Got Accepted Into CFI School!!

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Lance B.'s Comment
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Hello to all,

I just received a call from CFI, I was accepted into school. I'm excited about this opportunity. They have fully considered my past felony and are giving me a shot. After being turned away from 10 different CDL training companies, CFI is giving me a chance. I'm headed out to Missouri in late June to start school.

A big thank you to Brett for creating this site and the High Road CDL series. Also, to all of you that kept me moving straight and true with all of your knowledge and advise. I have only just begun.

I will enter school with a good attitude, ready to study hard and learn. Looks like I'll be entering the rookie ranks very soon. I'm up for the challenge. After 11 years in the box, I can do this.

Be well out there,



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  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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LDRSHIP's Comment
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Congrats Lance.


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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Great news. I may be solo with them by then. Hope you go to the same school as me. They are great here. Good luck to you. If you haven't done so yet, get your hazmat Best of luck keep us posted.


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Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

G-Town's Comment
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Fantastic Lance! Best of luck.

Lance B.'s Comment
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Thanks fellas. Scott, I'm headed to Crowder for school. You over that way?

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Thanks fellas. Scott, I'm headed to Crowder for school. You over that way?

Crowder is in or near Joplin. Truck Dynasty is in Springfield. My last day of school will be May 19th. The following Monday, I will start orientation. Do you know what date you are scheduled to start?


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Lance B.'s Comment
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I'm set for June 22. Also a 32 hour Greyhound to Missouri from NJ. Going to be a long trip, but worth it.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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June 22nd is a long way off. Greyhound tips. They have outlets to plug your chargers into on the busses. You will want a backpack or something for a carry on. If your main duffle bag does not have wheels, buy a foldable luggage cart. It will make life easier. The hotel in Joplin has an indoor pool and whirlpool. If you like to swim, you may be able to get in the first night. The greyhound is a long trip. I hated it. Check my profile tonight.

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