Roehl GYCDL Training

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PackRat's Comment
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That's some fantastic news! Congratulations to you!

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Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Woo hoo! Congrats to you, BigShow! dancing.gifdancing.gifdancing.gif

Cowboy's Comment
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That is Awesome!!! Congrats and welcome to Team Roehl. Look forward to meeting you sometime out on the road.

Delco Dave's Comment
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Congratulations!!!!

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BigShow3915's Comment
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Thank you everyone. It was a fast 4 weeks. I am currently back home for this week. Have to go to the dmv to get my cdl license and will then start my next phase of training with an ovr trainer hopefully by this Friday. Phase 2 is 19 days or so, then I will go to one of terminals to "test out" and then get my own truck. Ready to start making real money. I would highly recommend Roehl's GYCDL to anyone. It is a fast paced program. Its 4 weeks long but I didnt step foot in a truck until the 2nd day and had my cdl test exactly 3 weeks later. I really didnt have any issues as I pick stuff up pretty quickly. Even a few of the guys that didn't progress as fast still passed their test the first try, which I believe is because of the excellent trainers that are in the gary terminal. Thanks to all on TT for reading and commenting

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Chris M.'s Comment
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Congratulations!! Hopefully I'll see you around Gary sometime!

BigShow3915's Comment
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Same to you Chris! Finally heading out at 4am in the morning to meet up with my trainer. He's regional flatbed and lives about 90 mins from me. Ready to conquer phase 2 of training and start making some real money

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

BigShow3915's Comment
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12 days in and it's going good. Being with a regional trainer most loads are under 400 miles, so we've been doing a load a day. I'm on my 2nd solo load, which you've got to do 5 before you test out and get your own truck. I should be done with that the end of this week or the beginning of next week. I hope to test out of phase 2 by the end of next week

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

BigShow3915's Comment
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Had my first overweight load on Thursday. Picked up a preloaded trailer of drywall in Kentucky. No scale on site, drove to the nearest scale and it scaled at 82900. Took it back and had to get another load. Totally screwed up that day lol. Will be testing out on friday and then get my own truck. Have a good weekend everyone!

Brandon Kitts's Comment
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That always sucks. A few hundred you can burn off in fuel. A few thousand not so easy. Lol

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