Roehl Transport Employee Reviews about "fleet manager"
66% would recommend to a friend
(52 total reviews)
75% approve of CEO
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Updated Nov 15, 2023
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- "CDL training was excellent." (in 32 reviews)
- "Safety is HUGE and if you feel driving conditions are unsafe they will not push you to make delivery" (in 15 reviews)
- "If you have a good fleet manager you're good to go." (in 14 reviews)
- "Better work environment, people are more friendly and personal" (in 11 reviews)
- "Great Training program." (in 11 reviews)
- "Low pay but to be expected for a starter company." (in 38 reviews)
- "Stressful, high call volume, bad management, just a number" (in 11 reviews)
- "Benefits are 80/20 and expensive." (in 9 reviews)
- "Very restrictive, bad communication, maintenance usually sucks, especially at the Gary terminal." (in 9 reviews)
- "The same as any over the road driving job; long hours and bad pay for what is demanded of you as a driver." (in 7 reviews)
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- 2.0Aug 3, 2016Professional DriverCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearOtranto Hills, GA
Paid CDL training, decent benefits, newer equipment (less than 4yrs. Old), 24hr dispatch , always a load somewhere. Good OTR hometime- (10/2, 11/3, 18/4, 24/5, 30/6, 36+/7)
Night and weekend dispatch is terrible, insurance costs are expensive, forced dispatch company, inconsistent miles- one week you might get 2100 miles and the next you might get 3700 miles, once you get to over $.40/mile they try to limit your pay by cutting down your miles, constant fight to get 3000+ miles per week. Many of the planners and fleet managers don't seem to know or care about you or their jobs. Many loads are already late by the time they are dispatched to you or they have an outrageous amount of time on them that you will be sitting waiting to deliver or pick up.7
- 5.0Feb 2, 2016DriverCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearRhinelander, WI
decent pay at 18 months as flatbed operator .43 cpm decent miles as a 7/7 driver. decent fleet managers. maint is really decent
sometimes long waits between loads and trying to talk to your fleet manager. sometimes the routing is messed up especially thru Chicago12Roehl Transport Response8y
Thank you for the positive comments and for the suggestions. And, thank you for being a member of TeamRoehl!
- 5.0May 9, 2018Truck DriverFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsGary, IN
Roehl’s training is among the best. You get paid while you’re trained in their get your CDL program. The instructors actually care about your progress and will bend over backwards to help you. It is a very fast program so you have to be a fast learner. You’re on the hook for $7k so you need to be sure you can do the job for over a year. I was a van national driver for 15 months and was very happy with my miles and paychecks. If you show your fleet manager you are reliable and manage your time you will get the good loads. I was home very consistently on day 12 or 13 and always got 3 days off. It was so consistent I could plan events around when I would get home without even checking with my fleet manager. ( although you should let them know if you have something important you need to be home for)
The starting pay is decent but it caps out fairly low. It’s a good company for starting but may not be for the long run. The equipment is well taken care of but you’ll get the base model tractor without many features. No refrigerators, no standard inverter. If you want an inverter installed you have to pay for one of theirs and it will only run for 2 hours until it is off for 10.10Roehl Transport Response6y
Thank you for the feedback.
- 2.0Sep 8, 2022Class A Truck DriverFormer Employee, less than 1 yearMarshfield, WI
Great overall training to get your CDL but that's where it ends.
Spent a few weeks on the road with a trainer who didn't train much with hands on. Got through testing and was placed with a truck that was not good. Sent to major cities ie Dallas NY Charlotte Memphis St Louis St Paul all while being a rookie in my first weeks 'set up to fail'. Got a whole $800 check for 70hrs and major stress. Was up against very though maneuvering backing tight city roads that wasn't taught. You'd think they would teach close quarters training before throwing you to the wolves but not the case. I believe now the this company is all about getting Veterans and numbers to line their pockets. Why else would they have 17 people per class per week graduate at multiple locations? Add to the fact that my fleet manager Dave wasn't helpful at all and we hardly spoke. What a s show.3Roehl Transport Response2y
Roehl drivers are leaders in safety, productivity, and pay, and one of Roehl’s values is Driver Driven – that means Roehl drivers lead the way. Roehl’s training is arguably the best in the trucking industry, and there are so, so many people to help drivers achieve success.
- 5.0Mar 4, 2021Driver/Orientation Instructor/FMFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsPhoenix, AZ
Roehl has the best training in the industry. Great job opportunities. I started as a driver for Roehl and ended up working my way up to a Fleet manager position. Roehl does care about there drivers. Most people that have negative things to say on here didn't take the time to research what being a truck driver is all about and/or could not cumite to Roehl values. Roehl was probably the best place I have ever worked.
