$230 A Week? Is That Possible?

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Josh E.'s Comment
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Alright, so I was watching this video on Youtube and the guy was talking about Roehl Transport. He doesn't personally drive for Roehl but he said he had talked to 4 different drivers and they weren't getting miles, and one guy was averaging $230/week. I don't see why the guy would have a reason to lie, but $230 a week!? How is that possible?

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.
Walker's Comment
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I do not have a CDL yet, nor do I drive for Roehl(Yet), but If they are averaging $230 week then they are doing something seriously wrong.....especially for Roehl. I have never heard anything bad about them. lol

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.
Josh E.'s Comment
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Same here! Most of the reviews I've seen are pretty positive. The video is only about 2 months old, so if it is true it's fairly current. But, $230/week? That just doesn't sound right.

DOUBLE TROUBLE's Comment
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Unless those drivers are "Problem Drivers" whine and complain about everything. I never heard a of a driver from Roehl getting paid that low. There's more to the story than what they are saying.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Walker's Comment
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Unless those drivers are "Problem Drivers" whine and complain about everything. I never heard a of a driver from Roehl getting paid that low. There's more to the story than what they are saying.

I am willing to bet thats the case. I know a former flatbed driver for Roehl who only drove for them two years. He was making around $50-60K a year. He ran hard though and was good at his job. He left to take a job at home so he could be home more often.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Unless those drivers are "Problem Drivers" whine and complain about everything. I never heard a of a driver from Roehl getting paid that low. There's more to the story than what they are saying.

I will have to completely agree here. Know the funniest thing about problem drivers? They will still there and complain about not getting miles and how they have done nothing wrong and in the next breath tell you about this crappy load they turned down cause they did not want to go to the area it was delivering.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Don't forget also....Roehl exists in the same highly competitive environment that all trucking companies must survive in. If the company didn't have enough freight to keep the wheels turning they wouldn't be in business. But that doesn't mean they're going to divide it up evenly. They're going to give their most reliable and ambitious drivers the bulk of the workload and the rest will get the scraps. It's like a dog pack.....do you want to be one of the first ones to eat and get a big meal or do you want to nibble at scraps of meat left on the bones?

Also, Roehl has some of the best home time options you'll find anywhere in the country but if you're sitting home all the time you're not going to make a lot of money:

7-On/7-Off Fleet
Exclusively from Roehl, our 7-On/7-Off Fleet drivers drive seven days and then they are home for seven days at a time. If you choose a 7-On/7-Off Fleet, you’ll have 26 weeks a year off. You must be fully rested prior to dispatch. Space in the 7-On/7-Off Fleets may be limited in some areas of the country.

7/4-7/3 Fleet
Getting more miles is a key feature of our 7/4-7/3 Fleets. When you join a 7/4-7/3 Fleet, you’ll drive seven days, then be home four days, then you’ll drive seven days followed by three days of home time. That’s an average of 120 days off and mileage goals between 95,000 and 105,000 per year. You must be fully rested prior to dispatch, and space in the 7/4–7/3 Fleets may be limited in some areas of the country.

14/7 Fleet
Roehl’s 14/7 Fleets are unique options that combine the mileage goals of a 7/4-7/3 Fleet (between 95,000 and 105,000 per year) with the extended home time of a 7/7 Fleet. You’ll drive fourteen days and then be home seven days. Space in our 14/7 Fleets is available in limited areas, and you must be fully rested prior to dispatch.

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.

Weatherman's Comment
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I am headed to Ellenwood Ga on the 28th to start my training with Roehl. I am going to agree with the problem driver theory. $230 is maybe 750 miles per week. Also keep in mind things tend to slow down at certain times of the year. I have been checking in with the Roehl thread on that other trucking forum, and it appears they just now recovered from the 4th of July holiday.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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I am headed to Ellenwood Ga on the 28th to start my training with Roehl. I am going to agree with the problem driver theory. $230 is maybe 750 miles per week. Also keep in mind things tend to slow down at certain times of the year. I have been checking in with the Roehl thread on that other trucking forum, and it appears they just now recovered from the 4th of July holiday.

We're both starting at the same time, but I'm rolling w/ Crete Carrier. Best wishes to you w/ Roehl.

Robert P.'s Comment
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If this is the trend for Roehl, then many of those drivers will not be there for long.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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