Profile For Cynthia H.

Cynthia H.'s Info

  • Location:
    New Braunfels , TX

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    6 months ago

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Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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CDL training

Big Scott, I went with CFI. I’ll be in Kingman for two weeks then to Phoenix for orientation, one week home time , then out with my trainer.

Good luck Cynthia. What company did you go with?

Posted:  3 months ago

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CDL training

Hey friends, I’m in Kingman, AZ this morning to begin my CDL training. It’s been snowing here so I’m taking that as an added bonus to learn to drive in adverse weather conditions. I’m ready to get this adventure started.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Any CFI Drivers?

Thanks everyone . Hopefully Big Scott will.have some good info for me!

I'm half way to getti g my CDL! I have my DOT medical card, and today got my CPL! I'm excited and scared to death at the same time. I am still talking to a few trucking companies and will be making a decision in the next few days as where to begin my trucking career. Are there any CFI drivers that can offer info about the company?

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Any CFI Drivers?

I'm half way to getti g my CDL! I have my DOT medical card, and today got my CPL! I'm excited and scared to death at the same time. I am still talking to a few trucking companies and will be making a decision in the next few days as where to begin my trucking career. Are there any CFI drivers that can offer info about the company?

Posted:  4 months ago

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Advice from company drivers

Thanks Steve. I'm leaning toward Schneider. They seem.to be the most straight forward in a serving questions and everyone I've talked to has been very professional.

Hello everyone, I am getting closer to starting my cdl training. I have my DOT medical card and I will have my CDL permit next week. I would just like to hear from some drivers that drive for Swift, Werner, and Schneider. I'm still trying to decide what company is the best fit for me.Any info.is appreciated.

Posted:  4 months ago

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Advice from company drivers

Hello everyone, I am getting closer to starting my cdl training. I have my DOT medical card and I will have my CDL permit next week. I would just like to hear from some drivers that drive for Swift, Werner, and Schneider. I'm still trying to decide what company is the best fit for me.Any info.is appreciated.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Can I Physically Handle Trucking?

Thanks for the info. I worked as a ramp agent for the airlines and it was.pretty physical. I'm a hard worker but having to lift 50-75 pounds is not going to be realistic for me. I guess all I can do is go to an orientation and see if i.pass a company physical fitness exam.

Hello, I have thoroughly enjoyed the wealth of information on this forum. I am motivated when I read Rainey D's comments. I especially enjoyed reading her article CVle about her first year as a driver because I'm very nervous. I'm still considering trucking however I don't want to end up in debt and no job. How soon in orientation do they let you know if you will be able to physically tackle the job of truck driving. I have no upper body strength so I'm worried about moving tandems, cranking look sending gear, etc.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Can I Physically Handle Trucking?

Hello, I have thoroughly enjoyed the wealth of information on this forum. I am motivated when I read Rainey D's comments. I especially enjoyed reading her article CVle about her first year as a driver because I'm very nervous. I'm still considering trucking however I don't want to end up in debt and no job. How soon in orientation do they let you know if you will be able to physically tackle the job of truck driving. I have no upper body strength so I'm worried about moving tandems, cranking look sending gear, etc.

Posted:  6 months ago

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Prime, Swift, or CRST

Thanks !

There is a female driver at CFI who's brand new truck is in the shop getting her seat moved forward. She's 5' 1".

Posted:  6 months ago

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Prime, Swift, or CRST

Thank you . I have been accepted at Swift and have been pleased with the recruiters and feel good about the company. Sometimes I overthink too much but I have peace about them and a good “gut” feeling that this is the choice for me. I should just buckle down and study!!!

Welcome to the forum Cynthia.

Please invest some time reading the links Big Scott replied with. It’s very important to develop a realistic knowledge base with reasonable expectations. The first two links will accomplish that. The High Road Training program will effectively prepare you to pass the CLP exams. Highly recommended!

A bit more information about your choices;

Swift and Prime have similarities; differences in how they train, and optionally a driver can run “team”.

CRST on the other hand is 100% “teaming”. It’s not an option.

Make sure you understand the distinction; you’ll be sharing a truck 24x7 with another person in a space the size of an average walk-in closet. When your teammate is driving, you’ll be sleeping and visa-versus.

A quick note on Swift, I was trained by them and continue driving for them almost 6 years later running Walmart Dedicated Grocery in the NorthEast region. No complaints, no regrets and no plans to seek employment elsewhere.

Good luck!

Posted:  6 months ago

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Prime, Swift, or CRST

Thanks for the info. I have been researching lots of companies but I’m feeling overwhelmed with so much information. Also wondering about solo vs team driving.

I am considering a trucking career. I have been accepted to start with a large carrier in Jan. I am trying to decide between Prime, Swift, or CRST. Also I’m concerned if I can physically do the job. I’m 5 ft , 135 lbs and have no upper body strength. I need honest advice! Thanks! Cindy in Texas

Posted:  6 months ago

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Prime, Swift, or CRST

I am considering a trucking career. I have been accepted to start with a large carrier in Jan. I am trying to decide between Prime, Swift, or CRST. Also I’m concerned if I can physically do the job. I’m 5 ft , 135 lbs and have no upper body strength. I need honest advice! Thanks! Cindy in Texas

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