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Shaun S.'s Comment
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I am looking to start my cdl training this summer and have been looking at this school. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with them? Also actually live pretty much next door to Coast2Coast driving school but have not found much information on them and the only reviews I could find where pretty bad so any information will help.

Thanks

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.
Caleb A.'s Comment
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I am looking to start my cdltraining this summer and have been looking at this school. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with them? Also actually live pretty much next door to Coast2Coast driving school but have not found much information on them and the only reviews I could find where pretty bad so any information will help.

Thanks

This site has loads of information regarding these topics and all positive from what I have found. Try going to the truckers forum and select topics by tag and more than likely there will be revealed a whole host of conversations regarding this matter. It has been my experience that the reviews I have found on the rest of the web are from people that have the fortune that nothing that goes wrong in their life is any fault of their own. May I ask if this is a corporate sponsored training program?

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.
Shaun S.'s Comment
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I am looking to start my cdltraining this summer and have been looking at this school. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with them? Also actually live pretty much next door to Coast2Coast driving school but have not found much information on them and the only reviews I could find where pretty bad so any information will help.

Thanks

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This site has loads of information regarding these topics and all positive from what I have found. Try going to the truckers forum and select topics by tag and more than likely there will be revealed a whole host of conversations regarding this matter. It has been my experience that the reviews I have found on the rest of the web are from people that have the fortune that nothing that goes wrong in their life is any fault of their own. May I ask if this is a corporate sponsored training program?

It is a private training school

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.
Caleb A.'s Comment
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Shaun, I did loads of research when considering CDL school. I chose to go with company sponsored training mainly because of my financial situation, but also because the company training programs teach the way the company wants you to learn. Yes, you are then bound to them by contract, however you have a job already at the end of training. My choice was Roehl Transport, mainly because of home time, but also due to their close proximity to my home so I will have more work and better home time. I urge you to do more in depth research into company sponsored training and also not believe the rantings of disgruntled drivers in this industry. This career is what YOU make it, you will have bad days, but that happens in any industry. Good luck in your travels and in training. Please keep turning to this site for advice and some humor. And use the high road training tools available here, they are free and help so much. Good luck

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Donald M.'s Comment
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My choice was Roehl Transport, mainly because of home time, but also due to their close proximity to my home so I will have more work and better home time. I urge you to do more in depth research into company sponsored training and also not believe the rantings of disgruntled drivers in this industry. This career is what YOU make it, you will have bad days, but that happens in any industry. Good luck in your travels and in training. Please keep turning to this site for advice and some humor. And use the high road training tools available here, they are free and help so much. Good luck

Does Roehl run in the NorthEast? I live in RI, and would love to find a good fit with a company that dispatches along the I-84 or I-95 corridors. (Think Worcester, Providence, Quonset, Groton, or New Bedford)

And pay is always a concern with me. I'm not sure what their current CPM rates are and increases.... they have a funky rewards program.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Caleb A.'s Comment
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My choice was Roehl Transport, mainly because of home time, but also due to their close proximity to my home so I will have more work and better home time. I urge you to do more in depth research into company sponsored trainingand also not believe the rantings of disgruntled drivers in this industry. This career is what YOU make it, you will have bad days, but that happens in any industry. Good luck in your travels and in training. Please keep turning to this site for advice and some humor. And use the high road training tools available here, they are free and help so much. Good luck

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Does Roehl run in the NorthEast? I live in RI, and would love to find a good fit with a company that dispatches along the I-84 or I-95 corridors. (Think Worcester, Providence, Quonset, Groton, or New Bedford)

And pay is always a concern with me. I'm not sure what their current CPMrates are and increases.... they have a funky rewards program.

I have a buddy in school for them right now and he is going to be a regional driver with Roehl. He lives in NY so I am guessing so. As far as pay, you can't expect to hit the ground running for 40-50k with any company especially straight out of school. What they have offered me is right around iindustry average for just out of school.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

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