Advice Needed For New Rookie Getting First Job

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Rob T.'s Comment
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This has gotten off the original topic so this is all ill say on it. It's perceived that way because of how it's almost as if he's trying to sell us on the company. It comes across as a sales pitch because there have been times somebody will say they're starting at ABC trucking on Monday but he'll stop in and tell them to instead apply at CFI. I get it, we're all busy and may not have much time to contribute. But when every post that is made is how great CFI is its easy to question intentions. I'm glad CFI is working out for them but as we always say it boils down to the driver. I have no doubt he'd be successful at any company out there. You have alot of knowledge that would be very helpful to new drivers.

I feel that as a forum trying to help new drivers succeed it's not right to tell someone what the right company is. Most of us encourage potential drivers to apply everywhere and see who bites. Its worth informing them of potential negatives to save them time if it's a deal breaker such as teaming, type of freight, lower pay etc. The same experience he's had there is great, but it's misleading because there's drivers at every company getting that treatment.

It's great that CFI has worked with you to create a dedicated lane. However, let's not forget that you planned on leaving CFI before your unexpected time away from the truck because they wouldn't work with you.

As far as the claim info is outdated: yes, there are some things that are outdated. With the amount of information here and how frequently things change it's not hard to understand why.

Dave's Comment
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Happy New Year everyone!

My school's policy is no recruiting or prospecting on the yard.

I asked my driver trainers about opportunities for work.

I was told they like to wait to see how students work out before making personal recommendations. I can see why they would do this.

They have access to doors I never knew existed.

Thanks again for the advice here.

G-Town's Comment
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Dave wrote:

They have access to doors I never knew existed.

Please indulge us... like what? A secret sauce? A super-secret list of choice opportunities?

So the trainers decide who us worthy of a referral? Sorry... this makes no sense at all; never heard of “no recruiters allowed” at a private school.

Turtle's Comment
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Thanks PackRat. I agree 100%

Ditto. Another day, another recruitment ad. It's quite nauseating, and counter to the objective lessons the rest of us here try to teach.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Happy New Year everyone!

My school's policy is no recruiting or prospecting on the yard.

I asked my driver trainers about opportunities for work.

I was told they like to wait to see how students work out before making personal recommendations. I can see why they would do this.

They have access to doors I never knew existed.

Thanks again for the advice here.

Any updates, Dave? How's school going???? Just wondering. You left us w/ a cliffhanger! LoL ...

Best to ya!

~ Anne ~

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