Class A Truck Driver (Former Employee), Marshfield, WI – November 11, 2014
Pros: paid training, a ob
Cons: your a tool nothing more
Roehl got me started and helped me learn trucking, but be warned ,, they are corporate if you get hurt or sick or worse a ticket,, they are not there for you. I got a speeding ticket in Calif. ticket said i was traveling at 71mph Roehl pre judged me quilty before my day in court and wanted to put cameras in my truck, inside and out. ended up getting – more... ticket reduced to 64 in a 55.
Roehl didn't help me and support me during the legal process.. When I got Bronchitis from working flatbed outside in the weather, Roehl wouldn't let me have time off to see a doctor. I paid for it,, doctor medicine and extra days without pay. Then they sent me home, decided they didn't want flatbeds from the west coast anymore. So they let me go.. deducted my trip home from last paycheck and claimed I voluntarily terminated... I didn't.
They have "Team Roehl" literature and web pages... don't be fooled.. its the Corporate team,, your not on it. – less
truck driver (Former Employee), Ellenwood Ga – October 31, 2014
Pros: ok pay
Cons: overweight loads, bullying
They give you overweight loads,and make you used some unsafe routes,they bully you, and talk to you like they are driving the truck,and try to mess up your CSA score. The pay is OK, the FM have the birds of a feathers syndrome,so be careful.also they may steal a load or two.
If you like OTR/Regional driving this place is ok.
Truck Driver (Former Employee), Marshfiled, Wisconsin – October 13, 2014
Pros: competitive pay, decent health insurance, flexible schedules, great support staff, decent equipment, clean facilites.
Cons: governed trucks at 60mph, detention pay is not that good, very heavy loads.
If you like OTR and regional driving this place is good. I have worked for 2 OTR transport firms. Roehl is by far the best. They will listen to you and are on your side. Dispatchers are very helpful but firm. Hardest part of the job is being away from home a lot. For some people it's ok. They have several flexible schedules like 7 on 3 off but you can't – more... make the good money if your at home not running. I guess what I'm saying is if your committed to truck driving and don't mind being away from home check this place out. – less
Over the Road Driver (Former Employee), Marshfield, WI – October 10, 2014
Not what I expected. Thought I would enjoy it but the training was horrible. Had a chance to drive up in the mountains when it was snowing and how unsafe other drivers were in the winter change my mind.
Driver (Former Employee), Marshfield WI – September 21, 2014
Pros: their are better companies out their
Cons: routs and no time home sucks
Horrible rout planning don't use their gps for a tool its way wrong doesn't follow safe and legal roads but they want u to use their routs that take u way out of the way and make for a longer rout just to waist your time to save them a mile it's a joke they say u can make money but I have yet to drive over 1600 miles in one week don't let them fool – more... you with their new pay plan it's a joke and benefits are a joke also they take almost half of your paycheck just for insurance and to pay for their locks and paper work DON'T BUY INTO THERE HOME TIME EITHER it's just not a good company to work for management is horrible they micro manage everything and if u think u have time to stop and shower you don't they will keep sending u messages to keep moving so u can get to tour destination and sit and wait to get loaded or unloaded because they say unloaded have to be their by a certain time and when u get their their is no appointment so u have to wait it's a joke – less
DRRIVER (Former Employee), Marshfield, WI – August 27, 2014
GOOD OTR WORK BUT JUST NEEDS TO PAY A LITTLE MORE/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Truck Driver (Former Employee), Marshfield, WI – July 15, 2014
Pros: nice equipment
Cons: lots of live load with low miles, recruiters lie
This is another of many trucking companies who have no problem lying to you to get you in the door. The communication is terrible, the miles are low, they micro manage, and they make it hard to get home. They may be a good starter company, but as an experienced driver, I was not treated well there
Class A Commercial Truck Driver (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FL – June 18, 2014
Cons: pay, benefits, management
This company has bad pay and horrible benefits. Do not get hurt on the job because if you do they will do whatever they can to not pay you money for medical expenses. This company really has nothing great to offer other than the home time fleet that does not pay any money. This company will do whatever they can to save money even if it means hurting – more... you or putting you at risk on the road and if something happens they will always blame you. – less
SEMI-TRUCK DRIVER (Former Employee), Marshfield, WI – June 8, 2014
Typical day was driving. How to read and understand signs and maps. You always had a person at anytime if you needed help. I worked alone. Knowing how to secure load to trailer properly. Seeing and travel the states.
Professional Driver (Former Employee), Marshfield, WI – February 18, 2014
Pros: free showers for their drivers and free bunk rooms.
Cons: very low starting pay and low mileage
I learned all I needed to know about securing loads on flatbed trailers and how to tarp them as well. The management is a bit hard to get through because its such a large company spread out over the US. I didn't like Roehl simply because I was out for so long on the road. I quit just because I wanted more hometime other than once every 3 or 4 weeks.
Commercial Truck Driver (Former Employee), Marshfield, WI – January 20, 2014
Pros: they teach you how to drive safe and paycheck is on time.
Cons: then, it was not enough trailers, some of them were old tandums will not slide, maybe they got new ones now.
I worked for Roehl 2008-2010 For the most part, this is a good company to work for, they are big on safety, I learned quite a bit when they sent me to the main Headquarters in WI for advanced training. No problems with management but sometimes miss-communication with dispatch... but not too bad,
The hardest part was sometimes there were not trailers – more... available and you have to go to other locations to get one, and I did not care for having to follow the back roads thru small town routes making your destination seem a lot further. I guess they did this to cut back on fuel/distance. They have avg. miles per week. And they will get you home on time and the trucks are pretty nice. The coworkers really cool people and your check is always on time! – less
National Fleet Driver (Former Employee), Gary, IN. – January 7, 2014
Pros: newer trucks.
Cons: bad fleet managers. bad routes. expensive benefits. no communiaction. very little driver respect.
After phase 1 and phase 2 training, I sat for 8 total days. Unpaid and not allowed to go home. By the time I did get home I was gone for 7 weeks and only allowed 5 days home. Mostly mid-west routes. Lots of back roads. Lucky if you get 2000 miles in a week. When you do get a longer run it is spread out over too many days. No APU's or Inverters on trucks. – more... Sticklers for MPG's(even though they don't compensate you for it). Most Fleet Managers think of themselves as "Gods". They can do no wrong and you are always wrong. The lack of communication is laughable. The insurance package is very, very expensive. Well over $100.00 per week. They will screw you out of detention and layover pay. The terminal in Gary,IN. has the worst run maintenance staff imaginable.The "home time plus" thing only works if you live in the right areas. I guess I didn't. If you want to home on a specific day tell them you want to get home a day earlier so you can be home on time. That's my experience. Some may be better than mine. – less
OTR Driver (Current Employee), Marshfield, WI – December 31, 2013
I worked for Roehl up until I was requested home to care for my mother. The company has its pros and cons just as any other company.
HomeTime Plus was the biggest perk for me. To be able to get home with family more often is great.
Hardest Part of dealing with some of the fleets is lack of communication between both fleet managers. some messages are – more... not transferred to the next, leaving you to monitor you days out and loads more closely than any other fleet with Roehl – less