Roehl And Prime

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Bran009's Comment
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Soo through all my looking and thinking I've been pretty set on Prime, even though I plan on doing multiple application. Here past few day I've been seeing Roehl ads on my browser and Facebook, so I took a look. I have to say I like the being hired from the beginning. I just have a few clarifications: Does everyone get permit before going? How do you handle getting physical? How difficult is it to get hired? Would I need any money during training?

Thanks once again!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Somehow we missed this question altogether. Any Roehl drivers have any specifics?

Also, Bran, don't choose a company based on "hired from the beginning" kind of stuff. Roehl and Prime are both awesome companies but you want to choose the one that suits you best. If you do your best in training and have a great attitude you'll be hired either way. Don't pay any attention to that.

Here is some great information for ya:

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Dave Reid's Comment
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Bran009, I would first follow Brett's advice in the prior message, but here is what I can tell you in answer to your questions:

1) Get your permit at home before you go 2) They will send you for a physical, drug test, and fitness test. 3) They are nearly as selective as Prime. 4) You will need some funds for personal expenses like doing laundry and so on. They will provide the meals most of the time. You may need to buy some meals on days you do not have classes, but I think that you will start receiving a small salary to help. The hotel has a breakfast, the company will pay for lunch (they pass a menu you can order from), and they will stop on the way back to the hotel in the afternoon and pickup dinners (they also pass a menu for dinner). At least this is the experience that I had.

Note - the Roehl recruiter will likely be completely honest with you and able to answer any specific questions/concerns you may have. Some companies mislead, misrepresent, exaggerate, and outright lie. I do not think you will find any of that at Roehl.

Soo through all my looking and thinking I've been pretty set on Prime, even though I plan on doing multiple application. Here past few day I've been seeing Roehl ads on my browser and Facebook, so I took a look. I have to say I like the being hired from the beginning. I just have a few clarifications: Does everyone get permit before going? How do you handle getting physical? How difficult is it to get hired? Would I need any money during training?

Thanks once again!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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If going to Prime, do NOT get the permit unless they tell you. MO you get rhe permit there and UT you must come with a permit.

are you still considering prime? i can amswer questions but didnt want to unload on you if you were gung ho for roehl now.

Bran009's Comment
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Thanks Dave! It was difficult finding some of the details, but I do plan on talking to recruiter when closer to time.

Rainy: I'm still interested in Prime, just trying to get all my info. I've done a lot of research on Prime and it is still most likely my top choice. I do appreciate any information. Also I've watched a lot of Junior Honduras on youtube, how accurate is he?

You all are the best!

Dave Reid's Comment
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Actually that is good advice for Roehl as well, and every other company. Best to ask the recruiter if you are planning to go to a Get Your CDL program.

Also - the way that those programs are run at Prime and Roehl are VASTLY different from one another, and one is probably better suited to you, so I suggest getting the full explanation of each (and maybe some others too). That said, in a year or so it won't have mattered :-).

If going to Prime, do NOT get the permit unless they tell you. MO you get rhe permit there and UT you must come with a permit.

are you still considering prime? i can amswer questions but didnt want to unload on you if you were gung ho for roehl now.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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