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Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Roehl campuses in WI

They’re both good. I went to appleton and it is a newer terminal and cleaner but not as many people there. Marshfield has the big office and it is the corporate home. Really doesn’t matter which one you go to. I’m from Indy too and it is a good company to go to. I definitely recommend it.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Roehl CDL program reviews

Your first 6 months will be the 36 cpm as advertised. These months are spent learning the job and how to be safe and efficient at it. Then after the six months based on your performance you can go onto the Roehl “premium mileage plan” which is based on your performance. They score things like mpg, miles turned, on time deliveries, preventable incidents. You also get points on it for having a passport, hazmat, and Twic. Your cpm can go up toward 50 cpm with van if you perform very well but don’t count on that high. Somewhere in the 40 cpm is more likely. So yes you can make 60k a year if you do well. It is a good program I am a reefer driver there and got 3500 miles last week although I’m a driver trainer and get more miles because of that. I highly recommend going there if you wanna get into this industry.

Hello all, Im wanting to get some of your thoughts on Roehl's CDL program. Also avg. Weekly pay. They offered me Dry Van national at .36 per mile. The recruiter said i would do about 2300 miles a week. Per my calculations this is far from the 60k a year they advertised. Thanks

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Does anybody here haul gas/fuel?

Thanks for the response. 👍🏻

I drove fuel and chemical tankers. Both were fun to do. People give you wide berth. But seriously, it is a good gig if you want more time with the family. Most companies pay real well. So if you have the chance jump on it. Good luck Raptor

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Does anybody here haul gas/fuel?

Andhe78 what do you love about it?

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I’ve looked into hauling gas locally and just want to know if anybody here does it and what their experiences are.

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Ive done it for the last six months and love it.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Does anybody here haul gas/fuel?

Thanks for the thoughts old school. One of my biggest fears isn’t necessarily rolling it but the crack heads and rif raf at these gas stations overnight. It would be in Indianapolis and the crime in that city is getting out of control. I spoke to the terminal manager and he said they haven’t had any issues. I hope he’s telling the truth. They did say the money is good 78-88k a year. Paid by the load and hourly on top of it.

Andrew, Daniel B and I talked a few times when he was hauling gasoline. That was something he had always wanted to do. He considered it his dream job all during the time he was OTR as a reefer driver. Once he started doing it he was ecstatic. Not long after the honeymoon, his dream turned into his nightmare.

He didn't like working nights, which is where he ended up as the new guy. He didn't like the really tight situations of getting in and out at the convenience stores where he delivered. He was always being approached by what he called "crack-heads" begging for money. He said while he'd be unloading and releasing all kinds of fuel vapors into the immediate area, they'd walk right up to him smoking a cigarette - you can imagine the anxiety that caused!

His final straw was when one of his co-workers was killed in an explosion resulting from a roll-over accident. He now does P&D work for Old Dominion and absolutely loves it. Have you considered P&D or linehaul work? Both can have you home daily with very generous pay.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Does anybody here haul gas/fuel?

I’ve been OTR with Roehl for the past 20 months and while I’ve excelled at it and became a driver trainer it’s time to be at home since I’ve got a wife and two small children. I want to be a part of their lives growing up. I’ve looked into hauling gas locally and just want to know if anybody here does it and what their experiences are. I have an interview at a KAG terminal with the manager. I don’t need any experience hauling gas they’ll train me to do it. How dangerous is it? What are your experiences with it? People need gas to drive so it must be consistent work year round. Thanks in advance for any advice.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Coronavirus

It’s more fear and uncertantity than anything. The flu has been way worse.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Going north!

Make sure you go to a Kwik trip in wisconsin. I wish all truck stops were like Kwik trip. Most are gas stations but some are truck stops. The ones that are truck stops have plenty of parking and good food and they’re very clean too. The people are very polite behind the register. Tomah and maustin on I 90 are a few ones if you’re headed that way.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Research group recommends a national autonomous truck policy

A lot more goes into this than just the technology being available.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Linehaul pay stub

Thanks for the reply.

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