Final Recap And Impressions Of Roehl And Their Get Your CDL Program

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Army 's Comment
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I will never forget when they tried to use the logical fallacy of argumentum ad populum (if everyone else believes it, it must be true), that everyone else who came before just signed the documents. Well, that's all fine and good, and that is their problem. However, you now have someone who has actually -read- what is in these documents and does not agree with the verbiage. "You never provided me with these books or information. Why would I sign this?"

I am not sure if Professor X will read this or reply to anything, but I am confused. Did I miss something along the way to prompted your unhappiness with Roehl, other than you signing a documents saying you got something you didn't and a document that they wanted to use your image etc.....? I am all for reading the documents before you sign them. Heck, I have been in the Army for 19 years, next month, but sounds like I am missing the big picture. Those documents you signed months ago correct? Maybe I should go thru and reread some posts, maybe not. Either way, best of luck.


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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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1) You are upset with Roehl for fulfilling their end of the contract you signed, while you failed to fulfill yours. You breached the contract. Your lucky they paid you anything of your last check.

2) You jumped ship before giving Roehl a chance, because you didn't know how to make money in trucking yet.

3) You didn't do what we say. Stay with your first company for at least one year.

I expect, that, within the next year you'll be asking us "How do I _________?" You are the reason for all of your success, failure and problems.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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On a positive note, reading stories like these here, has opened my eyes, since I started researching truck driving and coming here to TT. All the things NOT to do, I don't know it all, and probably never will, thats life.... I plan to go into this with an open mind, and soak up everything I can once in school, hopefully by the end of this month..... whewww , nervous a tad, sure as heck I am..... Even if I might have a little advantage over some at school, having been a diesel mechanic, and knowing what each part is, and its function ..... BUT I am always up to learning more of anything, each and everyday!

As time gets closer, I am a bit excited, and at the same time nervous. But I cannot wait to be out there learning , by doing. I plan to start with Werner, and stay with them at least 2-3 years, banking that loot, and beefing up my social 62 plan tyo be living in Asia enjoying the rest of my life there :) I hate jumping ship and starting at any new job! grrrrrr

And glad to be back here reading even more ;)


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Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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(shoving popcorn in mouth)

Diver Driver's Comment
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WOW...... so you sign a contract... don't have the integrity, balls, or honor to complete your commitments, but it's Roehl's fault. What fancy school taught you that, that's how things work in the real world. Do you really think ANY of these companies are in the market to train you for your next job ?

Prime example for what others shouldn't do.

Doug C.'s Comment
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In other words if you sign a contract man-up and abide by it!

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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After reading the professor's dissertation I can't help but Wonder how much research or just plain reading the threads on this website he actually did? There are dozens and dozens of stories about this very subject. Two things the moderators really stress on here after you get your CDL is (1) it's best to stay with your first company for a year, many reasons for this. And (2) don't fall into the leasing trap especially as as a new driver. Yet time and time again the people you think hat really grasp the advice given on this site, venture out on their own thinking they know better than people with years and even decades of experience.


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.
JJlearner's Comment
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Lol Mr. Professor X started training 4 months ago and he changed his profile to experienced driver. That tells us everything about him.

G-Town's Comment
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Lol Mr. Professor X started training 4 months ago and he changed his profile to experienced driver. That tells us everything about him.

Just noticed that. We’ll get Brett to change it to something more appropriate.


Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I wish him nothing but the best. If he applies himself, he could become all he imagines he already is.

A year in trucking can humble a person, so once he gets to the new company, he may realize where the issues lie.

Hopefully he will return with a new found perspective.

Good luck PX

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