A CFI Update 2021

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest '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

Just be upfront with them about everything. We have only two recruiters for students. Good luck.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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The purchase of UPS Freight is done. We did not buy the LTL , just the OTR and dedicated. They just started sending out welcoming videos to the new members of our family.

We are now a much larger company. I don't know what they are planning to purchase in the future. Great things are happening here. We now have dry van , temperature controlled, some dedicated flat bed and I think I saw some tanks.

This is a very exciting time at CFI. Oh and starting June 1 we are switching from PeopleNet to Omnitracks on a tablet.

We are training more and more drivers. We are working on an upgrade to our Finisher training program.

Have a great day.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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.

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.
Nathan S.'s Comment
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I'm extremely excited to report that I have been accepted by CFI and am headed to Trainco in Perrysburg, OH on Monday to get my CDL. Later this month I should be arriving in Joplin, MO to start orientation! I can't wait to be a part of the CFI family. Big Scott thank you for the updates and see ya around!

Nathan

The purchase of UPS Freight is done. We did not buy the LTL , just the OTR and dedicated. They just started sending out welcoming videos to the new members of our family.

We are now a much larger company. I don't know what they are planning to purchase in the future. Great things are happening here. We now have dry van , temperature controlled, some dedicated flat bed and I think I saw some tanks.

This is a very exciting time at CFI. Oh and starting June 1 we are switching from PeopleNet to Omnitracks on a tablet.

We are training more and more drivers. We are working on an upgrade to our Finisher training program.

Have a great day.

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.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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.

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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I'm extremely excited to report that I have been accepted by CFI and am headed to Trainco in Perrysburg, OH on Monday to get my CDL. Later this month I should be arriving in Joplin, MO to start orientation! I can't wait to be a part of the CFI family. Big Scott thank you for the updates and see ya around!

Nathan

Great news. Best of luck to 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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Here is what the LTL will be called.

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LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Here is what the LTL will be called.

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So... out of curiosity, will this new TForce name still be a part of UPS?... Or is it a spin off, or something?

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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UPS freight is no more. UPS is still around, just the package delivery. The brown vans.

The LTL is now TForce Freight and the OTR and dedicated is now CFI. It will take a long time to complete all of the rebranding we have to do.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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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This past Monday my student upgraded here in Ohio. He is currently on his second load.

We have been working hard and long hours creating a new training model. We are improving our training for now and into the future. The company has more than doubled our size in the past few months.

If you need training at a great and growing company, come join the family at CFI.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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Scott, I thought I had your contact info (email/phone #). Can you send it to my anti-spam email please?

TT.errolv@spamgourmet.com

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Scott, I thought I had your contact info (email/phone #). Can you send it to my anti-spam email please?

TT.errolv@spamgourmet.com

I'll text you. I got a new number.

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