No CFI Reviews?

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Andrea's Comment
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Can a moderator or Brett tell me why there are no company reviews or cdl school reviews for CFI on here? Should I take that as a sign? I know that there are members posts about CFI but just looking for unbiased facts and cannot find anything on Trucking Truths menu. Thank you.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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No, it's not a sign. CFI is an excellent company and we have drivers here that are very happy with them. I don't believe they offer a Paid CDL Training Program so we don't have them listed in that section.

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.
millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Can a moderator or Brett tell me why there are no company reviews or cdl school reviews for CFI on here? Should I take that as a sign? I know that there are members posts about CFI but just looking for unbiased facts and cannot find anything on Trucking Truths menu. Thank you.

If you want info on CFI ask Big Scott.

Big Scott’s Profile

There’s a link to Big Scott’s profile. Also if you are new to this industry before checkin out Big Scott’s profile you may want to check these out first:

Do those links first and then go from there.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Who needs a CFI review when we have our very own CFI ambassador..Big Scott? As Millionmiler suggested, he's your go-to guy.

Andrea's Comment
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Thanks everybody! I have been in touch with Big Scott. It really was just a question out of curiosity. CFI amd Pam cdl schools were the only ones that would extend me an offer. I applied to everyone on the Trucking truths Paid CDL school list that had a pet policy. So, I really didn't have much narrowing down to do since I only got two offers.. I have chosen to go to CFI. I just love the reviews of the schools and companies on this website, and wondered why they weren't on there? Lord help me If you ask for an opinion on Facebook. Talk about opening a can of worms and making your head swim! I have spent the past month taking the High Road CDL course and doing practice tests. If everything stays on course I will be going to Joplin, MO the first week of January!good-luck-2.gif

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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Andrea, this career is so completely misunderstood by most people, including many people who are actively driving trucks. It is absolutely terrible to find truthful or helpful information about the companies and/or the career in general. That is why Brett started this website. Trucking is it's own anomaly at times and it is very frustrating for those of us who love our careers and want to help others make a decent start at it. It's even more frustrating for new people wanting to learn about the career. You'll always find good solid information here, and the great thing about it is that if somebody gets out of hand there are responsible people actively involved here who will straighten it out for you. CFI would b a great place for you to get started.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Welcome Andrea! Glad to have you become part of the TT Family.

Alycia & Melvin's Comment
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Andrea, my husband and I are almost done with the three week training at Crowder College Transport through CFI. He tested out yesterday, I hope to test out Tuesday. The instructors at Crowder are great. Very fast paced, but doable. My husband had his class B, and years of backing experience. I, on the other hand, had no backing experience. At the end of two weeks, I have had several high scoring road drives, and my backing skills are coming along nicely. I still dread the parallel, but can get it done with a mid eighties score. The apartments are nice, but it is a long walk across campus to the classrooms and cafeteria. Also, very windy in Neosho, and cold right now, so layers, heavy coat, and gloves are very necessary. Overall, we are very pleased with our experience so far, and hope to be in Joplin at CFI for orientation late next week. Gotta run, back to studying pretrip lol Good Luck!!!!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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No, it's not a sign. CFI is an excellent company and we have drivers here that are very happy with them. I don't believe they offer a Paid CDL Training Program so we don't have them listed in that section.

Yes they do. They pay for transportation and hotel and put you in either Truck Dynasty or Crowder for school. Then you go through orientation and out with a "finisher" for 7800 miles or so with your CDL, but the truck is run solo.

You make no Payments for the schooling as long as you stay a year. You must go to MO with your permit. Although the starting pay seems low compared to reefer , after that first year, you get a nice bump in pay.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Read my posts for the CFI company review.

CFI does have Paid CDL Training. They pay for your transportation, food and housing while in school, 3 weeks at Crowder and 4 weeks at Truck Dynasty. You have to get your DOT medical and permit before being approved for their school. However, they will reimburse you for that with your first load. They will reimburse the cost for your CDL, hazmat background check, hazmat and tanker endorsements.

Our fleet is all 2016 and newer KW T680's with company supplied satellite radio. The trucks have inverters, a mount for a TV as well as a coax connection for the antenna. There is a spot for a small microwave as well as for a KW refrigerator.

We have a pet and rider policy. We run all 48 states and into Canada. We have terminals and drop yards around the country. CFI is a dry van company with a fair number of drop hooks and no touch freight. They have some dedicated and regional runs. They have solo and team drivers. They also have programs for people who bring their own truck to CFI.

With CFI you earn one day of home time for every seven days out, however, you don't lose these days. You can take as many days as you want and keep your truck. The companies is very concerned about safety. They have health, vision, dental, life, short and long term disability insurance options. They also have a 401(k) plan. I am not the only one who loves CFI, it is what I hear most among other drivers. We love how we are treated here.

I try to answer and respond to everyone on here who has questions about CFI. CFI does not offer a referral bonus for bringing in students. They only have one for bringing in experienced drivers.

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.

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
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