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

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Rocket III Rider's Comment
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Jeramy,

I’ll be moving to the SE regional division as of Mon. They don’t get as many miles and make a little less.

I have not calculated weekly mileage however, I prob avg 490/day. Some days less, some more. The most I’ve had in a single day is about 612.

I can’t help you out with the pay questions as I’m not up to speed on that program but I need to get there. It is performance based and some of the metrics used are, on time deliveries, avg mpg, accidents, passport, TWIC , etc.

Are you going to be working out of the Fary, IN term?

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Jeramy H.'s Comment
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Thanks for the reply!

I just got off the phone with my recruiter (Sara). She said on her list she did not see that a dry van Midwest regional position was available, but she did see it on their website. She is going to double check on that for me and get back with me. I am very much in the "gathering information" stage. I am interested in that regional route as it advertises to get me home weekly.

I'm not sure what terminal that is out of. I live in Pleasant Hill, Missouri - about 30 miles South of Kansas City.

As I learn more I will be sure to post, maybe this information will be helpful to others that look at these forums.

FYI - My #1 pick for a company by a mile is Maverick. I was approved through them on June 20th, and was told there is a waiting list to get into their CDL school of 1-2 months. Maverick called me today just to be sure I'm still interested, I very much am, and excited to get started soon. They said it could still be another month. They have a flatbed Midwest regional that gets home most weekends, and starts at $.47 per mile. This waiting to get started is the only downside I see to Maverick so far. The recruiters have been awesome!

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Raymond B.'s Comment
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I'm headed to Marshfield August 27th to begin my training. Apparently Atlanta is closed down temporarily for training (CDL program anyways) Any word on how long people are waiting? I was told about a week by Sara for a Phase II trainer.

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.
Jason R. (Ruck)'s Comment
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Congrats amd thank you for posting this diary. I am considering moving i to the trucking industry also. And it just so happens that I have been looking at Roehl a lot for my training and a career. I’m not interested in a job, so i want somewhere that i can have a career. I like what I am reading from you about them. Thanks again! Be safe out there!!

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Success!! Passed the CDL test; man does that feel good!!

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.
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