Profile For Chris M.

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  • Location:
    Houston, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 2 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Off to ROEHL I go!!!

Hey Anne, sorry to hear about your wreck also, and I'm glad you're back to normal. It will take some time to heal and I thought about what you said to wait a little bit longer before getting into tankers. So I applied at Gulf Intermodal Services to haul containers back a forth just drop and hooks. It will be a night time gig, m-f 6pm - 6am no weekends, not too bad. Will do that for a bit until I think I'm fully healed and confident in my abilities to more forward. Thanks for the advice!

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Off to ROEHL I go!!!

Pj, I'm not sure I have driving experience but no tanker experience. Might have to sign up with Schneider and get trained that way for about a year. I'm from Houston and I wanted to get into LP. Something that pays good where I can be local or regional.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Off to ROEHL I go!!!

Update: Sorry guys it's been awhile since my last post. I was with roehl for 18 months and left in December of 2020. Decided to take a couple months off and cruise the country on my motorcycle and did just that. Got back and I was ready to get all my endorsements and try something in the tanker division in my area. Had the appointment set up at my dmv, couple days before the appointment I had my motorcycle accident on Feb 6th 2021 šŸ˜”šŸ˜”. Broke both my bones in my left forearm and broke both wrist. I was a few blocks from my house when some guy back up from out of his driveway in a hurry and I T-boned him, figured he seen me but that was my mistake for thinking he seen me. Cops determined he was at fault and he didn't have any insurance, go figure. Left forearm healed ok, I have a small fracture still on one bone but the doc said it's bone loss from the accident and may never be completely healed. My right wrist still hurts but got the go ahead and work again. But flatbed might be out for awhile. So tankers here I come lol. Thanks guys.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Off to ROEHL I go!!!

Well on 06/10/20 I reached my 1st year as a flatbed truck driver with Roehl and man what a ride it has been, and loving every minute of it. First few months was rough, scary, and stressful to be on my own with an 80k pound truck (haha). but over time I found my groove and stress has been way down and I've grown more confident in driving this big rig. Not a bad confident but a good one where I always respect the road and conditions on it and always driving safe and being alert. Just about done with my contract and might be looking to go flatbed local soon. Been to almost every state in the lower 48 besides Maine and for some reason Wyoming lol. I just miss home too much and being out for almost 2 months at a time and only home for 5 or 6 days is starting to get old, but I'm afraid when I go local I'm going to miss the open road lol, but we shall see. Hope everyone is doing well and being safe, take care ladies and gentlemen!

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Roehl Flatbed

I don't know about Atlanta so I couldn't tell you, but Roehl does very well with training us. they take care of their trucks and everything my recruiter told me was accurate. I'm averaging around 2500-3000 miles a week but I bust my but strapping/chaining and getting my tarps on. I hit 3,056 miles last week. I didn't bring my own vehicle, I got a ride with my roommate who happened to bring his car. The training for strapping/chaining was like 1 or 2 days but you get a whole month to learn that when you go out with your trainer over the road. Hope to see you out here soon.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Off to ROEHL I go!!!

Update: it's been 10 months since I started this flatbed trucking journey. I can say I love this career choice of the hard work and long driving. Believe it or not I actually lost weight and gained muscle doing flatbed, been eating healthy and do my pushups and weights I got in the truck. I got a mini fridge with freezer, microwave, and a George Foreman grill to grill chicken and steaks. I did my first Oversize load at the beginning of this March and boy was that something else. Went from Killeen, TX to Riverside, CA (12'6" wide, 14'5" tall and can't remember the length but there was over hang lol) so far so good and enjoying it. Safe Travels All!

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Hey Mikolobado, sorry for the late response. As far as campus goes, I don't know. I went to Marshfield and it's all Manual which is good and don't worry if you have never driven one, they will help you and if you need extra practice they will work with you. To ease your mind most people don't and do just fine. If you have any other questions, I'll try and get back to you as fast as I can.

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Hey Josh, I haven't been back to the doctor since June and I should really go back and get it checked. But I haven't had no problems, but still gotta go. But if you can hold it for like 2 or 3 hrs you should be good. We gotta do safety checks every 150 miles which it around that. And you can take use it then. Not too bad

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Chris M,

I have read all your articles from the beginning to this very last page. I just want to start my application with Roehl and want to know which of the campuses is better Marshfield or Appleton. I will be driving down since it is 5-7 hours from Indianapolis. And what challenges should i be expecting as i have never driven a truck or manual car before?

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Roehl Flatbed

I'm still at Roehl Flatbed and love it. I posted my journey in the fourm. If you hot any questions let me know.

Greetings all, anyone working at Roehl flatbed? Iā€™m looking at them, they seem to have been in business a long time. Just looking for an opinion or two. Thanks, Alan.

Posted:  4 years, 4 months ago

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Off to ROEHL I go!!!

Hey Josh, I haven't been back to the doctor since June and I should really go back and get it checked. But I haven't had no problems, but still gotta go. But if you can hold it for like 2 or 3 hrs you should be good. We gotta do safety checks every 150 miles which it around that. And you can take use it then. Not too bad

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Roehl GYCDL Training

Congratulations!! Hopefully I'll see you around Gary sometime!

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