Profile For Cerberus

Cerberus 's Info

  • Location:
    Amarillo, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Team Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 6 months ago

Cerberus 's Bio

Drove for a year, off and on solo and team with the wife. About to hit the road again to team at the end of april. Cant wait to get back it, stopped driving for four months and i thought i was going to go insane being stuck in one place. The road is my new home and i cannot wait to be back where i belong.

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Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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CFI Training

Only thing I would add is that they just bumped the pay for orientation to $60 a day. My wife and I are currently in orientation and they just changed that not to long ago apparently.

Hey Wayne, with CFI you will need to get your permit and medical on your own before they take you for training. Depending on the school they send you to, school will be 3 or 4 weeks. While in school CFI pays for your food and room. Then it's back to CFI for four days of orientation, where you will be paid $100.00 cash. After that it's out with a trainer for at least 7000 miles. This usually takes about 3 to 4 weeks. Then it's back to Joplin to upgrade. While with your trainer you are paid 26 CPM. Once you you upgrade you start at 35 CPM. CFI will provide all your transportation. The best thing to do is go to CFI website, students . Here you can read some more info and fill out an app. Good luck. I'm happy to help.

Posted:  3 months, 4 weeks ago

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CFI Training

Wife and I went through their training last year.

We got in contact with a recruiter, they get all your info and get you pre-hired. Then they get you a greyhound ticket to Joplin, you do a one or two day orientation for drug testing and paperwork. And from there they send you to Crowder College in Neosho, MO or like my wife and I went to Truck dynasty in Springfield, MO. And I also know that they've been using Trainco as well for some students. If you go solo you sign a 1yr contract and after your one year your tuition is considered paid back. Or if you team it's only 6mos.

Do you have any specific questions?

Posted:  4 months ago

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Energy drinks

I worked in healthcare for 20 years. I don't buy or drink them. You'd not believe the numbers of people who end up in an ER from drinking those things and having serious heart arrhythmias. I belong to the group who believes they should not be sold at all.

That said, my kids love them. I wouldn't allow them to drink them until they were adult size teens and then only in extreme moderation. They liked the monster ones.. can't remember which flavor.

My friend and I learned this lesson at a very young age and havent touched them since. We were 13 and we both had consumed at least 4 that day. Needless to say we felt like death and we havent even looked at them since!

Posted:  4 months ago

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What Are The Best Truck Stops, And Why?

I enjoy Loves out of the huge national chains, clean, nice parking, and the people usually seem in better moods. However i rarely get to stop there since my company mainly uses Flying J/Pilot. Which is fine, we usually only have time to stop and shower anyway when were teaming.

Now my favorite Truck stops are Quik Trips, Which their only downside is they dont have showers..yet. and also Kwik Trips they are super nice as well!

And Caseys for the pizza haha

Posted:  4 months ago

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Living in the Truck

Wife and I drive for CFI and this is exactly what we did, after our lease was up we stored our boxes of important stuff at my moms and sold the rest. And now we live out of the truck, we take home time in different cities and we will UBER or rent car depending on how many days off we have. Occasionally we will come back "home" to Amarillo and visit our family. But mostly its travelling the US. We love every second of it and wouldnt trade it for the world!

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Omg, locked my keys in my truck again

My wife was the first to lock us out of the truck down in Calexico. Company gave us a freebie lock pick service. 2nd time, my dog decided to lock me out of the truck, while i was trying to get something out of the sidebox. Luckily wife was sleeping in the truck so just took about 10mins to get her up. Finally got a spare made, next up were going to try and train the pupper to unlock the truck just in case haha

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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DOT physical turns ugly

I jumped ship because i was frustrated and now I regret the decision with every fiber of my being. I tried to go back to my old job and i lasted a few weeks. And now I just heard back from HR from my old driving job and they were gracious enough to give me another go. About to head back out by the end of April, like you i have to get Medical card, my bp is a little high so im going to get some medications to level it out a little better and i will be good to go. Cant wait to hit the road, I've been going stir crazy sitting at home for 4 mos!

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Game: State 2 Things You Love About Trucking

1. Never knowing where I am going next, most people don't like forced dispatch. But i absolutely love the excitement when i get a Pre-plan for somewhere i've never been before!

2. The money, my wife and I make stupid money for simply driving everyday. I get to see the country with my Wife and my Puppy. Its amazing, at home i busted butt and risked my life everyday working Corrections. And now I'm making double what i was making doing almost none of the work. Dropping trailers and dealing with shipper/receivers beats getting gassed every other day haha.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Game: Most shocking aspect of trucker life?

Honestly as someone who had just started driving last year my biggest shock was the weather, and how fast it can change on you. I knew that as a driver you had to adapt fast to many situations and boy does that happen alot. You can have several days where nothing happens and can lull you into a sense of false safety and then bam!!! Curveball! This job has taught me to be on my toes 24/7 and thats saying something since i was a correctional officer for a few years and i feel like im on my toes now driving a truck more than i ever was around convicted murderers and rapists.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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CFI CDL Training

Look forward to hearing how it goes! Wife and I go to orientation next Monday so we're pretty excited!

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