Profile For KJ

KJ's Info

  • Location:
    O'Brien, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    3 months ago

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Posted:  15 hours, 38 minutes ago

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What do you guys think about Roehl ?

I went through the Roehl GYCDL program in April, got a trainer a few weeks ago, but it didn't pan out so well. Aubrey is dead on about the following distance, its what's holding me back from getting a truck. They want to put me out with a local driver (ew) tomorrow to sort out the following distance which my trainer said I have a problem with. I need a trainer that can simply say "at least this distance" on the road rather than "imagine this piece of paper is 2 football fields at 60mph".

Their dedication to safety over appt times is impressive. I agree, getting it faster isn't worth the gamble over spreading the load and possibly people all over the highway

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Just finished Roehl GYCDL

Just started 3rd week, got my shiny new yellow vest along with my cdl for passing the Sarge test.😥

Was expecting Shun to reveal himself, but so far no go.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Just getting started...

Just finished testing with Sarge. He had nothing bad to say. So I have my CDL now 😎. He did his characteristic distract and ask about passed signs thing, which I nailed. The pretrip was for the trailer, while the rest of the group got the driver side door area. I nailed the straight back and offset but needed 3 pullups on the 90, which I one-shot that morning. Oh well. At least it's done. Now I just have the ordeal of the driver trainer (I'm an introvert, I hate having company). The sooner it's over the better 😫

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Just finished Roehl GYCDL

Just finished 2nd week. End of next week we head to Chattanooga to test out with Sarge, who by all accounts is a good guy who isn't out to "get you". But there are some auto-fails, like jumping a curb, rolling back (not a problem I've ever encountered in Florida) or obviously running into anything.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Just getting started...

Just finished my 2nd week. Stayed late to work out the preflight. Until Wednesday the instructor kept telling me to slow down, stay straight longer before turning, etc. All the signs of trying to finish the turn too fast. Doesn't help that my prior driving experience includes ambulance and courier jobs, or owning motorcycles 😁. I've operated cars, trucks, bikes, jeeps, boats and planes. I had to flush out all but flying to get through the past 2 city driving stints and backing time with no complaints. With aircraft, how it ends is determined by how you start. I had to learn to slow down in a hurry and so far, so good.

End of next week, we test out with "Sarge". Should be a blast.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Just finished Roehl GYCDL

I just finished my first day at Conley. Survived all the big hurdles so it's just pretrips and driving from here on. 😎

Posted:  3 months ago

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Just getting started...

Got a call from Roehl this morning. My medical shows up on my mvr now, so I now have a start date for April 8th. Now, the wait...

⏰ 😪

Posted:  3 months ago

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Just getting started...

After a lot of lurking and reading everything I can, I went and got my CLP with all the endorsements a few weeks ago. I got a starting position at Roehl's get your cdl in GA in April. I then began the fun runaround with trying to get my dot medical applied to the clp, which it seems FL dmv doesn't do, at least the this county's dmv (Suwannee). After 3 trips back they finally got permission to apply it, so I guess I'll see what happens Monday morning

Here's hopin' :)

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