Off To ROEHL I Go!!!

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Chris M.'s Comment
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Hello everybody, I've been on here for the past couple of weeks studying the High Road CDL Training Program and it was fun. Went to go do my DOT Physical and my Urine/Hair follicle Drug tests on 5/16, They handed me my Medical Card after I was done and off I went to the DPS to take my CLP. I passed all 4 test the same day thanks to TT and the study guide (Texas has an extra test I had to take but was a breeze. "Texas Commercial Rules".) I Decided on ROEHL bc of their great training program I had been reading about on here and other places. I depart from my home town of Houston, TX to join them on the Flatbed Fleet!!! Got off the phone with my recruiter earlier today and everything is a GO. I booked my flight to Marshfield, WI on June 9th and start my Training on June 10th. I'm excited and nervous to start this new chapter and career in my life. I'm 33 with no wife but do have a girlfriend and I have no kids, so this should be a big learning experience for me.

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.

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Army 's Comment
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Congrats on your progress so far. Keep us posted on your progress. Like others have said, people don't always reply, but your posts do get read by many.

Thorpester's Comment
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Fantastic news and wish you the very best!

Hello everybody, I've been on here for the past couple of weeks studying the High Road CDL Training Program and it was fun. Went to go do my DOT Physical and my Urine/Hair follicle Drug tests on 5/16, They handed me my Medical Card after I was done and off I went to the DPS to take my CLP. I passed all 4 test the same day thanks to TT and the study guide (Texas has an extra test I had to take but was a breeze. "Texas Commercial Rules".) I Decided on ROEHL bc of their great training program I had been reading about on here and other places. I depart from my home town of Houston, TX to join them on the Flatbed Fleet!!! Got off the phone with my recruiter earlier today and everything is a GO. I booked my flight to Marshfield, WI on June 9th and start my Training on June 10th. I'm excited and nervous to start this new chapter and career in my life. I'm 33 with no wife but do have a girlfriend and I have no kids, so this should be a big learning experience for me.

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.

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Chris M.'s Comment
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Well, This sucks. So I went to my doctors to have my wellness exam a couple of weeks ago before my insurance from my old job was no good before I start with ROEHL, and my blood test came back with my liver enzymes higher than normal. Thursday I went to do an ultrasound on my stomach so they could look at my organs. Test came back and I had to see my Doctor today, and they told me everything came back fine Except my gallbladder. They found a 1.1 cm polyp (hopefully not cancerous) on it and want me to see a General Surgeon on June 3rd, and I leave for Wisconsin on June 9th to start my Training on June 10th. If they want to do surgery to remove my gallbladder that means I have to cancel my training and I dont know if they would reschedule my training or just drop me all together. but I will talk to my recruiter after I talk to my surgeon. and I just received my hard copy of my CLP today too, I'm kinda bummed out but I guess that's life. so we shall see

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Army 's Comment
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Well keep your head up. Your health is most important as you know. I don't recall why you picked that company, but there are many out there if they choose to cancel you all together. Keep us posted.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Hey man don't sweat it. Your health is the absolute most important thing. Be thankful this was found before starting driving because it'd be more difficult to get taken care of on the road. ROEHL shouldn't have a problem but if they do there are a ton of other opportunities as Army stated. If ROEHL is where you really want to be I'm sure they'd hire you after you have some experience, however I'm sure they're ok rescheduling if you explain what's going on. Most of the people who say they wouldnt reschedule have done it multiple times already and the recruiters arent going to waste their time on them anymore. Again, it shouldn't be an issue. Please keep us updated.

PackRat's Comment
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Fight to keep your gallbladder if at all possible. There are no extra, unneeded organs in the human body. Removal will affect you for the rest of your life.

Chris M.'s Comment
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Yeah, health is the most important thing and I agree PackRat, I will fight to keep my gallbladder if possible but if it turns out to be malignant, then it will have to go. But hopefully it doesn't come down to that. And If ROEHL wont work with me then I'll have to find a different company to start out with no problem. I will keep yall posted.

Craig L.'s Comment
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Yeah, health is the most important thing and I agree PackRat, I will fight to keep my gallbladder if possible but if it turns out to be malignant, then it will have to go. But hopefully it doesn't come down to that. And If ROEHL wont work with me then I'll have to find a different company to start out with no problem. I will keep yall posted.

Hey how are things going? You see the surgeon on the 3rd correct?

Doug C.'s Comment
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Sorry to hear about the bad break in your health and plans. Don't get discouraged. I hope and pray that all turns out in your favor.

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