CFI Company Sponsored Training Through Truck Dynasty Driving Academy

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Big Scott's Comment
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Lol That is true. However, my trainer's rule is we do not roll with full bottles and we dump them properly. It is up to each of us to decide how we want to impact our world. Stay safe out there.

Lance B.'s Comment
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Hey Traffic Jam. As long as your buying the coffee cake, sure. 😎😎

Big Scott's Comment
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5-28-17 Part 2: Today we did the trip planning for our load. We also went and found the trailer on the yard. We looked it over and found a tire we wanted checked out. So we went back to the truck and bobtailed around to the trailer. He had me do the hook up and slide the tandems without any help from him. Thankfully the trailer is very new, so the tandems slid fairly easy. If I remember correctly there's around 30,000 lbs or so in the box. This was the first time I moved a trailer with anything in it. I drove it to the scale, tire shop and back to a spot for the night. We will head out around 12 or 1pm tomorrow. We'll sleep at the delivery point to be unloaded first thing in the morning on Tuesday. I'm excited to drive tomorrow. That's about all for now.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Big Scott's Comment
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5-29-17 Monday, First Load: Today I woke up fairly early. Got dressed and took the shuttle to Golden Corral for breakfast, then to Walmart. By the time I got back to the terminal I had take a quick showe so we could get on the road. We got some DEF and headed out. This was my first time driving a load. We had some issues with the People Net, that we had to stop a couple of times to work it out. We hit a bit of traffic at one point. I really enjoyed driving the auto shift. It was easy to just hit the gas and not have to worry about shifting. We got here safe and I backed it up to a dock. Now we are going to sleep at the delivery. That's about all for now.

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.

EFT's Comment
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Big Scott, best of luck. I lurk here, but am thinking about CFI school.

Big Scott's Comment
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Big Scott, best of luck. I lurk here, but am thinking about CFI school.

That would be a great choice. You will need your permit first, and get your Hazmat and tanker endorsements. Feel free to look in my profile and contact me direct.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

EFT's Comment
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Big Scott, how does CFI determine what students go to Crowther or Dynasty?

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5-30-17 Tuesday: We slept, at our first delivery of this load, last night. This morning we got up, Opened the doors and rebacked to the dock. While they unloaded, I got stuff ready for today's drive. After they unloaded us we pulled to the side, closed and sealed the doors, then my trainer had to get on the phone with logs to straighten out our mess from yesterday. We got that all fixed and it was time to roll. We finally figured out how to get us both on duty in the People Net. I did the pre-trip. Away we went. From Missouri to our fuel stop in Illinois. We fueled and took our 30 minute break. We had our lunch at this time as well. After that we were off to Wisconsin. Our delivery isn't scheduled until 8 am tomorrow. We had to pass there to get to where we were planned to stop for the night. So we stopped in to see if they would take us. They couldn't because they were shutting down for the night. So we drove to the Flying J about 20 minutes away. We are stopped here for tonight. I am taking my first truck stop shower. It a nice shower. I am doing 100% of the driving. I'm loving it. We saw some beautiful country today. And I drove in three States today. We got our preplan for our next load. It looks like some good miles. We'll trip plan that tonight. I am having the time of my life. That's about all for now.

Big Scott's Comment
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Big Scott, how does CFI determine what students go to Crowther or Dynasty?

Most go to Crowder. If Crowder fills up they will send you to Truck Dynasty. Either way you will get the training you need to pass the test. You will train and test on 10 speeds. Most likely your finisher at CFI will have an autoshift. I hope that helps.

EFT's Comment
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Big Scott, how does CFI determine what students go to Crowther or Dynasty?

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Most go to Crowder. If Crowder fills up they will send you to Truck Dynasty. Either way you will get the training you need to pass the test. You will train and test on 10 speeds. Most likely your finisher at CFI will have an autoshift. I hope that helps.

I may have missed it in your posts, but is the 3 meals a day included it the Dynasty school?

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