Any Recommendations On Roehl?

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Mini Me's Comment
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Thank you Old School. I truly appreciate it.

I was taught a long time ago that respect is earned not given and that hard work will take me where i want to go in life. I live by that and have raised my kids on the same notion.

PJ's Comment
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Brandon is the ultimate terminal rat and I agree he provided some first hand knowledge of the definition. He will never be happy. I would be willing to bet if you gave him a million dollars in gold bars he would complain it was too heavy to carry. However I do see some value in all his BS. It proves what we always say about these types of folks. ANYONE with a lick of sense can see through his arguments. I just love the way he defended his belief Roehl is terrible from his brief conversation with one driver, who by his own statement was having a bad day with a breakdown. I just wonder if he applies this type of logic to the rest of his life.... I also doubt he has worked for any small fleets based on his comments. I have and it is a different world completely. You are on your own and always worried if your check will clear the bank. He says other companies have slow trucks. I've got a newsflash for him, I work for a mega and I pass Ozark trucks on a regular basis, and I run the speed limit.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I have and it is a different world completely. You are are your own and always worried if your check will clear the bank

My father was a mechanic for small places before moving to a large company and had a few checks that didnt clear. He also worked for a mom and pop repair shop and saw how small companies will let fix anything that isnt 100% necessary. They even had 1 trucks who's brakes where so bad they would not let him drive it out he had to have it towed.

Randall G.'s Comment
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I been really really busy today working on my new home I'm planning to move into next 30 days. I have not gotten past page 4 yet with the reading, but once I fire up that grill and continue reading I'm gonna respond. I certainly didn't mean to **** someone off. Again, been self employed years,so I too take alot of information based on my experiences dealing with employees. Can't wait to finish reading this. Be in touch.

PackRat's Comment
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You did nothing wrong. Some trash blew in, but hopefully has been cleaned up.

Randall G.'s Comment
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First of all this menu button is in a horrible spot because I have done this **** twice now and hit it instead of submit. Really tired right now. I will re type my response at 5 am in morning over coffee and not when I'm trying to stay awake from working today. But I assure you all will want to tune in. Be safe on the roads my friends. GOD Bless.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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.

Tractor Man's Comment
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If you hit the menu button by mistake....all is not lost. Scroll down and hit the red x and pick up where you left off. I constantl hit it myself when scrolling on my phone. I feel your pain. I used to retype everything too. The x is your friend

Randall G.'s Comment
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Thanks for that red x info. As for as all the negative reviews I look at it this way. I have employed many people over 28 years and some lasted 7 to 10 years left and came back. Those guys were my best guys. They were taught my standards and they knew I expected it done professionally. We rarely ever had any issues as we had weekly morning meetings and I asked for everyones input just for feedback. That being said I also had just laborers who didn't ever get motivated, try to improve,complained about everyrhing,and wanted to cut corners,so they weren't even there for anything But a check. Of course they gave me bad reviews because I didn't advance them up to crew leaders or foreman and of course half the time they were no shows. You have to assert yourself first and show me something. But it's amazing that my 3 best men are living back here now and always call to see if I need extra help and always willing to help out. So when I look at reviews I use my personal experiences as well. You can't bounce from one job to the next and next and expect to move up. You have to start low and work up. From what I'm gathering here is that someone probably isn't asserting himself to do a better job. I have no problem with working to achieve my goals and I as a single father have to bust ass. Nobody has given me anything and I've earned what I have. Roeh may turn out not to be where I want to stay in the end,but I am hearing that it's a great place to start and assert yourself and you will move up. Thanks to all of you. Be safe out there friends.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Randall...it is also VERY important to stay a full year at your first company. for many reasons and im sure someone will post a link.

But it shows commitment, and the company who trained you will go easier on you when you mess up...and you will mess up no matter how hard you try. It is part of the learning process.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Here's a good link for what Rainy just said:

Episode 4: Why Stick With Your First Company One Full Year?

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