Profile For Andrew J.

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  • Location:
    Noblesville , IN

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Posted:  5 months ago

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Millis!

I’m at Roehl right now and am on day 11 with a trainer. My choices were prime, Roehl, and Millis. I had a really hard time picking so I just applied to all 3 and went with the first one to call me and that was Roehl. It was kinda a silly way to choose but that’s how I did it. It has worked well cause I enjoy Roehl.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Word of caution from a new driver's standpoint.

I drove down I77 in West Virginia yesterday and saw a horrible accident at the bottom of a mountain backed up traffic. Driving throughout the Appalachian mountains I see so many trucks pass me as im doing 55 and stabbing the breaks it’s scary. I get scared going down the mountains loaded to the max.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Quick question about BOLT express and 1099 work

I know a lot of people don’t like YouTube here but there is some arguments going on about 1099 positions. There are some team opportunities that say they’ll pay over 2000 a week but it’s 1099. With 1099 you have to pay for your own health insurance and like Errol said there isn’t any deductions you can take so you will be paying self employment tax, state tax, federal tax among other tax which is partially taken out and paid for by a W2 employer. Make sure you really look into it.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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Question about Roehl GYCDL program

Hey Jeff, I just finished the Roehl GYCDL in Appleton Wisconsin a few weeks ago. Your question can definitely be answered by talking to a recruiter but I’ll answer it for you here. You get breakfast at the hotel which is pretty good and they feed you erberts and gerberts which is a local sandwich chain. Breakfast consists of eggs toast and other varieties, it was good. You have to feed yourself for dinner. There is a Wendy’s and an Arby’s right next to the hotel that you’re at if you’re in Appleton. Hope this helps.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Passed my CDL driving Test!!!!

Passed it with flying colors. Pre-trip I missed 2 items I could miss 20. Backing I didn’t get a single point I aced it completely. Backing is my favorite my tip is just go at a snails pace and adjust if you need to. He drive I got 16 points out of a possible 30. He got me on some head checks and lane changes. Also he asked me what some signs said and I didn’t see them but I still passed. Now on to the trainer for 19 days to start delivering some loads. I can’t wait!!!!

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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team driving job paying $0.70 CPM

Sounds about right. I’m not experienced but I watch a lot of YouTube videos. I know a lot of people here say don’t believe social media. But if you get a chance watch red Viking trucker on YouTube. He is doing the same thing. He is running teams and going coast to coast making about $2,200 per driver per week on a 1099. Not a bad gig. I could only do that for a year or so since I have a family.

Posted:  6 months, 4 weeks ago

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Roehl - Conley, GA

I start July 9th in Appleton. I am finishing the high road along with watching the pretrip videos at least twice a day. I can’t wait.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Start July 9th company sponsored training....excited a little nervous any advice?

EMBRACE THE SUCK.

You must watch red Viking trucker on YouTube. He just did a video on this.

Posted:  7 months ago

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Start July 9th company sponsored training....excited a little nervous any advice?

I start July 9th at Roehl in appleton Wisconsin. I’m freaking pumped and ready to go. I’ve gotta admit I’m a little nervous. I’ve been watching the pre trip videos over and over so it won’t be new when I get there. I’m trying to get through the whole high road training before I get there too. I’m gonna go up there ready to learn and do whatever they tell me. Any advice on other preparation in the next two weeks? Any advice on what to do when I get there? Thanks

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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If I fail out of training

Thanks for sharing old school. I’ve been watching too many YouTube videos. Haha

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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If I fail out of training

Thank you Brett for response and all the great info on this site. It has helped me a lot in doing what I have always just dreamed about but never acted on. The high road training is also very beneficial too.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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If I fail out of training

Hey truckers. As someone looking to get into trucking I have a few questions. I am looking at going to Millis Transfer or prime trucking school here in about a month or so. My question is if I can’t get it, maybe I have a problem backing or shifting and it isn’t working, I’ve heard the company could send me home. I have been watching YouTube videos and one guy said somebody was sent home from Millis Transfer because he had trouble backing a truck. I want to be positive and think that there is no way I’ll fail and I don’t want to think like this but I have to know everything before I get into this because I’m quitting my job to do this and I have a family to support. If a company sends me home does that go on my record? And would I have trouble getting into another training program with another company? This is something I want to do and I will work as hard as I can and do the best I can to make it work I just want to know all things that could possibly go wrong. Thanks everyone in advance.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Preventable accidents

Hello truckers. As someone that is looking to get into the industry I like to look for job openings and browse around. Most of them say that you can’t have a certain amount of preventable accidents. And I believe you can get fired for a preventable accident. Some sites on Facebook people say that any accident is a preventable accident. Is that true? They say you’re the professional so you are responsible. So if somebody slams into the back of your truck while you are parked is that a preventable accident? I don’t want to be driving and doing a good job just to have a bad driver plow into the back of me and then I get fired. Thanks in advance for your responses. Love this site and all the information here. I’m just trying to make an informed decision before I start my career. Thanks affair.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Advice preparing for company CDL

Retired army would you mind telling me what app that is?? Also where would I get Daniels pre trip? Is it on the high road? I’m only finishing the safe driving tonight. Thanks.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Advice preparing for company CDL

Question for somebody looking to get into trucking and going to a company sponsored school. Right now I’m looking at Roehl or Prime and I’m probably going to want to start in July or maybe August. What can I do leading up to the school to make sure I’m 100 percent prepared going into this? I want absolutely a 0 percent chance at failing. I have to pass and get my CDL. I have been studying the high road and will be taking my test here in a few weeks. Should I completely memorize the pre trip? Anything else? Thanks truckers. Failure isn’t an option. I want to be prepared.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Past driving issues.

Thanks for the response Turtle. I have been watching lots of YouTube videos and they all say the same thing is don’t lie. The two companies I’m looking at is prime and Roehl. I would rather be truthful and tell them everything than after a month in they come and tell me I can’t continue because I didn’t disclose these incidents. I wouldn’t think these incidents would prevent me from entering either company. My next step is to call the companies and ask them myself.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Past driving issues.

I paid extra to the local government for them to “defer” it. Meaning they pretty much drop the charges and if you get another ticket within a year they charge you for that one and the next one I believe. But I would think 8 years ago is a long time that a company couldn’t hold that against you could they? I applied at Roehl and they only ask on the application if you’ve gotten any moving violations in the past 3 years.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Past driving issues.

Hey truckers. 8 years ago in 2010 I got 2 tickets for speeding and had my license suspended till I took a course. Generally will companies shy away from hiring me for that? Or is it too long ago they won’t care. I have no DUIs or felonies. I saw on the high road CDL practice test that I have to disclose 10 years of driving history. Also I got a speeding ticket in 2015 but paid extra to get it deferred and taken off my record. Should I disclose that? Will that be an issue? Thanks truckers.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Newbie questions.

Hey truckers. I’m looking to get my CDL and start trucking here in the next 2 months or so. I really enjoy this site as I believe you do a great job explaining the truth about trucking. I understand I’m going to have a steep learning curve. I will be gone from my family for a month or even more. I know I’m gonna have to work hard. I do have a fee small questions though. Do most trucks have a refrigerator or microwave on them? My funds are limited so I don’t want to have to eat 3 meals a day at a truck stop. The company I’m looking into looks like they stop the truck after you’ve been in idle for 5 minutes. Do most companies do that? If they stop turn off after 5 minutes I’d imagine it would be hard to have a refrigerator on them. Is it tough sleep in the 10 degree weather when you can’t have the truck on for heat? Thanks fellow truckers.

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