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I dream of a career driving a truck. I spent almost eight years working for a company that builds machines. Unfortunately, I lost that job in the beginning of February (2017). I have been on unemployment. That runs out early May. After a couple of years of planning, when I lost my job, my wife had some health issues that prevented me from making the leap then. Now she is doing better and I have started applying to several companies. We are working hard to pay off debt and that is a slow process. I am here on TT because I find this to be the best site for current and truthful information on this industry. I was. accepted into CFI's company sponsored training and I'm currently in school for them. 6-26-17 Got my first truck with CFI today. 9-21-18 Still driving OTR with CFI. On 11-15-18 I became a trainer with CFI.

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Posted:  5 days, 10 hours ago

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Where do you get your weather??

Weather apps currently on my phone.

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Also get the 511 apps for the states you need.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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CFI Finisher Help!

Cece, I think you contacted me a while back. Once you finish with your trainer and go solo, contact me and I will give you the number for my friend who is a CFI driver and trainer. He's a great resource if you need an extra person to help. Good luck.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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CFI Finisher Help!

If you want to go out with your trainer, then be solo for a few a few months CFI will work with you either way, however proving your value goes a long way. Best of luck. You can talk to training about it if you feel you need to. Good luck.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Goofball Passed Away Today...Trucking with Pets

I am so sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathy is with you. How will you ever know when your breaks are set. (Hopefully a little sarcastic humor will help).

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Rand mcnally or garmin

Have both love and hate both. No matter what you get, always remember a GPS will screw you. Always know where you're going.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Couple Questions: How is your holiday season going so far?

With CFI we got paid a bonus for working Christmas, plus they have us the option to sign up for a guaranteed 2500 miles and they reimbursed for a holiday meal. As far as snow, you can see sun and warm and cold and snow in the same day. Most driver's average about 500 miles per day. When out on the road, top tier driver's work 7 days per week. You will be in charge of yourself. Most companies have very good benefits, health dental, vision, 401k with match. This is a lifestyle, it gets in your blood. Best of luck to you.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Question for the experienced drivers hug the yellow or the white

As you drive down the highway you will see the darker area in the center of the lane, put the big toe of your right foot or your right butt cheek on that line. To account for off tracking of your trailer in turns, stay high in your turns. This means keep your tractor to the outside of the curve. As you make turns an go around turns watch your trailer. In addition to this always mind your wagon. Good luck.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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I did it!!

SOOOOO much more to learn. Hope to see some tricky road conditions, shipping and receiving yards and other difficult things while my finisher is with me.

You will. You will drive at least 7500 miles and if you're lucky you will get to deliver to at least one Tractor Supply store. There is a paper place CFI picks up from in Dallas that is particularly challenging. The most important thing to remember is that when you are in that driver's seat it's your butt on the line. That also means you are captain of the ship. If you need a break or rest room, let your trainer know or pull into the next rest area. You have to stand up for yourself.

Best of luck to you.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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How stale is too stale?

Schneider is going to send you out with a trainer.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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I did it!!

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Good luck with your road training.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Feeling my company is not helping me with the skills I need.

Sounds like you are doing just great. Remember the speed limit is the maximum speed one can legally go. On most highways the minimum is 45. Below that you must use flashers. Keep the CB off. Go at whatever speed you feel safe at. If that means you are the slowest truck going down the mountain so be it. Most highway lanes are 14 feet wide and the white lines in the road are 10 feet long. Hopefully this will help you some. Just remember to relax and breathe.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Recruiters, Thievery, and testing day... oh my...

Your pre trip and in cab are exactly the same. Good luck.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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4th attempt failed. 99 degree strikes again

The best advice I can give you, without knowing the problem you're having, is that you have to watch what the trailer does with your steering inputs. What we all do when new and for a long time is over steer. Try to stay close to your sight side, where you can see. If you can keep the trailer about a foot from those cones and parallel to them you are good. Your trailer is 8' 6" wide, I think your Lane is 14 feet wide.

If you are starting from straight and have to "bend" the trailer into the hole, turn the wheel hard right. As the trailer starts to turn, turn your steers straight. The trailer will keep bending. Hard left to straighten, steers straight or slight right to bend.

Hope this helps.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Making the leap! CFI Company CDL Training

Enjoy CFI. I pass the Charlotte yard twice a day. Saw a CFI truck leaving out this morning. If I ever go OTR again it will be with them.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Making the leap! CFI Company CDL Training

Hey Roxi How are things going for you...

Today I am officially a driver in training at CFI... Now to get the trainer... seems to be a shortage around holidays.

Keep us posted on your doings, Steppenwolf

Are you in Joplin? Have you walked into the training department? If you're in Joplin, enjoy your time at the La Quinta. Good luck.

Posted:  2 months ago

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PLEASE HELP!! New to Trucking, need advice!

This is one of the reasons we always stress going through Paid CDL Training Programs. Don't spend thousands of dollars on a gamble. Companies that train you, will not take you if there is no chance they will hire you. Good luck.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Look what I brought home today...

Awwwwwwww. I guess you had to get your grandmother endorsement for that one. Congratulations.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Another odd / bad test question...

B and D

Posted:  2 months ago

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Do not make enough monthly for Prime to accept my application as a CDL student.

I was on unemployment when CFI accepted me.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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What smartphone is best for service

If you have Verizon, stick with them. You will officially be hired by CFI during orientation, after training. Check with them to see if they still have the employee perks. They used to offer discounted Verizon service. Good luck.

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