New Podcast From "The Road Home" - Why Is CDL Training Done In Such A Rush?

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MB007's Comment
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Thanks for the perspective Brett and G-Town. I'm almost 1 week away from starting my training at Roehl and was feeling a bit of regret about signing that pre-hire letter!

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Thanks for the perspective Brett and G-Town. I'm almost 1 week away from starting my training at Roehl and was feeling a bit of regret about signing that pre-hire letter!

No regrets, Roehl is a really good company. Study hard, focus and apply yourself, you'll be fine.

Good luck!

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.

Alley B.'s Comment
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I could like write for your page, This quick driver training just because they want to get an ass in the seat is so wrong on many levels.....

Hey folks, we have a brand new podcast about CDL training and it's called "Why Is CDL Training Done In Such A Rush?"

Why Is CDL Training Done In Such A Rush?

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Truck driver training has always been done as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Unfortunately this often makes for inadequate training and a frustrating, exhausting experience for new drivers. So why is it done this way? We'll take a look at how training is done, why it's this way, and what you can expect as a new driver.

Enjoy!

Why Is CDL Training Done In Such A Rush?

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.
Alley B.'s Comment
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Let me tell you this, after 20 years of driving, put a long trailer on your pick up and practice turns while looking in your right mirror to make sure you are going to clear the pole. But Semis and trailers correct a lot slower in such circumstances. but if you can master your practice, you can do anything you can put your mind to with patience.

Thanks for the heads up on training. Are there any simulator programs, games, we can use to practice backing, unhooking trailers, etc? Maybe even something we can do with a real car?

G-Town's Comment
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Alley B wrote:

I could like write for your page, This quick driver training just because they want to get an ass in the seat is so wrong on many levels.....

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Hey folks, we have a brand new podcast about CDL training and it's called "Why Is CDL Training Done In Such A Rush?"

Why Is CDL Training Done In Such A Rush?

0138688001486137322.png

Truck driver training has always been done as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Unfortunately this often makes for inadequate training and a frustrating, exhausting experience for new drivers. So why is it done this way? We'll take a look at how training is done, why it's this way, and what you can expect as a new driver.

Enjoy!

Why Is CDL Training Done In Such A Rush?

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You could, and you just did,...like write for "this page". Interesting first post, completely void of substance. Alley whenever someone "throws-down" like you just did, without text supporting your opinion, it's just a "shot" and not helpful to anyone. Our goal and approach is to help guide prospective drivers, student drivers and first year drivers as they work their way into this career. Please keep that in mind when you post and reply. Thank you.

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.
Alley B.'s Comment
member avatar

Hey folks, we have a brand new podcast about CDL training and it's called "Why Is CDL Training Done In Such A Rush?"

Why Is CDL Training Done In Such A Rush?

0138688001486137322.png

Truck driver training has always been done as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Unfortunately this often makes for inadequate training and a frustrating, exhausting experience for new drivers. So why is it done this way? We'll take a look at how training is done, why it's this way, and what you can expect as a new driver.

Enjoy!

Why Is CDL Training Done In Such A Rush?

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.
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