Profile For John J.

John J.'s Info

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    2 years, 10 months ago

John J.'s Bio

Rookie driver for Roehl Transportation. Spent 20 years on the other side of the dock. Ready for a change, now driving and loving it.

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Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Anyone have any experience with Roehl.....

I am currently in dry van division. Been driving for 6 months. I went thru their get your CDL program. I am very happy with them. Great company. Very big on safety. And that was the main reason I chose Roehl. Wanted to learn how to do it right from the start.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Regional over OTR?

Hey Joel, I went thru Roehl's get your cdl program. And I was able to be put on a dedicated regional account. (Currently 6mths in.) I would suggest you talk with the recruiters and see what they offer. One thing I would caution about regional is my home time swings wildly. Some weeks I am home on Friday afternoon and others I am getting home late Saturday night. Just depends on freight and customers getting me unloaded. Just some thing you need to be prepared for.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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CDL Permit exam


Any info on passing the permit exam would be really helpful. Thanks all.


Oh man, have we got you covered!

Work your way through our High Road CDL Training Program. It will make it so easy to learn the materials. Everyone who uses it does really well with their tests.

Yes I second that. That is what I did. Ace my permit exams as well as my endorsements.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Good youtube trucking channel

I like red viking trucker. Watching his videos helped me get off the couch and in to the truck. He tells it like it is.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Heaviest Weight You've Hauled?

My heaviest so far has been 78,300. But I am still in training. That number will get closer to 80k.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Am I crazy to quit $58k per year job to become a trucker?

I was just like you. Had a good management job. Making good money working 5 days a week. But was not happy with it. The same stuff you are dealing with. Ie, office politics, and stress. I have my cdl. And just finished my first week with the trainer. I am loving it. At this point money isn't a big deal. I know I will be making more in time with experience. Just keep thinking why did I wait so long to make the jump.

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