Any Recommendations On Roehl?

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G-Town's Comment
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Brandon has opened up Pandora’s box...

Remember the megas became megas because they don't pay their drivers well. Swift, JB Hunt, Knight and Prime and even Werner are examples of this.

Really Brandon? Is that a fact?

Have you ever driven for Swift? Prime? Knight? JB Hunt? Werner?

Obviously not.

Glassdoor? No more reliable than the unchecked information provided by anyone willing to post it. Most of it is garbage; provided by a plethora of failed drivers venting and shirking any and all personal responsibility for their demise. No clue...

This site is called Trucking Truth. Please stick to it and share your experience, share opinions that can be supported by truth and facts, not heresay, conjecture or the consensus from the fraternal order of terminal rats.

Top performing drivers, like many of us on this forum, earn 70k and up working for the very companies you just trashed.

I celebrate my 6th anniversary with Swift next month. Please, by all means enlighten us on how they pay their drivers. How they treat their drivers? What they are really like to drive for. Enlighten us with your truth and vast experience... All ears.

That said; top performing drivers don’t unknowingly let their 70 run to zero like you just described in another thread and make light of their dispatcher’s surprise. That’s a service failure “Genius”. Your service failure. Well done!

I’ve never had one of them...maybe that’s why I am a favored driver. Performance is rewarded in this business, not ambivalence and ignorance.

Keep it real.

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.

Dispatcher:

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:

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Susan D. 's Comment
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Brandon... Please stop already with the nonsense. Your statement about how megas pay their drivers poorly is completely false, as are most of your statements..

BrandonCDLdriver's Comment
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Brandon, this nonsense of yours got approved for two reasons...

1) To show our members what kind of driver we're dealing with here.

2) To see if there's any way to help you out. I'm pretty sure you're already over the line, but I promise you some of the responses coming your way are gonna be quite different than you expected.

What did I say that was wrong?? I was honest about personally speaking with drivers for this company. What kind of driver I am?? What does that mean? I thought this was the friendliest forum out there. Sure doesn't seem like it to me. A driver giving his personal interaction with a company driver is frowned upon.

Um ok.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Have you ever successfully driven for Roehl? Umm no? Then you have no first hand knowledge. Have you ever successfully driven for all mega carriers? Again, no. You have no basis for any "facts" here:

Remember the megas became megas because they don't pay their drivers well. Swift, JB Hunt, Knight and Prime and even Werner are examples of this./blockquote>

We're absolutely nice and helpful. We also don't allow bs and want truthful information given to new and prospective drivers.

BrandonCDLdriver's Comment
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Brandon has opened up Pandora’s box...

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Remember the megas became megas because they don't pay their drivers well. Swift, JB Hunt, Knight and Prime and even Werner are examples of this.

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Really Brandon? Is that a fact?

Have you ever driven for Swift? Prime? Knight? JB Hunt? Werner?

Obviously not.

Glassdoor? No more reliable than the unchecked information provided by anyone willing to post it. Most of it is garbage; provided by a plethora of failed drivers venting and shirking any and all personal responsibility for their demise. No clue...

This site is called Trucking Truth. Please stick to it and share your experience, share opinions that can be supported by truth and facts, not heresay, conjecture or the consensus from the fraternal order of terminal rats.

Top performing drivers, like many of us on this forum, earn 70k and up working for the very companies you just trashed.

I celebrate my 6th anniversary with Swift next month. Please, by all means enlighten us on how they pay their drivers. How they treat their drivers? What they are really like to drive for. Enlighten us with your truth and vast experience... All ears.

That said; top performing drivers don’t unknowingly let their 70 run to zero like you just described in another thread and make light of their dispatcher’s surprise. That’s a service failure “Genius”. Your service failure. Well done!

I’ve never had one of them...maybe that’s why I am a favored driver. Performance is rewarded in this business, not ambivalence and ignorance.

Keep it real.

I don't consider direct information from a driver climbing out of a Roehl truck to be "heresay."

And yes, megas became big because they offer new drivers low paying jobs. That's well known. I'm keeping it very real.

https://www.thetruckersreport.com/trucking-companies-making-record-profits-arent-drivers/

They have low pay and a huge number of applicants. This keeps their profits sky high.

https://www.ccjdigital.com/carriers-revenues-profits-soar-in-2018-on-heels-of-tight-capacity-surging-rates/

Yet trucker pay is lagging, and adjusted for inflation, truckers are making 1/3 of what they did in 1980.

https://www.overdriveonline.com/trucker-pay-has-plummeted-in-the-last-30-years-analyst-stays/

The reasons are clear. These huge mega companies hiring all these greenhorns at very low pay. They aren't charging less to transport the freight so their profits are through the roof. It's supply and demand. The megas are the ones responsible for bringing huge numbers of new drivers into the trucking industry. With little or no experience they have to accept the wages they are offered which are bottom dollar. This brings average trucker salaries down by sheer volume.

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.

Dispatcher:

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

BrandonCDLdriver's Comment
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Brandon... Please stop already with the nonsense. Your statement about how megas pay their drivers poorly is completely false, as are most of your statements..

I've provided proof from 3rd party sources that trucker pay is 1/3 what it was 30 years ago, adjusted for inflation. Use logic. Do you really think that bringing in massive numbers of inexperienced drivers is going to result in wage increases??

