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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Trainer and biggest fan) 's Bio

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:  15 hours, 8 minutes ago

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My Job Search has started

Good luck. Those are all great companies. Good luck.

Posted:  15 hours, 11 minutes ago

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Trucking Analogies

Very nice. I have similar conversations with my FM. That conversation also shows what a top tier driver gets. We are all part of a team. We communicate any problems with dispatch and they can fix it or help with it.

Posted:  15 hours, 19 minutes ago

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Broken headlight

It's probably a warranty item. Ask your company what they want you to do. My company would probably have me take mine to a dealer.

Posted:  1 day, 2 hours ago

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What ever happened to Chickie Monster?

Here is her Twitter . You can find a link to her YouTube there. No, she is not the next Allie Knight. Chickie Monster has vanished from those place. I don't do Facebook, but you might be able to find her there. As far as I know she still drives for CalArk.

Posted:  1 day, 3 hours ago

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Sleeping in a moving truck is impossible!

I can sleep just about anywhere. However, I'm a solo driver. I love it that way.

Posted:  1 day, 3 hours ago

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Looking for advice

By my handle here, you should know they are my one and only. Life is full of idiots. Sometimes I am the biggest idiot in the world. We have all done our fair share of idiot. Trucking will humble you. You will make bone head mistakes. With that said, if CFI takes you and you fail, get fired or quit properly, they will bus you home. My friend had a student, who CFI found out had lied on his application. My friend was told to drive him to the nearest Greyhound station and drop him off, a ticket was reserved for the student. Just look at all my comments and training diary to learn more. Good luck.

Posted:  3 days, 12 hours ago

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CDL training

She should already have her permit and medical for CFI.

Posted:  3 days, 22 hours ago

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CFI Training - Truck Dynasty, Springfield, MO

I'm rolling again. My exhaust pipe fell off and they had to order a new one because KW made an upgraded change and the dealer had to do the warranty upgrade. They are supposed to be getting me back to Joplin to get a new student. Not sure when that will be.

Posted:  3 days, 22 hours ago

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CDL training

CFI is an autoshift fleet. Our trucks do have a manual mode.

Posted:  4 days, 12 hours ago

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CDL training

Welcome aboard. Good luck with everything. CFI is expanding their training and orientation locations. I can't keep up.

Posted:  4 days, 12 hours ago

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MAJOR Changes with me but definitely for the better.....:

Congratulations. That is an awesome accomplishment. You have worked so hard to get there. I am very happy for you. And wish you more success.

As far as editing your certificate, take a pic of it with your phone and use the editor on your phone. You should be able to black out what you want to hide. That's what I do.

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Posted:  5 days, 9 hours ago

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CDL training

Good luck Cynthia. What company did you go with?

Posted:  5 days, 12 hours ago

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Here is an example of why we stress staying with your company for a full year.

I'm sure there are many very happy people working for small or family owned companies.

One of the things I like about larger companies is the size of the fleet. They have the trucks and trailers to keep the loads moving when a truck breaks down.

A smaller company may offer a smaller geographical area to work. Do they have the ability to fix or have trucks fixed when they break?

A word about family owned businesses. My youngest brother has worked for over 20 years in the same store. He works for a family owned chain of stores in the Northeast. He will never become a manager of the store because they only put family and family friends in management. At this point he knows more than any managers and out sells everyone he works with. He does well. So, working for a family owned, small company can limit your advancement. With a large company you could work your way into an office position if that was what you may desire some day.

Posted:  6 days ago

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GPS THE BEST

I have an RM 540 and Garmin dezl 580. Together they make the perfect GPS. I love and hate them both.

Posted:  6 days, 4 hours ago

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CFI Training - Truck Dynasty, Springfield, MO

Great news. I'm currently broke down in Knoxville, TN. Hope to be rolling by tomorrow, Monday. They are working me back to Joplin.

Posted:  6 days, 5 hours ago

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Family riders/passengers

Marissa, How many miles have you driven as an over the road truck driver? I guess zero. At the the end of a long day of driving all I want to do is sleep. There is no time to properly care for a child. What do you do when the child needs to go to a doctor? A Truck and trailer is about 70 feet long and can't go just anywhere. I don't keep my dog on the truck because I have no time to care for him properly. You seem to have no idea what your talking about. When you say every kid raised in a truck had a great time. You do not now every kid raised in a truck. I don't think you know any. I think your whole post is BS.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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CFI Training - Truck Dynasty, Springfield, MO

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Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Here is an example of why we stress staying with your company for a full year.

It is so important to stay with your company for at least one year. Also, job hopping is no good. I saw this in an ad for a local job with good pay and benefits. Would you qualify?

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Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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CRST Exit Oppurtunities???

There is no way they are the "only" company that will take you. You have not checked them all. You need to look at all your options. Have you talked with CFI, Prime, Swift, Millis to name a few of the big ones. CFI doesn't even team train. Seems like you are nervous. Maybe you tried a couple of companies and they turned you down and now you jump at the first one who accepts you. Good luck.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Noob question about permit

With CFI, I had to get my DOT physical and permit before they would accept my into school. They sent me to school in Missouri, where I passed my CDL test. After I upgraded they sent me home, to NC, to get my actual CDL. All I had to do was go to the DMV, pay the fee and get a temp CDL while the permanent one was mailed to my house.

Once I passed the test, while still at school in Missouri, I called the NC DMV to confirm that they got my scores from Missouri. That saved me a ton of potential headaches. Good luck.

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