Profile For Robert E.

Robert E.'s Info

  • Location:
    Minneapolis, MN

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    9 months, 2 weeks ago

Robert E.'s Bio

I'm brand new to trucking. Just got my CDL A and looking forward to many miles on the road. I'll be driving for Roehl Transportation for the next couple years.

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Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Two 15+ speeding tickets 2 years ago, No jobs will hire me because I'm fresh out of CDL School. Any suggestions???!?!!?

You may have to wait a couple years. My story is I was very dumb back in 2015, I had a following too close violation, a speeding ticket for going 15 mph over the speed limit, AND a careless driving. Never had any alcohol related violations though.

Lucky for me I corrected my driving over the last few years and learned a lot. Roehl allowed me to go through their program and get a spot in their Midwest regional fleet, for which I'm very grateful. I'm excited to start next week

I did not lie on my application, I let them know that I had these violations and I demonstrated my record was clean since 2015.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Starting on my path to a career in trucking!

Hey Brandon,

I just passed my CDL training at the Appleton WI location on Wednesday. I have to say I very much enjoyed the training.

If it's anything like I went through the days are 0630 to 1730 Monday-Friday with a little class time on Saturdays, after that you have the rest of Saturday and Sunday to enjoy to yourself or if you take off to see your family or whatever. One thing I will stress is GET PLENTY OF SLEEP!

I was put into a hotel, which I stayed at the entire month with a roommate. Most of us got along with our roommates so we had no problems.

Roehl tries to put through 8 students per week, my group was very awesome and got along with all of them. During your training you'll be split into groups of 4 and put with an instructor.

Week 1 we started with a fitness test and orientation, basics of trucking, road rules and so on. By mid week we were finally out in a truck driving through the terminal yard learning how to operate the truck. We also started learning how to do pre trip inspections. The end of the week we would do a drive through light traffic areas.

Weeks 2 and 3 half of every day we would be backing the truck and trailer and the other half we would be driving. The backs we did were straight line, offset, and the 90 degree alley dock.

Week 4 we spent Monday polishing whatever skills we needed to work on, Teusday the other group tested and on Wednesday my group tested.

Take your training seriously, they want to see you are improving your understanding of how to operate a CMV, ask your instructor questions you may have along the way. Best of luck to you!

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