Roehl Flatbed Division..

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silver tractor-trailer with tarped load on a flatbed

I called the recruiter on Thursday afternoon. He needed me to make a verbal promise I won't contact any other company to obtain employment until I hear back from him. I was stoked all day...

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silver tractor-trailer with tarped load on a flatbed

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I called the recruiter on Thursday afternoon. He needed me to make a verbal promise I won't contact any other company to obtain employment until I hear back from him. I was stoked all day...

Wine Taster's Comment
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I am almost done with training a Roehl. Will be starting in the flatbed division as well. Congratz! Which recruiter did you talk to?

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Why would a recruiter ask you to make a verbal promise to not look at another company until he gets back with you? What are you waiting to hear back from him about? I feel like I'm missing something here...

JC1969's Comment
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I am almost done with training a Roehl. Will be starting in the flatbed division as well. Congratz! Which recruiter did you talk to?

Jake the guy who took Lindseys place..

JC1969's Comment
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Why would a recruiter ask you to make a verbal promise to not look at another company until he gets back with you? What are you waiting to hear back from him about? I feel like I'm missing something here...

I think he wanted me to wait til he run's all my stuff. I am not sure I was going to call Melton's but they are on hold..

Wine Taster's Comment
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Don't know him.... Kim at Roehl is an awesome recruiter. Try getting in touch with her.

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JC, let me tell you something. That verbal promise is a complete pile of B.S.

You are the potential driver. You get to choose who you work for and who you communicate to. If you're also interested in Melton then apply to Melton and see what they offer. But this verbal promise is just a bad thing.

You have to remember, trucking is a lot different than the outside world. In a normal life, you apply to a bunch of jobs and you, the employee, must convince the employer to hire you. Show them that you qualify more than their other applicants.

Trucking is different. Every company is desperate for drivers. So desperate that they are willing to pay for your hotel for a week, train you, pay for your transportation and do everything else to go out of their way to get you to work for them. All companies are in a fierce need of drivers. You, the student, can choose to work for who you want to work for. If you're interested in Roehl and Melton. Then apply to both and see which company fits you better.

This is why we tell people to apply to every company and see who will take you. You don't go 1 company at a time. If I'm going to go fishing, I'm going to go to a lake and not a pond. There's more potential "catches" in the lake than the pond. Hope that example makes sense.

So seriously man, this verbal promise that you were forced to make is just a huge /facepalm to me. Apply to whoever you want, work for whoever you want. Don't judge a company by their recruiters. But this recruiter has his head up his butt.

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.

JC1969's Comment
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JC, let me tell you something. That verbal promise is a complete pile of B.S.

You are the potential driver. You get to choose who you work for and who you communicate to. If you're also interested in Melton then apply to Melton and see what they offer. But this verbal promise is just a bad thing.

You have to remember, trucking is a lot different than the outside world. In a normal life, you apply to a bunch of jobs and you, the employee, must convince the employer to hire you. Show them that you qualify more than their other applicants.

Trucking is different. Every company is desperate for drivers. So desperate that they are willing to pay for your hotel for a week, train you, pay for your transportation and do everything else to go out of their way to get you to work for them. All companies are in a fierce need of drivers. You, the student, can choose to work for who you want to work for. If you're interested in Roehl and Melton. Then apply to both and see which company fits you better.

This is why we tell people to apply to every company and see who will take you. You don't go 1 company at a time. If I'm going to go fishing, I'm going to go to a lake and not a pond. There's more potential "catches" in the lake than the pond. Hope that example makes sense.

So seriously man, this verbal promise that you were forced to make is just a huge /facepalm to me. Apply to whoever you want, work for whoever you want. Don't judge a company by their recruiters. But this recruiter has his head up his butt.

Thanks Again For Your Advise Sir.. Drive Safe

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.

Scott B.'s Comment
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A Roehl recruiter came to my school this week and their program and package sounds very good. Just not a good fit for me. This recruiter just knows there is someone somewhere offering more of something that's important to you. I'd bet a specific company was in his mind when he asked you for that promise. If I were you, I'd be shooting out apps and trying to find out which company he's so hell bent on you NOT contacting.

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