CFI At Crowder College

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Don's Comment
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I am coming off a 34 hour restart late tonight and have a pre-plan scheduled for delivery 530 miles away Monday @ 0800. I will call consigned tomorrow AM for possibility to deliver early.. but if not, I am thinking of two options. 1. Get as close as possible to consignee Saturday AM which I could do, and take another 34 so I have a fresh 70 available when I deliver Monday AM. Makes sense to me. Let's say I get real close to consignee Saturday at 1100. I start another 34 and would finish that at 2100 Sunday night with a fresh 70. Then waltz on in before appt time Monday morning. Make sense, or am I off my rocker?

2. Take my sweet time driving those 530 miles, stopping along the way to see some sights, etc., and still be there at 0800, but with hours on my 70/8.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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Personally, I always always always take option one. Any chance to get a reset, I'm on it. You never know when you'll need those hours. See the sights when you get there.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Simon D. (Grandpa)'s Comment
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Personally, I always always always take option one. Any chance to get a reset, I'm on it. You never know when you'll need those hours. See the sights when you get there.

Absolutely! As Rainy has said so many times... "Early is on time; on time is late!"

Keep up the great work! 👍

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert H.'s Comment
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from another CFI driver and also a lady that has her own recruiting agency maybe he meant they may be going to automatics and this lady stated they may be going to 3 week program I need to call my recruiter and ask her about this

Where did you hear that CFI's school is going to 3 weeks and in automatics? With CFI you are out with your trainer, after school and passing your CDL , for at least 7500 miles. That is usually 3 weeks. CFI's schools are training and testing on manuals. CFI's fleet is now almost 100% all auto shifts.

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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from another CFI driver and also a lady that has her own recruiting agency maybe he meant they may be going to automatics and this lady stated they may be going to 3 week program I need to call my recruiter and ask her about this

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Where did you hear that CFI's school is going to 3 weeks and in automatics? With CFI you are out with your trainer, after school and passing your CDL , for at least 7500 miles. That is usually 3 weeks. CFI's schools are training and testing on manuals. CFI's fleet is now almost 100% all auto shifts.

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The CDL training is still going to be 4 weeks in school, that gets your 160 hours certificate. As I confirmed today, CFI has no plans to change to training and CDL testing to autoshifts. CFI uses two private schools, Crowder College and Truck Dynasty. They are the ones doing the CDL trading and testing. After the four weeks at the school, you go back to Joplin for 4 days of orientation, then you go out with your trainer/finisher for at least 7500 miles. The time with your finisher usually takes about 3 weeks.

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.
Robert H.'s Comment
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Okie dokie cool..and yes I know about the schools that they use I believe that what he was referring too. i was just putting out what I had heard to see if anyone had heard that... hope you are doing well I m hoping to maybe start Sept 10 but have not told recruiter this yet hehe

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from another CFI driver and also a lady that has her own recruiting agency maybe he meant they may be going to automatics and this lady stated they may be going to 3 week program I need to call my recruiter and ask her about this

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Where did you hear that CFI's school is going to 3 weeks and in automatics? With CFI you are out with your trainer, after school and passing your CDL , for at least 7500 miles. That is usually 3 weeks. CFI's schools are training and testing on manuals. CFI's fleet is now almost 100% all auto shifts.

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The CDL training is still going to be 4 weeks in school, that gets your 160 hours certificate. As I confirmed today, CFI has no plans to change to training and CDL testing to autoshifts. CFI uses two private schools, Crowder College and Truck Dynasty. They are the ones doing the CDL trading and testing. After the four weeks at the school, you go back to Joplin for 4 days of orientation, then you go out with your trainer/finisher for at least 7500 miles. The time with your finisher usually takes about 3 weeks.

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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Let them know when your ready and you will be on a Greyhound ASAP.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Robert H.'s Comment
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Yea okie dokie i think i may still drive there

Let them know when your ready and you will be on a Greyhound ASAP.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Big Scott's Comment
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Yea okie dokie i think i may still drive there

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Let them know when your ready and you will be on a Greyhound ASAP.

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If you do, then go home to wait for a trainer after orientation, you may have to go back to Joplin if they can't get a trainer to you. Just something to think about.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Robert H.'s Comment
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Yea i understand that or I sure I could prob stand the long bus ride heheh but first i still gotta do DOT physical and test clp and submit two week notice to boss

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Yea okie dokie i think i may still drive there

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Let them know when your ready and you will be on a Greyhound ASAP.

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If you do, then go home to wait for a trainer after orientation, you may have to go back to Joplin if they can't get a trainer to you. Just something to think about.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

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.

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