Roehl Transportation: Pro's Vs. Cons

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Bill G.'s Comment
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I am planning on going to Roehl Transport to train and get my CDL and drive for them in the van division. Can you guys weigh in on what you know about them and there training? I'm trying to make some what of an educated decision on if this is a solid company. 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.
Gary J.'s Comment
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Hey Bill, I start CDL training with Roehl on July 20 in Marshfield, I'm really looking forward to it! I've been very pleased with the professionalism of the company, but that is my experiance.

What is your training date? I'm going flatbed national. Good luck on your quest.

I posted a previous forum Roehl July 20 you might be interested in with links to important documentation resources. Others found it helpful .

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.
Bill G.'s Comment
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Gary I don't have a start date yet but, I expect sometime early in August. I will be in the van division as a regional driver. Good luck. I like what I have heard and the people I have spoken to so far as well.

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.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Im in roehl's training right now. I came in with my cdl so its gonna be a little different, but i do know they prefer people come in and get thier cdl through them. My first class was today and it was just like being back in cdl school paperwork and physicals and drug tests and all that happy fun stuff. I talked to a few guys here to get thier cdls and they all said its a really good program. All the staff ive met have been professional and nice.

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.
Bill G.'s Comment
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Thanks Jakebreak!

Mike V.'s Comment
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What are roehls areas of operation? any terminals in texas?

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.

JakeBreak's Comment
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What are roehls areas of operation? any terminals in texas?

Im going to be running in the national reefer division the other 2 guys in my class are on thier Kraft dedicated account. The Kraft account is considered a regional one so im not sure where they run since the one guy is from albany ny and the other is from Indiana. They have 2 yards in texas one around Dallas and the other around Houston.

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.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Daniel's Comment
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What are roehls areas of operation? any terminals in texas?

Yes. One is near Dallas, TX. I believe it's in Hutchins (or maybe that's Knight.... By Wintergreen rd, by a Qt).

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.

Lee M.'s Comment
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Im in roehl's training right now. I came in with my cdl so its gonna be a little different, but i do know they prefer people come in and get thier cdl through them. My first class was today and it was just like being back in cdl school paperwork and physicals and drug tests and all that happy fun stuff. I talked to a few guys here to get thier cdls and they all said its a really good program. All the staff ive met have been professional and nice.

Jakebrake, you still with Roehl, if so I plan on going in 6 Feb, I too have my CDL, what can I expect?

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.
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