My Journey Starts Tomorrow!!!!!

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Lunchbox's Comment
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Starting my Training for Roehl TOMORROW!!!! I am sooo excited as well as anxious (the true meaning of anxious btw). I will be sure to document everything when I get Home at night (the training terminal is about 34 miles from my house) and hopefully get some good feedback from the guys and gals here. As of Friday I was the only student signed up at the Dallas Terminal for training which can Definitely be a double edged sword. I won't have anyone else there to make mistakes I can learn from. It will all be on me. I should get PLENTY of time behind the wheel and be able to get things down before the driving test. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE HERE for all of your wisdom, questions, answers and banter as you have been an integral part in helping me do the research, learn a lot of the Theory (High Road Training Program) and the overall commitment needed to not only survive in this industry but to Thrive in it. I look forward to being able to help provide insight to others as well once I get rolling.

Again, Thank you Bret for creating this site. It is a beacon of light in a sea of darkness (the ONLY site that is 99% positive or constructive information in regards to researching companies, helping others to know what they are getting into, and what to expect in trucking.) Because of the WONDERFUL and INSIGHTFUL people here I am confident that this is a life-style that I am ready to start living and can be a part of.


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.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Knock it out of the park Lunchbox. You have the right attitude!


Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Lunchbox!

Are you going to be running their Texas regional job? What division are you wanting to get into?

I remember a driver in here a few years back who did Flat-bed for them, but it was mostly a Texas position - he really liked it.


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.

Lunchbox's Comment
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Starting out Dry Van National for a bit to get acclimated to the lifestyle but I am VERY interested in their Flatbed division. From what my trainer told me today it won't be hard to make the switch when I am ready.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Sounds good! Hang in there.

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