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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:  3 days, 9 hours ago

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CFI company sponsored training through Truck Dynasty Driving Academy

You are very welcome. Call or text anytime.

Posted:  3 days, 11 hours ago

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Doing The Happy Dance.. My sweetie is doing better

Wow, Susan, what a scare. Glad everything worked out. Best wishes for both of you.

Posted:  3 days, 20 hours ago

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CR England Hybrid Electric Trucks

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Posted:  3 days, 20 hours ago

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Swift hair follicle test

I let the hair on my head grow for a couple of months before going off to CFI. It was still to short, she shaved my back and a stripe across my chest. I was only worried I would have enough hair for them to test. Cutting your hair won't change the results. If you have not been clean for long enough or can't stay clean, don't drive an 80,000 pound death machine.

Posted:  3 days, 20 hours ago

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Are Volvo trucks all automatic?

No they are not. Companies get what they order. It doesn't matter what you train on. Manuals are fading away. It's easier to learn on the autoshift and it will be easier to test in a manual, later on, if you ever want to remove the restriction.

Posted:  4 days, 8 hours ago

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Who adds remarks to elogs?

Ours are already noted. CFI's policy is for us to note reason for using PC driving. All other duty status settings are preprogrammed with the notes.

Posted:  4 days, 22 hours ago

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Choosing a right CDL school

Start here.

You will have very difficult time going straight into a local home daily position. By doing that fist year OTR as a company driver you will open the doors to many local positions. It will take you time to hone your driving and backing skills. Most OTR companies have the ability to get home once per month. CFI will train you free and we have a terminal in Dallas and one in Wilmer. Good luck.

Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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Parking at night?

RESERVE. My company reimburses parking, so I reserve regularly. Was about to tonight, when I found a nice free one.

Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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Last day

Did you have another job lined up before quitting. Why couldn't you shower every day? If you were drinking lots of soft drinks that could lead to the kidney stones. All I drink is water and p alot. Good luck.

Posted:  5 days, 4 hours ago

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How Many Times Do You ACTUALLY UNLOAD YOURSELF?

I once had to toss two small boxes into the trailer. It was more time and effort opening and closing the doors. I have helped some with shaky pallets, and restacking pallets that fall. I don't have to do that, it's just in my nature to be helpful. Recently I was told by a customer I had to break down and sort mixed pallets. That is something I will never do again. If I had to bring pallets to the tail, I would. That is where my responsibility ends.

Posted:  6 days, 11 hours ago

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Trainer's behavior

One thing not mentioned. When you are in the driver's seat it's your butt on the line. Your logs are your responsibility. You should be the only one doing anything with them.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Any females drivers starting with CFI Crowder College in the next week?

Weekly, direct deposit. Once hired, you can log into your Driver Dashboard to see your pay, miles and other info. You can also access your pay stubs from there. Good luck.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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New boot device being deployed to threaten Walmart overnighters

I always plan where to park for the night. I sleep in truck stops every night, with the very rare occurrence of sleeping at the customer.

There are some Walmarts with truck parking. They have lined truck spots or other designated areas.

Apps like Trucker Path and Driver Pulse show parking. There are books of truck stops. Both of my GPSs have places to park. As you drive keep note of big truck stops you see and any other place you see trucks parked.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Accidents and Getting a New Job

How many GOALs is to many? There is no such thing as to many GOALs.

How many GOALs is to few? The one not taken before the accident.

Three out of your 4 mistakes were due to not enough GOALs.

Why would you navigate with Google maps. That's asking for trouble. Try writing down your directions.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Any females drivers starting with CFI Crowder College in the next week?

Donna, If you're looking to go to CFI, why do you think you wouldn't qualify? Study High Road CDL Training Program to pass your permit test.

Also, look at these.

Best of luck to you.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Advice please - started solo and second time this is happening.

Rick, chock what wheels? The trailer is backed to the dock and not going anywhere. It's either locked to the dock and/or chocked already. The tracker's breaks will hold it. Also, once disconnecting the air lines from the trailer the trailer spring breaks will also hold it.

The way you said that seems like your saying to chock the tractor tires.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Tough local backing for a newbie

Here's one I did recently. The yellow arrow is where I started. You can get in from another curb cut that can't be seen here. The orange dot is about where your nose has to be when you are set up to back. Did I mention there is constant car and truck traffic as well as trucks parked along every curb. The blue is where there are cars parked.

I had to hit the middle spot. There was only the trailer on my right as I backed. There was a guy who backed into the spot to my left as I was finishing my back.

0719582001562394630.jpgI would have had a very hard time getting in there as a newbie.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Shhhh!!!! Be Quiet!

I have dropped CFI trailers at both FedEx and UPS yards. smile.gif

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Can I Buy A Truck With 5 Months Experience?

Like the others have said. You and your attitude got you fired. Safety's job is to review the accident with you. Your job in that meeting is to humble yourself, admit what you did wrong and tell them what you learned. We don't even know for sure what the accident was and why the truck was towed.

It seems like most who come here with your attitude, you couldn't handle the truth. Driving might not be the best job for you.

Good luck.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Taking the Plunge! / Living on a Truck (I don't yet have from a company I don't yet work for!)

What company are you going to? What didn't work out with your current living conditions?

I pay all of my bills online with my phone. All my checks are direct deposited into my bank. I get very little mail I need to worry about out here. The USPS sends me an email every day with scanned images of the mail coming to my house.

Good luck to you.

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