Finally Decided To Go With Roehl Transport After Almost 2 Years

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David G.'s Comment
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Regarding the topic of this post, I have decided to go with Paid CDL Training through Roehl Transport. I am reintroducing myself here. I am David and currently live in Arkansas. Within the last week I decided and being committed this time to get on the road and be a truck driver.

I have been here in Arkansas for almost 2 and a half years and I am not happy with my current employer. I work in retail.

I decided to go with Roehl Transport and spoke with Cheryl today on the phone. She seemed nice about answering my questions. I have a phone interview tomorrow at 11:30 am central.

The reason why I chose Roehl Transport is because for one, I am limited on my funds concerning getting the CDL and two, they offer their get paid to get your cdl program which you get paid 600 dollars weekly for 3 weeks of training.

She did state that during training i would get paid the 600 dollars weekly, on the road with my trainer I'd be making 112 dollars a day. After the phone interview, I'll be set up with a DOT Physical, then go get my CLP.

Is there any advice or topics/post that I need and should read on Trucking Truth? I really want to make this worth my time and make a career out of this.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Welcome back!

I suggest reading the training diaries specifically. You can also utilize the white "SEARCH" bar at the top of the home screen. Type in "Roehl", then check out what comes up.

David G.'s Comment
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Oh thank you for providing your Input and advice, and thank you for welcoming me back. My Journey into the Trucking Industry is only beginning. I see this being a career more so than another job.

Welcome back!

I suggest reading the training diaries specifically. You can also utilize the white "SEARCH" bar at the top of the home screen. Type in "Roehl", then check out what comes up.

David G.'s Comment
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So I asked about Traveling to all of the 48 states, from what the recruiter said today is that new drivers can choose between what they want to drive, and I said I want to drive a flatbed truck, and the Dry Van trucks runs east of the Rockies. I asked could I be trained for flatbed training and Cheryl said yes. And another thing is, in Gary Indiana, they train you to drive the Automatic Trucks, and in Marshfield WI, they train you on the manual transmission. Wish me luck as I am excited to just get on the road and see this great country we have.

Please correct me, but flatbed truck drivers travel west of the Rockies with Roehl?

Thanks alot

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

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.

Andrey's Comment
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Thanks in advance for any advice.

The main menu has ALL TOPICS BY TAGS, and there is a special tag for Roehl, it will bring up all the posts where this company is mentioned. Good luck, Roehl is a good place to get your CDL.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Yes, the flatbed and reefer fleets are more likely to head west of Denver.

I pulled vans there for 10 months in 2016-17. My furthest west was Golden, CO, Minneapolis, MN, or Terrel, TX.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

David G.'s Comment
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Thank you Packrat and Andrey for answering my questions, I will definitely get on with the flatbed driving. I definitely want to see the United States of America.

Yes, the flatbed and reefer fleets are more likely to head west of Denver.

I pulled vans there for 10 months in 2016-17. My furthest west was Golden, CO, Minneapolis, MN, or Terrel, TX.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Yes, the flatbed and reefer fleets are more likely to head west of Denver.

I pulled vans there for 10 months in 2016-17. My furthest west was Golden, CO, Minneapolis, MN, or Terrel, TX.

Unless something changed since I was there, even reefer is mostly east of the rockies. They did have a load that went to Seattle, and a couple down to Phoenix but most of the freight I had was all East of I35.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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