Off To ROEHL I Go!!!

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Chris M.'s Comment
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Sorry I haven't been on in a while been busy. Brandon Kitts - it doesn't have all 3 weeks on the check, it's just your first $500 for week 1. Rob T. - things are going great and I love it so far, as family goes I have no wife or kids so it's easy but hard on my mom. Cowboy - Good luck sir and I hope to see you on the road soon

Josh Hacker's Comment
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Chris M. Have you had anymore gallbladder issues? I had a terrible “gallbladder attack” back in November. Turns out I only had 6% function and it had to be removed. Gallstones were causing the pain. I haven’t had any issues since, but the only thing I worry about with trucking is having to go to the bathroom a lot more often now. If I eat regular, full meals, I have to go multiple times a day. That was one of the side effects the dr told me about. Just curious if you had or know anyone that has had that issue and were able to work over the road , successfully.

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Chris M.'s Comment
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Hey Josh, I haven't been back to the doctor since June and I should really go back and get it checked. But I haven't had no problems, but still gotta go. But if you can hold it for like 2 or 3 hrs you should be good. We gotta do safety checks every 150 miles which it around that. And you can take use it then. Not too bad

Mikolodbado's Comment
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Hey Josh, I haven't been back to the doctor since June and I should really go back and get it checked. But I haven't had no problems, but still gotta go. But if you can hold it for like 2 or 3 hrs you should be good. We gotta do safety checks every 150 miles which it around that. And you can take use it then. Not too bad

Chris M,

I have read all your articles from the beginning to this very last page. I just want to start my application with Roehl and want to know which of the campuses is better Marshfield or Appleton. I will be driving down since it is 5-7 hours from Indianapolis. And what challenges should i be expecting as i have never driven a truck or manual car before?

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Mikolobado ~

Hello, and welcome to Trucking Truth !

Just wanted to let you know, if you repost your question above in the 'GENERAL' discussion forum on here, you will get more replies from some of our seasoned veterans on here that drive for (or have driven for) Roehl.

The 'Diaries' area, where you posted now, doesn't get updated as often; as these guys (and gals) are oftentimes busy driving or training, and don't have as much time to 'update.'

If you are still around, which we hope you are; please repost your questions in the 'GENERAL' area, and you will get many replies!

Thanks, and hope to see you around!

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Chris M.'s Comment
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Hey Mikolobado, sorry for the late response. As far as campus goes, I don't know. I went to Marshfield and it's all Manual which is good and don't worry if you have never driven one, they will help you and if you need extra practice they will work with you. To ease your mind most people don't and do just fine. If you have any other questions, I'll try and get back to you as fast as I can.

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Hey Josh, I haven't been back to the doctor since June and I should really go back and get it checked. But I haven't had no problems, but still gotta go. But if you can hold it for like 2 or 3 hrs you should be good. We gotta do safety checks every 150 miles which it around that. And you can take use it then. Not too bad

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Chris M,

I have read all your articles from the beginning to this very last page. I just want to start my application with Roehl and want to know which of the campuses is better Marshfield or Appleton. I will be driving down since it is 5-7 hours from Indianapolis. And what challenges should i be expecting as i have never driven a truck or manual car before?

Chris M.'s Comment
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Update: it's been 10 months since I started this flatbed trucking journey. I can say I love this career choice of the hard work and long driving. Believe it or not I actually lost weight and gained muscle doing flatbed, been eating healthy and do my pushups and weights I got in the truck. I got a mini fridge with freezer, microwave, and a George Foreman grill to grill chicken and steaks. I did my first Oversize load at the beginning of this March and boy was that something else. Went from Killeen, TX to Riverside, CA (12'6" wide, 14'5" tall and can't remember the length but there was over hang lol) so far so good and enjoying it. Safe Travels All!

Rob T.'s Comment
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Heck yeah keep up the great work!

Old School's Comment
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Chris, it's great seeing this update! I'm awfully proud to see all these new flatbedders in here doing so well. I forget how many years I've been active here, it's got to be something like seven or more, but I was literally the only flatbed driver participating in the forum back at that time. There was a female moderator named "Starcar" back then who had done some flatbed teaming with her man, but that was it.

We've seen a lot of newbies going flatbed in the last four or five years. I'm extremely proud of you guys - I know the challenges you face. It takes a strong work ethic to be a successful trucker, and a flatbedder has to dial it up another notch or two.

Kudos to you! I tip my hat to your success! May you enjoy it for many more years to come!

Chris M.'s Comment
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Well on 06/10/20 I reached my 1st year as a flatbed truck driver with Roehl and man what a ride it has been, and loving every minute of it. First few months was rough, scary, and stressful to be on my own with an 80k pound truck (haha). but over time I found my groove and stress has been way down and I've grown more confident in driving this big rig. Not a bad confident but a good one where I always respect the road and conditions on it and always driving safe and being alert. Just about done with my contract and might be looking to go flatbed local soon. Been to almost every state in the lower 48 besides Maine and for some reason Wyoming lol. I just miss home too much and being out for almost 2 months at a time and only home for 5 or 6 days is starting to get old, but I'm afraid when I go local I'm going to miss the open road lol, but we shall see. Hope everyone is doing well and being safe, take care ladies and gentlemen!

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