Roehl begins contracts to work there?!?!?!!

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  1. Zip_Zero_Zilch_00

    Zip_Zero_Zilch_00 Bobtail Member

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    Hello all,
    I did a year with Roehl , obtained my class A through them so I had the 75,000 mile contract. After the year I had only worked off 33,000 miles. I put 90,000 miles on the truck but of course I didn't even think, it loaded miles only. My dispatcher made life miserable for me and she kept my miles low. I couldn't afford to survive and had to go. They told me that I could return and continue my contract to work off the debt. I had another dispatcher willing to take me as I was moving from National Flatbed to RGN but she wouldn't let me transfer. I am wondering if I should return under the other dispatcher and attempt to finish it. The rest of the company wasn't bad to me , but she made it hell.
    Has anyone returned to finish the contract?
     
  2. JOHNQPUBLIC

    JOHNQPUBLIC Medium Load Member

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    So Roehl gave you dispatches through that 1 year that amounted to 57,000 empty miles? For every 1 loaded mile you did almost 2 empty miles?
     
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  3. Zip_Zero_Zilch_00

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    Yes, this is accurate. I was on a national dedicated account. It was loaded out but empty return to the same location. The reason there are so many empty is because it was not traditional to how Roehl operated. I used a customer trailer. Each time I went to load I would have a 140 mile roundtrip to take Roehls trailer to our yard then bobtail to get my load. Then in between I would run favors such as picking up wrecked trailers and taking them back to the yard as I would usually be bobtail without having a Roehl unit to worry about. On paper this created many "Empty" miles. I was not aware at the time that dispatched miles and loaded miles were different when it came to the contract. I was under the impression that I fulfilled the contract. I do feel misled. The mileage, empty and loaded was all paid at the full rate. Hopefully this explains the insane empty miles.
     
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  4. DrFlush

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    I left for the same reason, low miles, went local and hated it. I went back and finished my contract and got my second year of open deck in then left again for low miles and came over to where I am now, that was over four years ago. Roehl doesn't have the open deck frieght to support their trucks and they don't care if you go broke sitting around.
     
  5. Zip_Zero_Zilch_00

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    They won't take me back to finish the contract. I am looming at alternatives now.
     
  6. JOHNQPUBLIC

    JOHNQPUBLIC Medium Load Member

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    Yes that makes sense now. I actually have a local private fleet job now that is 50% empty miles. Out loaded, back empty and repeat.

    It is definitely BS that they only counted loaded miles towards your contract requirement. All paid miles driven as part of the work assignment should count towards the requirement. I could see them excluding out of route miles but the rest is garbage. Good luck.
     
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  7. Scott72

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    Did the contract state only loaded miles count?
     
  8. Zip_Zero_Zilch_00

    Zip_Zero_Zilch_00 Bobtail Member

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    I didn't think to look at it? I mean I read it but I don't recall it specifying but I could be wrong.
     
  9. JOHNQPUBLIC

    JOHNQPUBLIC Medium Load Member

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    No idea, I was not the one under contract to Roehl. Have to ask Zip, Zero____
     
  10. TexasPhoenix

    TexasPhoenix Medium Load Member

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    Not a surprise. Roehl is making money on their contracts. Since you had issues with dispatch your were no doubt labeled as a problem driver in you work file and therefore deemed a "no rehire". Watch you DAC report and PPS report and see what they put down.
     
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