Roehl Transport Great Lake Regional And National Flatbed Getting "Scraps"?

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Don's Comment
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For Roehl Transport's Great Lakes Regional (and also National OTR) Flatbed division, what types or product does Roehl Transport haul? I was 'warned," that Roehl's flatbed division gets the "scraps" that no other flatbed company will haul and "garbage" loads in flatbed. Maybe just opinions of disgruntled Roehl drivers?

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Old School's Comment
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Glenn, I recommend you read This Article.

In it you'll find a story of the type of driver who is ignorant enough to make the kind of claims you've been warned about. I oftentimes see Roehl flat beds in line with TMC, Maverick, Melton and all the other major players while waiting at various shippers/receivers.

It's a silly claim. A Roehl truck can move freight just as well as anyone's. Don't be fooled by the fools!

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

G-Town's Comment
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For Roehl Transport's Great Lakes Regional (and also National OTR) Flatbed division, what types or product does Roehl Transport haul? I was 'warned," that Roehl's flatbed division gets the "scraps" that no other flatbed company will haul and "garbage" loads in flatbed.

Maybe just opinions of disgruntled Roehl drivers?

Maybe? No Sir, definitely.

None of the information you have read is ever fact checked. If you do not know the source or the motivation behind it, DO NOT assume it to be fact.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah, I agree with the guys. That's total garbage.

You can generally take 90% of what you hear about trucking and throw it away. Then take the other 10%, cut it in half, and throw both halves away.

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Don's Comment
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I don't understand why it would matter if I were hauling "the scraps" if I am getting miles and the same .cpm I would hauling the Golden Egg, but I don't know anything about anything in OTR.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

icecold24k's Comment
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I don't understand why it would matter if I were hauling "the scraps" if I am getting miles and the same .cpm I would hauling the Golden Egg, but I don't know anything about anything in OTR.

Exactly right.. Same thought process I have.. Makes no difference to me whats in my trailer because my mileage rate will be there no matter what.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

G-Town's Comment
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I don't understand why it would matter if I were hauling "the scraps" if I am getting miles and the same .cpm I would hauling the Golden Egg, but I don't know anything about anything in OTR.

It doesn't matter.

We responded as such because of what seemed to be concern in your original post regarding the here-say and cyber-fiction you read.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Don's Comment
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G-town

I appreciate any responses from experienced drivers. I was just stating that for myself, "does it matter what I'm hauling if I am getting paid the same?" rather than have the attitude of the drivers who told me "Roehl gets the scraps."

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I don't understand why it would matter if I were hauling "the scraps" if I am getting miles and the same .cpm I would hauling the Golden Egg, but I don't know anything about anything in OTR.

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It doesn't matter.

We responded as such because of what seemed to be concern in your original post regarding the here-say and cyber-fiction you read.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I haul scrap all the time!!! Nearly ever other load is a scrap paper load. Recycling centers are always such a joy to navigate around.

Do you want to know what the difference I get paid whether I am hauling finished paper products, roll paper, sugar, Menards freight, or scrap is?

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!

I get my 39 cpm on ALL dispatched miles. Plus I get my 1 CPM (Safety) and 4.5 CPM (High Mileage) Quarterly Bonuses. So that is 44.5 CPM no matter what is in the box.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Don's Comment
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Old School:

In your experience, do you see Swift Flatbeds or Roehl Flatbeds OTR in the Great Lakes areas? I am looking into Swift also

Glenn, I recommend you read This Article.

In it you'll find a story of the type of driver who is ignorant enough to make the kind of claims you've been warned about. I oftentimes see Roehl flat beds in line with TMC, Maverick, Melton and all the other major players while waiting at various shippers/receivers.

It's a silly claim. A Roehl truck can move freight just as well as anyone's. Don't be fooled by the fools!

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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