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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:  1 day, 2 hours ago

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Work Restrictions

Can you climb into and out of the truck several times per day? Can you climb into the trailer to sweep it out. When dropping and hooking, sometimes, the landing gear is very hard to crank. Some trailers have handles to release the tandems that can be difficult to lift or pull.

Hope that helps.

Posted:  1 day, 13 hours ago

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1st company and would like to haul reefer...

We are still growing and I love the company. They are currently working on a dedicated route to get me home more. With the bringing of Transport America and UPS more opportunities are opening.

Posted:  1 day, 13 hours ago

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Wiper blade question

I have yet to find a wiper blade that will effectively clean bugs. I have tried the scrapper blades, Dawn dish soap in the reservoir. The only thing that works is long hard rain or pressure washer.

Posted:  2 days, 2 hours ago

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1st company and would like to haul reefer...

I don't know much about our Temp Controlled division. I know they have a few trainers.

It is or will be possible to start out dry van and switch to refer.

Posted:  2 days, 12 hours ago

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"non reportable accident"

A DOT reportable accident has a tow an abundance or a hearse.

Most companies require you to report all accidents or tickets.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Anyone know of mega carriers that still have manuel trans trucks?

Not only have most carriers switched to autos most schools have only autos.

If you start on autos and then get a job with manuals, you will be able to easily test out in a manual after a year or so of driving.

Hope that helps.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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CFI and cameras

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The forward camera is triggered by unsafe driving. For example, speeding, following to close hard breaks. The driver facing is only in use if they activate it, done so in writing. They both always have power to them. At night with the front curtain closed the camera is blocked.

When triggered all files go to a computer at Smart Drive first. The computer throws most out. Then is the parameters CFI set are met, a human looks at it. If they still feel it meets CFI's parameters then it gets sent to CFI. Minor things they will call you, coach you and assign you some videos to watch.

Drive safe and they are a non issue. They also only have about 20 seconds of storage.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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A CFI update 2021

I was a Transport America Dedicated driver until Sept. 30. Then they rolled us into CFI finally. TCAM has been CFI's sister company for some time. When I started a year ago we were already sharing some terminals, then other assests slowly but surely. On Oct. 31 the Transport America OTR division will join CFI as well, and the Transport America brand will no longer exist. They've already begun to relabel the Transport America blue and white trailers with the CFI logo, and T-Force Freight logos are starting to appear on the trucks. Last Friday, Oct 1, they started rolling heads after saying for some time that nothing much would change. At the Atlanta terminal they had 4 local drivers, 3 of whom were extremely good trainers each with over a decade of experience. They told the trainers that their current students would be their last and that 2 of the local drivers would have to go back OTR if they wanted to stay. They also fired the terminal manager who was as hard working and dedicated as they come. I joined during the pandemic and watched that man work nonstop from the time he came in until he left every day as he covered several people's jobs. He had drivers constantly banging on his window by his desk while he tried to do all the day to day business, attend online meetings, as well as clean and maintain the fueling area. They had 2 women in here in his place yesterday. So far CFI isn't making any friends, but that's business I guess.

I'm truck 52738 with Big Scott on the doors. If you see me say hello. I consider all of us family. I have given many a first time tour around the Joplin terminal. Any FM may give you my number.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Its Official!!!

Congratulations!

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Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Driving East: Nervous as Hay-ell

Of course your Atlas will show you low bridges and restricted routes, start on page A27.

On Trucker Path you can turn on low bridges. Then you can see them as you go.

Construction speeds are slower.

Enjoy the scenery.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Got to love people who park where they please

Doesn't help that they built the store in a residential neighborhood.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Loving CFI

Download the app, Workplace by Facebook. Log in with username: employee ID#@cfidrive.com Password: your CFI/OKTA password.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Lost my medical card. :(

As of July 1st I have been completely vegan. I no longer eat any animal products. This has made me feel great. I've lost additional weight and have more energy.

This started after watching The Game Changer on Netflix.

I highly recommend anyone wanting to go this route investigate for yourself.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Lost my medical card. :(

Heather, if I'm correct type 1 requires insulin. There are drivers with 6 month, one and two year med cards. He needs to worry less. If he has a med card he will get another unless his health has gone downhill since his last.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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GPS???

Just bout a 2022 RM Atlas with points. I run two Garmin GPSs. I won't buy or recommend anything electronic by Rand McNally.

I have an older Garmin dzel 580 and a new OTR 700.

Always know your route, a GPS will totally screw you at some point.

Nothing beats great written directions and paying attention.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Dental work needed when OTR

I would say I need to get home ASAP. They would get home ASAP. This would, of course, depend how far I was from home.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Company sponsored CDL training

Speak with someone at the company.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Kearsey / Rainy! omigosh; lady! Dang dispatch!!!!!

Her new truck beat her up. Lol

Posted:  1 month ago

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Where Would You Start?

CFI trains and until a rule follows behind the talk there is no decision on what they will do.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Medical marijuana question

If you pay for your own test and it's traceable to you, you may not be able to honestly answer if you ever failed a drug test. The first question you should ask a recruiter is if the company is currently hiring from your area.

Then you could discuss your past drug use.

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