Profile For Big Scott (CFI's biggest fan)

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    Charlotte, NC

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    Experienced Driver

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    7 years, 11 months ago

Big Scott (CFI's 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.

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:  5 hours, 59 minutes ago

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Mom of 3 under 5

You won't be able have more than 2 people on a company truck.

Posted:  7 hours, 40 minutes ago

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CFI or Heyl or Paper Transport as my first job...

MrZ, that's great news. We have plenty of freight in and out of Florida. I have been to Miami more than once.

Posted:  7 hours, 53 minutes ago

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Being fired for safety violation

CFI might give you a shot, you would most likely be sent out with a trainer.

Any company that hires you would most likely send you with a trainer and watch you more closely.

Good luck.

Posted:  1 day, 20 hours ago

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Swift vs CFI?!!

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Edit: (I heard prime is good as-well but I’m in Florida).

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Many companies hire north of I-4 - but EVEN MORE hire north of I-10.

I'm stuck in Fort Lauderdale - where pretty much NO ONE HIRES.

Rick

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I’m in Miami and was hired by CFI. I received my CDL in 2018, but did not drive. CFI is sending me to Trainco in Ohio for a 2 week refresher course, and then onto Joplin for orientation and training. Schneider also hires drivers out of South Florida.

Great news. Welcome to the family. When will you get to Joplin?

I expect to be in Joplin to pick up a student later today or tomorrow.

You are jumping in at a time of great changes and growth for CFI. Best of luck.

Posted:  3 days, 4 hours ago

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My cooler broke down, lost my food

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You can also plan a 30 minute break, maybe a bit longer, pull into a Walmart, run in, shop and roll. If I need to and need a place to park, I park in the truck area. I make sure I'm out of the way. I put a note on my driver's side window with my phone number. I state that I'm shopping inside and will be gone as fast as I can. Please call if truck needs to be moved. Never had a problem.

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If you're allowed to use the split sleeper option and have the time, I'd think about making it a 2 hour break at Walmart just so you're not feeling rushed.

I make a list, so I can shop quick. Not all Walmarts will allow you to park, so the quick in and out usually works. Some will let you stay overnight. It's all about trip planning.

Posted:  3 days, 11 hours ago

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My cooler broke down, lost my food

You can also plan a 30 minute break, maybe a bit longer, pull into a Walmart, run in, shop and roll. If I need to and need a place to park, I park in the truck area. I make sure I'm out of the way. I put a note on my driver's side window with my phone number. I state that I'm shopping inside and will be gone as fast as I can. Please call if truck needs to be moved. Never had a problem.

Posted:  4 days, 10 hours ago

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TSA HAZMAT Clearance Letter

Call them and see if they got it.

Posted:  4 days, 13 hours ago

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A CFI update 2021

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Here is what the LTL will be called.

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I have some friends that are at T Force freight and they're very unhappy with the name and the uniform. So far, they only have shirts with no pants and the shirts have no pockets. The shirts look like they're being worn by Domino's delivery drivers.

They're also disappointed they T force is keeping a lot of the UPS Freight upper management that created a lot of the problems UPS freight had.

I think they're just growing pains, but we'll see.

That division is not being managed by us. However, what they have is what could have been gotten quickly. They are trying to get everything sorted out by January of 2022. I don't have any idea how things will shake out. Like I would tell anyone, if you don't like where you work, there are plenty of driving jobs.

Posted:  4 days, 14 hours ago

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A CFI update 2021

Scott, I thought I had your contact info (email/phone #). Can you send it to my anti-spam email please?

TT.errolv@spamgourmet.com

I'll text you. I got a new number.

Posted:  4 days, 16 hours ago

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A CFI update 2021

This past Monday my student upgraded here in Ohio. He is currently on his second load.

We have been working hard and long hours creating a new training model. We are improving our training for now and into the future. The company has more than doubled our size in the past few months.

If you need training at a great and growing company, come join the family at CFI.

Posted:  4 days, 20 hours ago

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Falsifying Logs can land you in jail.

Here is some legal news.

Safety violations can lead to criminal penalties.

Very interesting.

Posted:  4 days, 20 hours ago

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A CFI update 2021

UPS freight is no more. UPS is still around, just the package delivery. The brown vans.

The LTL is now TForce Freight and the OTR and dedicated is now CFI. It will take a long time to complete all of the rebranding we have to do.

Posted:  6 days, 9 hours ago

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A CFI update 2021

Here is what the LTL will be called.

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Posted:  6 days, 10 hours ago

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In today's episode of "what makes people look down on truck drivers"

Truth be told i think Big Scott is full of it so say he always parks in a spot. I can almost guarantee there have been times he's had to get creative whether it was poor planning, or more likely weather shutdowns or being held far too long at a shipper/receiver. Almost every driver has. If he's been fortunate to always be in a legal parking spot after a few years out there thats amazing and I'm glad he's found a way that works for him.

I made a spot exactly one time and made sure I was not in anyone's way. I get reimbursed for parking and will reserve a spot when needed. It's called trip planning.

I have seen many people park like that. I agree that if you do that you should get up and creep into a spot.

Posted:  6 days, 13 hours ago

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Studying for permit

Use the High Road CDL Training Program to study for your permit. Yes study for hazmat. You want it.

Posted:  6 days, 13 hours ago

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Urgent question

Yes, but you will go in to use the bathroom or shower. You can't be in SB while in the front of your truck or out of your truck.

Posted:  6 days, 13 hours ago

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Do you feel that you are being micro managed?

Just so you know, in trucking you can be unknown because you got it and you are a top preformer. You can be known for the same reason. If you're a screw up, that would get you noticed as well. Many people at CFI know me and it's all for good reasons.

Posted:  6 days, 13 hours ago

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Urgent question

Your 34 is all off duty. SB is while you are in the sleeper section of your truck.

Posted:  6 days, 18 hours ago

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Is This List Of Companies That Offer Paid CDL Training Complete?

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If you want to know about CFI's training, read my posts. The info you have about XPO is all wrong it's from when XPO owned CFI. CFI now owns MCT, Transport America and UPS Freight.

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CFI owns them or TFI owns them all?

TFI is the parent company, but CFI is running it all. There is much to do, with lots of technology upgrades as well.

Posted:  6 days, 19 hours ago

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Do you feel that you are being micro managed?

I am not micro managed. I am a company driver, yet as long as I'm safe, on time and communicate any problems, no one bothers me.

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