Roehl GYCDL Journey Begins 1/25/2021

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Brian D.'s Comment
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I absolutely love this forum. TruckingTruth has helped me every step of the way up till this point, from choosing a company to preparing for my CDL-P.

A little about me and why I chose Roehl. This will be my third career. I spent a couple decades working in law enforcement and as a military contractor. I absolutely loved it, however it has changed dramatically and I am really excited I did my time when I did. Then I got into the addiction field. I moved to NY and ran a couple of addiction and MH clinics. It was a wonderful experience, however I am at a point in my life where it is time for me to do something for me. I have always been lured to the trucking industry and have had much respect for the industry.

After spending quite a bit of time researching different companies I settled on Roehl and Maverick transport. I live in a low priority area for Maverick so after waiting a couple of months for a start date I went with Roehl and start on Monday 1/25/2021 at their GA facility. I chose Roehl over Prime and many others due to company philosophy, safety orientation, and their training. So far I am loving what I am reading from those that have shared their experiences and look forward to sharing mine as well.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

SRJ's Comment
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Good luck on your journey. Thanks for your service as well. I managed to last 14 years and L.E. and it was time to get out. Left in 2016. Just started my trucking career a couple weeks ago and really enjoy it. Not far from Roehl in fact. Looking forward to reading about your journey.

Brian D.'s Comment
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Appreciate it SRJ! Thank you for your service as well. I am getting ready to head out to check in to the hotel down in GA. I checked my email and Roehl has already sent some training for me to register for. Let the fun begin! You stay safe out there.

Brian D.'s Comment
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Made it to GA. Hotel appears clean. Courteous front desk staff and It has a bed. I checked my email and it appears there are already courses for me to sign up and start from Roehl. Roommate hasn't made it in yet. Going to give it a few then head out to grab a few things from wally world (Walmart). Looking forward to the official start of training tomorrow. As for the rest of the evening, I am going to gram some dinner and take a peak at some of the courses Roehl sent to my email.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Made it to GA. Hotel appears clean. Courteous front desk staff and It has a bed. I checked my email and it appears there are already courses for me to sign up and start from Roehl. Roommate hasn't made it in yet. Going to give it a few then head out to grab a few things from wally world (Walmart). Looking forward to the official start of training tomorrow. As for the rest of the evening, I am going to gram some dinner and take a peak at some of the courses Roehl sent to my email.

I'm following, as well, Brian~~!!! Best to you, on this journey, for sure!

~ Anne ~

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PJ's Comment
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Thank you for your service Brian from one old retired flatfoot to another.

I am also a graduate, albeit 7 yesrs ago now. They run a great training program. Back in my day it was all in Marshfield. Be glad with the weather your in Ga.

I’m in Oh and this foreign white stuff I can do without, lol. I’ll be heading back south tomorrow heading to cartersville Ga. I live 2 hours from the greater ATL area these days.

Wishing you much success sir...

Brian D.'s Comment
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Thank you Anne!

PJ, thank you for your service as well. I have to say, today was only day one, however it was enough for me to know I made the right decision choosing Roehl. All of the instructors I encountered today were genuine in their desire for us all to be successful. Just a great group of instructors. Be careful in the white stuff and travel safe!

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Brian D.'s Comment
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Week 1 Day 1

Shuttle arrived at 6:30 to pick up "us" new hires from the hotel. Small group, six of us. Mostly administrative day today, except for physical limitations testing. Initial impressions; Roehl is the real deal. I choose Roehl based on their commitment to safety and also for their training. Roehl is recognized for both of these. Every instructor appeared genuine in their desire to teach/train each of us to be successful drivers. All instructors were approachable and personable. We wrapped up the first day at around 4 pm and headed back to the hotel. Day 1 online module trainings took about 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete (completed at the hotel).

Although it was the first day, I can say with certainty Roehl transport was the right decision for me. I am looking forward to continuing my training with Roehl and already see a great future with the company. Off to bed, tomorrow starts at 6:30.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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