Got Accepted Into CFI School!!

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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So glad things are.working out for you!!! Be sure to keep us posted

Old School's Comment
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Glad to hear this Lance - Congratulations!

Lance B.'s Comment
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Thanks Rainy and Old school. My journey continues. And Scott I'll keep my eye out tonight.

Big Scott's Comment
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Thanks Rainy and Old school. My journey continues. And Scott I'll keep my eye out tonight.

Look at my profile here. I left you a message there. Shoot me a line.

Alfonso H.'s Comment
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Lance congrats on the acceptance , I also am in a similar situation , getting turned down because of my past ....just applied to CFI and was wondering who you spoke to and / or how you went about being accepted for the school/training to get your nCDL and drive for CFI ..... Please and thanks

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,

Lance

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • 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.
Big Scott's Comment
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Lance congrats on the acceptance , I also am in a similar situation , getting turned down because of my past ....just applied to CFI and was wondering who you spoke to and / or how you went about being accepted for the school/training to get your nCDL and drive for CFI ..... Please and thanks

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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,

Lance

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Hey Alphonso, CFI is a great company. They have been great to me every step of the way so far. Call them and you need to speak to Annie or Courtney. They are the recruiters for the people going into the Company Sponsored Training. Be honest about everything. Annie and Courtney are great and will answer all your questions. You can read my training diary here. Good luck.

Scott

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • 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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

John W.'s Comment
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Hey me and my wife are comin to CFI next week cant wait to get started been long road with a lot of hiccups and delays but we on our way starting on Wednesday nite get into Joplin on Thursday afternoon around 3pm. We both comin with no exp but every driver I talked to besides sum on facebook group sum sure have help me and my wife along the way. I hope to meet sum of the other drivers out on the road as our journey begins next week.

Big Scott's Comment
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Best of luck to both of you. Lance never went to CFI. He went with a 1099 job on a straight box truck. You will meet plenty of great people in Joplin. Keep us posted on your progress and it would help others if you started a training diary in our diaries section.

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