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Bryan Q.'s Comment
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I've been reading around and I heard that roehl pays you during schooling and training? I have a car bill and insurance to pay ( big ups to still living with parents). Is it true that they pay you during school and training?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Yes I went to their training facility in Appleton Wi last year but was sent home on day one for failing their company agility test. They seem like a good company I was really disappointed they even paid me for the not even half day I was there. I was driving home around noon Monday and Tuesday in the mail I had a check. Had I made it past the agility test I would have been paid $500 per week for training. Plus they cover breakfast and lunch Monday- Saturday so your expenses are minimal.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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What is the agility test ?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Agility tests are bend over..stretch..lift a certain amount of weight...climb a few rungs of a ladder. Movement's you do during the job.

As for paid training, many of the company sponsored programs have it. Not just Roehl.

Check these out....

Paid CDL Training Programs

Trucking Company Reviews

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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Hey rainy D. :)

I know of some of the company paid training. Which they send you to school and then train you.

I've been told that roehl and I think prime? Pays you while you are tending the school and training.

I talked to swift and they said they only pay you after you completed school.

I was just wondering if I'll get paid during the schooling that way I can still take care of some bills and not wait 21 days

40 Ton Land Captain's Comment
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Yes I went to their training facility in Appleton Wi last year but was sent home on day one for failing their company agility test. They seem like a good company I was really disappointed they even paid me for the not even half day I was there. I was driving home around noon Monday and Tuesday in the mail I had a check. Had I made it past the agility test I would have been paid $500 per week for training. Plus they cover breakfast and lunch Monday- Saturday so your expenses are minimal.

Details on the Roehl agility test, please.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Roehl test you on various activities similar to what you will do on a daily basis. Lift tarps, pull on hood to open, bend over to inspect trailer, get up onto or on trailer. After each exercise your heart rate is measured and must be within a certain range to pass. For mOst people it's no problem. If you are extremely out of shape, you may fail. Good luck. It's been 2-1/2 years since I took the test, but I don't think it's changed all that much

Joseph D.'s Comment
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It's very important to note theat if you are accepted and go through their training program they will require you to sign a contract. If you get your CDL through their training process I believe you owe them 125,00 practical miles (this number could be wrong but I know it's in the ball park). If you are hired by them already having your CDL you owe them 75,000 miles. Failure to finish the contract will cost you upwards for $5000. They are a great company though drove with them for a year. Make sure you know what you're getting yourself into before making any decisions.

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.
millionmiler24's Comment
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Agility tests are bend over..stretch..lift a certain amount of weight...climb a few rungs of a ladder. Movement's you do during the job.

As for paid training, many of the company sponsored programs have it. Not just Roehl.

Check these out....

Paid CDL Training Programs

Trucking Company Reviews

Hey Rainy, for CRST, they will have you get under a trailer check the kingpin connection and come out the other side, then they will have you climb in and out of the truck utilizing 3 points of contact, then they will have you open and close the hood, then they will have you climb up and down from the catwalk utilizing 3 points of contact and they will finally have you climb into and out of the trailer while utilizing 3 points of contact. That is their 5 step agility test. I passed that yesterday with no issues (not bad for an old man like me rofl-3.gifrofl-1.gif )

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

millionmiler24's Comment
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It seemed easy enough. For their agility test, they DO NOT measure your heartrate. They just see whether or not you can do those things.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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