Orientation Done

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Chuck 's Comment
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Finished orientation today for CFI. I am heading home for a week to enjoy some home time and see my family. Will find out may 6th when I go out with a trainer to begin the process to end up in my own truck. I am looking forward to this journey and to learn as much as I can. This has been a process but well worth it to be where I am. I am now officially a driver with CFI even though I am a student driver it is a great feeling knowing the hard work of school has paid off. Now just learn from my finisher as much as I can.


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Big Scott's Comment
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Congratulations!!! Did you end up renting a car or what?

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Congratulations, Chuck!

I'm only days away from heading off to training and can't wait to make a post similar to this.

Make the most of it, brother. Best of luck on the road!


Navypoppop's Comment
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Congrats Chuck, You have proven you have what it takes by completing the orientation. Stay focused on the training, listen and learn from your trainer, take your time when doing everything so it is right and do not let yourself get caught up in any hype from any "road warrior". They can make you believe all the wrong ways to represent the industry. You will be fine and there will be good weeks and some bad but just stay focused. Good luck.

Don's Comment
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Congratulations Chuck! Enjoy your home time. I am sure it feels great earning your 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.
's Comment
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Congratulations Chuck. When I get things situated here, I'll prayerfully be heading to CFI soon.

PJ's Comment
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Congrats Chuck, Enjoy the break at home, the pace will soon pick up

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Congrats and rest up for sure. Training can be exhausting. My trainee is dead to the world in the bunk now. I didnt have the heart to wake him.

Chuck 's Comment
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Thank you to all the comments. I will enjoy my home time as much as I can. I am looking forward to my own bed. I can imagine that being in a trainers truck is hard and tiring but it's a short time so I just have to get through that and it will be all good. Scott I did not rent a car, it was just too expensive. I am on the bus. Will be home Saturday am. It is Friday now after 11 am. So it's going to be a long ride. Staying focused on the prize and the long term goals.

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