Being a driver takes away from family life. Make sure you know what your getting into. Have a good foundation at home for when your not their.Roehl Transport Response3y
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We truly appreciate you sharing your experience with TeamRoehl!
- 2.0Mar 31, 2021Truck DriverFormer Employee, less than 1 yearGary, IN
Training was good theybreally work with you if you are struggling in certain aspects They will give you a trainer possibly 1 on 1 if you really need help with shifting, backing etc
Fleet managers need to be more intune with the people that they are working with.1Roehl Transport Response3y
Hello. I’m sorry your experience didn’t match what you were expecting. We have a series of videos that describe the “keys to success” and our program really is designed to help new drivers be successful – because when invest so much in our teammates, we really want you to be thrive! When you were going through our Get Your CDL Program, you had the very best training in trucking, and you got paid while you were learning. After you started doing the job, you had a Fleet Training Manager – their jobs are specifically created to work with new-to-driving teammates to help them succeed. Once you had your own Fleet Manager, her or she would have been very willing to work with you to continue to develop your skills. As you noted, your training was really good, and I hope you’ll use that to Drive the Roehl Way.
- 5.0Oct 28, 2015Fleet ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
My fellow fleet managers are always willing to jump in and help regardless of what zip code they are in. Executive leadership looks for high performers and rewards them as well as offers opportunities for personal and career growth. Positive atmosphere. Open door policy with upper management, everyone is friendly and approachable. The culture is infectious and I enjoy every day at work. We meet regularly at our specific terminals to work on ways to get better and help our drivers be more successful. I admire how involved Rick Roehl and all of the upper management is in improving our processes and making changes to promote driver success. No comment or concern ever falls on deaf ears.
There are always ways a company can improve. Nothing major stands out, however if I do have concerns see above open door policy.2
- 1.0Jun 29, 2023Class A Cdl Truck DriverCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearMarshfield, WI
Pay is decent for a starter company Safety focused Great benefits
This place is the definition of micromanagement Fleet managers are constantly calling harassing drivers and causing them to worry and fear of losing their job.Roehl Transport Response4mo
Hello, thank you for being a member of our team. Micromanaging comes up a lot in reviews, and that’s often because our company is so focused on values. And not just safety – which is our cornerstone value. We also value being Driver Driven and Delivering Success (for our customers and teammates). Rest assured, it’s not something people are doing to be mean or annoying. So if you are getting a lot of coaching events it’s really because we want you to be successful and of course safe. If you have not already done so, please talk to your fleet manager to develop a plan for your success. Your FM wants you to be a million mile safe driver – like so many of our other driving teammates.
- 1.0Nov 21, 2017Professional Truck DriverFormer Employee, less than 1 year
Good miles and Becky fleet manager is awesome
Rail road you... i havent done drugs they did 4 tests on me in two months and i failed tge last one. They fired me for the positive test. I told them i would redo a test immediately and they said no. There is no way i failed. I got another job less than a week later did the test and passed so the test is not valid!!! Also the pay and home time is not good as well.4
- 2.0Jun 24, 2018Class A Cdl Truck DriverCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearConley, GA
Free laundry at several terminals. 50% drop and hooks. I encountered three people in the Compant that I felt cared about us. Nobody else did.
Disorganized management with no concern for the drivers. A lot of wasted time. Frequently searching for empty trailers, frequently sent to customers that are closed or without necessary numbers just to be turned away, required me to leave on recaps 3 hours before my 34 hour reset completed, poor communication - frequently ignore messages. Long hold times when calling in. Night dispatch not capable of handling problems. Trucks frequently in the shop and problems recur - don’t get fixed properly. Must work continually to make any money. $40,000 per year max for 70+ hours per week. I was never late, always left as soon as my breaks were over (unless I couldn’t). Really it was an awful experience. Career opportunities only rated three stars because fleet managers were constantly leaving also and there are always job postings. Turnover is high.10Roehl Transport Response6y
Hello, I'm sorry your experience didn't meet your expectations, and I encourage you to communicate through your chain of leadership so it can improve! I'm going to callout one of things you said: the part about no one at Roehl caring about our driving teammates. We put Driver Success on our Wall of Values, and non-driving teammates go through Driver Success training. Most Roehl teammates understand that Safety is our Cornerstone Value, and not far behind that is Driver Success - truly a core value. If I can be of any help, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com