Profile For Tim

Tim 's Info

  • Location:
    OH

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    6 months ago

Tim 's Bio

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Heartland buys Millis

Posted:  4 months ago

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Some people...

If you’re going to smack talk, at least spell properly.rofl-2.gif

He was probably indulging in some “off duty” activities!rofl-3.gif

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Does Roehl Charge Tuition If You Fail Your CDL Exam?

So we're not allowed to call BS if somebody is spreading bad information? People considering a career will look at that post and think "all i need is 6 months and I'll have a ton of companies wanting to hire me". They will enter this profession with the wrong ideas and zero commitment. Anthony got his answer in that thread, and that question has been asked nearly weekly by students upgrading. It's always met with the same answer of it being a rumor, most people have a truck within a couple days.

I see nothing belittling anybody. If you guys can't handle somebody giving you the answer you wanted or have a discussion of why they disagree then go back to your safe place in mom's basement and stay off the internet. See, now THAT is belittling. I apologize (truthfully) if I offend you but so many people are coming on here and getting offended because a moderator tells them they're ideas are flawed. I went against the moderators and experienced drivers advice here and started doing local food service work, arguably one of the most difficult ways to enter this industry. I wasnt belittled or criticized for my choice. They did however help make sure I fully understood the difficulties I'd have.

Rob T, Obviously you can and should call BS when it is warranted. That is one of the things that make this a really good place to learn. However, if you were to look at some of the responses to some of the questions or what someone else has heard, it is hard not to understand what I was saying.

Sorry Tim your idea of being belittled or bashed is totally opposite of mine (ours).

G-Town, I don't think it is opposite of yours or the other moderators. It's just that sometimes people will make a remark or comment without thinking about how it will come across on the forum.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Does Roehl Charge Tuition If You Fail Your CDL Exam?

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I have a friend working for Roehl and he wishes he would went to a school like I did. He likes working for Roehl don’t get me wrong but he has come across better offers at other companies and he is stuck cause he hasn’t finished his contract and doesn’t want to pay the 7k.

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Kevin, just so you know... we all recognize this as bogus. Rookie drivers with zero experience don't get great offers from other companies. Your "friend" doesn't know a good thing when it's staring him in the face.

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If you are able to I would get your training from the community college( I did).

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So I guess you're a "free agent" now. I'm guessing all the highest paying trucking jobs are courting and wooing you in now that you have a CDL and no experience. It must be great! They're probably lighting your cigars, offering you fancy cars and beautiful women.

Man, it must be great being in your shoes! You are in demand and calling the shots aren't ya?

Busting The Free Agent Myth

G-Town, This is one example of what I was referring to. It seems that if someone offers an opinion contrary to the "norm" they are belittled or bashed. Anthony H2O is another example in his recent post regarding the Upgrade Freeze at Prime in a different post. Based upon his response, I would have to bet money that he certainly felt like he was being bashed or belittled. Overall, I think that this a great forum. I read most everything and I rarely post. I have past experience (~3 1/2 years OTR) from quite a while ago and am considering getting back into driving. This forum provides a lot of insight to the vast differences from when I was driving to now and I have learned a lot. All I'm saying is that there are times that some of the feedback is not conducive to making people feel comfortable about asking a question or offering their opinion.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Is 50 too old to start with pro-driver career?

Yuriy, The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the average age of a commercial truck driver in the U.S. is 55 years old.

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Does Roehl Charge Tuition If You Fail Your CDL Exam?

Trucker's Forum The friendliest, most helpful one on one advice you'll find anywhere. Our experienced drivers will answer every question you have with honesty and a genuine desire to help you succeed in trucking. No company bashing, no arguing, no disrespect. Just good ol' fashioned friendly advice.

Is this still in effect? Seems that Kevin got slammed pretty hard for offering an opinion that is different from the general consensus of the group. I am sure that I will get beat up by offering this observation, but at some point you have to be able to offer a differing opinion.

Posted:  5 months ago

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I hit a deer this morning

Never a good thing. I hit a deer once and there was nothing left of the deer and like you, it did more damage than I initially realized. Most of the time it is unavoidable. If you swerve, much worse things could happen!

Posted:  5 months ago

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I'm going off to Roehl 'cause I need to train!

First post reads that Roehl paid for the training. They will send it to a collection agency immediately after a prospective student leaves. I’ve talked with several former students about this.

Would that be the case here? It would seem that Roehl decided to terminate the training. Since it was their decision maybe there would not be an obligation to repay? I guess that is something that Avvatar will need to check in to, or maybe already has. Regardless, I believe that calling other companies (Millis, CRST, Prime, etc) would be the logical next step.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Possible career change

Thank you all for your insights and replies. There are a lot of variables to consider and research.

I see that there are now a couple of other similar posts, so I will make sure to follow along.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Possible career change

Hello all! I have been “lurking” around the site for some time now and finally decided to join in with the hopes of helping me make a more informed decision.

First, I’ll provide a little bit of background information as to why I’m considering getting (back) into trucking. Back in the early 90’s I used to drive OTR for a few years. While I was driving, I had the opportunity to travel to every state except for Alaska and Hawaii which is something that a lot of people can’t say that they have done. I quit driving due to some family issues and then the course of my career just led me down a different path. It has been a good path, and a successful path too. But, it seems that trucking is something that tends to get into your blood and at least for me, I’ve never really lost that desire to be out on the road. As I mentioned, my current career has been good and is secure, which of course is one of the biggest hurdles that I am facing with the decision to change. If I were to change careers, I would be taking a very big pay cut, even after the initial training and the first year of “learning the ropes”. So, my question is this: Are there others in the forum who has made the decision to leave the corporate world and pursue a career in trucking? If so, what were the determining factors that tipped the scales to make the move?

I realize that it is a very personal decision, but sometimes hearing from others who have already traveled the road provides some points to consider that maybe I am overlooking, either for or against making a change. Thanks!

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