AT ROEHL DAY 1 - 5 -- CONLEY, GA

Wed (Day 9)

So, as usual the day started at 6:30 am at the terminal. Once the sun rose we pre-tripped the truck and spent the rest of the driving. The day ended at 5:30 pm.

Back at it tomorrow.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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BEGAN MY TRAINING AT ROEHL DAY 1 - 5 -- CONLEY, GA

Day 8 (Tue) Arrived at the terminal at 6:30 am and studied my pre-trip. We watched a video on off-set backing, once that was complete we went and conducted a pre-trip on the truck and trailer.

After we finished the pre-trip went did a couple of straight line backs and then learned the off-set. That training took us to lunch, after lunch we learned the alley dock and practiced that the remainder of the day.

Tomorrow we will be on the road in the am and practice more backing in the afternoon.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Passed my test today

Congratulations!

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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BEGAN MY TRAINING AT ROEHL DAY 1 - 5 -- CONLEY, GA

Day7 (Mon)

Today we arrived at the terminal and conducted our pre-trip inspections. When we completed those we learned straight line backing and practiced that until lunch. When we finished lunch we were back out on the road. The instructor took us to intersections where the corners were pretty tight but we managed to navigate them successfully without hitting anything.

I am really enjoying this training and I'm looking forward to the day when I am out on my own. Until then, I am going to learn as much as I possibly can through my trainers.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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BEGAN MY TRAINING AT ROEHL DAY 1 - 5 -- CONLEY, GA

Day 6 (Sat) Today was a short day, it was only 7 - 11:30am. We were originally schedule to do straight line backing however we ended up discussing the proper execution of turns and attending a safety meeting.

Tomorrow we are off, back at it at 6:30am on Monday.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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BEGAN MY TRAINING AT ROEHL DAY 1 - 5 -- CONLEY, GA

Who are the two trainers at Conley you have?

Gene is the primary trainer. Have also been training with Roger and Vic.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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BEGAN MY TRAINING AT ROEHL DAY 1 - 5 -- CONLEY, GA

Editor's Note: We have an excellent review of Roehl Transport Paid CDL Training.

We also have a review of Roehl Transport

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Hey all,

So the adventure has begun. Left my home in Charleston, SC on Easter Sunday and made my way to Comfort Suites in Stockbridge, GA..

Day 1 (Mon) I arrived at the terminal in Conley, GA the following morning at 6:30 and met my trainer. The first day was pretty much a paperwork drill, agility test and pretty much a "this how Roehl does it" day.

Day 2 (Tue) Arrived at the terminal at 6:30 am and continued with more videos on safety, maps, logs and other administrative type stuff.

Day 3 (Wed) Arrived at the terminal at 6:30 am and discussed pre-trip. We went out to the yard conducted a pre-trip and then began driving the tractor around the yard. This allowed us to get comfortable in the in and around the truck, in the seat and doing a little shifting. After lunch we continued driving but instead of driving in the yard we went out on the road. After a few hours of driving we made our way back to the terminal. I had a lot of fun driving the tractor and look forward to driving more on Day 4.

Day 4 (Thu) Arrived at the terminal at 6:30, discussed the previous day and what the plans were for the current day. We spent most of the day driving around the local area. A lot less grinding of gears when downshifting and no grinding up-shifting. Man, this is fun.

Day 5 (Fri) Arrived at the terminal at 6:30, waited for the sun to come up and conducted pre-tirp. The class was split in two groups of two, each with their own instructor. We hooked up to a trailer and off we went. We spent the morning driving with the trailer then came back to the terminal for lunch. After lunch we watched a few videos on turning and then went back out on the street for a couple more hours. Practically no grinding now; a small victory, me vs. 7th gear!! When we returned to the terminal we watched some videos on backing and did some map exercises. Tomorrow we begin straight backing.

So far I am really enjoying this training. The instructors at Roehl are great! They know what they are talking about, they take the time to answer all our questions and they WANT us to be successful. All the instructors are extremely positive!

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Hello Everyone.

Welcome JT, I am new to this site and trucking. I begin my adventure with Roehl in Conley, GA this coming Monday, 2 Apr 18.

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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TEXAS LAWMAKER INTRODUCES BILL TO FIX HOS

I saw this report posted on CDL Life and thought it may be of interest. CDL LIFE

"A Texas lawmaker has introduced legislation that would “modernize” current Hours of Service regulations for truck drivers. The bill is known as H.R. 5417, or “The Responsible and Effective Standards for Truckers (REST) Act” was introduced by U.S. Rep Brian Babin. Here’s how the REST Act would change current Hours of Service regulations, according to a press release from Babin’s office: The REST Act would allow drivers to take one rest break per shift, for up to three consecutive hours. The single off-duty period would not be counted toward the driver’s 14-hour, on-duty allowance and would not extent the total, allowable drive limits … The REST Act requires the Department of Transportation to update Hours of Service regulations to allow a rest break once per 14-hour duty period for up to 3 consecutive hours as long as the driver is off-duty, effectively pausing the 14-hour clock. However, drivers would still need to log ten consecutive hours off duty before the start of their next work shift. It would also eliminate the existing 30-minute rest break requirement. The bill states that these changes would “allow professional drivers to rest when they feel it appropriate and avoid congestion, adverse weather conditions, or other road conditions that decrease safety.” Babin, who has previously championed legislation to delay the ELD Mandate, says of the REST Act: “I’m proud to introduce the REST Act today and give America’s truckers the options they need to safely operate under today’s rigid federal regulations. This bill is an important step in making the way for improved highway safety. It would also eliminate the existing 30-minute rest break requirement.“"

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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Article By Old School: Do I Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Truck Driver?

Thanks Old School! I start my trucking career next week, 2 Apr 18.

I’m very excited and a little apprehensive however; going into this career with the correct mindset as you noted is key.

Thanks for the words of wisdom.

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I've updated the homepage - looking for opinions

I always go direct to the forum, so I forgot what the earlier Home Page was like.

The top is very plain (grey with a blue bar). How about a trucking photo in the background? Also the anonymous three bars at the top left are really a gateway to the whole web site. A little arrow with "Click here for more" to get all the resources to pop out.

To help people (nowadays they may have a short attention span) get down the page, a list of page links at the top with the section titles to click on that will drop the visitor down to topics. This also hints at the vast resources we offer.

Final note: there is a "Apply For Paid CDL Training" blocks at both the top and bottom. Too much?

The only thing I would say is to remove the "Apply For Paid CDL Training" from the top of the page. The Home Page and forum itself are great!

R/Bruce

Posted:  4 years, 10 months ago

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BEGIN WITH ROEHL ON 2 APR 18

Good luck Rocket!

Thank you sir!

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BEGIN WITH ROEHL ON 2 APR 18

Welcome aboard, we are glad to meet you. Please keep us updated. You have no idea how many people will benefit from the things you share with us concerning your experiences while getting started at Roehl. Have you seen our Training Diaries Section? It would be a great place for you to give us a glimpse into your own training experience at Roehl.

Again, welcome to the forum!

Thank you for the welcome. I have taken a look in the Training Diaries Section and will be happy to share my experience(s). I am very excited to begin my career with Roehl.

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BEGIN WITH ROEHL ON 2 APR 18

Hey all, Just a quick hello. I begin training with Roehl in Conley, GA on 2 Apr 18 and will be a solo driver in their dry van division.

I have been navigating through this site and have found many useful posts. I wish I found this site before taking the test for my CLP!!

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