Profile For Big Scott

Big Scott's Info

  • Location:
    Charlotte, NC

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 1 month ago

Big Scott'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.

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Posted:  18 hours, 11 minutes ago

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CFI at Crowder College

At TSC DC in Waco?

Posted:  1 day, 17 hours ago

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Hazards of truck stops

Wow. I also hope it's on camera or someone saw it.

Posted:  2 days, 5 hours ago

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Finally went otr

Do you have the Trucker Path app on your phone. It can help you find parking. Good luck on your continued OTR success.

Posted:  2 days, 6 hours ago

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61 year old woman wants to start trucking. Crazy?

I met a woman driver at one our Joplin terminal one time. She said this is her retirement. She was in her 60's and trying to get her sister to ride with her for a while. She told me with a smile, when she goes home her kids joke that she remember where they live. She goes home two to three times per year. She was loving it out here. Many of us jumped into this in our 50's. Good luck. It's your attitude that's important.

Posted:  2 days, 13 hours ago

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In cab inward facing cameras

Our PeopleNet has cameras front and back because they are Android tablets. CFI has not paid to activate them. It would be nice to be able to take pics of truck and trailer issues to send to road service or safety.

Posted:  2 days, 16 hours ago

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In cab inward facing cameras

CFI tested them and scrapped them because the cost wasn't justified.

Posted:  2 days, 16 hours ago

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Which Documents Will I Need?

Marriage/divorce certificates are usually needed for insurance.

Posted:  2 days, 22 hours ago

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CFI at Crowder College

Usually if something was done wrong on the PeopleNet, it will send you an error message in a couple of minutes.

Posted:  2 days, 22 hours ago

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CFI at Crowder College

Have fun Don.

Posted:  3 days, 2 hours ago

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New OTR driver with low mileage loads

A load is a load. I pull dry van and have few loads 300 miles or less. I'm pre-planned for about 800 miles coming off home time. We get paid extra for loads under 200 miles. I take all loads and usually have at least 2500 miles per week. The key to making money is to keep your doors closed. Talk with your fleet manager ask what you need to do to get more miles. Then do what he says.

Posted:  3 days, 10 hours ago

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Cdl training

Did you finish paying off CRST? If not you will have a hard time getting hired. Can you go back to CRST? If you are finished paying CRST and can't go back with them try Paid CDL Training Programs. Good luck.

Posted:  3 days, 11 hours ago

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Timeline for transitioning to trucking as 180 career change?

Read through what Patrick gave you. You may want to start with Brett's Book. Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving. That will give you great insight into the lifestyle we call trucking.

I went with Paid CDL Training Programs through CFI. I am very happy with them. I come from a blue collar background and started looking into trucking as a career that didn't beat up my aging body. At 50, I lost the dead end job I had for 8 years. Now, I have been with CFI for just over a year. I don't feel like this is work. Yes all my days run together. I'm tired at the end of every day. Your sleep schedule can change from day to day. But, I'm paid to see this beautiful country. Good luck

Posted:  3 days, 14 hours ago

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CFI at Crowder College

As long as you called it in you're good.

Posted:  4 days, 1 hour ago

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Thinking of Buying a Boat

I'll take one.

Posted:  5 days, 3 hours ago

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CFI at Crowder College

I'm home. rofl-2.gif

Posted:  5 days, 14 hours ago

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CFI at Crowder College

Good for you. Getting dispatched for that on Saturday will give you a small check for this week. If it will be placarded make sure you have clear packing tape to secure them. If you have questions feel free to call me up to 23:00 tonight or anytime tomorrow after 11:00. Good luck.

Posted:  5 days, 15 hours ago

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Did background research - now practical questions on DOT exam and meds

I can't answer your questions about the DOT physical. What company did he choose? Someone from that company may be able to help you more specifically. Has he gone through the info provided earlier? Has he studied High Road CDL Training Program?

Posted:  5 days, 22 hours ago

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Extended time off/month off

With CFI we don't lose hometime days. I have been with CFI for just over one year and have over 30 days banked. I am home for 6 days now. A month might require special permission. It will depend on the company you are with.

Posted:  6 days, 11 hours ago

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Xpo Questions

Congratulations on the job offer. It would help many if you document your training in our training diaries section. Good luck to you.

Posted:  6 days, 20 hours ago

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Thinking about going to Western Express to do flatbed

Well guess what, the bad news is...... nothing. We have a superstar here who got his start there. Just look for posts by Old School. Have you seen our starter pack?

You came to the right place. We are here to help you succeed. You are the most important part of that success. Good luck.

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