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Jasper's Comment
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PackRat's Comment
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Are you going to leave the Dynasty Driving School and try Freymiiler instead?

Jasper's Comment
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Are you going to leave the Dynasty Driving School and try Freymiiler instead?

I tried to stay with truck dynasty but just could not continue without saying something. The training there was absolutely insane. 10 Students per truck, trainers absent some of the time with the students trying to help other students, the warden coming out once a day for an hour preaching to everyone with threats of getting kicked out, one trainer pointing out the steering wheel as if we never seen a steering wheel before...

just about every student expressed that they were not happy with the lack or attention and training. I sent an email to CFI explaining the lack in quality of training and how the warden talked down at people like they were inmates. CFI transferred the email to the owner of the school and later I had till 5:30 that evening to get out of the hotel, half hour warning. My fellow students thanked me for sticking up for the group and even offered to pay for another hotel room and dinner.

From what I have read, CFI is a good company which is why I chose this route, but what I'm disappointed with along with the other students is that CFI continues to lower their standards to such an unprofessional school. I have no regrets for getting the boot, in fact I feel relieved. I believe that the instructors and especially the warden tries to teach using intimidation. All the students there have no over the road experience and are about 20 years younger then me. They don't know anything about the trucking world and can be intimidated easily. I've been around the block a few times, in the military through scary times and through hell and back more then once.

So no, I'm no longer in that environment as it was eating away at my intellect. So now back at square one. I have the experience and my permit and med card. I would just like to test out and get my CDL back but I know other companies are going to want more. Freymiller wants you to have your CDL first and I'm also looking at Knight.

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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.

Over The Road:

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Your first post in this thread, (screenshot,) said .. "Looking to Get a CDL.." etc...

Why are they saying you need one first now?!?!? Hmmmm...

You could also look into Raider Express and Pride transport; both training companies that may (or may not hire from FL ? Things change too much lately..) . Your location is ... a hindrance, to speak lightly. Sorry!

~ Anne ~

ps: So they booted you over an EMAIL ?!? confused.gif sorry.gif confused.gif

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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Sorry you had such a bad experience at school. Thought you claimed you had a CDL before.

Trucking school is like a boot camp. You are taught just to pass a test.

Good luck on your next endeavor.

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.
Jasper's Comment
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Your first post in this thread, (screenshot,) said .. "Looking to Get a CDL.." etc...

Why are they saying you need one first now?!?!? Hmmmm...

You could also look into Raider Express and Pride transport; both training companies that may (or may not hire from FL ? Things change too much lately..) . Your location is ... a hindrance, to speak lightly. Sorry!

~ Anne ~

ps: So they booted you over an EMAIL ?!? confused.gif sorry.gif confused.gif

I posted the details in another thread, but no, I do not have my CDL , just my CDP. If I had my CDL, I certainly wouldn't be having these issues. The email was sent to CFI who then forwarded that email to the owner. I was called into the office that afternoon to discuss my concerns. I thought things went well by the end of our sit down.

When I got back to the hotel I was locked out of my room. I went to the office and asked why. Apparently the school wanted me out of the hotel within an hour. Because I voiced my concerns in the email with the all the students in mind, the students tried to have my back.

When I was standing outside with my bags packed, the group of students came to me and offered to pay for a room for the night and dinner. The girl in the hotel called the school to inform them that they were talking to me. As you can see from the photo above, all the students standing around for hours without any drive time.

Earlier while at the school, I went between a couple of trucks where no one could see me. I set my cellphone on record and put it on my belt, stood close to the group and recorded what was going on. The reason I did this is because people become skeptical when trying to explain things and think that you're are probably part of the problem or perhaps you provoked a situation.

So yes, I was part of a problem of what happened to me and I provoked things with an email to CFI. I should have kept my mouth shut and let this school continue in the chaotic manner that they were, but it was too painful to watch.

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.
Jasper's Comment
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Sorry you had such a bad experience at school. Thought you claimed you had a CDL before.

Trucking school is like a boot camp. You are taught just to pass a test.

Good luck on your next endeavor.

Yes, these schools that companies use act like they need to talk down at the students, totally unprofessional. We're all adults, we were all behaving and no one was being disrespectful. These schools feel like they have to demonstrate intimidation by belittling the students.

There was a lot of time wasted here. The warden coming out every day for an hour trying to intimidate the students with threats of sending them home if they didn't do this or that. One instructor spent a half hour explaining that the round thing coming out of the dash is called a steering wheel. Instructors constantly walking away from a group in the middle of instruction leaving other students trying to instruct their fellow students. A different instructor would intervene contradicting what the previous instructor was saying.

I have to get my license because I let it go a few years ago, I've been saying that all along. I have my permit and medical card. I called one school here in Florida and asked if I could just take a refresher course. He said that becoming it's been so long I would have to go through the whole course.

According to the February 7th new rule, if you have gotten your permit before February 7, you do not have to do a complete 160 hour course, but if you are just getting your permit and license after the 7th, then you are required to go through a minimum of a 160 course. I tried explaining that to this school but apparently they are looking for more money like all the other crappy schools.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Chuck wrote:

Yes, these schools that companies use act like they need to talk down at the students, totally unprofessional. We're all adults, we were all behaving and no one was being disrespectful. These schools feel like they have to demonstrate intimidation by belittling the students.

Based on your experience with one school, I’d suggest the above statement is NOT a fair representation of the truth.

Please share only what you know and/or have first hand experience. Thank you.

M Mann's Comment
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Its the same thing around here #truckershortage nonsense and the sudden new Feb 7th changes have created a mad frenzy. I have followed trucking for a while, mulling it over but always changed my mind but I have to admit the media hype got to me as well lol. One things for sure trucking, weather, economy are all the same thing, they can get really good or suddenly flatline for a while, with yearly truck sales being the best indicator. I spent a good amount of time reading up on training reviews and it made my head hurt to sift thru it all. Hope you get a decent place to get your CDL.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
G-Town's Comment
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Where is “here”? And what mad frenzy?

Its the same thing around here #truckershortage nonsense and the sudden new Feb 7th changes have created a mad frenzy. I have followed trucking for a while, mulling it over but always changed my mind but I have to admit the media hype got to me as well lol. One things for sure trucking, weather, economy are all the same thing, they can get really good or suddenly flatline for a while, with yearly truck sales being the best indicator. I spent a good amount of time reading up on training reviews and it made my head hurt to sift thru it all. Hope you get a decent place to get your CDL.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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