Excited About Starting Orientation At CFI

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PackRat's Comment
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Try to get as much from the next few days as you can, even though it is a lot at once. The clowns probably won't last long.

Big Scott's Comment
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Is Becky still doing the orientation? Yes there is much to learn. Get names and contact info from everyone you can. I'm heading home for a few days. Starting to work my way there quickly for a family emergency. CFI is great at helping with that. I find that proving myself reliable and the relationship I have built with my FM have gone a long way to help me make my goals.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Jeremy C.'s Comment
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The only negative has been having to listen to guys constantly running their mouths and trying to be cute or funny.

Yes, sir! We have some of the same clowns over here. And they will be the first ones to fall by the wayside later on. Not sure how some of them even got this far but, alas, there they are. Thursday should wrap it up for us. It's been a pretty unconventional week, so far. I guess we'll see what's next after that...

Best of luck and safe travels, brother!

Don's Comment
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Big Scott: Hope all gets well at home. Yes, she is. She has been no-nonsense during orientation. I commend her for her extreme patience with the "wannabe circus clowns" in orientation, but she appears as though she'd rather drink acid than dealing with the jabbering fools. I'm about ready to join her for a drink, haha. I just can't believe the childish behavior I am seeing from grown men. SMH. I have been scoping out the terminal and meeting anyone I can, not to mention presenting myself as a mature adult.

Is Becky still doing the orientation? Yes there is much to learn. Get names and contact info from everyone you can. I'm heading home for a few days. Starting to work my way there quickly for a family emergency. CFI is great at helping with that. I find that proving myself reliable and the relationship I have built with my FM have gone a long way to help me make my goals.

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.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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