Companies To Choose From

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Travis L.'s Comment
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Well I am in a pickle on trying to decide on which company to choose from. Between ROEHL and Wilson Logistics. They both sound like great company's to work for and learn from. I am just wondering on if either have manual transmissions on their trucks. Because I kinda don't want to have a automatic restriction on my license. I'm rely not worried about pay because I'm going to be a rookie getting into the business. I don't know which one that will train me the right way. So, if anyone that has been to either both companies or know I would appreciate it. Thanks a lot guys and gals.

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.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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At the top is a white box with the word "Search". Type in Roehl and look through those posts that come up. Do it again for Wilson and check out those posts. They are both good companies and will train you to be a good driver.

However, don't restrict yourself to just those two companies, use our "One and Done app. It sends out to many companies, which is what you want to do because there's always the possibility of something in your background that may preclude you from being hired by either of the two that you would like to go to.

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Laura

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Travis, for the big trucking companies manual shift is a thing of the past. When you own thousands of trucks, saving a half cent a mile is worth the investment. Auto shift saves them money so they'll switch over.

In that case, the auto shift restriction on your CDL means nothing. You want to have a clipped wing feeling because you think your options are limited. They aren't. I trained on manual shift. When I was issued an automatic and learned how to use it, I didn't what to go back.

Any company that hires you wants you to do well. Accidents, getting lost and messing up at a shipper are not good for you or the company. You wrote:

I don't know which one that will train me the right way.

All companies that want to hire you will train you the right way. But if you are really thinking "I don't know which one that will train me with a manual shift transmission" it will be hard to find a job.

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.

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.

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