A CFI Update 2021

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Was at the Joplin Terminal yesterday and found out our orientation is now two days, two times per week.

We are slowly starting to do upgrades at other terminals as well. I was selected to be part of the team that will update our Finisher training. My current student will upgrade at one of our new upgrade terminals in Ohio the first week of May.

With the purchase of UPS Freight we will gain more dedicated routes. Our Temperature Controlled division is slowly growing as well.

I am honored to be a part of this company during this exciting time.

We have students starting every week.

My current student says he is enjoying being a paid tourist.

Stay safe out there.

--Scott

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.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Navypoppop's Comment
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BigScott,

Great post on updating what is happening at CFI. You are a true ambassador for the company. It is very refreshing to see someone that applaudes a company rather than tear it apart. My son drove for CFI as a "newbie" for about a year before being re-activated back to active duty in USNavy and he felt that it was top notch.

I have always felt that if I were to come out of retirement after 45 years OTR I would want to apply to CFI and request a trainer like yourself. Stay safe and keep on reporting on CFI updates.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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BigScott,

Great post on updating what is happening at CFI. You are a true ambassador for the company. It is very refreshing to see someone that applaudes a company rather than tear it apart. My son drove for CFI as a "newbie" for about a year before being re-activated back to active duty in USNavy and he felt that it was top notch.

I have always felt that if I were to come out of retirement after 45 years OTR I would want to apply to CFI and request a trainer like yourself. Stay safe and keep on reporting on CFI updates.

Thank you sir.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Great update! I second Navypoppop, you are truly an ambassador for CFI. Hopefully the information you provide helps bring new drivers to the company. Are we going to be seeing CFI trucks pulling UPS trailers in some regions?

Shawn L.'s Comment
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This is great news for me! I just talked to a recruiter on the 16th and submitted my application Sunday night. I guess I’m just waiting on word now to see if I’ve been accepted or not; in any case I’m getting my ducks in a row to prepare for the DOT physical and CDL permit test.

Can’t wait to be a part of this amazing company!

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.

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.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Peter M.'s Comment
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Looking forward to your updates.

Rhino's Comment
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I just applied to a road driver position in Vegas for ups freight

Was at the Joplin Terminal yesterday and found out our orientation is now two days, two times per week.

We are slowly starting to do upgrades at other terminals as well. I was selected to be part of the team that will update our Finisher training. My current student will upgrade at one of our new upgrade terminals in Ohio the first week of May.

With the purchase of UPS Freight we will gain more dedicated routes. Our Temperature Controlled division is slowly growing as well.

I am honored to be a part of this company during this exciting time.

We have students starting every week.

My current student says he is enjoying being a paid tourist.

Stay safe out there.

--Scott

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.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Thanks Realdiehl. I'm not sure how the UPS trucks will be branded. The UPS trailers will also be rebranded.

Shawn L., Best of luck. If I can be of any help let me know.

Rhino, Good luck. We are always in near of drivers.

Rhino's Comment
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Thank you. After I applied it had me set up an appointment for an interview.

Thanks Realdiehl. I'm not sure how the UPS trucks will be branded. The UPS trailers will also be rebranded.

Shawn L., Best of luck. If I can be of any help let me know.

Rhino, Good luck. We are always in near of drivers.

Shawn L.'s Comment
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Will do! Do you know how long it usually takes for an application to be reviewed and to get accepted?

Good luck Rhino!

Thanks Realdiehl. I'm not sure how the UPS trucks will be branded. The UPS trailers will also be rebranded.

Shawn L., Best of luck. If I can be of any help let me know.

Rhino, Good luck. We are always in near of drivers.

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