Question About Roehl?

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Ryne T.'s Comment
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I am looking into upgrading my class b for class a. Debating between company training or school still. Roehl has the home program that states: HOMETime Plus Fleet: 14 days out, 7 home; or 7 out, 7 home; or 7 out, 4 home, 7 out, 3 home

Question is do u have to work a certain mount of time to get that kind of schedule? Like 7 on 7 off. And are they mostly Midwest and east coast? I’m from Vegas

Old School's Comment
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Hello Ryne!

The way you get on that schedule is to live in a location where it is available. It's not based on seniority, but location. Ask a recruiter if they have anything like that available to you in Las Vegas. I honestly don't know.

Remember when you are working 7 on 7 off that you will be slip-seating. That just means that you will park the truck at a terminal or drop yard and someone else will be driving it while you are on home time. It is an ideal job for someone who doesn't need to maximize their income from trucking. It is basically a part time job because you will really only be working six months out of the year at that schedule.

I guess what I am trying to make sure you understand is that you will be making less money on that type schedule.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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It is basically a part time job because you will really only be working six months out of the year at that schedule.

This is really important. We had a forum member who was really upset bashing Roehl staing he only made $35k that year. Uh..yeah you only worked half the year. That is why. He could have made $70k.

Ryne T.'s Comment
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Ok will try and contact them soon. Oh ok I understand that. Well my goal is get my cdl get some experience so I can get a local job eventually. I’m ok with slip seating lol I drove for greyhound so always driving different buses. Lol. I’m still looking into other companies or schools. I would just rather have something that’s not gonna keep me out 3 weeks at a time if I can help it. But understand I will have to do what I have to do to get the experience. Damn that sucks for him he should of talked to them about that. Thanks for the replies and merry Christmas.

Hello Ryne!

The way you get on that schedule is to live in a location where it is available. It's not based on seniority, but location. Ask a recruiter if they have anything like that available to you in Las Vegas. I honestly don't know.

Remember when you are working 7 on 7 off that you will be slip-seating. That just means that you will park the truck at a terminal or drop yard and someone else will be driving it while you are on home time. It is an ideal job for someone who doesn't need to maximize their income from trucking. It is basically a part time job because you will really only be working six months out of the year at that schedule.

I guess what I am trying to make sure you understand is that you will be making less money on that type schedule.

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.

Brandon Kitts's Comment
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In Las Vegas your only option is more than likely National Flatbed. Our flatbed and curtainside are the only fleets that go that far west.

Ryne T.'s Comment
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Ah i see so I would more then likely be driving that way mostly?

In Las Vegas your only option is more than likely National Flatbed. Our flatbed and curtainside are the only fleets that go that far west.

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