Roehl Training

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William S.'s Comment
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hi I was wondering if anybody out there is driving for Roehl starting out as a rookie how hard is there class and driver training? I just got my cdl license and I am looking at going to Roehl they sent me there contract to read as of yet I have not signed it. I was wondering if anybody can give any info on there training and what they are requiring for someone like me starting out.

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.
ChickieMonster's Comment
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Type in "Roehl" on the search bar. There are several great diaries about their training program!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We do indeed have some drivers around here that work for Roehl. Hopefully some will chime in. In the meantime we have:

Forum conversations tagged Roehl Transport

CDL Training Diaries where new drivers have documented their experiences through training and there are some in there from Roehl.

Finally we have our Roehl Transport Company Review where you'll learn a long list of facts, figures, hiring qualifications, driving areas, and about everything you'd ever want to know.

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.
JakeBreak's Comment
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I went through roehl's phase program. If you already have a cdl you'll be in phase one. It's basically a week-long overview of company policies and driving tests. You'll spend time working on backing and they do some simulator time and teach you how they want you to shift and such. I do have a tread in the training diary section where I went over it day by day.

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.
Joseph D.'s Comment
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I came to Roehl with my cdl as well and went through their phase training program. It's a great company. I have zero complaints. Phase 1 training isn't the easiest, but you will learn so much about how to maneuver the vehicle safely. The contract is a little intimidating but fair. I'm in my 4th solo month and have driven half of the required miles. There insurance is great and very affordable. The dispatchers are very respectful and helpful. Everyone from top to bottom is on the same page. The trucks in the fleet are all relatively new. All of the trailers I have pulled (dry van) are in great shape. Safety really is the main priority you will never be forced to drive in any situation that you feel is unsafe. They do preventative maintenance on trucks and trailers to help prevent any kind of breakdowns. If you have any more specific questions about them please feel free to ask. As far as what they expect from you, as a new driver. 1. Driving the "Roehl Way" which they will teach you during training. 2. Open honest communication. 3. Possess the ability to make appointment times. If appointment times cannot be made communicating about that as soon as possible. Safety safety safety all day everyday.

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.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
PackRat's Comment
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I was hired by Team Roehl over the phone while I was at CRST. I went to orientation at the Conley, GA facility (outside Atlanta) beginning 21 March 2016 for four days. Now, I did not go through the CDL school, or the training portion. Once I completed orientation, I have not stopped running, which is one of the main reasons I chose Roehl. I'm home right now for three days off (closing on a real estate sale), but I would still be out there traveling. I already have a load waiting for my return Sunday afternoon. Every trip, I've had a load lined up for my next run prior to delivery of the first load, and there have been no load cancellations. In my two weeks of running as a rookie solo driver, I have an average of greater than 3400 miles each week. The people, equipment, and terminals are all top-notch so I would not hesitate to recommend the company to anyone thinking about a driving opportunity.

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ruminator's Comment
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I just completed their training class 2 weeks ago. (Atlanta Terminal) (already had my CDL , so not the company sponsored training)

I would have to say they were nice and relaxed there. Atmosphere was not one of those fast-paced, cram everything down your throat type of training. relaxed but not too relaxed because they have to teach alot of stuff in a short amount of time but they're not anal about it.

If you're not confident with your abilities coming out of school, they will work with you. you will get extra time if needed. it sucks when youre fellow classmates are moving on to the next phase and you're not. But hey, its better than them releasing you...in order to receive this courtesy...just make sure you are always paying attention in class, and doing studying during any "in-between time" between training courses. Pulling out your cellphone is a definite no-no during any in session class....If youre even caught looking at it in class you're "scolded" Beside that theyre cool...

All they want from you is to be on time, be attentive, put in a genuine effort and show gradual improvement with a good attitude and Roehl will hand you the "keys" to your "castle" {Truck}

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.

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Nate_K's Comment
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Came to Roehl end of December with a prior CDL.

1. Orientation is a lot of info crammed in a short amount of time. 2. On road training is important and take it as such. Don't let your trainer coddle you. Make them let you do everything yourself. You don't get a lot of time to learn on the road. 3. When you go solo they expect you to make mistakes. Be honest if you do and always communicate. 4. FM's I have had been good. No complaints. 5. A lot of great guys drive for Roehl. Take the time to get to know some of them. 6. They let you change fleets and hometime with no trouble. Huge bonus points here.

I can tell you I talk to a lot of drivers who are leaving and they all say they will come back if their local gigs don't work out.

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.

Fm:

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.
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