Roehl Refrigerated

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Nate_K's Comment
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First post but have been lurking for some time.

I recently obtained my CDL and have been researching companies and finally decided on Roehl. Main reasons for choosing Roehl were:

1. Awesome home time. I choose the 7/4 7/3 option. 2. Headquarters is about an hour away. So will be able to go home daily during orientation and won't have to drive far to get home during off time. 3. Pet/Rider Policy. 4. Have heard 95% positive about them.

So my question is:

Does anyone in the group actually work for Roehl Refrigerated Division? Would love some feedback on what to expect.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

JakeBreak's Comment
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I'm in roehl reefer divisi

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

JakeBreak's Comment
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I'm in roehl reefer division but I'm in the national not the set home time fleet. What did you want to know?

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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After reading a few good things about them, I'm interested also. :)

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Me 3, they are in my top 5 choices

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Oops, hit wrong button. My main question(s) are 1. What are trucks governed at, and apu , or inverter? B. Avg miles per week? C. Equipment? And a semi serious, but not really serious question... Is it true that you are routed on US highways, vs Interstate? (I overheard that at a Flying J a few weeks ago)

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Nate_K's Comment
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Well my back yard backs up to I-90/94 and I watch Roehl trucks drive by all day long so I am pretty sure they run freeways. My recruiter told me they have EPU's not APU's (no idea what the difference is). I have not spoke to anyone who actually drives for Roehl but the recruiter said Reefer is probably their most short handed fleet right now. So as long as she was being honest I would guess the miles are available if you want them.

My biggest question for someone who was running the 7/4, 7/3 was how many miles a week are you getting and what are the main States your running too?

Recruiter said a lot of Wisconsin to PA runs. Was curious how often you get south and out of the snow? Figure being on a 7 on that they probably keep you closer to home.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APU's:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Epu's:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

tripletdad's Comment
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Nothing to add, but that they're on my short list, too.

Jeffry T.'s Comment
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Roehl reefer doesn't run south very much ever they run the northeast alot. Don't let them talk you into the dairy land fleet in my time there all I ever heard was bad I live 5 mins from there gary terminal so I was through there often and spoke to several drivers and no one ever had anything good to say about that fleet.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Oops, hit wrong button. My main question(s) are 1. What are trucks governed at, and apu , or inverter? B. Avg miles per week? C. Equipment? And a semi serious, but not really serious question... Is it true that you are routed on US highways, vs Interstate? (I overheard that at a Flying J a few weeks ago)

The trucks are governed at 63 mph if your going downhill you can run up to 68 before the pc starts yelling at you. As national I'm averaging about 2500 miles a week but I don't know how the 7 and 3 fleet works. Equipment is pretty good. I have an older truck but they take care of everything pretty good outside of the Gary terminal. And yes you will be routed on a lot of us highways and state routes. Especially if it helps them avoid paying a toll.

Even as national I run mostly in the northeast. I've had a couple of runs as far south as TN and my one nice long trip to Arizona. And jeffryt heard the right info about the dairyland fleet. Most of the guys I've talked to in that fleet are barely getting 1500 miles a week.

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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

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