Any Recommendations On Roehl?

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Randall G.'s Comment
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Just as I was on the way to take my Dot physical and drug test I received a call from a trucking outfit 3 hours north of me and they offered me a better deal. Starting .43 cent a mile,flatbed, my daughter can get on as soon as my 3 weeks training is over and she won't have to wait 90 days or six months. Out 14 home 2 days. So instead of going way way north for training I contacted a school an hour away and they said they would work around my schedule so I can still work here 2 or 3 days a week and do school the other days and on Saturdays. So that opened up the door for me to do it here and also be able to complete my move into my other home before leaving. Thanks for sharing all those links. Will keep you guys and ladies postes.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Good luck Randall.

PJ's Comment
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Congrats, and don’t be a stranger!!!

Dave Reid's Comment
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Roehl is a first-rate operation in every way. Many home time options and many regional options, if that is a concern.

Extremely safety conscious. Roehl spelled out is Rolls Over Every Hill Last.

Their road training time is very short - only suitable for very quick learners and best paired with their Get Your CDL program.

I recentlyngot my cdl permit herein south Alabama and been researching the best companies to go on board to train with or get cdl on my own and go out. Roehl has been recruiting me hard. Anyone tell me anything about their company? I also have a 12 year old daughter I want to ride along. Thanks.

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.

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.

Roehl-Lee's Comment
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Roehl now pays for the hotel and food bit not sure about the transportation. Maybe you could find that out.

Randall- I leave Friday on a Greyhound (I paid for the ticket) to Appleton. The information I was sent on Monday from Sara , my recruiter, says that I get a room and hotel hot breakfast, and they provide lunch. Dinner and weekend meals are on me.

I do wonder however if there might be a bit of recruiter discretion in extreme situations? can't hurt to ask.. Lee

Aubrey M.'s Comment
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I'm in phase two training right now. I like the program but the paid from when you start is a misnomer. You don't get your first paycheck in phase one until Thursday of week 3. And in phase 2 they again hold pay for two weeks. So plan your finances accordingly.

Breakfast at the hotel is decent and there is fruit to take with you. Lunch is a sandwich from Ebert's and gerbert's through the week. I detailed the other info on phase one training in "my journey to Roehl."

Good luck and maybe I'll see you some time at the Appleton terminal.

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.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Rainys First Year at Prime Pay

Rainy, sorry (poss stupid question) - you paid $2716 for health insurance or that's what the company covered?

I have a feeling I've been spoiled by working in healthcare for so long (with such low premiums) that I might be in for a shock when I leave the industry... But it will be SO WORTH IT. So burnt out...

Turtle's Comment
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Rainys First Year at Prime Pay

Rainy, sorry (poss stupid question) - you paid $2716 for health insurance or that's what the company covered?

I have a feeling I've been spoiled by working in healthcare for so long (with such low premiums) that I might be in for a shock when I leave the industry... But it will be SO WORTH IT. So burnt out...

While waiting for Rainy to answer I'll just point out that those are her first year totals. First year employees pay considerably more for health insurance. After that first year the premiums drop by more than half.

In my 2nd year of employment at Prime I paid $2649 total for coverage on my wife and I.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy 's Comment
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Rainys First Year at Prime Pay

Rainy, sorry (poss stupid question) - you paid $2716 for health insurance or that's what the company covered?

I have a feeling I've been spoiled by working in healthcare for so long (with such low premiums) that I might be in for a shock when I leave the industry... But it will be SO WORTH IT. So burnt out...

Yes that was for the year. It worked out to $57 per week. After i stayed a year it went down to $25 per week. So all the insurances combined come ro $50 per week now for single.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Turtle, I had no idea it would cost more the first year (and significantly more at that!) Now I KNOW I'm being spoiled by working in healthcare. Oh well, the extra cost for insurance will be WELL worth getting OUT of healthcare! smile.gif

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