Excited About Starting Orientation At CFI

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Don's Comment
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I have been in Joplin over the weekend, waiting to start orientation with CFI Tuesday. I feel like a kid excitedly waiting for the start of a new school year. I have met quite a few CFI drivers while riding their shuttle service from the hotel. I haven't heard a single bad word about CFI from any of them. Thanks to Big Scott for the great tips and recommendations relating to how to best fit in with CFI's expections. C'mon Tuesday!

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Well then, c'mon Tuesday!!!

We are actually starting our 3 day orientation today. Very much looking forward to this. I hope your day goes quickly so you can get going as quick as possible!

Colin K.'s Comment
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Best wishes, Don! Please keep us posted.

Stay safe out there, everyone, Colin K.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I know that anticipation. The fun is about to begin. Good luck. Call if you need anything.

Don's Comment
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I sure will, Scott.

I know that anticipation. The fun is about to begin. Good luck. Call if you need anything.

G-Town's Comment
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Good luck Don!

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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How's that orientation going? We started ours yesterday and scheduled to run through Thursday (I think) which is odd, cause its usually three days. But it's a really big class, so...

Most of the time I'm just bored to tears sirting in here, but I'm powerimg through because it's almost go time!

Hope yours is going well (and fast!)

Don's Comment
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Thank you, G-Town.

Good luck Don!

Don's Comment
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Jeremy: CFI picked us up at 700am in front of the hotel. At the terminal , we did our urine drug tests, some paperwork had lunch and then sent home for the day. I was back at the hotel by 1:30pm. A few who did not graduate from Crowder had to take their road tests required by CFI. I guess I will spend the afternoon studying for my hazmat endorsement.

How's that orientation going? We started ours yesterday and scheduled to run through Thursday (I think) which is odd, cause its usually three days. But it's a really big class, so...

Most of the time I'm just bored to tears sirting in here, but I'm powerimg through because it's almost go time!

Hope yours is going well (and fast!)

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Don's Comment
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Orientation has been both interesting and boring. A lot of information was thrown our way today, but I am learning (and forgetting) what I'll need to know later. The only negative has been having to listen to guys constantly running their mouths and trying to be cute or funny. The instructor has lost her patience a few times with them. I would want to throat punch them if I were her. Our class from Crowder has been quiet and professional.

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