Programs Similar To Roehl Paid Training?

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Pitmaster's Comment
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I lost track of my other thread but I wanted to thank everyone that replied. This website is a great resource!

It looks like I am going to end up with Roehl in their paid get your CDL program. They pay 500 per week throughout their 4 week CDL school and then 90 per day while you are with your trainer (2 weeks). After that you have a 120k mile commitment but you never have to pay them back. Starting pay after training is .35 per mile, I'll be at about .40 a mile within nine months.

So this all sounds like a great way to come into the industry. I have received my offer and passed my DOT physical. Im studying for the permit and will start at Roehl's PHX terminal on the 21st.

I just want to make sure I am considering all of my options. I know there are other company sponsored CDL programs but I've yet to find one that pays like Roehl does. Ive been out of work for a while so the 500 per week will be a big help.

Is there another company/program I should be considering?

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Anchorman's Comment
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What other company sponsored training programs have you already looked in to?

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.

Shiva's Comment
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I applied to Reohl last month, but never heard back what's the trick ?

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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I applied to Reohl last month, but never heard back what's the trick ?

Does Roehl still make you take that "Psych/Personality" eval? Which would you do A or B? There really isn't a "correct" answer, but...there is. Otherwise, I wouldn't have failed their test.

Dave

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I applied to Reohl last month, but never heard back what's the trick ?

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Does Roehl still make you take that "Psych/Personality" eval? Which would you do A or B? There really isn't a "correct" answer, but...there is. Otherwise, I wouldn't have failed their test.

Dave

I failed also haha!

Anchorman's Comment
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I applied to Reohl last month, but never heard back what's the trick ?

Did you try giving them a call?

Shiva's Comment
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No. Not yet cuz have prehire letters from Super Service, KLLM and am talking to Swift and West Side Transport. But I will give them a call first thing Monday

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Does Roehl still make you take that "Psych/Personality" eval? Which would you do A or B? There really isn't a "correct" answer, but...there is. Otherwise, I wouldn't have failed their test.

Dave

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I failed also haha!

I hear of you answer one question, I think it went something like, "Do you help a stranded motorist, or keep driving?," if you answer that question wrong, YOU FAIL.

Dave

Pitmaster's Comment
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I also looked at CR England and Swift. I thought I found a very similar program somewhere that paid 400 per week similar to Roehl but I can't find it now.

Call the recruiting number on the website. It is a different recruiter depending on where you country you are trying to be, but they do answer the phone and will direct you accordingly. I dealt with Megan Force she is very responsive.

Scott M's Comment
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Does Roehl still make you take that "Psych/Personality" eval? Which would you do A or B? There really isn't a "correct" answer, but...there is. Otherwise, I wouldn't have failed their test.

Dave

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I failed also haha!

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I hear of you answer one question, I think it went something like, "Do you help a stranded motorist, or keep driving?," if you answer that question wrong, YOU FAIL.

Dave

What's the correct answer?

I would keep driving. My mission is to deliver my product to customer on time or before. I f I help motorist, I could be late to delivery.

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