I R Hired..........I Think

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Mike C.'s Comment
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After graduating from Tampa Driver's School, I thought getting a job was pretty much a no brainer............WRONG! Well, at least what I would consider a good one. After excellent advice from the forum, I applied to a lot of companies. I received: "No FNG'S" "Call Us When You Have Some experience" "Not Hiring In Your Area" and a few just "Not Hiring". Also a few that I did a lot of follow up with. All in all I gotta say that the answers and the individual recruiters were very polite and some extremely helpful.

I guess I sent my information to about fifty +/-. Ended up with maybe three to five hopefuls. I settled with CFI out of Joplin, Mo and begin orientation 27 July in Joplin. I've had some disappointments so I'm not counting my chickens however I think I made a good choice.

Thanks to all the advised me and helped me. Ya'll were more help than you know. I do wish to say that when new guys and ladies come on and ask for help that this site is a very good one to go to and seek help. No one talked down to me or anything of the sort which says alot about the people on this site

Maybe I R or is gonna be a gen-u-ine truck driver after all.


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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Congrats, Mike C. ~!

I believe CFI is an excellent choice/fortunate landing, sir! Wish you the best~! Big Scott will help ya, you know. (He's our ambassador for CFI on here, and duly so!)

Best wishes;

Anne :)


Old School's Comment
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Great news Mike!

We've had a lot of enthusiasm for CFI here in our forum. Hang on tight - this journey is about to get real. You've got most of the easy stuff behind you now. The reality and responsibility is about to hit hard.

You can do it - I have no doubts. Just stay focused and keep pressing forward, or backward! (You see what I did there)


You are in for the challenge of a lifetime. Make it happen - we all look forward to your stories and eventual success!

PJ's Comment
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Congrats Mike!!

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Congratulations. How are they getting you to Joplin? Bring a mask, they are currently required wearing in Joplin. You will go out with a trainer for a quick 25 days, then back to upgrade. Then into your own truck. You are dispatched as a solo truck with your trainer and you will be expected to do all the driving and other work. We are always here to help. We also have a couple of FB groups for drivers. Best of luck to you

Mike C.'s Comment
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Big Scott, These guys dont play around. I live south of Tampa. They're renting me a car to drive to Joplin which during these times I strongly prefer to flying. The whole plan is pretty much laid out from the car rental to the hotel, orientation, what to bring, what needed to purchase, and what all to expect. I'm very enthused. I think I've lucked out and landed with a first class company. When it all came together it came together real-real fast.

Again, I want to thank all of you because I was a true lost soul. Your input was crucial to my decision making.

Going on the premise I dont back into anything at the orientation, I'm just about close to earning my wings.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Yes they rent the car and reimburse for the gas. Save your receipts. You will find very helpful people at CFI. Best of luck.

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