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Jmart's Comment
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3-14-18 - 3-17-18 By Monday, we will have travelled 9 states and about 2700 miles, about a third of the way through training. Things have gone well. I've learned a lot in these last 6 days. It is going by fast. Before I k ow it, I'll have my own truck!

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3-14-18 - 3-17-18 By Monday, we will have travelled 9 states and about 2700 miles, about a third of the way through training. Things have gone well. I've learned a lot in these last 6 days. It is going by fast. Before I k ow it, I'll have my own truck!

Excellent. Hope you're having fun.

Jmart's Comment
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I made it through my training with my finisher. However, I decided OTR wasn't for me. I need to be home more often. CFI is a great company and if I were to stay OTR, it would most likely be with them. I have a meeting on Monday with a local company that delivers industrial gasses to companies in the area

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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I'm truley sorry to hear that. However, in life we have to do what is best for us and our families. Best of luck to you.

Jmart's Comment
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I'm truley sorry to hear that. However, in life we have to do what is best for us and our families. Best of luck to you.

It's ok. I still want to drive for sure. I just want to be home more often.

Chuck 's Comment
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Good luck Jmart and each person has to do what is best for them. I am sure you will be great no matter what. I will be done with school in less than 2 weeks. Orientation and then going home to relax before I go out with my trainer. Take care and keep us posted.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I made it through my training with my finisher. However, I decided OTR wasn't for me. I need to be home more often. CFI is a great company and if I were to stay OTR, it would most likely be with them. I have a meeting on Monday with a local company that delivers industrial gasses to companies in the area

Good luck! I don't know anything about that just know being local comes with its own set of challenges and you still won't be home much. I drive local and many days I'm only off 10 hours between shifts. That 10 hours is spent commuting, eating, showering and sleeping. I don't know your family situation but I have a couple days a week when I work I don't see my kids. Regardless, I'd love to hear how it goes and maybe get some more information on it. I'm assuming it's hazmat? Is it a tanker or is it canisters? Since you aren't finishing your 1 year committment to CFI how much is owed, and are they one of the companies that withhold your training certificate until training is paid in full? Look forward to hearing more about this position. Fingers crossed for you.

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

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Jmart's Comment
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Good luck Jmart and each person has to do what is best for them. I am sure you will be great no matter what. I will be done with school in less than 2 weeks. Orientation and then going home to relax before I go out with my trainer. Take care and keep us posted.

Thanks Chuck! Good luck to you as well!

Jmart's Comment
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I made it through my training with my finisher. However, I decided OTR wasn't for me. I need to be home more often. CFI is a great company and if I were to stay OTR, it would most likely be with them. I have a meeting on Monday with a local company that delivers industrial gasses to companies in the area

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Good luck! I don't know anything about that just know being local comes with its own set of challenges and you still won't be home much. I drive local and many days I'm only off 10 hours between shifts. That 10 hours is spent commuting, eating, showering and sleeping. I don't know your family situation but I have a couple days a week when I work I don't see my kids. Regardless, I'd love to hear how it goes and maybe get some more information on it. I'm assuming it's hazmat? Is it a tanker or is it canisters? Since you aren't finishing your 1 year committment to CFI how much is owed, and are they one of the companies that withhold your training certificate until training is paid in full? Look forward to hearing more about this position. Fingers crossed for you.

It is hazmat. It is also tanker. I will owe 4k to CFI. Yes, they do hold your certificate until the contract is fulfilled. I will keep everyone updated.

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

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

G-Town's Comment
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Local, hazmat , tanker...

You have no experience. I think you are making a very big mistake.

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

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