Getting tired of the Roehl game

Discussion in 'Roehl' started by ETCH5858, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. nate596

    nate596 Light Load Member

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    Sayter, they run you up to the Northeast because you are paid less as a SE regional driver. Normally, they would have to pay a National driver, whom earns more. Roehl always test the waters to see who they can do this to. Its been going on along time. Also, Etch5858, I enjoy your self glorifying post. I was reading your post about the arrows drivers and how big your charitable heart is. Good for you. Also, your not going to be retiring soon as you claim. Your not making $200 k per year, that is your gross revenue, then you will have your net, which you will be lucky if its 70k. You wont be retiring on that unless your going to be living in your truck. :biggrin_25523:
     
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  3. Preacher Man

    Preacher Man Road Train Member

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    I understand that part of trucking is that you go where the freight needs to go, what bothers me is not having a plan to get you out of a dead area. This is especially true with the home-time fleets. Someone is waiting on our truck, so home-time and pay involve two drivers and not just one. Don't give me this garbage about loads being a last minute thing, take a look at the load boards and you'll see shippers are arranging loads days and sometimes weeks in advance. If Roehl isn't getting these loads, maybe someone needs to take a look at customer service/sales.
     
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  4. ETCH5858

    ETCH5858 Medium Load Member

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    Nate
    You have no idea of my financial circumstances. I will enlighten you. 6 years ago my wife and I sold our house in Anaheim Hills California. Yes we were very fortunate to sale it at the height of the real estate boom in southern California. We then moved to Georgia and spent 20% of what we made on our new house there. We try to live debt free according to Dave Ramseys financial teachings. My wife and I have been blessed by God and we will not squander the chance he has given us. My wife makes darn good money in the field she works in. If you must know if I wanted I could retire today and we would be fine. I do not say this to brag but to reply to a post where you state" I will not be retiring anytime soon"
     
  5. nate596

    nate596 Light Load Member

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    Well, If your finances are that great, I dont understand why you are driving a truck. Why live in an 8X8 box for weeks at a time? Only people with few or limited options due to where they live or other special circumstances do this. So, if your so well off, why drive? Quality of life is everything. Why not be spending time with your wife instead of with bearded strangers at truckstops? Does not sound like you were blessed to me. Leave God out of it.
     
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  6. ETCH5858

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    If you had to ask this you may not understand. People by nature are nomadic. For me driving is a choice and a adventure I enjoy. I love to wake up each day never knowing for sure where I may end up or what direction I may head. The good thing is I have my roots at my homebase in Plano Texas. I will return home whenever I need a break. Being a O/O makes this possible. I went O/O because I love trucking and to get the most out of it financially this was the only choice that made sense. You view the cab of a truck as a 8x8 cell. I view it as a vessel I use to see this great country of ours and meet new and differnt people. You were correct when you say quality of life is everything, but remember we all view quality in differnt ways. I get restless at home after a few days and desire to get back on the road. Why would anyone spend years at a job that they hated? Why would someone committ to a lifestyle that they hate. I guess I am lucky. Is it really hard to understand that something as simple a longhaul driving is a pure joy and adventure to me. Sometimes I do have bad days but I had those before I drove a truck. My wife has stated several times over the past couple years about how happy I seem since I made this move. 5 years ago I had 2 heart attacks and almost died. The doctors said it was all stress. A few years ago he told me if I didn't lose my stress I would die. I sat down and tried to figure what it was I loved doing. The only thing I kept coming up was I loved riding my Harley's. I was the type that would head out for days alone on my bike and just love it. I realized it was was love for the highway mixed with the adventure that was around every corned this combined with my love of the machine we used to achieve this thrill. Obviously it lead to trucking. Sometimes Roehl upsets me and sometimes other drivers drive me insane but I wiuldn't trade it for anything.
     
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  7. Dr. Venture

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    Don't bother ETCH, you shouldn't have to explain yourself and Mr. Negativity won't get it anyway. Do what you love, love what you do. I know quite a few guys with Masters and PhDs that are driving trucks because it's what they want to do. Nate is a troll, just look at his previous posts. Nothing nice to say, just looking to stir people up.
     
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  8. Preacher Man

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    The hardest thing in the world is to not "live someone else's faith." What I mean by that is you hear preachers and others telling people that they shouldn't take jobs that require them to work on Sundays and how they should live by faith. The problem is that everyone has different circumstances and comfort levels. I hate being on the road and if a job presented itself to work 9 to 5 I would give it very serious consideration, yet I know people that are nomads by nature and love always being somewhere different. Myself, I'm a homebody, and couldn't conceive of the idea of being gone for three weeks with only seventy-two hours at home, but I know others that live in their trucks by choice. We are all different and happiness is finding your niche in life and then staying there.

    Etch if you like the life of a nomad more power to you, just be sure and hang it up before you lose your ability to drive and become a danger.
     
  9. dorset

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    I never met a preacher that didn't work on Sundays and didn't expect a paycheck for it. Have they considered this when they advise other people to live otherwise?

    I am very sympathetic to preachers in general, by the way.
     
  10. JimTheHut

    JimTheHut Road Train Member

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    He is only 42. How is he going to become a danger?
    Give me a break!
     
  11. nate596

    nate596 Light Load Member

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    I enjoy nomadic type work myself, that was the main reason I started driving. Some people like others to poop in their mouth, really, literally. That ones for you Dr. Venture. I like reading between the lines. I doubt Dr Venture knows "several" people with advanced degrees that are driving trucks for a living. Ive been in and around this industry a good many years, more as a non-driver, I know how it works and I know profit margins. So Etch, if your happy, then I guess ignorance is bliss. Don't bs drivers about how your getting rich driving for Roehl as an O/O. Dr. Venture, go watch some more cartoons.
     
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