Roehl Training: Phase 3 (solo)

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John's Comment
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I agree 100% with Packrat. I would like to read their definition of preventable. If a meteor came out of the sky and hit your truck (and you lived to tell the story), would they consider that preventable? Because basically it is the same thing...you didn't hit anything, something hit you while you were stationary.

In the meantime, don't beat yourself up over it...keep your chin up and know you did nothing wrong. But I know how it feels, I had something similar (though not in a bigrig) happen to me.

And keep your diary going as you can...Roehl is an option I am looking at, and I am extremely interested in your posts.

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

Here is the deal. My parking brakes were set, and I was scrolling through the workflow (which would not be possible in a moving truck), but the trailer was half way in the hole. That is what they say was preventable. Anyway, I am glad that nobody was hurt, I got my two days of home time, and I logged 600 miles today, so life is good :-) As for Roehl, it is a very good company to start, but working there once the debt is paid off is probably not so good.

PackRat's Comment
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I drove there before.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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As for Roehl, it is a very good company to start, but working there once the debt is paid off is probably not so good.

Just curious; . . . . . why ?!?!

Man, that's a BUMMER about that dang jerk clipping YOU, either way you slice it. Sheesh. That almost 'negates' the option to G.O.A.L. as needed, then. What if that's what you were doing, while 1/2 way in the hole; checking your tail swing, etc ???? I still don't agree with that. Maybe that's the answer to my own question, above.

Still following, man! Wishing you the best; truck looks great, too~!! :) :)

~ Anne ~

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Andrey's Comment
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My fleet manager told me that safety department wants me to take close quarters training. In fact, it is not a training, but just another test - one has to perform several tight moves between concrete blocks and trailers. In the middle of this test an instructor told me that I touched the block with my right steer tire while backing. That was a fail. Fifteen minutes later I got a call informing me that my employment with Roehl is terminated. Not a very smart decision, I would say... Now I need to get back home and start looking for a CDL job with two weeks of experience.

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.

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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That sucks Andrey! I'm really sorry you got treated this way.

Honestly, this is not the first time, or the tenth time, I've heard of similar scenarios like your "test/evaluation" failure by Roehl.

Stay mad for awhile, simmer down, then start doing applications again on Monday. Drivers are in demand, so another company will hire you.

John's Comment
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Andrey,

That sucks, and I am angry FOR you!

I have no doubt you will find another CDL job. Better than Roehl.

Keep your chin up! I still believe, even though yes, you did make a mistake, the incident you had, was NOT your fault.

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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My fleet manager told me that safety department wants me to take close quarters training. In fact, it is not a training, but just another test - one has to perform several tight moves between concrete blocks and trailers. In the middle of this test an instructor told me that I touched the block with my right steer tire while backing. That was a fail. Fifteen minutes later I got a call informing me that my employment with Roehl is terminated. Not a very smart decision, I would say... Now I need to get back home and start looking for a CDL job with two weeks of experience.

Man, I'm SO sorry.. I KNOW how hard you tried, worked, and wanted this, man. I'm SO bummed for you. *EF Bomb goes here* ....

Get home, decompress, and ... I'm sure you'll have it figured out, and/or we will be bombing you with suggestions (better choices!) in NO time!

~ anne ~

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.

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Andrey,

That sucks, and I am angry FOR you!

I have no doubt you will find another CDL job. Better than Roehl.

Keep your chin up! I still believe, even though yes, you did make a mistake, the incident you had, was NOT your fault.

^^^^^^^ THIS, 100% .

~ a ~

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.
PJ's Comment
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Andry I really don’t know what to say on this. I never saw anything like that when I was there. It was many years ago. Did you get your cdl through them?? They used to be fairly lienient.

Keep your chin up. Start applying everywhere. Someone else will pick you up. Be open about what happened.

Keep us informed how it goes please.

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.
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