New Member Intro, Thanks To TT Members, And Roehl Transport Question

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Hi! I've frequented TT off and on for about a year and finally decided to make an account! This website has by far been the best tool I've found in my truck driving research. Brett's raw truth book, training and life on the road diaries from TT members, and the general forum have been truly priceless on my research journey. I'm also looking forward to the CDL training materials as a member now! I've always desired a career that would allow me to travel. I remember memories as early as 4 years old desiring to travel all over the country as an airline pilot or semi truck driver! My life took a different path then I envisioned however. I've been extremely fortunate with a well paying career considering this nation's recent economic challenges, but I feel like I'm reaching a point where I want to pursue my childhood dream. I don't feel pursuing a career in flying is the right way to go and have seriously considered truck driving for over a year. I'm thankful this website exists and feel confident I will make a well informed decision when the time is right based on the plethora of knowledge here at TT!

I do have a question for anyone out there that has experience with the Roehl Transport HOMEtime fleet options, particularly the 14/7 option out of the Atlanta terminal. I'm particularly interested in this option as I desire to be an OTR driver and my personal situation would allow me the opportunity for additional time home with the family. I've talked with Roehl already and got their basic rundown on what to expect, but I would love to hear from someone who currently, or recently, has experience in this. Any insight from a driver's perspective on these HOMEtime options would be greatly appreciated!


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.


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.


Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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