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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.

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Posted:  3 hours, 22 minutes ago

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Early Fireworks--Blown Steer Tire

Wow. Glad you're ok. Sure that was a high pucker factor. Enjoy your weekend. If it was yesterday, I may have passed you heading west. I'm doing a 34 at the Joplin Petro. Leaving out tomorrow morning.

Posted:  3 hours, 28 minutes ago

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New to the industry and looking for help in Northwest Louisiana

We're you clear with Maverick that you would not have a school certificate? If so and they meet your needs of no school and no contract, jump on their offer. I would be surprised if you were correct on that. They may be talking about you going through their training then be under their contract for one year. That one year does go by quick.

We don't play games here, we give truth from experience. For some that truth is hard to swallow.

Good luck.

Posted:  4 days, 9 hours ago

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Best company with CDL training to start with?

These cameras are watched by computers and companies decide what they want the algorithm to look for. They are used as training aids and to protect drivers and companies from tickets and at fault accidents. To me they are a plus.

You need to start. You don't want Prime because the training is to long. Those miles go by quick. Flatbeding needs extra training in securement and tarping.

If Prime will take you jump on it.

Posted:  5 days, 19 hours ago

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I got fired

Also, if you have a chance to explain them and what you learned from each, that could help.

Posted:  6 days, 8 hours ago

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Training what’s the hardest part?

When they won't pay attention, to the road, mirrors, what you say, anything.

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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Need some help

Check with your DMV to be sure, but I would say yes, you have to start from the beginning.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Advise please

Prime is a great company, but CFI will get you to them on their dime. Within about 8 weeks from the time you get to CFI you could be solo.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Need a truck and trainer to pass CDL in Florida. Have permit & physical.

A local truck driving school.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Western Express

According to their website you get your CDL from a school of your choice, they reimburse up to $6000.00 if they hire you. Then out with a trainer for about 30 days.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Western Express

What do you want to know?

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Another reason companies want a year from you.

Companies spend a lot of money to hire a single person. It could cost a company over a thousand dollars per person to hire them. It takes about a year for them to make that back.

Before you agree to go to that company, research them and plan on staying there one year. One year goes by very quickly. If you do leave that company do it on good terms.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Kids and air horns

Recently, I've had adults giving me the arm pump. Always makes me smile. My brothers and I always had fun with it as kids.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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I'm back and think I'm ready but I had an accident last year

What was the accident? Why are you at fault? That might hurt your chances.

Living in the truck and keeping your expenses down, you could pay your debt off in a few years.

Good luck.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Which of the "paid CDL" carriers regularly run to Canada, especially the west?

CFI goes to Canada but I don't think Western Canada. We have a terminal in Michigan that handles our Canada loads.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Officially Going Solo Tomorrow. It's Been a Long Journey.

Congratulations! GOAL, GOAL, GOAL. When backing, put your hands on the bottom of the steering wheel. Without taking them off, raise the hand for the direction you want your trailer to go. Take your time. Always plan and know which way you are going when you get off the interstate.

Good luck.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Brand New CDL.............TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations! dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif What company will you be starting with?

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Down time.

Talk on the phone or sleep for early day. Same plus watch movies for 34. Do laundry if needed.

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Big Scott

A honk, wave or phone number on a sign. Or find me on FB. Check my profile.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Big Scott

Yup. Don't have a new CB yet, so a honk could work.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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High Road Training Program for Ohio?

The High Road CDL Training Program will help you learn what you need to know to pass your permit tests. It will work for every state.

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