Squire, Trans am or Roehl?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by tulpy, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. tulpy

    tulpy Bobtail Member

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    Need to make some sort of a living wage, and polish my skills. Am considering Squire, Trans Am and Roehl. Open for suggestions as to which company is best for a newbie. Looking for decent training program to build a little confidence.
     
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  3. Rollover the Original

    Rollover the Original Road Train Member

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    None of the above! You haven't read anything about any of those 3 in the Bad Company section or you just asked before doing the research?
     
  4. tulpy

    tulpy Bobtail Member

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    Yes I read them, that is why i asked this question. Choices are limited for new drivers. It appears by the postings that all trucking companies are run by the same people who ran my former HMO. :biggrin_25510: For me it is a big decision, and trying to find the lesser of two evils.
     
  5. raverez097

    raverez097 Light Load Member

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    I went to Sqiure after a 40 hour refresher at my local Sage Driving School. Wasn't been a bad choice for me.
    Others on this board have had good and bad experiences with Squire/Knight.
     
  6. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    Reading the news of the industry, I believe there are more and more companies hiring new drivers. Also, many companies require less experience than they did previously. So, it may not be "the lesser evil" is your only choice.
     
  7. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    Don't pay any attention to RolloverTheOriginal. If everybody based their decisions based on what was posted under the "Bad Company" section, NO carrier would be fit to work for. Sound's like you're right on track and doing the correct research. Being in Berks county, PA, either should be able to get you home from time to time probably easiest for Knight since they have a [service?] terminal in Carlise. Also, would you consider flatbed or only van/reefer? Knight (Squire) probably has the largest "footprint" in PA of the 3. But IMO, either is a decent company to begin with from what I've gathered and experienced as far as the major national carriers.
     
    tulpy Thanks this.
  8. tulpy

    tulpy Bobtail Member

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    Thank you to all for your replies. STexan, Carlisle depot for Knight is drawing me toward them. This looks to be a big advantage. I'm still debating but hope to have this settled by the end of the week. Waiting on a reply from one local company, however they don't offer any finishing training. Don't think I could do the physical aspect of flatbed.
     
  9. Lyle

    Lyle Light Load Member

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    I went with Roehl transport and its not bad. One incident with the trainer but that seems normal. Once i got on my own its been everything i thought it would be. First round out 2800 miles next week cause of hometime 1600 miles. You get 3 days for 11 out and 4 days for 18 out and so on. Third trip out just under 2600 miles. Not bad once i get the hang of things should be more consistent. People here are very nice and friendly and dispatch knows my name...
     
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