Has Anyone Heard From JMart?

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Don's Comment
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Has anyone heard from JMart in the past week relating to his time out with finisher? His last post was on 3/17?

Jmart's Comment
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I'm still here. I am awaiting a load back to Joplin to upgrade. I have over my 7500 miles in. We've been busy. My finisher likes to push the miles, which is good. It has gone by very fast!

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I'm still in Joplin. My truck should be back from Kenworth today. I may get the body work done if they can get it done fast enough. Otherwise I'll hit the road in the morning.

Don's Comment
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Nice to hear you are pushing it. Soon you will be in your own truck. HAve you lost count how many States you have been in already? Any loads picked up or delivered in Ohio?

I'm still here. I am awaiting a load back to Joplin to upgrade. I have over my 7500 miles in. We've been busy. My finisher likes to push the miles, which is good. It has gone by very fast!

Jmart's Comment
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Nice to hear you are pushing it. Soon you will be in your own truck. HAve you lost count how many States you have been in already? Any loads picked up or delivered in Ohio?

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I'm still here. I am awaiting a load back to Joplin to upgrade. I have over my 7500 miles in. We've been busy. My finisher likes to push the miles, which is good. It has gone by very fast!

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I know within the first week, we'd been in 10 or 11 states. We went through Ohio going from Detroit to SE Georgia.

Chuck 's Comment
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Glad it is all going well Jmart. I bet you cannot wait to get into your own truck. I am finishing my second week tomorrow. I'll tell caleb you say hello. Mid terms tomorrow. Then a hard push next week to get ready for CDL testing.

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.
Tim F.'s Comment
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Don, On some of your post you ask if drivers pickup or deliver freight in Ohio. Not sure if this is your concern, but, There’s more than enough freight in Ohio to get you home for your breaks.

I was in the greater downtown Wapakoneta area last week. I’ve hauled loads from Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati,

If there weren’t, companies wouldn’t hire you.

I do hope you decide to apply and get going with a company soon...it’s a great career and fantastic adventure.

Good luck

Don's Comment
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Tim F:

Freight definitely moves through Ohio, so would think I wouldn't have any probIem picking up and making deliveries and getting hometime. SWIFT flatbed (if I wanted to try that rather than van) would be the exception, but even then, SWIFT would give me a van load to get me close to Wooster. I have applied at SWIFT and CFI, plus a few other companies that I have put on the back end. I have been accepted by SWIFT. I am waiting to hear back from CFI. I am going to take my CLP test tomorrow. Once I pass that and hear from CFI, I will "trust my gut" and make a decision. Both companies have much to offer to potential drivers.

Don, On some of your post you ask if drivers pickup or deliver freight in Ohio. Not sure if this is your concern, but, There’s more than enough freight in Ohio to get you home for your breaks.

I was in the greater downtown Wapakoneta area last week. I’ve hauled loads from Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati,

If there weren’t, companies wouldn’t hire you.

I do hope you decide to apply and get going with a company soon...it’s a great career and fantastic adventure.

Good luck

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

The Riot's Comment
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I have a question about CFI and since it looks like the CFI regulars are following this thread, I'll ask it here instead of starting a new thread.

Does CFI complete a thorough background check before accepting a student to their school?

I'm thinking of applying and even though I don't think there are any disqualifications in my background, one never knows.

And, way to go Jmart, it seems like the other day you just completed school and got your CDL. Time just keeps moving on.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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The Riot wants to know

I have a question about CFI and since it looks like the CFI regulars are following this thread, I'll ask it here instead of starting a new thread.

Does CFI complete a thorough background check before accepting a student to their school?

Every company offering Paid CDL Training Programs conducts thorough criminal background checks. Although it will be started once you sign your training agreement, it could take more than a week to complete.

Case in point; while I was attending Swift Academy a student was dismissed for not disclosing a shop lifting arrest. The dismissal occurred the middle of week three.

When you fill-out the application, read the questions very carefully and disclose everything they ask for within the time limits specified, nothing more and nothing less.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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