Life After Roehl

Discussion in 'Roehl' started by paoldschool, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Goldenfan

    Goldenfan Heavy Load Member

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    We're definitely in different situations Treefork. I'd be very happy with your pay and home daily but it's only the wife and I and she works and carries the insurance too. There's nothing like what you're doing in my area. Sand hauling is what's local here but you're going to work nightshift (12 hrs.) and weekends and holidays too. They also want experience which I don't have.
    Meltom's outfit, I'm sure I know who it is, doesn't hire new drivers unless I'm wrong on that. Also I'm an hour west of his yard and I'm guessing their drivers are from that area.
    I wouldn't think you'd make much more than what you are now with Roehl and you probably won't be home every weekend either right?
    Good Luck on your search.
     
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  3. Treefork

    Treefork Road Train Member

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    Well wherever I go that's the tradeoff, I would likely not be home every weekend and for the next few years Im willing to stay out to make the $. My current job is great and the insurance is good and it's easy as pie for the money, but I need more if I can and I really need the physical activity to keep me moving, this sitting sedentary with nowhere to go while I'm in docks is really taking its toll on my physical health.
     
  4. Meltom

    Meltom Road Train Member

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    Actually I dispatch a boatload of small haulers. Where are you located, I could probably get you the hookup.
     
  5. DirkSteel

    DirkSteel Light Load Member

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    Merry CHRISTmas to all ex Roehlies. Hope you're some place fun. Remember Jesus is the reason for the season!
     
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  6. Goldenfan

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    Meltom, if I do decide on driving which is possible, do some of those small carriers train? I have a FT and a PT non driving job right now but I've thought of possibly looking into this as a different PT job to start with. You dispatch milk loads for ZMN don't you? I'm straight west of you in PDC.

     
  7. Scott72

    Scott72 Road Train Member

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    PDC here too. Who are you driving for now?
     
  8. Goldenfan

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    I'm not. Both of my jobs are non driving. I've got a Class A from over 20 years ago when I worked for a coop delivering feed and fertilizer. I've never let it go and renew my hazmat and Dot physical card too. However I have no T/T experience. I drove smaller straight trucks sometimes pulling a trailer or spreader for the coop. OTR driving is something I've thought of doing but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Ideally I'd get into something regional or semi local where I'd be home 2 or 3 times a week or so. I won't do the out 3 weeks, off 3 day circus that most places offer. Out 3 weeks off a week maybe. I work every Saturday now and some Sundays as well if not at the FT job I'm usually at my PT job Sun. nights like I will be tonight.


    Scott it took me about 2 minutes to figure out who you were on here by your posts. I'll send you a PM.
     
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  9. Treefork

    Treefork Road Train Member

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    You'd just have to check with each company individually. Hiring is often dictated by their insurance and many small outfits don't train, though with your prior experience you might find someone willing to.

    Roehl would take you on but you'd probably have to go through their driving school all over again due to no recent and no T/T experience. Then you'd have to go out with a trainer. I haven't found an OTR carrier that has as many home time options as Roehl either. I always did the 11/3 which wasn't bad, 3 solid days home after 11 out.
     
  10. Treefork

    Treefork Road Train Member

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    Might be back out on the road in the near future. I tossed Roehl around a little bit but decided to try somewhere new instead. Waiting on job verifications. (Roehl and Coca Cola are dragging their feet verifying).
     
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  11. Meltom

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    Go haul milk, I know a guy from the Netherlands that could you keep you busy.
     
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