Roehl Or CFI?

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Fuzz's Comment
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So I need to upgrade my class B to a class A and both Roehl and CFI have offered to accept me into their schools. CFI will be OTR for 2-3 weeks out and Roehl has regional runs available being home on the weekends. Also Roehl pays you during training. The big question that I have, Is Roehl worth it? I’ve seen some bad reviews of them and I am hesitant to go with them. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!


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.


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.

PJ's Comment
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Welcome. Both companies are top notch. I started at Roehl 7 years ago. I have nothing but good things to say of my experiences with them. Several other members got their start there also.

Pick the one that fits your needs the best.

Verminator's Comment
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I am on my last week of Roehl’s GYCDL program in Gary, IN.

My experience has been overwhelming positive.

I am very glad I chose to come to Roehl.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Great news!!! What I have been learning is that it has to do with attitude. We have seen students go to Roehl who complained about everything!!! We knew right away they would fail at trucking. Others who are flexible and adapt do great.

It is usually more about the person than the company. Good luck

Fuzz's Comment
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Thank you for helping me make that final decision! I know the only time people Go out of their way to put reviews online are when they are negative. So I wanted some real world people to chime in. Thank you!

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Your attitude will determine your success in this business. I have been more than happy with CFI. You will be paid while out with your trainer and they cover all other costs, transportation, room and food during school.

You can't go wrong with either company. Although I might be a LITTLE biased towards CFI.

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