Off To ROEHL I Go!!!

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Army 's Comment
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Congrats on the progress!!

Donna C.'s Comment
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience! Im still in the research phase but Roel is my first choice so far. Can I ask you how much money have you spent so far? Did you have a budget while doing this? I'm preparing for everything while I wait for a leg injury to heal up.

Rainy 's Comment
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Hi Donna. Here is an article I wrote about budgeting for CDL school and training.

Some company sponsored programs like Swift take pay deductions but after you stay a time, they pay you back. Others like Prime and CFI, you pay nothing upfront and are only indebted if you do not work a full year.

Good luck

Budgeting Tips for and After CDL School

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.
Chris M.'s Comment
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Hey Donna C. Yeah I had a budget, I had money saved. "It's always good to have your logs stacked for the winter" that's what my uncle always says. But all together I probably spent about $650 while I was there. That includes my plane ticket there ($250), plane ticket back ($320), food for the month ($80). They also pay you $500/week (first check will be on your 3rd week on Thursday) it may be less or more for you depending on where you're located. The training was great! If you have any more questions I'll be glad to help.

Chris M.'s Comment
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Update!!!!

So my last day of the GYCDL Program was friday 7/5/19 got home on Saturday then on Monday went to the dps to get my CDL , sent it in to Roehl and now they gave me a rental car today (7/9/19) and I'm heading to Dallas to meet with my Otr Trainer on Wednesday. Going to stay at a hotel they provided for me tonight. Got to talk with my trainer today and he seems cool. I'll keep yall posted.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PackRat's Comment
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Awesome, Chris! It’s fixing to get serious for you.smile.gifsmile.gifgood-luck.gif

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