Roehl Flatbed

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Alan E.'s Comment
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Greetings all, anyone working at Roehl flatbed? I’m looking at them, they seem to have been in business a long time. Just looking for an opinion or two. Thanks, Alan.

Chris M.'s Comment
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I'm still at Roehl Flatbed and love it. I posted my journey in the fourm. If you hot any questions let me know.

Greetings all, anyone working at Roehl flatbed? I’m looking at them, they seem to have been in business a long time. Just looking for an opinion or two. Thanks, Alan.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Alan,

Brandon Kitts drives flatbed for Roehl.

His comment history is below:

Brandon Kitts's Comment History

I'm sure when he has time, he'll chime in.

Alan E.'s Comment
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Good morning Chris, I’m really just wondering if your recruiter was fairly honest, if the training was practical, and well presented, are their trucks safe, and driver friendly, are you making 2200-2500 miles on a reasonably regular basis? Based on your posts, and the fact you are still there, I’m sure all my questions are moot, but, I thought you’d provide a little insight! Also, I believe I’d be going to Atlanta for training, did you bring your vehicle? Oh, one more, I’m 50, former gov’t guy, I don’t anticipate much trouble with the physicality of flat-bedding, what was your opinion of that part of the training? Thank you for your time. With best regards, Alan.

I'm still at Roehl Flatbed and love it. I posted my journey in the fourm. If you hot any questions let me know.

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Greetings all, anyone working at Roehl flatbed? I’m looking at them, they seem to have been in business a long time. Just looking for an opinion or two. Thanks, Alan.

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Wild-Bill's Comment
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I did the GYCDL program with Roehl late last year. I’m not flatbed, but, I can tell you The training was top notch. Once I went solo I felt like I was prepared. Everything the recruiter (and everyone else) told me was the real deal. They’re not in the business of making stuff up to get people hooked.

I was consistently averaging 2200 miles or so my first couple trips solo. I wanted more, but the recruiter had said 22-2500 miles and that was accurate. Flatbed fleets seem to get as many miles as they can handle. The last two weeks have been much better for me as the freight has increased.

Everyone I have interacted with in the office has been helpful. They really want drivers to be successful. The equipment is very good. I got into a 2019 Cascadia condo unit with 60,000 miles as my first truck assignment. It looked like it could have rolled right off the dealers lot it was so clean. I’ve had it in the shop for a couple minor issues along the way and maintenance is all about making it safe and right, no questions asked.

As for a car during training, I went to class in Marshfield and drove my car as did most of the class. But, they will do bus if that’s better for you. Your choice.

Hope that answers your questions

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.
Alan E.'s Comment
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Thank you Bill, You are a big help. Best, Alan.

I did the GYCDL program with Roehl late last year. I’m not flatbed, but, I can tell you The training was top notch. Once I went solo I felt like I was prepared. Everything the recruiter (and everyone else) told me was the real deal. They’re not in the business of making stuff up to get people hooked.

I was consistently averaging 2200 miles or so my first couple trips solo. I wanted more, but the recruiter had said 22-2500 miles and that was accurate. Flatbed fleets seem to get as many miles as they can handle. The last two weeks have been much better for me as the freight has increased.

Everyone I have interacted with in the office has been helpful. They really want drivers to be successful. The equipment is very good. I got into a 2019 Cascadia condo unit with 60,000 miles as my first truck assignment. It looked like it could have rolled right off the dealers lot it was so clean. I’ve had it in the shop for a couple minor issues along the way and maintenance is all about making it safe and right, no questions asked.

As for a car during training, I went to class in Marshfield and drove my car as did most of the class. But, they will do bus if that’s better for you. Your choice.

Hope that answers your questions

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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I don't know about Atlanta so I couldn't tell you, but Roehl does very well with training us. they take care of their trucks and everything my recruiter told me was accurate. I'm averaging around 2500-3000 miles a week but I bust my but strapping/chaining and getting my tarps on. I hit 3,056 miles last week. I didn't bring my own vehicle, I got a ride with my roommate who happened to bring his car. The training for strapping/chaining was like 1 or 2 days but you get a whole month to learn that when you go out with your trainer over the road. Hope to see you out here soon.

Over The Road:

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.

Mother Trucker's Comment
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Also with Roehl national flatbed. You will get all the miles you can handle. I’ve never gone without. Don’t hit anything, make your delivery windows on time and you won’t have any issues. The training is top notch and this is truly a company, that if you do well, you get rewarded with better loads and miles. If anyone is thinking about getting into flatbed, this is a great place. I have zero issues and zero complaints so far.

Greetings all, anyone working at Roehl flatbed? I’m looking at them, they seem to have been in business a long time. Just looking for an opinion or two. Thanks, Alan.

Alan E.'s Comment
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Thank you gentlemen, I appreciate the input. Best to you, hope to see you on the road!

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