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Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Roehl Flatbed

Thank you gentlemen, I appreciate the input. Best to you, hope to see you on the road!

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Roehl Flatbed

Thank you Bill, You are a big help. Best, Alan.

I did the GYCDL program with Roehl late last year. I’m not flatbed, but, I can tell you The training was top notch. Once I went solo I felt like I was prepared. Everything the recruiter (and everyone else) told me was the real deal. They’re not in the business of making stuff up to get people hooked.

I was consistently averaging 2200 miles or so my first couple trips solo. I wanted more, but the recruiter had said 22-2500 miles and that was accurate. Flatbed fleets seem to get as many miles as they can handle. The last two weeks have been much better for me as the freight has increased.

Everyone I have interacted with in the office has been helpful. They really want drivers to be successful. The equipment is very good. I got into a 2019 Cascadia condo unit with 60,000 miles as my first truck assignment. It looked like it could have rolled right off the dealers lot it was so clean. I’ve had it in the shop for a couple minor issues along the way and maintenance is all about making it safe and right, no questions asked.

As for a car during training, I went to class in Marshfield and drove my car as did most of the class. But, they will do bus if that’s better for you. Your choice.

Hope that answers your questions

Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Roehl Flatbed

Good morning Chris, I’m really just wondering if your recruiter was fairly honest, if the training was practical, and well presented, are their trucks safe, and driver friendly, are you making 2200-2500 miles on a reasonably regular basis? Based on your posts, and the fact you are still there, I’m sure all my questions are moot, but, I thought you’d provide a little insight! Also, I believe I’d be going to Atlanta for training, did you bring your vehicle? Oh, one more, I’m 50, former gov’t guy, I don’t anticipate much trouble with the physicality of flat-bedding, what was your opinion of that part of the training? Thank you for your time. With best regards, Alan.

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

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

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Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Roehl Flatbed

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

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Requesting Advice About Choosing A Company

Hello, Jay.....Raleigh, NC.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Requesting Advice About Choosing A Company

Thank you gentlemen.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Requesting Advice About Choosing A Company

Thank you Errol, I appreciate your time. I was looking for similar carriers to Horseless Carriage, they’re the only high value carrier I know! It’s something I’d like to learn down the road. Best, Alan.

Hi, Alan, and welcome to Trucking Truth!

We have most of the stuff you are looking for. As yo look at companies, pay attention to the ones that say "Recent Grads", because that's you. You can also follow this link and you should get some recruiting phone calls even this afternoon (no promises, but it's been known to happen.)

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

You can go down our list to look for flatbed, though I'm no so sure about tanker (requires some additional endorsements):

As for "High Value", etc., being a rookie with no experience, it's probably easier to win the lottery than get on with Horseless Carriage as a newbie.

We have quite a few skateboard drivers who should drop in here. Don't be bashful about asking questions.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Requesting Advice About Choosing A Company

Greetings all, my name is Alan, and I am brand new to trucking. I am anticipating graduation from CDL school next month. I’m hoping for advice on companies that hire new CDL holders, and have training programs for tanker, or flatbed. I live in NC, and after years of research(this is a second career for me, I’m 50) I find myself most interested in these areas. Also, if anyone can name some exotic/high value vehicle haulers like, Horseless Carriage, etc. Any advice on best companies for new drivers would be helpful. I appreciate everyone’s time, and I’m grateful for this site, it’s been immeasurably helpful!......Thanks to Old School for telling me to move this post here! Best regards, Alan

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Living the Tanker Life

Greetings all, my name is Alan, and I am brand new to trucking. I am anticipating graduation from CDL school next month. I’m hoping for advice on companies that hire new CDL holders, and have training programs for tanker, or flatbed. I live in NC, and after years of research(this is a second career for me, I’m 50) I find myself most interested in these areas. Also, if anyone can name some exotic/high value vehicle haulers like, Horseless Carriage, etc. Any advice on best companies for new drivers would be helpful. I appreciate everyone’s time, and I’m grateful for this site, it’s been immeasurably helpful! Best regards, Alan

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