- February 28, 2017 at 3:50 pm #361
Does anyone have any opinions of the Roehl get your cdl program? And is it a ok starter company?February 28, 2017 at 6:37 pm #362
Roehl pays students $500 per week to go to their school and become an employee. That’s pretty good deal. However, many trucking companies will reimburse your CDL loan (Tuition Reimbursement ).
As to a good starter company, it is a matter of the fit between you & them. Is their amount & frequency of hometime agree with your goals. Pay, freight lanes, type of freight, etc. All must be considered. Try & talk to Roehl drivers. Get the company to have one living in your area call you.
What do others think?February 28, 2017 at 6:39 pm #363
If you are low to moderate income or unemployed or working part-time check if your state has a WIA or WOIA program that will pay for CDL school. It’s a grant, not a loan. Google your state & WIA or WOIA.March 2, 2017 at 11:36 pm #368
I do think it speaks well of Roehl that they pay you while you go to their CDL school. Virtually no other companies do that. Some people trying to get in the industry cannot go without a paycheck for a few weeks. Of course, you are obligated to stay within them, probably for 1 years, but that’s a common and reasonable requirement. I really would not work somewhere unless I was sure I could stay for 1 year. It’s VERY common to leave your first trucking company after 1 year. You don’t really know what works or doesn’t work for you in this job until you do this job.
I think they have several divisions including flatbed and dry van.March 22, 2017 at 4:41 pm #384
How are the miles and pay for new CDL holders? I have talked with a recruiter from Roehl and the miles sounded promising. But I have read some bad things on the the internet that new CDL holders both from the Roehl CDL school and from a private CDL school don’t get the miles the recruiters promise.March 24, 2017 at 12:21 am #393
I’m sorry, I don’t know the answer to that question. Some things to keep in mind, it may be true some new drivers are not getting as many miles as they were told to expect. This can happen because a new driver doesn’t know the best ways to preserve their clock, or they were otherwise unable to drive the miles Dispatch expected. It is pretty common for Dispatch to hold back some of the miles until they see if a particular driver is keeping up or making appointments. The last thing Dispatch wants to do is schedule a load and then have that appointment missed and not be given a “heads up” by the driver. Dispatch will seldom put a full & healthy number of miles on new drivers until they see the driver can make appointments. As a driver people you work with must be able to depend on your promises. If you aren’t sure you can make a schedule say so. For example when I’m figuring my ETA to a customer I use 2 hours per hundred miles or 50 mph average speed. Where I drive, and in my truck that is a conservative estimate. I can almost ALWAYS do better. Under promise & over deliver.
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