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Big Scott's Comment
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It was 15:00 yesterday. Spent the night in hotel.

Big Scott's Comment
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6-19-17 Monday: I did it. I passed my upgrade. Now, I have to take a bus back to NC to get my liscence. When I get back to Joplin they will assign me a truck. my bus leaves Joplin 6-20-17 at 00:25 and arrives in Charlotte 6-21-17 at 02:45. After I get my liscence I have to bus back to Joplin.

The upgrade test consited of a written test. I only missed one question there. I had to do the obstacle course, two backing maneuvers uncoupling and coupling the trailer and a short road test. I passed and have a few areas to work on. None of it was hard and they are looking to pass you.

That brings us to the end of this diary. When I get back and get my truck I will be posting in the general thread about it. If anyone ever has questions about CFI or the training, feel free to post them here and I will answer them as quickly as I can. Stay safe.

OtrEscapeArtist's Comment
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BRAVO BRAVO 👏

Big Scott's Comment
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Thank you.

Tim M.'s Comment
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I have a question about the test that you took when you came back to Joplin What did it consist of and was it a witten test or multiple-choice ?

6-19-17 Monday: I did it. I passed my upgrade. Now, I have to take a bus back to NC to get my liscence. When I get back to Joplin they will assign me a truck. my bus leaves Joplin 6-20-17 at 00:25 and arrives in Charlotte 6-21-17 at 02:45. After I get my liscence I have to bus back to Joplin.

The upgrade test consited of a written test. I only missed one question there. I had to do the obstacle course, two backing maneuvers uncoupling and coupling the trailer and a short road test. I passed and have a few areas to work on. None of it was hard and they are looking to pass you.

That brings us to the end of this diary. When I get back and get my truck I will be posting in the general thread about it. If anyone ever has questions about CFI or the training, feel free to post them here and I will answer them as quickly as I can. Stay safe.

Big Scott's Comment
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It was multiple choice. Very basic. Some company specific. You should learn it all through orientation, road training and general knowledge.

Tim M.'s Comment
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OK thank you and I really enjoyed your blog it give me an idea of what to expect. CFI is sending me to school in August at this time I don't know if it will be Truck dynasty or Crowder Valley. Be safe maybe sometime we can meet up at one of the terminals

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Big Scott's Comment
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OK thank you and I really enjoyed your blog it give me an idea of what to expect. CFI is sending me to school in August at this time I don't know if it will be Truck dynasty or Crowder Valley. Be safe maybe sometime we can meet up at one of the terminals

You're welcome. I'm glad it helpped you. Even through a slight mess up with getting my truck, they have been great.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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6-24-17 Saturday: After putting all of my stuff except for important papers and two days of clothes, I took the long bus ride home to get my license. It was wonderful to see my wife and dogs after so long. I got home about 3 am. Later that day, I found out I wasn't being bussed back to Joplin. Once, I got it and emailed a copy to my training supervisor, I was able to call truck assignments. The woman who helped me there was great. They found me a truck at the West Memphis Arkansas terminal. They rented a car for me to drive here. I also get paid for the trip. When I got here around midnight, I found out the truck was in the shop being detailed and the shop is cloased until Monday. So, they put me up in a hotel and extended the car rental. My wife is POed. She would have rather have me home for the weekend. Oh well. That's trucking. I will be able to get from here to Joplin when I get my truck. I hope this is it.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Kelly R.'s Comment
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Hi, Scott. I have enjoyed reading your diary. It really gives you a very good idea of what to expect. I will be attending school, within the next couple of weeks, through CFI. I am curious, was there any female students attending while you were there?

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