CDL Training At Roehl. Live In Phoenix, But Do Not Want To Drive Flatbed. Options?

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Ross S.'s Comment
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Hey everyone. Like I said in the subject line, I live in Phoenix and am heavily favoring Roehl's CDL training program. I know that the program that is run out of Phoenix is for their flatbed fleet, however, I'd rather get my "sea legs" on the road first before attempting to wrangle all of the extras that come with pulling a flatbed.

I have scoured the forums and Roehl's website, but can't find anything on whether I'll be able to get on with either Roehl's reefer or van division out of Phoenix. Hometime doesn't matter to me as I'm more or less living out of a suitcase at a friend's house (recently ETS'd Army) and I don't have any real ties to AZ except that this is where I'm currently residing.

Thanks for the help!

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

G-Town's Comment
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Hi Ross, At some point interacting and communicating with a recruiter is in order. Although it's seems possible to run dry or reefer out of Phoenix, I think your question is best answered by a Roehl representative.

Good luck and if you are able. let us know the outcome.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Joe H.'s Comment
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Have you checked out Knight Transportation.

They have dry, refer and port divisions out of Phoenix and a training program based in Phoenix.

Brian M.'s Comment
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As stated here often why limit yourself to companies that are based out of where you live? As long as they have trucking lanes that run n that area you should be able to get quality home time.

If your heart is set on Roehl they should be able to get you home in any division I would imagine. So many times new drivers believe this is the only way to find themselves getting home and this is just not the case. Now if you where looking at a regional career this would make sense to me.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Charlie Mac's Comment
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Hi Ross, At some point interacting and communicating with a recruiter is in order. Although it's seems possible to run dry or reefer out of Phoenix, I think your question is best answered by a Roehl representative.

Good luck and if you are able. let us know the outcome.

G-Town hit the nail on the head. We could speculate all day, but a recruiter is gonna be the only one who can provide the resolute details you're looking for. Give 'm a call, they don't bite! good-luck.gif

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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