Best Trucking Company To Get Your CDL

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Michael L.'s Comment
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Hey guys, super new to all this. I have a big question for you guys out there. I have two companies I am looking at to go through there cdl program. Wilson logistics and Roehl. I want your opinion on witch on I should look harder at. Thank you for your time and any input you all have.

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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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My totally biassed opinion is CFI.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Hey guys, super new to all this. I have a big question for you guys out there. I have two companies I am looking at to go through there cdl program. Wilson logistics and Roehl. I want your opinion on witch on I should look harder at. Thank you for your time and any input you all have.

Both are good. Look at both company's program and see which will fit you.

Actually tho, don't restrict yourself to just those 2. Use our link and apply to all the companies in the link. You may get turned down by those two for any reason and it's better to be ahead of the game.

Company Schools

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.
Michael L.'s Comment
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I have applied at 6 different companies and these are the two I narrowed it down to. Thank you for your input.

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Hey guys, super new to all this. I have a big question for you guys out there. I have two companies I am looking at to go through there cdl program. Wilson logistics and Roehl. I want your opinion on witch on I should look harder at. Thank you for your time and any input you all have.

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Both are good. Look at both company's program and see which will fit you.

Actually tho, don't restrict yourself to just those 2. Use our link and apply to all the companies in the link. You may get turned down by those two for any reason and it's better to be ahead of the game.

Company Schools

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I have applied at 6 different companies and these are the two I narrowed it down to. Thank you for your input.

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Hey guys, super new to all this. I have a big question for you guys out there. I have two companies I am looking at to go through there cdl program. Wilson logistics and Roehl. I want your opinion on witch on I should look harder at. Thank you for your time and any input you all have.

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Both are good. Look at both company's program and see which will fit you.

Actually tho, don't restrict yourself to just those 2. Use our link and apply to all the companies in the link. You may get turned down by those two for any reason and it's better to be ahead of the game.

Company Schools

Laura

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Howdy, Michael!

Quick question: do both of these two companies have an interest in 'YOU?' Sometimes an applicant needs to narrow things down differently, due to the interest the hiring company has in them.

We've got many members on with both companies, here on Trucking Truth. Many, recently minted, too!!!!

Check the Diary section, and search by each; some AWESOME info, in there!!

Just curious...what are YOUR reasons for narrowing it down to these two??? That could help us, help YOU. Knowing YOUR needs/wants/desires.

Best wishes, let us know!

~ 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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PlanB's Comment
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I don't know anything about Roehl or Wilson specifically. But Wilson does pull a lot of Primes trailers, and I 100% endorse Primes training program. If you haven't considered Prime, I highly recommend them.

Jim W.'s Comment
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Unfortunately when you’re just starting out you don’t know enough to really make an informed decision. I looked at a bunch of companies and they each structure their training differently enough that it’s difficult to make hard comparisons. I actually made a spreadsheet to compare all the differences. I chose the one or two points that were most important to me, but in the end it was a gut decision. I went with Roehl and started my training in March. So far they have been living up to my expectations. I’ll see where I’m at when I hit my contract obligation of 120K miles. By that time I should have enough experience to decide if I want to go elsewhere, but I’ve talked to a few drivers who have been with the company for years and they’re still happy.

When it comes right down to it as a new driver, the choice is probably six of one, half dozen of the other. But as stated elsewhere on these forums, do your best to stick with the company for at least a year.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Matthew B.'s Comment
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I know that roehl doesn't record miles unless they are loaded trip miles. There is usually a status you can request or maybe the app will tell you. I went thru roehl and they are good, but most of there trucks have loads of safety equipment including cameras that face you and outwards.

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