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Roehl Transport Reviews

Updated March 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "I had the opportunity to join Roehl Transport 11 years ago as a Fleet Manager" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Roehl Transports home time fleets are great for drivers who need to be home more" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Fleet managers and planning and customer service have absolutely the worst communication" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Time away from home is biggest draw back" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (17)

    "Truck Driver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roehl Transport full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    new trucks, practical miles instead of the zip code, treated with respect, I'm home every weekend and still making $1300 a week on a dedicated account. they trust me with issues I feel unsafe. best maintenance dept. ever experienced nobody even close. hours not days

    Cons

    Wish I had came when first started driving

    Advice to Management

    My manager is great. Treats me like an experienced driver not a rookie

    Roehl Transport Response

    May 16, 2018 – Marketing & Communications Manager

    We really appreciate the feedback - thanks for sharing your thoughts and for being a part of our team!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Lease Operator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Marshfield, WI
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Marshfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roehl Transport (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great money if you know how to run your truck.

    Good choice of loads.

    Great way to learn the ins and outs of being an owner operator without all the major commitments.

    Cons

    Long hours, but it goes with the job.

    Roehl Transport Response

    Aug 29, 2018 – Marketing & Communications Manager

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback.

  3. "Over the road truck driver"

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    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver

    I worked at Roehl Transport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Flexible home time

    Cons

    Non prorated contract
    Low miles


  4. "Not all that it cracked up to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Truck Driver in Burlington, IA
    Current Employee - National Truck Driver in Burlington, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Roehl Transport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some autonomy when driving, and not people

    Cons

    Micromanagement, always blaming the driver, messing with your pay grade, always changing appointment times, always doing unneccessary things.


  5. "A Decent Company"

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    Former Employee - Driver
    Former Employee - Driver

    I worked at Roehl Transport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Seems like they were trying to do the right thing

    Cons

    Not enough miles. Dispatcher attitudes

    Advice to Management

    Growing a company isnt easy, is it? Focus on everything, not just a few things.


  6. "good start...downhill very fast"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Flatbed Driver
    Current Employee - OTR Flatbed Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roehl Transport full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    get your cdl program, works with drivers personal issues

    Cons

    certain management treating drivers like children (not fleet managers)

    Roehl Transport Response

    Mar 6, 2019 – Marketing & Communications Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re pleased to hear that you had a positive experience with our Get Your CDL program and appreciate your time at Roehl. We encourage you to... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS. HERE'S WHY..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Driver in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roehl Transport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Driver orientation is the only legitimate point regarding this company. But it comes with an unjustified and potentially damaging cost.

    Cons

    Fleet managers having managerial discretion when they are not actual managers. They are dispatchers and are not part of the hiring process and should not be a liaison to Human Resources, acting as an alternative to such, or any other departments within the company. Since everyone in dispatch are classified as managers, there are no supervisors or HR reps at any of the terminal locations.

    PLEASE NOTE: This Company participates in predatory practices in the form of their debt contractual agreements used in the hiring process of new employees and apply this practice to their orientation class.
    DO NOT SIGN THESE CONTRACTS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!
    Once you sign you are automatically in debt to Roehl, and they can terminate you without cause, especially if they deem you an unfavorable employee. They WILL draft your final paycheck immediately following termination.
    From recruiters to dispatchers, the employees at this company will lie to you about everything, and are not forthcoming and transparent.
    They will also interfere with your pay, delay detention pay, dishonor home time requests, and subject you to unprovoked hostility, intentionally poor communication interactions and hostile work environment because they know they have you on the hook with a contract. This is in part how they make their money. They will sell the so-called debt contract to a collections agency.

    They will also alter your HOS, force loads regardless of safety concerns, AND WILL USE HIRERIGHT AS A REVENGE TACTIC FOR ALL TERMINATED EMPLOYEES. This company also engages in coercion, which is a federal violation of FMCSA.

    Advice to Management

    You are the very reason why there is a driver shortage. You ignore treating drivers as actual employees and do not apply federal labor laws and/or rights to them. Instead you view them as contractual obligations. ALL of your employees should have access to Human Resources reps on site, but they don't. You blatantly engage in a greedy predatory practice of willfully and unjustly applying $7000 of phantom debts to new employees for a one week new hire orientation. Absolutely ridiculous!! Who charges newly hired employees for orientation??? You are the ONLY so-called company do such a despicable thing.

    Consciously using Hireright to ruin and damage all employees terminated in an effort to suppress and render subjects inability for employment makes you THE worst company doing business. You should be investigated, audited and shut down

    Roehl Transport Response

    Mar 5, 2019 – Marketing & Communications Manager

    Gee, if this is true, we wouldn’t work here either. Fortunately what you list as facts are far from the truth. But don’t take our word for it. Ask our 2,000 + driving teammates who recently nominated... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great starter company,safety oriented"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Hometime Fleet in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - National Hometime Fleet in Daytona Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roehl Transport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very safety oriented and treat drivers well, very flexible with hometime and family emergencies and treat drivers well and like people,will call and check on you and ask you how they can improve which is more than a lot of truck companies care to do, its a great company to start out with as a new driver.they also offer some of the best hometimes out of any company ive found, almost to the point its part time instead of full time

    Cons

    Poor load planning,low pay,micro managing,long load times and poor communication with fleet managers and customers

    Advice to Management

    If i could advise anything after my 3 years with this company its that some fleet managers are vindictive and have poor communication and response time, or no responsiveness at all, the micro managing has been getting worse over the years which is good with new drivers but not the experienced ones that are competent, performance pay progression is unattainable if fleet manager and planning doesnt allow it


  9. Helpful (2)

    "From good to nightmare"

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver
    Former Employee - OTR Driver
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Roehl Transport full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid training and good equipment

    Cons

    Turned into com artist
     Did not meet there part of the promises made and terminated me before my obligations were fulfilled charging me to pay back 7000 in training fees. 1 incident not accident my 2nd day in truck which was no damage to equipment then afterwards no tickets, accidents, incidents for 9 months and released and keeping last check and charged to repay 7000 in training fees??Heard a few other stories like mine. Scam artist Will fight this!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get honest!!!

    Roehl Transport Response

    Jan 24, 2019 – Marketing & Communications Manager

    Some of the details you mention in your review just don’t quite add up. From the nearly 30 years we’ve spent working with drivers, we’ve learned that, many times, there is more to the story. Without... More


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Flatbed OTR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OTR Flatbed Driver in East Saint Louis, IL
    Former Employee - OTR Flatbed Driver in East Saint Louis, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roehl Transport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is really no pros to this company.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. You have to do a couple weeks just to get a couple of days off. Also they want you to sign a contract don’t do it leave the bonus please. They claim to have national flatbed routes but you’ll only stay in the Midwest. Please don’t be fooled. Way to many companies that’ll pay 1,200-1,600 weekly with home time weekly don’t settle for less.