Rookie Solo Driver
Cowboy On The Web
Just turned 50. Wife and I are empty-nesters and we want to see the country together (I'll be driving and when allowed, she'll be riding---she wants no part of driving) and get paid doing it. My father and brother were truck drivers and loved it. I've been around it all my life. So, here I am, itching to get on the road and needing to go to CDL school and learn the industry.
I am now a lease/operator with TransAm. Roehl Transport was a great place to get training and get a CDL, but after the training is over and you go solo, they are absolutely atrocious: they show no respect for their drivers, they nitpick you to death with the cameras and constant calls for "coaching". But the worst part is it takes an act of congress to get any miles out of them. Even now, when the HOS rules are suspended through the end of the year for essential food, grocery and paper loads. They are the only company that I've heard of that absolutely refuse to let their drivers take advantage of the suspension. It's a bizarre business model that Roehl has.
On the other hand, I'm quite satisfied TransAm. They have exceeded my expectations for how they treat their drivers, the miles you get, the professionalism and the dignity of leaving you alone to drive the truck and deliver the freight.
Hobbies: Horseback Riding, Fishing, Reading and Watching Old Movies,