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Infidel's Comment
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"If you come in on a high horse, you have a tendency to look down on others, most probably wrongly."

Oh sweet irony....

Old School's Comment
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Hey Infidel, sorry about the references to Swift - I was totally confused when I jumped in here. The Original Poster inquired about Swift, and I got you confused with them.

I remember who you are now, thanks for reminding me about that previous post about your experience with a bad trainer. I think if you can just get past that indentured idea, or fear, you will be fine at Roehl. They have some really great training, but it is shorter than many folks prefer. I happen to be of the opinion that your best training comes after you are running solo anyway. Roehl really has their system down, and will assign you to a special dispatcher at first to help you get the training wheels off and start running like a professional. I like their system, it is fast paced, but they will also make sure you are ready before they put you out there.

Dispatcher:

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.
JakeBreak's Comment
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Hey Infidel, sorry about the references to Swift - I was totally confused when I jumped in here. The Original Poster inquired about Swift, and I got you confused with them.

I remember who you are now, thanks for reminding me about that previous post about your experience with a bad trainer. I think if you can just get past that indentured idea, or fear, you will be fine at Roehl. They have some really great training, but it is shorter than many folks prefer. I happen to be of the opinion that your best training comes after you are running solo anyway. Roehl really has their system down, and will assign you to a special dispatcher at first to help you get the training wheels off and start running like a professional. I like their system, it is fast paced, but they will also make sure you are ready before they put you out there.

I would like to add as someone who has signed their contract that if you are even moderately good at knowing how to work the system out here you will be fine. I normally clear around 2300 miles a week and I really enjoy working for them. They do a really good job at getting me home when I want to go and the pay is always spot on. The main thing that trucking truth doesn't teach is the need to be an independent person everything else I learned from this website and community and I would say I'm succeeding at my new career. That all being said yes there are some rough patches like truck breakdowns and spending 20 hrs at a receiver waiting to be unloaded but all in all its a great company very straight forward and I'm glad I made the choice to be here

Dispatcher:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Infidel's Comment
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Hey Infidel, sorry about the references to Swift - I was totally confused when I jumped in here. The Original Poster inquired about Swift, and I got you confused with them.

I remember who you are now, thanks for reminding me about that previous post about your experience with a bad trainer. I think if you can just get past that indentured idea, or fear, you will be fine at Roehl. They have some really great training, but it is shorter than many folks prefer. I happen to be of the opinion that your best training comes after you are running solo anyway. Roehl really has their system down, and will assign you to a special dispatcher at first to help you get the training wheels off and start running like a professional. I like their system, it is fast paced, but they will also make sure you are ready before they put you out there.

Yeah I feel bad. I totally hijacked it. I was one who wanted more training time with the trainer. After that experience my feeling on that have changed to say the least. So the 2 weeks with a trainer feels good to me. But the training wheel dispatcher ( lol ) sounds like a good to me as well. I didn't know that. In my first 2 days trucking I was made to run my clock out. I was a bit surprised at the pace. Hell I was driving up and down mountain passes in Montana in my first 3 hours. And yeah getting yelled at for not getting it right.

Thanks again!

Dispatcher:

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.
Infidel's Comment
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Hey Infidel, sorry about the references to Swift - I was totally confused when I jumped in here. The Original Poster inquired about Swift, and I got you confused with them.

I remember who you are now, thanks for reminding me about that previous post about your experience with a bad trainer. I think if you can just get past that indentured idea, or fear, you will be fine at Roehl. They have some really great training, but it is shorter than many folks prefer. I happen to be of the opinion that your best training comes after you are running solo anyway. Roehl really has their system down, and will assign you to a special dispatcher at first to help you get the training wheels off and start running like a professional. I like their system, it is fast paced, but they will also make sure you are ready before they put you out there.

