Roehl Training: Phase 3 (solo)

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Andrey's Comment
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I got news from Roehl that they have a truck for me at a terminal in GA. I will pick it up and go back home with aload, then stay in my NE region. I will be payed for miles and driving by myself, although my fleet manager for the next 6 weeks will be the same person whom I reported to during OTR training. Roehl calles it "phase 3." After that I willget a new (permanent) fleet manager and maybe even a newer truck! Life is good.

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.

OTR:

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.

Fleet Manager:

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.
PackRat's Comment
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SOLO STYLE!

Awesome!

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Turtle's Comment
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Nice!

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Andrey's Comment
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Roehl privided me with a rental from my NH to the terminal in GA. I was assigned a 2020 Cascadia with 60k miles, unfortunately an auto, but chances to get a stick were slim anyway... After a brief walk through I signed some paperwork, and was taken by an instructor for a "refresher" - a road test and backing a trailer into a rather tight hole. An hour later my FM got me a load: tomorrow morning I hook up an empty trailer, bring it to the shipper (20 miles), load and then deliver to Food Lion in PA. Hopefully they will bring me home this weekend, otherwise I don't know how to get back on a week schedule.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

Fm:

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.
John H.'s Comment
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Sweet! Congrats!

Dave W.'s Comment
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Congrats brother!

Jim W.'s Comment
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Gratz!!!! dancing.gif

Andrey's Comment
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I have heard many times that once you don't hit anything, all is good. Well, now I can add another condition - "or someone hits you." On my last delivery before heading home, I was dropping a trailer into a hole, and suddenly realized that I forgot to do my workflow. The lot was empty, I set the brakes and started scrolling down the computer. The next thing I saw was a grey truck coming right towards me. It was not a real hitting, but my headlight still cracked, and the other guy got a small dent. The cop came, it all took about an hour... Needless to say, with only 50 minutes on the clock left, I didn't make it home. The company said it was preventable, and my rate will be 1 cent less for 90 days. Quite an eventful first week, I would say!

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I have heard many times that once you don't hit anything, all is good. Well, now I can add another condition - "or someone hits you." On my last delivery before heading home, I was dropping a trailer into a hole, and suddenly realized that I forgot to do my workflow. The lot was empty, I set the brakes and started scrolling down the computer. The next thing I saw was a grey truck coming right towards me. It was not a real hitting, but my headlight still cracked, and the other guy got a small dent. The cop came, it all took about an hour... Needless to say, with only 50 minutes on the clock left, I didn't make it home. The company said it was preventable, and my rate will be 1 cent less for 90 days. Quite an eventful first week, I would say!

Why are YOU getting 'docked' (no pun intended!) when HE HIT YOU ?!?!?!

Auuughh... keep on keeping on, good sir!

~ Anne ~

PackRat's Comment
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A preventable while parked in a lot...

With a dashcam showing your side of this...

Gotta love Roehl. I would appeal that ruling of theirs.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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