Question To Recent Roehl CDL Graduates

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JT's Comment
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I am very interested in going to Roehl. I have spoken with a recruiter just to get some questions answered. I was told that transportation to the training facility is my responsibility. I live in Louisiana and was told I would have to train in Wisconsin. I am willing to foot the bill to fly or drive up there but I know that the vast majority of companies pay for the transportation to the facility. It just struck me as odd that Roehl doesn't. I could have swore I heard or saw that they do. Also, I thought they had a school in Texas. The recruiter said they didn't. Just looking for clarification. Thanks in advance.

Jeramy H.'s Comment
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They told me the same thing, that transportation to training was my responsibility. If I remember correctly it was because I was not in their "prime hiring area". They were going to pay me $.02 a mile less because of that as well. I have heard that Roehl can have a hard time getting you home if you do not live in their prime route areas, so all of these reasons combined made me pass on Roehl.

Shame, it appears they are a real class act, I just unfortunately do not live in the correct area.

Just my experience, I'm curious to hear if anyone else has experienced the same.

Jeffry T.'s Comment
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I can not say with any amount of certainty if it is still this way. When I got my cdl through their school in Wisconsin I was also responsible for my transportation to and from that location. However after successfully completing the program we were given our comdata cards that had x amount of dollars deposited on it they said was mileage pay for our travel.

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.
Tim F.'s Comment
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I can not say with any amount of certainty if it is still this way. When I got my cdl through their school in Wisconsin I was also responsible for my transportation to and from that location. However after successfully completing the program we were given our comdata cards that had x amount of dollars deposited on it they said was mileage pay for our travel.

That’s what they did for me. It’s mileafe times the com tour starting at.

Also, it Roehl doesn’t think they can get you home, they probably won’t hire you. It’s called the hiring area.

JT ...you say you talked to a recruiter. Have you applied yet? Applying and being approved doesn’t mean you start next week. When I applied to Roehl and was accepted into the program....I had to wait 1-2 months due to medical. Remember Roehl kept a spot open for me once I got it straight.

Good luck

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.
Army 's Comment
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I spoke with one of there recruiters and I won't be offered a job, because I won't be living in a area they can get me home with any certainty. Many other choices tho... Keep trucking on...lol

JT's Comment
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Thanks everyone for the info. That helps me in the decision making process.

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