Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by Roehl Victim, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Roehl Victim

    Roehl Victim Bobtail Member

    Mar 11, 2017
    A warning regarding Roehl. The promised me 2,500+ miles, or $1,000per week. After four months I hadn't hit that mark and asked Jeff M, my fleet manager, why I wasn't hitting that mark. He said that they didn't apply to new drivers.

    I told him I couldn't pay my bills making what I was and would have to leave. He told me when I signed my new hire paperwork there was a clause stating unless I drove 75,000 miles for Roehl they would bill me $3,130 for the training they provided. Note: at the rate they were dispatching me it would have taken me a total of 15 months to reach that mark.

    I left and they did send me a bill. I appealed, which they told me was my right, stating that they didn't keep they're part of the bargain. Their reply was to turn my account over to a collection agency and now the charge was $3,950.

    That's my story. After this I called the office in Marshfield, WI, and asked what the turnover rate was for drivers. I was told 99% in 2015 and 104% in 2016! Obviously I should have done this first. They're probably making more money on "training fees" than on delivery freight.

    Before you decide ask them for turnover rates. Ask about the 75,000 miles clause. And ask them how many miles per week or income you can expect per week, and get that in writing.
  2. Eeyore05

    Eeyore05 Medium Load Member

    Nov 13, 2015
    You only need to post once...
  3. Dryver

    Dryver Road Train Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Sioux Falls, SD
    YOU signed, you didn't read but your signed. YOU owe. That's life. Always read everything before signing it and ALWAYS get what they say in writing. Lesson learned, Good luck.
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  4. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    You say it would have took you 15 months to get
    To 75000 miles.
    Thats 5000 miles a month or 1250 miles a week.
    That's 2 days work.

    I find it hard to believe that even a bottom feeder
    Like Roell is having you sit 5 days a week at truckstops
    Doing nothing.
  5. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    If the OP is doing the fleece purchase it might be plausible. Lately the past couple of months Roehl has had a few horror stories pop up on here. Plus with OTR nowadays you're not guaranteed to get those miles every week with most loads.
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  6. bamamac

    bamamac Medium Load Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    That is very true. Most large OTR Carriers today will tell you between 2200 and 2800 miles per week. That might have something to do with the bad year 2016 was.
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  7. Ubu

    Ubu Road Train Member

    Aug 25, 2012
    Rumored to be somewhere
    Not enough information to know what his issue is with miles. Sounds like he might be on one of the part time fleets (14 days driving, 7 days off or 7 days driving, 7 days off).

    Hard to get good miles when you make home time a priority.
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  8. DrFlush

    DrFlush Road Train Member

    Mar 22, 2011
    Upstate NY
    They did it to me as a company driver, I left and went back thinking that it had to be the dispatcher I had, within a couple months it was the same crappy miles again, so, I don't doubt it a bit.
  9. bamamac

    bamamac Medium Load Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Yep, you want to make money at Carriers like Roehl . You can't expect to be home every weekend.
  10. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    I'll take your word for it.
    I can't fathom averaging 1250 miles a week as a OTR driver.
    I don't care how slow it is.
    It makes no sense for the company or the driver.

    After 2 or 3 weeks I'm outta there.
    There gonna make more money off of sticking it to
    The students for the price of the school then they are
    Moving freight.
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