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Jmart's Comment
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If possible, I would like feedback on CFI's training program and opinions. Thanks.

Rob's Comment
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Big Scott attended school there and is always talking very highly of his experience and the company. I'm sure he'll be here shortly to post link to diary

If possible, I would like feedback on CFI's training program and opinions. Thanks.

Big Scott's Comment
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Yes, I love CFI. Here is a link to my training diary. You can look at my profile for my comment history. I have a topic where I post my pay stubs. As always, I'm happy to answer questions here or you can find my email in my profile. Here is a link to the CFI student drivers section of their site. Good luck.

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Yes, I love CFI. Here is a link to my training diary. You can look at my profile for my comment history. I have a topic where I post my pay stubs. As always, I'm happy to answer questions here or you can find my email in my profile. Here is a link to the CFI student drivers section of their site. Good luck.

Big scott, A lot of good info on the threads you are referring to. Does Cfi run regional out of northern Florida? Do you know how the home time is set up for regional? CFI is on a list of about 20 companies recommended to me by my TDI recruiter. Its probably on here somewhere but how long is your time with a trainer after obtaining your cdl?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Big Scott's Comment
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Yes, I love CFI. Here is a link to my training diary. You can look at my profile for my comment history. I have a topic where I post my pay stubs. As always, I'm happy to answer questions here or you can find my email in my profile. Here is a link to the CFI student drivers section of their site. Good luck.

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Big scott, A lot of good info on the threads you are referring to. Does Cfi run regional out of northern Florida? Do you know how the home time is set up for regional? CFI is on a list of about 20 companies recommended to me by my TDI recruiter. Its probably on here somewhere but how long is your time with a trainer after obtaining your cdl?

You are out with your trainer for at least 7500 miles. Usually about 3 to 4 weeks. You are dispatched as a solo truck, so you drive all those miles and are expected to learn and do all trip planning and work, just like when you go solo. CFI has some regional routes and some daily routes. The day cabs are out of the terminals. I think all home time works the same. You earn one day off for each seven days dispatched. When you request home time at least eight days before the day you want to be home, they promise to get you there. They run in the high 90% range on meeting that promise. You can take as much time as you want. For example, in December, I will be going to see my family in Long Island NY for at least six days. If they get you home early, it's a free day. Just remember, you don't get paid for sitting at home. I do know we have runs into Florida. I have been to Jacksonville, Tampa and Miami more than once. CFI does not have alot of regional routes. However, if you go home often, they will keep you closer to home. I would suggest you call and talk to a recruiter. More info can be found on there site here cfidrive.com. If you have read any I have written about CFI, you can see how happy I am with them. They are growing and need more drivers. They listen to drivers and answer questions honestly. We have five terminals and six drop yards, I can think of off the top of my head. Transport America is our sister company and we have access to their terminals as well. The fleet is very new with 500 more trucks coming soon. I hope that helps.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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