Roehl Driver Training From Start To End.....

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Wine Taster's Comment
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Wow, it has been a while since I have posted. I have been turning and burning. I made the switch to curtianside trailers and I must say, I like it much better. If I never have to touch a tarp again it will be way too soon. You guys that like tarping (ummm old school) are complete lunatics. ROFL!

Andy C.'s Comment
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Wine Taster.

You really found way to get me excited and nervous lol still a week and a half to go before CDL test, thank you for making me feel like i am not alone in my mis shifts and backing troubles lol awesome to hear you stories of training, so much to be nervous about, your definitely helping me on my way through Roehl's training. I do wish tho, i would have rolled the dice and gotten the Marshfield school. sounds like the teachers really helped you out. I think the problem with a contract at a school is that they are very used to a ten week program and cramming it into three weeks tends to force them to push harder and neglect other things. Still haven't talked about H.o.S. or loading, and all the fun things you touched on early in your training. Sounds like you are adjusting very well to the new living pattern, and sounds like the trainers are excellent, so a HUGE thank you WT... Best of luck and perhaps we will run into each other out there :)

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.
AJ D.'s Comment
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Where has the WineTaster been?

I'm interested to know if life at Roehl is still smooth. :)

Andy C.'s Comment
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Well, i don't know about wine taster, but it's been a fun two weeks for me ha. A change in management i guess, but the work is flowing nicely.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Lightside N.'s Comment
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Hey I will be starting Roehl Flatbed training later this month in Phoenix. Looking forward to it but wondering what the pay is like or what the trucks (silver) include? Looking forward to it.

Lats's Comment
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I start with Roehl Transport on September 28th. For some reason I haven't been able to stop thinking of driving a semi for the past 5 years. I finally pulled the trigger and decided to take the leap into this new lifestyle. I'm both nervous and excited to begin this journey. I have kids at home and a loving family I'm doing this for. I've heard some opposition about leaving them but I say I'm not doing this to them. I'm doing this for them. Anyway, anyone else starting with Roehl soon? It's going to be a long trip from Missouri and to think how life changing this is going to be...well...it is my time to hammer down and make this dream a reality.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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My local Craigslist posting for them: Arizona;

Get Paid While You Get Your CDL

Looking to become a professional truck driver? Join Roehl and you'll be paid $500 a week as you get your CDL. You'll earn while you learn in our four-week CDL training program, located at our terminal in Phoenix. Once you have your CDL, you'll continue getting paid on the job training with a Certified Driver Trainer (between 2-3 weeks). From there, Roehl drivers with only nine months on the job are making $50,000 or more a year.

Join our team and grow with us!

Please visit us online at http://www.roehl.jobs/jobs/roehl-transport-truck-driver-job/4229?utm_source=craigslist-manual-gycdl-ad&utm_medium=jobboard&utm_campaign=pcz

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.

tripletdad's Comment
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Great read.

Airborne's Comment
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WT, this has been a great read and very informative. I'm also looking to go into flatbed once I get my CDL and you've explained quite a bit. I hope you coninue on with your journey and hope the best for you!!!!

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.
Eric H.'s Comment
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WT,

I kind of stumbled on your story after I've begun the process of getting my DOT Card and heading to my court house in the next week or 2 to get my CLP. I've had my CLP before, but you're right. The program they offer on here has given me more confidence on taking the tests. Also, this is the first thread I've found that the person has went through Roehl and did a play by play of the training they received. This was a great read as well and I am nervously confident once I get in a truck I'll be okay. Although backing and making sure to keep the trailer in the lane with me still makes me a bit nervous. So, I want to say thank you for this thread. It really inspired me and made me feel.like everything is gonna be ok and to just breathe. Anyway, although I'm going to van hopefully we will see each other out there on the road one day.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

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