Roehl's GYCDL And 120,000 Miles Contract

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G-Town's Comment
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Sorry forgot to include this in my last reply:

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.
Jmart's Comment
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Glenn, I can attest to the value of a company-sponsored program. I just finished school at Crowder College through CFI. The commitment is 1 yr or $4k. Also, the instructors at Crowder will work with you into the 5th week, if needed, and you show effort. I'm not so sure private schools would do that. Plus, the company has a vested interest to see you succeed. A year really isn't that long. 120k miles is about a year, from my understanding.

G-Town's Comment
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So Glenn,...putting you on the spot here. Just gonna throw a number at you,...1%.

That's how far along you are in the High Road CDL Training Program.

Successful completion of that curriculum and investing your time reading Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving and Truck Driver's Career Guide will go a very long way to reducing your anxiety level and greatly improve you chances of success. You are suffering from Chronic flood of FUD,...fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Information will reduce this to a trickle.

"Tough Love" here dude...you may cuss at us now, but you'll thank us later.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Glenn, I understand your concern about failure. A little about me: I am the only one working in my home, my wife stays home with our 2 kids. You know what I did? I put on my big boy pants and did what it took to obtain my CDL. Sure I was thinking of the "what if". It took me over 2 years lurking this website to finally take the leap. I am very happy of my decision. I had only pulled a trailer once which I didn't even back it up (uhaul trailer pulled by my van), never shifted. I took the energy I was spending on worrying and used it to do the best i can. It's not easy, you must be 100% committed to it. If you show your trying your hardest the instructors will help you. Most of the times the people you here about failing school were looking at it as a vacation and that they could just fly through. Do exactly as the instructors tell you and you'll so well.

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.
Don's Comment
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I appreciate the encouraging words, Rob.

Glenn, I understand your concern about failure. A little about me: I am the only one working in my home, my wife stays home with our 2 kids. You know what I did? I put on my big boy pants and did what it took to obtain my CDL. Sure I was thinking of the "what if". It took me over 2 years lurking this website to finally take the leap. I am very happy of my decision. I had only pulled a trailer once which I didn't even back it up (uhaul trailer pulled by my van), never shifted. I took the energy I was spending on worrying and used it to do the best i can. It's not easy, you must be 100% committed to it. If you show your trying your hardest the instructors will help you. Most of the times the people you here about failing school were looking at it as a vacation and that they could just fly through. Do exactly as the instructors tell you and you'll so well.

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.
Don's Comment
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G-Town, I appreciate the "tough love" from you experienced drivers. Cussing you, Brett or anyone else out is the furthest thing on my mind, because I know you only have the best intentions in helping me and others.

So Glenn,...putting you on the spot here. Just gonna throw a number at you,...1%.

That's how far along you are in the High Road CDL Training Program.

Successful completion of that curriculum and investing your time reading Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving and Truck Driver's Career Guide will go a very long way to reducing your anxiety level and greatly improve you chances of success. You are suffering from Chronic flood of FUD,...fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Information will reduce this to a trickle.

"Tough Love" here dude...you may cuss at us now, but you'll thank us later.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Glenn replied:

Cussing you, Brett or anyone else out is the furthest thing on my mind, because I know you only have the best intentions in helping me and others.

I made the cussing reference somewhat "tongue-in-cheek". I appreciate the reply though.

You are absolutely correct in your above statement; we definitely have your best interest at heart, and want to help you and many others succeed.

millionmiler24's Comment
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We definitely have your best interest at heart, and want to help you and many others succeed.

Right here is why I love y'all so much and are super thankful for all the help I have received from y'all over the last year. I know I joined here in March of last year I think, however I don't remember the exact date. Hey Brett, have I hit one year on here as a member yet? I am sure you would have a record of it if I have. 😁

Big Scott's Comment
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120000 miles is about 1 year. At CFI the cost is $4000. You pay nothing after 12 months. It goes by fast. CFI pro rates your contract. Every month you work is 1/12 of your contract. So, each month you work off about $333. You don't owe them anything if you complete the year. If you team the contract is 6 months. In a nutshell, CFI sends you to one of two private schools in Missouri. That is 4 weeks and your transportation, hotel and food are provided. After school it's 4 days of orientation. You are paid $100.00 for that. Then out with a trainer for 7500 miles paid 26 CPM. Once solo you start at 33 CPM and every 30,000 miles you go up. 35, 37, 40 CPM. At 120,000 miles you will be at that 40 CPM mark. Here is a link to my pay as a rookie driver with CFI. I hope this helps.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Brett, have I hit one year on here as a member yet?

You're two weeks away. It says under your avatar next to each post how long you've been a member.

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