Starting CDL Training With Roehl

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Jarod H.'s Comment
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Hey everyone! Making the trip up to Marshfield to begin my CDL training with Roehl on March 11. Looking forward to getting going and talking with some folks here. Any input and advice is always welcome, I’m all about learning and working to perfect my craft.

Any recommendations as to what to expect from Roehl would be awesome! They seem solid, I’ve had some good discussions with the recruiters and I’m excited to join the company.

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.
Noob_Student's Comment
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Congrats and good luck. I just finished training with Millis so I didnt go with Rhoel but I would give the same advice if you went anywhere.

Do pretrip every chance you get while out on the range constantly going over it over and over. Also backing is the biggest hurdle or at least it was for me. Watch as much of classmates backing as you can, watch how the trailer reacts to the wheel and how that rear end moves while the tractor is kinked. Also use every chance while training to get out and look. Also take every chance to correct your trailer and truck after failed attempts. So if your not lined up, line it up yourself. If the previous student didnt line you up take the time to line it up. Hell hop right in after they honk their horn and complete the maneuver. Every little bit helps.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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