CFI At Crowder College

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Don's Comment
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I have been home since Sunday (6/3). I had planned on coming home after orientation. We can ave up to 7 days off, but CFI should be calling me any time now to schedule my return, unless there are issues with finishers.


How long have you been home? Did they give you a ETA for a trainer?


Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Seems like an oddly familiar feeling all of a sudden... I'm currently waiting on a new trainer, lol. Hopefully you get the call very soon. Every CFI truck I've seen or passed out there made me think about ya.

Still at home, waiting for a call to come back to Joplin when a trainer is available.


I'm going with the dreads... The fella out front in the khakis looks too much like a trucker to be you!

Hope you're off and running by now and just been too busy to post. Can't wait to hear your adventure is going. Safe travels, brother!

The Riot's Comment
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Don, congratulations.

And did they give you the option to remain in Joplin while waiting on a trainer?

Don's Comment
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They did, but I wanted to come home to take care of some personal things so I wouldn't have to worry about them while OTR.

Don, congratulations.

And did they give you the option to remain in Joplin while waiting on a trainer?


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.

Don's Comment
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I am still at home waiting on a finisher, so I called the student training department Friday. I should be getting a call to return to Joplin any time now, "provided a finisher is available." confused.gif

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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May not be the most appealing observation, but the fact that they have limited trainers available could be indicative of a high-level of discretion regarding whom they trust to be full-time trainers.

At least (it seems) they don't let Just anyone function as a trainer, unlike some companies.

With all that said, I sure hope you get rolling soon. It can't be very easy to get through everything just to hurry up and wait. Hopefully you're on the road soon.

In the meantime, take it from some recent experience, make the most of your home-time while you can. The time and distance away can begin taking a toll much sooner than someone might guess. Maybe it's something you get used to, but i havent found that point yet.

Other than having to wait patiently, I hope you're having a great weekend otherwise!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Hurry up and wait is industry wide, like in the military.

welcome to trucking!!!

Don's Comment
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CFI called. I will be taking the "Dog" in the morning and arrive in Joplin Wednesday. I should know who my finisher is when I get there. The time has come. They said to pack 7-10 days of clothing. I have a 32" duffle. Hope that isn't too big.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Wooo Hooo!! dancing.gifdancing.gifdancing.gif

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Don!

It's about to get so real you may be scratching your head questioning why you thought this was going to be such a great thing. Hang in there. There will be some stress and some doubts - we all had those things. Just keep at it and know the rewarding times are still a ways off. You'll get there, and you'll be both proud and glad you endured.


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