ROEHL's Training Phases?

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Steven P.'s Comment
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I'm about to graduate in october from NETTTS in somers, CT from a 600hr course. I'm going to work for roehl when I graduate, just looking to see if anyone has anything to say good or bad,any tips/advice, or just a more in-depth description than what I have received through their emails and pamphlets on what their training is like. thanks!

Steven P.'s Comment
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When I say 'am going to roehl' I mean I might go to roehl. as for my training I'm paying hardly anything as I had grants cover a lot of it, but the important thing there is I'm going to have my class a in october. I have a couple of speeding tickets, because of those tickets, wolding, scheider, tmc, and a couple others wont hire me for another 2 years. my pre hires are as follows. roehl, prime, schugal, trans am, werner, u.s. express, stevens, wel. I have options, and I'm trying to figure out where to go from here.

Pre Hire:

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.

Pre Hires:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Gordon C.'s Comment
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If Roehl is just a training company funded by government subsidies that just "churns out new drivers", would this apply to other training companies as well or is Roehl just particular that way? I am looking at Stevens Transport for training and might consider traditional CDL training to avoid any "traps". I don't see this however at Stevens.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Steven, don't let these responses discourage you. Poor old Jhon is so misinformed that I have to restrain myself from setting him straight everytime he posts on our forum. I'm hoping he will stay around long enough to get his mind wrapped around the truth. I feel for him because there is so much misinformation out there that he has saturated his mind with that he now seems to think he's got it all figured out. He will come around I just hope it's before he gets out there on the road, because it will make his life out there so much less stressfull.

We have several drivers on here that are at Roehl and they love it! Roehl is a top shelf operation with some really unique home time options. You've made a great choice.

Steven P.'s Comment
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Steven, don't let these responses discourage you. Poor old Jhon is so misinformed that I have to restrain myself from setting him straight everytime he posts on our forum. I'm hoping he will stay around long enough to get his mind wrapped around the truth. I feel for him because there is so much misinformation out there that he has saturated his mind with that he now seems to think he's got it all figured out. He will come around I just hope it's before he gets out there on the road, because it will make his life out there so much less stressfull.

We have several drivers on here that are at Roehl and they love it! Roehl is a top shelf operation with some really unique home time options. You've made a great choice.

I appreciate you posting, I'm seeing what seems like negative misinformation from a lot of people about every company and about the industry as a whole. I've had to put a lot of effort into weeding through the posts and responses that carry no weight and/or are made up of an assumed opinion. I actually had a recruiter for one company discourage me from being in a course thats so long. personally I think that time spent learning how to be a safe driver, and learning the laws isn't wasted time or wasted money. thanks again.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Wow, that post gave me a chuckle. Not one thing was true about it, if starter companies "churn" drivers than I wouldn't ever see veteran drivers driving for starter companies. But I see them all the time. A company isn't going in the right direction if all of their drivers are rookies who don't know what theyre doing, they need those veteran drivers to take care of their major accounts.

As for Roehl. I've talked to a few drivers myself and they all seem happy with them. They have many different types of freight to haul and their hometime is the best in the industry. You definitely can't go wrong. The thing that hits rookies the hardest is never being home to see family or friends and sometimes not talking to anyone for days. Most rookies are misinformed and come into the industry expecting daisies and a million dollar paychecks. By the time they realize they cannot handle it its too late because they've already committed themselves to that year. If you go with Roehl and find you want to be home more often you easily can be. That's something most of us including me don't have.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
BuckeyeCowboy's Comment
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Steven,

Like you I am in school. I have done research on so many companies out there. I have to agree with Starcar, they are a top notch company. I would go with them if their rider policy worked for me. Since it does not, I have chosen not to go with them. However, in the future, if I look for another company they will be on my short list. Good luck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
TailGunner (Ken M)'s Comment
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I have also noticed that from Jhon's posts, he/she seems to be grossly misinformed about the industry, and I wonder if he/she has ever worked as a professional driver. I would take several blocks of salt with his/her advice.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Steven,

Like you I am in school. I have done research on so many companies out there. I have to agree with Starcar, they are a top notch company. I would go with them if their rider policy worked for me. Since it does not, I have chosen not to go with them. However, in the future, if I look for another company they will be on my short list. Good luck.

Starcar isn't here right now. She'll probably respond in a few days... Busy taking a day off going fishing 👻

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
BuckeyeCowboy's Comment
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Sorry about that, I wish I could be fishing right now. I have been trying to get caught up on some reading and got posts cornfused. I apologize.

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