CFI Paid Training

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Todd P.'s Comment
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Hey all. Looking at changing careers to trucking. Can anyone tell me much about the CFI paid training program. Thanks!

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Sure, what would you like to know?

The training is free with a one year contract. Transportation, hotel and meals are provided for you 3 weeks of school. Then 3 days of orientation and out with a trainer for 21 days. Then you upgrade to your own truck.

While on your trainer's truck you are dispatched as a solo truck, no team training.

CFI is a growing family. Safety is number one.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Todd P.'s Comment
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Cool! Are they going to continue hiring awhile? This probably wouldn’t be until next summer. What does pay look like during that training time? Do they hire out of Nebraska? It looked like it from what I could find online. I also don’t know how that works with hometime and no terminal close to home. Appreciate the help!

Sure, what would you like to know?

The training is free with a one year contract. Transportation, hotel and meals are provided for you 3 weeks of school. Then 3 days of orientation and out with a trainer for 21 days. Then you upgrade to your own truck.

While on your trainer's truck you are dispatched as a solo truck, no team training.

CFI is a growing family. Safety is number one.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Yes, they start people every Monday. We currently have a terminal in KCMO and other terminals and drop yards around the country. For home time, you just need a place to park your truck and trailer. Most people park in a local truck stop. Our student training pay recently went up to 32 CPM while on the trainer's truck. I don't know the current pay scale for students when they upgrade. We are a growing company.

With CFI you don't lose the days you earn. You earn one day for every seven you are out and can save them up. You can take as many days as you want. I usually stay out six to eight weeks then go home for six or seven days. One you are eligible for vacation, you start earning that as you drive. It's PTO and can save it or use it. I think the most they let you save is 21 days. The first year you're eligible you will earn 7 days. Then it's 14 day for the next two years. Just divide the total days and divide by 52. That's how many days you earn each week.

I hope this helps.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Todd P.'s Comment
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Thanks I appreciate it!

Yes, they start people every Monday. We currently have a terminal in KCMO and other terminals and drop yards around the country. For home time, you just need a place to park your truck and trailer. Most people park in a local truck stop. Our student training pay recently went up to 32 CPM while on the trainer's truck. I don't know the current pay scale for students when they upgrade. We are a growing company.

With CFI you don't lose the days you earn. You earn one day for every seven you are out and can save them up. You can take as many days as you want. I usually stay out six to eight weeks then go home for six or seven days. One you are eligible for vacation, you start earning that as you drive. It's PTO and can save it or use it. I think the most they let you save is 21 days. The first year you're eligible you will earn 7 days. Then it's 14 day for the next two years. Just divide the total days and divide by 52. That's how many days you earn each week.

I hope this helps.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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You're welcome.

Todd P.'s Comment
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Where all have you driven with CFI? Do you go to all 48 states?

You're welcome.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Every state except ME, VT, NH and RI.

Todd P.'s Comment
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How long are you considered a student driver? What’s the typical time out and back?

Don's Comment
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I went to CFI''s school in Joplin, MO back in May of 2018. My recruitor was very thorough in explaining any questions or concerns. I thought their training was excellent. The cost was lower than most/all private schools here in Ohio. No need to worry about meals; 3 terrific cafeteria style meals each day but Sunday, along with room included in the tuition.. The instructors were top-notch and really worked with students who were having issues. If they saw you putting in the effort, but something "was not clicking" they worked with you. A lot of seat time for backing and the range. My trainer OTR was fantastic. CFI as a company was pretty good. I was only with them for a couple of months, but did not leave because of any issues with them. I highly encourage anyone thinking of becoming a driver to go with CFI, especially if you can get assigned to their training at Crowder College in Joplin, MO. Call CFI and speak to a recruitor. If she is still with them, "Courtney" will be the one to speak with.

How long are you considered a student driver? What’s the typical time out and back?

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.

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