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Hello Blessed 58! How's it going out there for you? I'm currently in the CDL course at Valdosta's Wiregrass Technical College and will graduate on 8-10-16. I enjoyed reading some of your posts. You still with Roehl? Would you go with Roehl if you had to do it all over again?

Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you!

Geo. (BerlinBandit)

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.
Neal J.'s Comment
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As a lady driver I went through 2 years researching to find what I thought to be the right company to start with but turned out to be wrong. I had several pre hire consultations and read all pre hire requirements and read the pre hire contract agreement with Roehl Transport and at no time and at in no pre hire contract does it ever say anything about. Cameras ever used within the company in certain trucks. So beware of non disclosure before signing the pre hire contract letter to drive 75,000 miles for them. Especially directed to lady drivers.

I work for Roehl, the cameras aka "event recorders" only record when an event happens, ie...hard braking or an accident. They then send ten seconds of video from before the event and 10 seconds of video after the event. This video goes to a 3rd party company for review and is passed on to Roehl IF there is some sort of issue or problem that needs to be addressed. Roehl does not maintain video from the cameras, nor does Roehl ever see any video, unless there is a clear or perceived issue with something the driver did. Company policy allows for the removal of these driver facing cameras for experienced drivers. Though they are there for you and for Roehl's protection. The only reason to be concerned with them is if you are doing something that will get you into trouble.

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.

Kimberly H.'s Comment
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I'm just starting to obtain my cdl's, any suggestions on how to remain calm as I test? Thank you

Hello Blessed 58! How's it going out there for you? I'm currently in the CDL course at Valdosta's Wiregrass Technical College and will graduate on 8-10-16. I enjoyed reading some of your posts. You still with Roehl? Would you go with Roehl if you had to do it all over again?

Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you!

Geo. (BerlinBandit)

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.
Eric S.'s Comment
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As a lady driver I went through 2 years researching to find what I thought to be the right company to start with but turned out to be wrong. I had several pre hire consultations and read all pre hire requirements and read the pre hire contract agreement with Roehl Transport and at no time and at in no pre hire contract does it ever say anything about. Cameras ever used within the company in certain trucks. So beware of non disclosure before signing the pre hire contract letter to drive 75,000 miles for them. Especially directed to lady drivers.

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I work for Roehl, the cameras aka "event recorders" only record when an event happens, ie...hard braking or an accident. They then send ten seconds of video from before the event and 10 seconds of video after the event. This video goes to a 3rd party company for review and is passed on to Roehl IF there is some sort of issue or problem that needs to be addressed. Roehl does not maintain video from the cameras, nor does Roehl ever see any video, unless there is a clear or perceived issue with something the driver did. Company policy allows for the removal of these driver facing cameras for experienced drivers. Though they are there for you and for Roehl's protection. The only reason to be concerned with them is if you are doing something that will get you into trouble.

Hey Neal, Please think about what you just said. If the camera only comes on in a event that means that if you stomp on the brakes then the camera should only record from the moment you hit the brakes. How can it send 10 seconds of video footage before you hit the brakes if is wasn't already on. Also the lady said the cameras and microphone being on was more of a issue with women than men.

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.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Eric if you read the whole thread you will see another woman with a totally different and positive perapective at the same company.

Roehl is not the only company who will.install cameras when drivers are getting a lot of critical events. If the OP who flat out states they would call her and ask about apeeding and braking too hard did so repeatedly, then it is in the companys and the publics interest to montior, evaulate and retrain the driver. what iy comes down to is that she sucked and was an unsafe driver. would you want them to not care?

the OP stated a few things that made me skeptical. "Before you sign a pre hire contract, know about non disclosures". WHAT????

that makes no sense. if it was to non disclose the camera issue, then she knew the cameras were there before she sogned. if not, then to what was she referring?

as a woman i can emphatically state there is no way a major trucking company is going to endanger their reputation by singling out women. If true, it would go viral and Rosie ODonnell and Hillary clinton would be pounding at the door.

women do not even have to prove discrimination, just the appearance of it and all hell.breaks lose.

Tbis OP was what we call a terminal rat. "i have to drive 75k mikes for them" blah blah blah. thats like 6 months. big deal. wanna leave? pay off the contract and go.

"I spoke to the very few women who were there" DUH!!! only 8% of drivers are women nationwide. if she researched two years for the perfect company and was so concerned about women, why not go to Prime that has 16% women?

she is a man hater who is pulling the "i cant succeed in this industry so im going to blame the men and company cause it must be there fault...they dont like women".

women like this ruined the USPS when i worked there. now they want to ruin trucking.

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.

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.

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

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