life at Roehl ...grc

Discussion in 'Roehl' started by grc56_tn, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. spinpsychle

    spinpsychle Medium Load Member

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    They used to want 6.2. Then it became 6.4. Then 6.7. Then 6.9. I had slowed down to 55 for awhile to meet the standards but they raised so high I couldn't make it at all so I stopped that crap.
     
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  3. grc56_tn

    grc56_tn Light Load Member

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    welcome ....sure can can post
     
  4. buck bundy

    buck bundy Bobtail Member

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    I leave out for EVO I tomarrow morning.
     
  5. joeduno

    joeduno Bobtail Member

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    I haven't seen a 6.9 on my fuel report. The last one I got actually went down, I think it was around 6.61 mpg for the goal..... I was still way under that on my last fill up, but hauling 40K lbs through the mountains will do that to any driver.

    I do agree with what most people are saying, Roehl does have some issues, they really micro manage their drivers, but I have also found they are willing to work with you. I have called in many times and requested new fuel stops, or differant routing, and it usually takes all of 3 minutes for them to agree with my routing, or what ever I'm asking them to change.

    The paychecks are pretty low, there promise of 40k your first year, I feel that is a little high. I was almost making more on unemployment, then what I'm making out here working 12-14 hours a day, but the way I see it, a few more months, and I'll be making more, just hope I'm still getting the miles I'm getting now. Till then, I'll just submit all my trip reports at once, that way it feels better when I get a $900 paycheck, instead of two $450 checks.
     
  6. grc56_tn

    grc56_tn Light Load Member

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    hi y'all ... when I was first talking to Roehl, I was gonna come in as a team, but was told by Roehl that we would do better individually ..... so I came as a solo driver ..... so far Evo I training completed on 8/01 and I switched trucks in Des Moines to begin Evo II since they could not get me home ...... I have no problem wioth that and Evo II is going well ..... tomorrow we pick up in Rapid City SD (we are there tonite) Greenville Wi (just north of Oshkosh..... since it is now Roehl's policy that we can not do Evo I and II without a break, they are going to route me home for a break ..... after break, I will have about 4 days of Evo II left ..... still doing good and have no compliants ..... I realize I am too old for flattin lol .....here is my mileage for Evo I ..... 2835 miles driven of truck total 4698 ..... so far for Evo II 849 miles driven of truck total 1042 .... hope everyone else is doing well .....
     
  7. ETCH5858

    ETCH5858 Medium Load Member

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    Towards the end of EVOII your trainer will sit back and you will run the loads as a solo driver.
     
  8. joeduno

    joeduno Bobtail Member

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    GRC, just so you know what can happin, my EVO training schedule was very similar, all EVO I, then most of EVO II then home, then back out. When I left out I think I had 3 days left for EVOII, but unfortunally you are out with the truck. Until the truck gets routed back, you are out with it. I think I ended up with a total of 17 days evo II, and 10 days EVO I. Then was home for a weekend, then tested out and got my first truck. Hopefully yours will be faster, but that is how mine went. Good luck.
     
  9. grc56_tn

    grc56_tn Light Load Member

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    that's no so in my case so far ..... I met up with different trainer in truck stop to switch/continue training ..... I'm headed home tomorrow for 3 days or so then I'll be out to finish the 2 or 3 days of Evo II ...... so far, in my case, Roehl has done what they have said they would do even if it meant having me switch trucks at a truck stop to get me where I need to be ...... yesterday (thu) was a tough day for me .... it seems I had forgotten everything over nite ..... fortunatly, today was a complete turn around .... I did very well ....... tomorrow we head for Memphis so my wife can pick me up and take me home for a break ..... catch y'all later .... time for sleep
     
  10. tjordan

    tjordan Light Load Member

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    good luck grc i have 3 days left for evo 1 then home
     
  11. GunzFlatbedder

    GunzFlatbedder Medium Load Member

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    I think it really depends on the personality of your fleet mgr. I go out for 11 days and never talk to my fm, he sends out the plan and i deliver on time and stay "kinda" close to the route and hit my fuel stops... I hear other drivers talk about having the fm call them every day wanting to know where they are and where they are stopping... I would think this is just because they have made a pattern of being late or way off course. Then again some fm's are just jerks... I like mine, he keeps me running the whole time out and always makes sure im preplanned for loads through the weekend so i dont need to deal with the weekend dispatch crew...
     
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