BEGAN MY TRAINING AT ROEHL DAY 1 - 5 -- CONLEY, GA

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Rocket III Rider's Comment
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I talked with a friend that is a trainer at Roehl. He informed me they are down about 30 driver trainers currently.

Not good news for me .....

CHICOFILFL's Comment
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I just spoke to a recruiter today as roehl is on my 2 candidate list Vs Prime. I specifically asked about the trainer situation and she said that had been fully taken care of and they had plenty of trainers now. So that's not a good start on my trust in the company.

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I talked with a friend that is a trainer at Roehl. He informed me they are down about 30 driver trainers currently.

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Not good news for me .....

PackRat's Comment
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Well, I got my info directly from a seven year Roehl OTR trainer. You got your info from a recruiter? You be the judge....

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.

CHICOFILFL's Comment
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Hey I'm not denying. I've got a friend that's been there 8.5yrs and gave me some of the best advice in regards to the company. As far as treatment of the employees

Rocket III Rider's Comment
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Roehl is short handed on trainers, they are in the process of hiring more, however; it is a process and takes time. Their priority is to get students into the driver trainer phase as quickly as possible and at this time a little patience goes a long way. Admittedly I was getting anxious as I waited 11 days but I don't have an issue with Roehl because of it. It is just something I had to deal with because of the situation.

Got out on the road with my driver trainer on Monday, 7 May. Met up with him at a truck stop in Florence, SC. I was pretty nervous/anxious when I met him, however; he did a great job putting me at ease by understanding the situation I was in communicating that to me. He is very knowledgeable as you would expect, he is very patient, laid back and always takes the time to thoroughly explain/answer any questions I have.

When I met up with him, he was on his way to Chicopee, MA and he immediately put me in the drivers seat and off we went. After a short while my nerves started to settle down and I was feeling very comfortable. Things got exciting the following day when we crossed the GW bridge during rush hour but I made it through with no issues. I simply took my time and kept my head on a swivel....

So up to MA then down to Atlanta and then up to NC.

I am really enjoying this experience, I'm excited about learning more as we progress through this phase and can't wait until I am handed the keys to my own truck!!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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That's mighty impressive! Massachusetts, GW Bridge, Atlanta and everything in between. That's about the worst traffic conditions I think there are. There are other big cities, but they are no worse than what you've seen this past week. Good job!dancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifgood-luck.gif

Rocket III Rider's Comment
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Thank you PackRat!

Peter M.'s Comment
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Fri (Day 11)

After the pre-trip inspection we went out for a drive. We came back just before lunch and then spent the remainder of the day working on our backing skills. Feel much more confident with the alley dock.

That’s awesome

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

Rocket III Rider's Comment
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After 2 months of training, here it is!!

Rocket III Rider's Comment
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After 2 months of training, here it is!!

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