HELP ME OVER COME MY Disappointment

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WHITE BOI's Comment
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Those that read my last post know that after 8 yrs I'm making another attempt at trucking. I'm in a great mind set and my heart is 100% into making this happen. However I was very disappointed Monday morning when I got the call from Roehl Transport saying they would NOT accept me in their school cause I live in Arizona. Because I have very little training I have to go to school all over again. I did so much research on Roehl and no where could I find that they wont take people from this part of the country. I do hold a Class A CDL but if you don't drive its as good as not having one, I do need to train again that's a fact. Ok just a minor set back. I decided now to go to Knight's Training and work for them, My research shows that they, for the most part are good company. Anyone have any input on this I want to hear it. The Good the bad and Ugly. Thank everyone....

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Scott B.'s Comment
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Although Roehl does seem like an excellent company, the biggest factor in your happiness at a company is you. Everything happens for a reason. Knight may be a much better fit for you. Judging by that giant knight terminal I saw near Vegas, Arizona should not be a problem for them.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah I wouldn't sweat it for a moment. You can do just as well with Knight as you can with Roehl.

You seem to be leaning toward refrigerated companies...have you looked into Prime Inc? They also have a great program and about the best starting pay of any company I know of for inexperienced drivers.

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.
Iron Fist's Comment
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That sounds bizarre that Roehl won't take you out of Arizona, seeing as they have a terminal in Phoenix... But Knight could be great for you. They have a training facility in Phoenix too I believe, and that way you wouldn't have to take a long Greyhound ride across the country to get started up again. Good luck man.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

WHITE BOI's Comment
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Thanks all for the input. I'm not really concerned with Reefer. Roehl has a flat bed division that's where I really wanted to go. Yes everything happens for reason. I'm going to Knight in the Am. talk with them in person. I believe its not as easy to bull**** someone in person as it is over the phone. Let all know what happens.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Jopa's Comment
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You seem to be leaning toward refrigerated companies...have you looked into Prime Inc? They also have a great program and about the best starting pay of any company I know of for inexperienced drivers.

AHA! Brett IS a Prime recruiter . . . I bet he makes a boatload from all those driver recommendations . . .

Jopa

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I bet he makes a boatload from all those driver recommendations . . .

If by "boatload" you mean "Not so much as a Christmas Card or a T-shirt" you're right....a boatload.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ken C.'s Comment
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Hey Brett, I know I wrote In Truckingtruth.com on my Application where it asked what website I learned about Prime Inc. from..

Ken

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Brett, I know I wrote In Truckingtruth.com on my Application where it asked what website I learned about Prime Inc. from..

Ken

Thanks! Maybe this year I will get a Christmas card!

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Wine Taster's Comment
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Those that read my last post know that after 8 yrs I'm making another attempt at trucking. I'm in a great mind set and my heart is 100% into making this happen. However I was very disappointed Monday morning when I got the call from Roehl Transport saying they would NOT accept me in their school cause I live in Arizona. Because I have very little training I have to go to school all over again. I did so much research on Roehl and no where could I find that they wont take people from this part of the country. I do hold a Class A CDL but if you don't drive its as good as not having one, I do need to train again that's a fact. Ok just a minor set back. I decided now to go to Knight's Training and work for them, My research shows that they, for the most part are good company. Anyone have any input on this I want to hear it. The Good the bad and Ugly. Thank everyone....

There are ways around where Roehl hires from. I was told they would not hire from east of I - 95. I got creative. If you have family from somewhere that they hire, use that as your address.

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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