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Keith B.'s Comment
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UPDATE I am not going the tanker route. CFI will take me back if that's what I decide

JMART- let em ask you, what do they pay you during training? Do they pay you while you're out with the other driver?

Big Scott's Comment
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UPDATE I am not going the tanker route. CFI will take me back if that's what I decide

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JMART- let em ask you, what do they pay you during training? Do they pay you while you're out with the other driver?

CFI pays 26 CPM while out with a trainer. Once you upgrade it jumps to 33 CPM. As you climb up to 120,000 miles you will go from 33 to 35 to 37 to 40 CPM. At 125,000 miles you will be at 41 CPM. This can be done in just over one year. I reached my one year mark on May 25th. I reached 120,000 miles shortly after that. In a week or so (mid to late June) I should get to 125,000 miles and 41 CPM. While out with your finisher you also get any detention, Northeast, layover, short haul and hazmat (if you have your hazmat endorsement) pay. I hope this helps.

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

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Keith B.'s Comment
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UPDATE I am not going the tanker route. CFI will take me back if that's what I decide

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JMART- let em ask you, what do they pay you during training? Do they pay you while you're out with the other driver?

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CFI pays 26 CPM while out with a trainer. Once you upgrade it jumps to 33 CPM. As you climb up to 120,000 miles you will go from 33 to 35 to 37 to 40 CPM. At 125,000 miles you will be at 41 CPM. This can be done in just over one year. I reached my one year mark on May 25th. I reached 120,000 miles shortly after that. In a week or so (mid to late June) I should get to 125,000 miles and 41 CPM. While out with your finisher you also get any detention, Northeast, layover, short haul and hazmat (if you have your hazmat endorsement) pay. I hope this helps.

BigScott, huge help thanks. Let me ask you after you submitted everything, spoke with them and had your background ran, how long did it take to get a start date? Who did you work with over there? Thanks boss! I am really considering this company

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

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Big Scott's Comment
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UPDATE I am not going the tanker route. CFI will take me back if that's what I decide

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JMART- let em ask you, what do they pay you during training? Do they pay you while you're out with the other driver?

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CFI pays 26 CPM while out with a trainer. Once you upgrade it jumps to 33 CPM. As you climb up to 120,000 miles you will go from 33 to 35 to 37 to 40 CPM. At 125,000 miles you will be at 41 CPM. This can be done in just over one year. I reached my one year mark on May 25th. I reached 120,000 miles shortly after that. In a week or so (mid to late June) I should get to 125,000 miles and 41 CPM. While out with your finisher you also get any detention, Northeast, layover, short haul and hazmat (if you have your hazmat endorsement) pay. I hope this helps.

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BigScott, huge help thanks. Let me ask you after you submitted everything, spoke with them and had your background ran, how long did it take to get a start date? Who did you work with over there? Thanks boss! I am really considering this company

Once you have your permit and medical certificate and they approve you, they can get you there fast. Classes start every Monday and they get you to Joplin the Thursday before.

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

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Big Scott's Comment
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Also, my recruiter is now in dispatch. Courtney is the main recruiter for students. I don't who else is these days.

Keith B.'s Comment
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Also, my recruiter is now in dispatch. Courtney is the main recruiter for students. I don't who else is these days.

You have been a huge help to everyone on here. Much appreciated. How are you enjoying things, good?

Big Scott's Comment
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Also, my recruiter is now in dispatch. Courtney is the main recruiter for students. I don't who else is these days.

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You have been a huge help to everyone on here. Much appreciated. How are you enjoying things, good?

Thank you. This site gave me so much and I just try to give back. I love CFI and trucking. I get paid to see this beautiful country. There is nothing like it. Yes there are days where nothing goes right. But they are few and far between.

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