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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.

In July of 2019 I was denied a new medical card due to high blood sugar. After several months of hard work, I got everything back to normal. Then due to CCP Virus, the non driving job I was working at closed down. This forced me back to where I wanted to be. I contacted CFI and on May 28th 2020, I will be back in a truck.

Currently a finisher/trainer with CFI. truckerscott104@gmail.com

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Posted:  13 hours, 20 minutes ago

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Changing careers

First off welcome to our forum. What part of NC are you in? I'm in Charlotte.

What is it you like about WE? Nothing wrong with them, it depends what your needs are.

Do you want to haul flatbeds? What do you need as far as benefits, pay, home time, etc.?

Posted:  1 day, 17 hours ago

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Birthday Shout Out!!! IDMtnGal !!!!!!

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Posted:  4 days, 5 hours ago

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CFI

Good luck to you.

Posted:  4 days, 5 hours ago

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A Question about whether a different home base makes a difference for an OTR Trucker

CFI has two terminals in Texas and a dedicated account out of Waco. They also offer paid CDL training.

Posted:  4 days, 5 hours ago

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CFI wrecked my trailer. They don’t want to pay

CFI didn't do anything to you. A driver did. I have no idea if that driver is still employed.

Did you get a police report? Witness statements? It has nothing to do with the size of the company. What if you hit someone and they came after you? Wouldn't you do everything to keep from having to pay?

Like the others said, talk with your insurance company and a lawyer. Let them fight for you.

Good luck.

Posted:  4 days, 5 hours ago

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Background check (probation)

As said above, I hope you disclosed all of your past on your applications. All of those companies tend to be less tolerant. No matter the circumstances of the crimes, you still wore them and own them.

You will have a harder time than most getting into this industry, especially with current probation. One missed payment or check in could have a warrant out for you. That would not bode well for a potential employer.

Make sure you try Western Express and CR England. Both of those tend to give second chances. CFI does take things on a case by case basis.

Good luck.

Posted:  5 days, 6 hours ago

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CFI

Agree with Rob T, people get sent home from training and orientation due to their own faults. CFI still paid for his schooling, transportation, hotel, meals and more. He may even be on the hook for some or all of it.

Yes, pretrip cannot be taught for your CDL exam. When I have a student on my truck, I have time to show them and go over things as often as needed, however, there is no script to memorize. We are looking for anything wrong. The most common thing is lights.

CDL school is like boot camp, you must be able to learn quick.

Good luck to kidd, there are some who struggle in the beginning and go on to successful careers.

Posted:  5 days, 9 hours ago

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Is majority big carriers taking new drivers with an automatic E restriction on cdl A?

Yes, CFI has a 100% automatic fleet.

Posted:  5 days, 23 hours ago

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CFI

Why did they cut you?

Posted:  1 week ago

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CFI

What did you forget or do wrong?

Posted:  1 week ago

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CFI

Ask if you can test out in a CFI truck. If not you won't have a manual restriction. You also get 3 shots on each portion of the test. Pass each section and not have to repeat it.

Relax and good luck

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Pilot

All of our trucks are 3 years old or newer. New trucks coming in all the time. With us getting diamond status at Love's it gets us free wifi. We also have free wifi at all of our terminals.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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CFI

That's ok. The load I'm delivering tomorrow, when I picked it up, I had the hardest time backing into the spot to drop my empty.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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CFI

How is it going?

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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CFI

Just take your time on the 90. Drive your tandems.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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New Permit Holder in Central Florida

Why do you need a terminal close. CFI has two terminals in Florida. One is in Jacksonville, the other, I think is near Orlando. You would need a place to park a truck and trailer while on home time. In your area that most likely would mean paying for parking.

CFI will train you for free with a one year contract. Our Temperature Controlled fleet is based in Florida and runs nationwide. For dry van we have OTR, regional and dedicated.

You can find out more by calling a recruiter.

Good luck.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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65-years Young Retiree Needs Advice

Your age is not an issue for trucking. It would be best to get your medical issue cleared up first. As far as your work gap, you retired. That's provable.

You can study the High Road CDL Training Program for your CDLP. If you start studying now, by the time you're ready you will know the info backwards and forwards.

Good luck to you.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Best Trucking company to get your CDL

My totally biassed opinion is CFI.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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CFI

Kid, the instructors can only show a student so many times. The student must figure it out. If there are multiple instructors, then it's possible to get another perspective.

I have been running hard trying to make some money before getting my next student. I am currently sitting in line to check into a Home Depot DC with only 1 hour and 59 minutes left on my clock. Thankfully we have a terminal nextdoor.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Based on this data is this a good company?

There is a very good reason I don't watch Smart Trucking. You do not want to start at a small company that hires 1099 only.

Large companies offer better benefits and can get you home easier. If you have a problem, a larger company can repower a load if needed. They have contracts for maintenance on the road. They have more fringe benefits as well.

Pick a company that will hire and train you

Good luck.

By the way, most of us here got our starts at big companies and still drive for those companies.

You can too.

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