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I would like to add as someone who has signed their contract that if you are even moderately good at knowing how to work the system out here you will be fine. I normally clear around 2300 miles a week and I really enjoy working for them. They do a really good job at getting me home when I want to go and the pay is always spot on. The main thing that trucking truth doesn't teach is the need to be an independent person everything else I learned from this website and community and I would say I'm succeeding at my new career. That all being said yes there are some rough patches like truck breakdowns and spending 20 hrs at a receiver waiting to be unloaded but all in all its a great company very straight forward and I'm glad I made the choice to be here

Another fellow yenzer? This game is killing me...

Thanks for the feed back. Being that the contract was a miles based thing versus a time of employment thing did give me some pause. 'What if Im not getting miles?'. Seems like you feel me on that concern. But its working out well for you. Overall sounds pretty good.

Dispatcher:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Joe W. ( aka hharleywood)'s Comment
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Hharleywood, I got confused in here and actually thought Infidel had started this thread - My bad! Part of the information I gave him was intended for you. Rather than re-do it all, just take a look at what I stated above, and if you find anything useful, then I'm glad to have offered it!

It's all good here. Thread got hijacked but I think my answer is still here, just gotta sift through the negativity. I already know as a brand new driver I will have e to make a commitment to someone. I am ok with that and also understand why.

Infidel's Comment
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Hharleywood, I got confused in here and actually thought Infidel had started this thread - My bad! Part of the information I gave him was intended for you. Rather than re-do it all, just take a look at what I stated above, and if you find anything useful, then I'm glad to have offered it!

double-quotes-end.png

It's all good here. Thread got hijacked but I think my answer is still here, just gotta sift through the negativity. I already know as a brand new driver I will have e to make a commitment to someone. I am ok with that and also understand why.

Me too. Im as committed to any company as they are committed to me.

djwaglmuffin's Comment
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I also came here looking for information on Roehl.

What's happening?!

Also, I know about the 75Kmile contract. Is that really so bad? I talk to them tomorrow; if I learn anything interesting about them or anything that separates them from the other major carriers, I'll be sure to post it. Also, I know they start veterans out at a higher cpm than other new drivers. That's a plus, right?

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Joe W. ( aka hharleywood)'s Comment
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double-quotes-start.png

Hey Infidel, sorry about the references to Swift - I was totally confused when I jumped in here. The Original Poster inquired about Swift, and I got you confused with them.

I remember who you are now, thanks for reminding me about that previous post about your experience with a bad trainer. I think if you can just get past that indentured idea, or fear, you will be fine at Roehl. They have some really great training, but it is shorter than many folks prefer. I happen to be of the opinion that your best training comes after you are running solo anyway. Roehl really has their system down, and will assign you to a special dispatcher at first to help you get the training wheels off and start running like a professional. I like their system, it is fast paced, but they will also make sure you are ready before they put you out there.

double-quotes-end.png

Yeah I feel bad. I totally hijacked it. I was one who wanted more training time with the trainer. After that experience my feeling on that have changed to say the least. So the 2 weeks with a trainer feels good to me. But the training wheel dispatcher ( lol ) sounds like a good to me as well. I didn't know that. In my first 2 days trucking I was made to run my clock out. I was a bit surprised at the pace. Hell I was driving up and down mountain passes in Montana in my first 3 hours. And yeah getting yelled at for not getting it right.

Thanks again!

Dont worry about hijacking the thread. It's good to hear from ****ed off people. Makes the world feel right. Not everyone can be happy all the time. I joined this community for the hard hitting facts, not for sugarcoated b.s. I guess the real question here was who has the best training. I have time to do my homework, which is a good thing. I'll keep looking into it. Who knows, I may find something and not go with either of them

Dispatcher:

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.
Joe W. ( aka hharleywood)'s Comment
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I also came here looking for information on Roehl.

What's happening?!

Also, I know about the 75Kmile contract. Is that really so bad? I talk to them tomorrow; if I learn anything interesting about them or anything that separates them from the other major carriers, I'll be sure to post it. Also, I know they start veterans out at a higher cpm than other new drivers. That's a plus, right?

Yes, please post and let me know what they say. I really do like what I see on their website. However the website says 120k miles, so 75k is even better

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

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