A CFI Update 2021

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Rhino's Comment
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Thanks Shawn. Best of luck to u as well!

Will do! Do you know how long it usually takes for an application to be reviewed and to get accepted?

Good luck Rhino!

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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.

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Rhino, Good luck. It should be business as usual. Changes will happen just roll with it.

Shawn, it really depends. Get your DOT card and permit. If you can start your hazmat background check. It's always best to contact recruiters by email unless they tell you otherwise. It usually goes from slow to jet speed.

Good luck.

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

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.

Rhino's Comment
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For sure. Thank u

Rhino, Good luck. It should be business as usual. Changes will happen just roll with it.

Shawn, it really depends. Get your DOT card and permit. If you can start your hazmat background check. It's always best to contact recruiters by email unless they tell you otherwise. It usually goes from slow to jet speed.

Good luck.

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

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.

Shawn L.'s Comment
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Okay cool, thank you! I emailed the guy yesterday letting him know that I sent my application in and I haven’t gotten a response yet, but I assume the recruiters are fairly busy right now, so. I’ll just go ahead and get my DOT physical scheduled just in case and I’ll try to handle the permit next week as well. Thank you!

Rhino, Good luck. It should be business as usual. Changes will happen just roll with it.

Shawn, it really depends. Get your DOT card and permit. If you can start your hazmat background check. It's always best to contact recruiters by email unless they tell you otherwise. It usually goes from slow to jet speed.

Good luck.

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

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.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Okay cool, thank you! I emailed the guy yesterday letting him know that I sent my application in and I haven’t gotten a response yet, but I assume the recruiters are fairly busy right now, so. I’ll just go ahead and get my DOT physical scheduled just in case and I’ll try to handle the permit next week as well. Thank you!

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Rhino, Good luck. It should be business as usual. Changes will happen just roll with it.

Shawn, it really depends. Get your DOT card and permit. If you can start your hazmat background check. It's always best to contact recruiters by email unless they tell you otherwise. It usually goes from slow to jet speed.

Good luck.

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Yes, they stay busy. As far as I know there are only two handling students. Plus today is Friday and they only work M-F. Good luck.

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

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.

ZB's Comment
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Great news Scott and congratulations, you are real CFI ambassador, this is not just saying, I know it and you know it. You have helped me in so many situations already, before orientation, during the orientation and when I started solo. It's amazing how much passion you bring in and how you're always available to help out anyone and anytime. Greatest Respect Scott !!!

Pete B.'s Comment
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Congratulations Scott, your rise through your company is well-deserved and inspirational! It’s great that you’ve become such a positive influence on this industry.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Thanks for the update Big Scott. Let me know if you end up getting info on those dedicated routes, I'm looking for something with more hometime but UPS isn't hiring in my area. And I couldn't find any info on the website they are pushing the company driver OTR on there.

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."

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Thanks for the update Big Scott. Let me know if you end up getting info on those dedicated routes, I'm looking for something with more hometime but UPS isn't hiring in my area. And I couldn't find any info on the website they are pushing the company driver OTR on there.

I'll update this thread when I can. They are planning to get everything sorted out by the end of this year.

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."

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Nathan S.'s Comment
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I actually just applied to CFI after Wilson Logistics waited till 6 days before I was due in Springfield, MO to inform me that they were passing on me for a ridiculous license issue from 2 years ago. One recruiter called me but said he would pass me on to a student recruiter. Hopefully I hear from them early this week as I have already quit my job as I was headed to WL....SMH

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