Nervous Lady Here.

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Denise C.'s Comment
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Hi everyone,

I Just joined the forum. my name is Denise, out of Wisconsin. I starting my career back again. been out of trucking for over 30 to 40 years but always kept my cdl just incase one day I wanted to get back into it. Now, I know things have changed since I got my cdl but I'm starting my refresher course on Monday, with Roehl. now sure about this physical capacity test that they going to have me do, not even sure what kind of score I'm going to need to pass it. But anyways I'm so nervous right now, I do remember some things about getting in the truck although, Roehl do have all Manuals which not a problem for me since I'm going to be in the refrigerated division. My question is do anyone know what the score you have to pass for Roehl physical capacity test? and yes, unfortunately, I do smoke cigarettes but not a heavy smoker. I probably smoke like maybe 1 to 3 a day or none at all. yes, that means I'm trying to quit smoking, but doing it cold turkey. I am praying that I pass this test on Monday so I can get on the road and start my training. please send me some advice.



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.
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Roehl-Lee's Comment
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Hi Denise- it looks like you're starting tomorrow. I just posted my experience with the Roehl 'machine' lol. There is a video of the machine and the basic motions. I can't tell you much more- that's what I saw, did, and overcame :-) The minimum is around 125 IIRC. I have nothing to relate those numbers to- it's measuring resistance in some fashion, and I think that is a cumulative score of all 5 outcomes- 1 on the abdominal crunch, 2 for the arm/shoulder tests left and right, and 2 for the legs/knee tests left and right. The guy who administered our tests was on his last week before leaving the position, so you won't get the experience of Big Tony giving you a simultaneously encouraging and terrifying "GO GO GO GO" to motivate you to do your best. Huge man in physique, persona, and voice. Absolute teddy bear in real life I think, but that was nerve wracking LOL. I ended up with a 195, partly because I was scared I might fail if I didn't give 110%, and partly because I was secretly hoping if I didn't fail, that I might prove myself strong enough for flatbed...but that's a different story.

My only suggestion that might be helpful- since you are apparently around my age (I'm 50 this year) if you have borne children and know that there are some lasting wish had I worn a pad. I peed a little doing the abdominal crunch and I had just emptied my bladder prior. Mortifying while it happened, but at that point there was no going back so I just went all out. Tony even looked at me at the end and said "this is my proud face' LOL. But I still wish I'd had worn a maxi pad... :-(


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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wtf.gif never heard any of this before! wow.

Roehl-Lee's Comment
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If done at the leisurely pace shown in the video it'd be a walk in the park. but the scoring mechanism requires you to put as much speed into the force you apply as you can manage...

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