CFI CDL Training

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Jmart's Comment
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Now the fun begins. Be prepared to get all the miles you can drive. We are busy, busy, busy.

Good to hear! I need to make some $$!

Jmart's Comment
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2-19-18 Day 1 orientation We spent the day doing drug screens and filling out required paperwork. The benefit information and forms were sent home with us to take back tomorrow. Tomorrow, the ones who went to school at Crowder College don't have to show up until 10:30 am. They will be doing road drives with the experienced drivers who are in orientation with us. BE ON TIME for everything!

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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2-19-18 Day 1 orientation We spent the day doing drug screens and filling out required paperwork. The benefit information and forms were sent home with us to take back tomorrow. Tomorrow, the ones who went to school at Crowder College don't have to show up until 10:30 am. They will be doing road drives with the experienced drivers who are in orientation with us. BE ON TIME for everything!

Yes, Crowder does a driving test for CFI, so Crowder students get a late day.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Well, yesterday I got to meet Jmart at the terminal. It was brief as they were about to start orientation for the day. He should love it out here.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

The Riot's Comment
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Jmart, which one is you?

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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He's the guy in the grey shirt. rofl-2.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-3.gif

Jmart's Comment
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2-20-2018 to 2-22-2018 CFI orientation The final few days of orientation consisted of listening to people from the many departments with CFI, learning the processes of BOL, etc. We were given a satchel with materials we will need while we are on the road such as hazmat book and paperwork pertinent to hauling loads. Our final day of orientation we signed our contracts and became official CFI employees. All in my class took the option to go home before going out with our finishers.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

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

Splitter's Comment
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Congratulations trucker! Enjoy your time at home. Thank you for showing that we can overcome our trials & tribulations as long as we maintain focused on the prize, not the day to day crap that can cause us to give up.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Chuck 's Comment
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Man that definitely sounds like a lot of info and time put into a short time for sure. It was great to read about your progress and your days spent doing what. I am not gonna lie but this has given me a little anxiety just reading the process and what has to be done, but I want this so I will do what I have to in order to get my CDL and become a driver. I will be leaving in a little over two weeks for school and cannot wait to get started and fulfill my dream.

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.
Jmart's Comment
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Congratulations trucker! Enjoy your time at home. Thank you for showing that we can overcome our trials & tribulations as long as we maintain focused on the prize, not the day to day crap that can cause us to give up.

Thank you! Yes, as long as you keep focused, you will be fine.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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