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Jeramy H.'s Comment
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Been great reading your posts. I hope everything went well for you today during your test!!

I'm curious what is the pay scale at CFI?

Thanks for all of the great information!

Big Scott's Comment
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Been great reading your posts. I hope everything went well for you today during your test!!

I'm curious what is the pay scale at CFI?

Thanks for all of the great information!

When you go out with your trainer you get 26 CPM. When you upgrade it's 33 CPM , at 60,000 miles it's 35 CPM, 90,000 miles and it's 37 CPM, 120,000 miles and it's 40 CPM. The pics below are the other things we get paid for. They are screen shots from CFI's website.

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CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Jmart's Comment
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Thank you all for your encouragement! 2-13-18 Day 17 of school Today, was CDL test day for a few of us. The first task is to successfully complete a pre trip inspection ( tractor, trailer, engine compartment, or all). Everyone does a pretrip inspection on the coupling system. This pre trip also includes an in cab inspection including parking brakes, service brakes, and air brakes. If you pass the pre trip inspection portion, you move on to the backing maneuvers. Straight line backing and lane change are two required maneuvers. The third is either sight side or blind side parallel or 90 degree dock. If you pass the backing maneuvers, you move onto the road test portion. I am happy to say I PASSED!! It wasn't one of my best drives. My advice is to relax because nerves can make things worse. I have 2 more drives to complete by Friday. Next Monday will start CFI orientation!

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Jmart's Comment
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Thanks!

Jeramy H.'s Comment
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Awesome! Congrats driver!!

Nighthawk's Comment
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Next Monday will start CFI orientation!

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Big Scott's Comment
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Jmart's Comment
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Thank you all! A huge weight off my shoulders!

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations! Well done.

Glad you emphasized PTI on the coupling. Couldn't agree more.

Dropping a trailer resulting from a false couple or "high-hook", is a top-three, but very preventable rookie mistake. Never skip inspecting the coupled Kingpin and fifth-wheel.

Good luck in orientation, the "extended job interview".

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