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Big Scott's Comment
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That is some beautiful land. Enjoy the dust in Wilmer.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Yes indeed, West of Gallup, NM.

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I-40?

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I was by there twice in my first 10 days training...have to get a better phone, my pics didn't come out like I wanted...Land of Enchantment they say...my pics didn't capture that...lol. If you are West of Albuqueque there is the Route 66 Casino...good place to spend the night...good food. I'm not a gambler, but my trainer likes to park for the night at Casinos. Always eat well for a good price no fast food. We stopped East of Flagstaff last week on a Saturday night, can't remember the name of the Casino, but if you showed your CDL you got Sunday breakfast for $2.99. Steak, eggs, hashbrowns and toast...what a feed.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Robert H.'s Comment
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I live 40 miles north west of Meridian in Philadelphia MS..also hope to be at CFI in Sept

Left the Pilot in Meridian , MS at 0100 with a fresh 70 and stopped here at a Pilot on I-10 West of Houston. I got 567 miles today. There were two accidents today. I on I-10 close to the Pilot, so I turned onto a road near a Loves. Well, what did we find but a flat bed with the tractor in the ditch and the trailer blocking almost the entire road. We sat for 45 minutes and I was getting close to my 11, so my finisher took over to get us to the Pilot. We hustled today, but I ran all highway. Didn't get any Cajun food while going through SW Louisiana. Bummer.Will start our clock around 2230 tonight, so another all nighter to finish in Laredo. Off to sleep (hopefully, but doubt it) now.

Big Scott's Comment
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I live 40 miles north west of Meridian in Philadelphia MS..also hope to be at CFI in Sept

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Left the Pilot in Meridian , MS at 0100 with a fresh 70 and stopped here at a Pilot on I-10 West of Houston. I got 567 miles today. There were two accidents today. I on I-10 close to the Pilot, so I turned onto a road near a Loves. Well, what did we find but a flat bed with the tractor in the ditch and the trailer blocking almost the entire road. We sat for 45 minutes and I was getting close to my 11, so my finisher took over to get us to the Pilot. We hustled today, but I ran all highway. Didn't get any Cajun food while going through SW Louisiana. Bummer.Will start our clock around 2230 tonight, so another all nighter to finish in Laredo. Off to sleep (hopefully, but doubt it) now.

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We hope to see you there. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. I was trained by and drive for CFI. I have been with them for just over one year.

Robert H.'s Comment
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I have planned to start TDI cdl school on Aug 27 then hopefully be over to CFI after that/

We are busy. I told you the miles are here. They are getting ready to give us a pay raise and keep adding new business. I know you have enough knowledge and sense in your head to not do stupid stuff. One thing with CFI, you will be able to run as hard as you want. Enjoy the trip to Laredo. I'm on my way to Waverly. I know you will get good miles coming out of there.

If at all possible do not let your trainer drive as you do not get credit for his miles. Keep up the good work.

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.
Big Scott's Comment
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Why not have CFI train you for free? Save your money.

Robert H.'s Comment
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GI bill paying for the school, and yes I have thought about doing there sponsored program, and havent planned on using GI Bill for anything else as I have college degree already so. and thanks for providing email.

Why not have CFI train you for free? Save your money.

Big Scott's Comment
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GI bill paying for the school, and yes I have thought about doing there sponsored program, and havent planned on using GI Bill for anything else as I have college degree already so. and thanks for providing email.

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Why not have CFI train you for free? Save your money.

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OK. You know CFI has a special deal for vets. Feel free to contact me any time.

Robert H.'s Comment
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It doesn't show your email in your profile also are you on facebook if so i am Robert Hodgins there Philadelphia, MS email roberth64@hotmail.com

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I live 40 miles north west of Meridian in Philadelphia MS..also hope to be at CFI in Sept

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Left the Pilot in Meridian , MS at 0100 with a fresh 70 and stopped here at a Pilot on I-10 West of Houston. I got 567 miles today. There were two accidents today. I on I-10 close to the Pilot, so I turned onto a road near a Loves. Well, what did we find but a flat bed with the tractor in the ditch and the trailer blocking almost the entire road. We sat for 45 minutes and I was getting close to my 11, so my finisher took over to get us to the Pilot. We hustled today, but I ran all highway. Didn't get any Cajun food while going through SW Louisiana. Bummer.Will start our clock around 2230 tonight, so another all nighter to finish in Laredo. Off to sleep (hopefully, but doubt it) now.

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We hope to see you there. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. I was trained by and drive for CFI. I have been with them for just over one year. My email is in my profile.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Big Scott, we don't want people using this forum to contact people for private conversations for two reasons:

1) The point of this forum is to help everyone learn from each other. They can't do that if the conversations are private.

2) There are drivers that try to recruit drivers to their company in order to earn referral bonuses and we don't allow that because people won't be honest and this place will turn into a carnival of people looking to make a buck. So please don't encourage people to contact you through email. I've removed your email address from your profile.

Thanks.

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