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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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So I see that CFI has very good reviews and rating and I’ve also heard that they run all 48 and don’t put inward facing cameras in their trucks. Can somebody confirm this? They just scheduled me for the orientation. How many miles can I expect there doing dry van solo? Are they sending obese people for the sleep study?

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Leo;

Wish you well in your ventures! Ask to speak to Susie, re: the CPAP and otherwise. She's kinda a 'higher up' but if she'll take your call, you'll get info!

Good luck again;

~ Anne ~

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Thank you Anne!

You're welcome; let us know how it goes, Leo!

~ Anne ~

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

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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Who is your recruiter? We have a terminal in CA and a few drop yards. I just ran from NC to CA and CA to GA.

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.

Leo S.'s Comment
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Who is your recruiter? We have a terminal in CA and a few drop yards. I just ran from NC to CA and CA to GA.

Oh wow, these are awesome trips! My recruiter is Josie Sanchez

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.

Don's Comment
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I think Packrat stated what is really going on. To you, "recruiters are all liars"; so what makes you think CFI's recruiter didn't lie to you too? (On a side note, I was trained by and drove a short time for CFI. They were top notch. If I ever went OTR , then they would be my first choice.)

It doesn't matter if Roehl or WE didn't require a sleep study. CFI isn't either of those companies, so stop comparing. Also, it should not matter to you if a company has in cab cameras. Sure, no one likes them, but I believe they are activated only in a triggering event. Is there something you know you should not be doing in the cab that you don't want CFI to see? I ask, because it seems those cameras are an issue for you. You can spare me the "privacy argument" also.

You should have asked questions about sleep studies and camera's when you spoke to your CFI recruiter. Frankly, I think you didn't because then, if you decide you don't like CFI (just as you didn't like Western Express or Roehl), you can try to save face by saying "CFI lied to you."

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You didn't ask your recruiter these questions before accepting a date to begin orientation?

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I don’t trust recruiters anymore, they’re all liars

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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Who is your recruiter? We have a terminal in CA and a few drop yards. I just ran from NC to CA and CA to GA.

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Oh wow, these are awesome trips! My recruiter is Josie Sanchez

Your recruiter came from Transport America. They didn't run the lower 48 and they have different camera systems.

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.

Leo S.'s Comment
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Who is your recruiter? We have a terminal in CA and a few drop yards. I just ran from NC to CA and CA to GA.

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Oh wow, these are awesome trips! My recruiter is Josie Sanchez

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Your recruiter came from Transport America. They didn't run the lower 48 and they have different camera systems.

Well I’m ok with a camera as long as they run all 48. Do you know if there is still a 10K sign-on bonus? What speed are your trucks set at?

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.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Who is your recruiter? We have a terminal in CA and a few drop yards. I just ran from NC to CA and CA to GA.

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Oh wow, these are awesome trips! My recruiter is Josie Sanchez

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Your recruiter came from Transport America. They didn't run the lower 48 and they have different camera systems.

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Well I’m ok with a camera as long as they run all 48. Do you know if there is still a 10K sign-on bonus? What speed are your trucks set at?

I don't know what the sign on bonus is. Trucks are governed at 65. If you're a safe driver, cameras are a non issue.

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.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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This was last week. This is not typical. I have a great relationship with my fleet manager and he knows he can count on me. I also don't complain. You must prove yourself in this industry.

I started my recaps during this trip. The following week, getting back home was 3326 miles on recaps. Got home today.

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Fleet Manager:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Leo S.'s Comment
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This was last week. This is not typical. I have a great relationship with my fleet manager and he knows he can count on me. I also don't complain. You must prove yourself in this industry.

I started my recaps during this trip. The following week, getting back home was 3326 miles on recaps. Got home today.

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That was a nice week, what’s your home time policy? Is it standard 3 weeks out 3 days home?

Fleet Manager:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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This was last week. This is not typical. I have a great relationship with my fleet manager and he knows he can count on me. I also don't complain. You must prove yourself in this industry.

I started my recaps during this trip. The following week, getting back home was 3326 miles on recaps. Got home today.

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That was a nice week, what’s your home time policy? Is it standard 3 weeks out 3 days home?

One day per week gained. Stay out as long as you want. Then go home for what you want. I usually stay out 6 to 8 weeks then go home for about 6 days. You don't lose home time days. I could never use all of mine. You also earn PTO as you drive. You can take those as you want. You can stack up to 21 days per year of PTO. You can take them as you want or all at once.

I tried a weekend home route, but decided I had more quality home time taking 6 to 7 days at a time.

Fleet Manager:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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