BrandonCDLdriver's Comment
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High turnover at Swift as with all megas are a sign they aren't treating drivers well. Some turnover is normal, their level is unreal.

You've been at Swift for 6 years and making 70G? I'm in less than 2 years with Ozark and I almost made that. And I take a lot of hometime too. 14-4.

https://www.joc.com/trucking-logistics/labor/us-truck-driver-shortage-getting-worse-turnover-figures-show_20150401.html

All trucking companies have some turnover, but the fact that Swift is constantly begging for drivers shows they can't keep meat in the seat. I don't know if ya'll want the truth or candyland information. I've been a member of a much larger trucking forum for a long time and talked to many drivers. Swift is bottom of the barrel. JB Hunt is a close second with Prime on their tail. How do I know? Because I applied to all of them to see what they would offer me and have seen what they have to say on forums. It was trash pay. I told them to get lost. Swift's training is a joke. People with 3 months of experience training new drivers. Talking to old Swift and JB Hunt drivers confirms exactly what I suspected. Slow trucks, low pay and poor benefits. I don't need or want to go there to know this. I take the word of a few dozen old drivers. Like I don't have to jump off the roof of my house to know it will hurt. I'll take the advice of someone who has done it before.

There is nothing wrong with glass door. But even I'd stated that at those websites you get reviews from either favorite drivers who love the company or the ones who get treated like crap and hate it. But if the company is rated 2 out of 5 stars its usually not too good. 4 out of 5 is pretty good. And there are multiple websites where you can get reviews from actual real employees. Now you have to read as some of them are reviews of desk positions so you would ignore those as a driver.

Look you can take what I say with a grain of salt if you want but I'm working for the biggest company I'll ever work for and I've been looking at smaller companies lately. One had 5 trucks. That's what I like. Mom and pop jobs with unrestricted trucks. Not megas where you are a truck number. My first job offer was with a company with 1 truck LOL

Like I say, don't listen to me. Read reviews on websites of these companies. Make your own decision. All I'm doing is telling the OP of the personal conversation I had with a very ****ed off Roehl driver getting his truck repaired and what he said about the company. Not hearsay, his ACTUAL WORDS.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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What did I say that was wrong??

Well, almost everything.

What kind of driver I am?? What does that mean?

It means you are a know it all who thinks he has some kind of information we need. Unfortunately you are a very typical driver who doesn't really have a clue. It's plainly obvious by your biased remarks about greedy mega carriers being the cause of the industry's problems. You'll find we aren't convinced by the brainwashing you've been exposing yourself to.

I thought this was the friendliest forum out there. Sure doesn't seem like it to me.

We are definitely the friendliest out there. We tried our best with you on another thread, but being friendly does not mean we are going to let you bloviate a bunch of garbage that has no basis in reality. The large carriers are providing some of the greatest opportunities out here, especially for new drivers. We teach people how to make a great start in this career. You are dead set on teaching people about your limited perceptions about how this business works.

We're thrilled you are happy at Ozark, that's great. Your analysis of the industry is some of the same old drivel that drivers have been spouting for years. Unfortunately most of it is bogus. Try convincing somebody like me, who works for Knight making a little over 80,000 dollars a year, that their company sucks and pays their drivers way less than somebody like Ozark. That's going to be a difficult argument to make.

A driver giving his personal interaction with a company driver is frowned upon.

No it's certainly not frowned upon. We've all heard the malcontents like you spoke with. There's tens of thousands of them. Think about it. I've spoken with drivers who had nothing but venom to say about Ozark. You see, a lot depends on perspective, and right now yours is completely skewed in a way that's not acceptable here.

Every company out there has their distractors. These are the drivers who can never seem to grasp the concepts of success at this. They always blame the company. It's funny how these companies keep giving these new guys chances. The drivers blow it and then start blaming the company. It's a never ending cycle. That actually sounds pretty generous of the company to me.

In trucking you'll be required to prove yourself. Each of these big companies will give these new drivers that opportunity. What they do with it will determine their future in the industry. Many of them continue their whole career ranting about the megas. We don't suffer that nonsense.

G-Town's Comment
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Here is what Brandon thinks:

Mega carriers are reaping huge profits because new driver pay is low.

The average profit margin for the megas is 3-5% annually. Compare that to Apple, Amazon, Microsoft etc. Trucking companies are far from being considered the darlings of Wallsteet. In business a 3% profit is considered razor thin.

The average rookie pay per year across the board is 40-45k. How on earth is an entry-level driver entitiled to the same pay as a top performing driver with 2+ years of experience? The first year learning curve is steep and is the primary reason rookie pay is comparatively lower. A rookie is a risk and a liability, it’s necessary to earn better pay over time. Again Brandon it’s about performance...not entitlement.

And Brandon I asked you to tell me what you know about Swift. You somehow forgot to address that? And what about Knight? And Prime...JB Hunt? Many of our forum members are highly successful, well paid, top performing drivers for those companies. You know nothing about any of them...

I seriously doubt you’ve been in this business long enough to provide value judgements on any company.

I’m out...this Clown is wasting our time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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I did make 70g in my second year at Prime, in arguably one of the slowest trucks on the road. So tell me again how your company is so much better.

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