Got A Definite Start Date For Company Sponsored Training

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Brad P.'s Comment
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I got a definite start date for Roehl's company sponsored training of Nov. 9th. I could have started next month but wife and I have already paid for a vacation to Mexico with in-laws (brothers and parents). I am sooo ready to start. I wish I could've got in earlier but, the Oct. date would've been 3wks in to training. Roehl has been great to work with throughout it all. I am fortunate that I got a call so fast (2 hours) from them after I applied online. They were the only company I applied to. I have read great things about them and look forward to starting a career with a company as great as Roehl.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Pitmaster's Comment
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Congrats. I am also looking into starting with Roehl in the get your cdl program. Where are you training? I am trying for Phoenix.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Brad P.'s Comment
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Congrats. I am also looking into starting with Roehl in the get your cdl program. Where are you training? I am trying for Phoenix.

Pitmaster, I will be attending in Appleton, Wi. Midwest boy here. Have you heard anything from them yet? Good luck. We'll have to share notes on the training.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Pitmaster's Comment
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Did the full app online last night and next a voicenail for the PHX recruiter today with some questions. No word yet maybe she was off today. Enjoy that vacation.

Anchorman's Comment
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Im just glad to see you guys picked something other than Prime Inc...rofl-3.gif

Roehl is a great company with some great hometime options. Goodluck and keep us updated!

Brad P.'s Comment
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Did the full app online last night and next a voicenail for the PHX recruiter today with some questions. No word yet maybe she was off today. Enjoy that vacation.

Things move really fast after they do the DMV and background check. It took 3 days after my initial call from them. Have they emailed over anything to you yet? I was really impressed with how fast things went. Like I said I am really happy I did only one application and that was for Roehl. I am worse than an old man, I don't like change. I am not a job jumper. Hopefully Roehl and I will be a good fit together. Two weeks in Mexico to decompress is what I need after leaving my current job!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Im just glad to see you guys picked something other than Prime Inc...rofl-3.gif

Roehl is a great company with some great hometime options. Goodluck and keep us updated!

What's wrong with Prime? Lots of folks here (including myself) have or are going through Prime's training program. From personal experience, they have one of the best training programs around. They may be hard to contact at times, very strict on their requirements, but overall a very solid program.

Ernie

Brett Aquila's Comment
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What's wrong with Prime?

I'm pretty sure he's just referring to the fact that almost everyone here seems to go with Prime. I was just thinking that myself yesterday. I was looking over the list of Company-Sponsored Training Programs and most of them almost never get mentioned, yet we have about a dozen people at all times in various phases of training with Prime.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Anchorman's Comment
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What's wrong with Prime?

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I'm pretty sure he's just referring to the fact that almost everyone here seems to go with Prime. I was just thinking that myself yesterday. I was looking over the list of Company-Sponsored Training Programs and most of them almost never get mentioned, yet we have about a dozen people at all times in various phases of training with Prime.

All of the above is correct. I do not have anything against Prime. As Brett said, we have a list of companies that never get mentioned. This worries me because im afraid new drivers are not doing enough research to find the best company that suits their individual needs. Prime has high training pay and high lightweight cpm that catches everybody's eye. We all know that the most popular questions from new drivers are what is the best company or who pays the most. When they should really be looking at everything else such as hometime, benefits, etc. If they have done their full research and decided on Prime then that is perfect! I am just willing to bet that is not the case. We have had a high number of Prime drivers on the forum and a high number of new drivers sign with Prime. We also have a few trainers with Prime. I just want to make sure we are not biased or one sided towards Prime. We need to continue to give new drivers the full picture and encourage them do do their research to see what fits their needs.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

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