Drove for Conway TL before CFI took over, again.

Discussion in 'CFI' started by MissJyss, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. hollywood76

    hollywood76 Medium Load Member

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    yes we as a team we get our own room at crowder from what the recruiter said they do cover food for 3 meals daily at the college. They make sure u get all the training to pass the test then the real training starts in your trainers truck for 3 to 4 weeks to learn as much as u can 7500 miles to 10k miles. Each team member is split up for 30 days unless one has exp and other one doesn't then they work with u to train ur co driver . Me and wife are almost ready to get to Joplin she needs to finish her 2 more test till she passes then we call back CFI to schedule school
     
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  3. Cerberus XVI

    Cerberus XVI Heavy Load Member

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    Just make sure they send home to Crowder! If they try to send him to truck dynasty in Springfield, refuse and demand Crowder.
     
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  4. MissJyss

    MissJyss Light Load Member

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    That bad? Will do. Thanks for the advice!
     
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  5. Cerberus XVI

    Cerberus XVI Heavy Load Member

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    Yeah truck dynasty has a pretty cruddy curriculum put together. And alot of graduates leave feeling like they have learned nothing at all. According to my finisher I'm not the only student he had that came from truck dynasty that didn't get taught alot of simple things.

    If I wasn't such a self taught person my wife and I would of been screwed. Luckily for us I learn better on my own, so I kinda took the basics of what they said and we got through enough to pass.

    Then I talk to people who went to Crowder and they have nothing but amazing things to say about it. Makes me feel like we missed out on alot.
     
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  6. MissJyss

    MissJyss Light Load Member

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    I feel your pain, man. I went through CRST to get my CDL. Haha. But I’m the same as you; learn better on my own and through experience. Thank god. Otherwise I would have been totally screwed. The recruiter already said he’d be going through Crowder but we’ll see what happens when it gets closer. He’s still in the beginning phases, just know studying the handbook to take his written exams.
     
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  7. Cerberus XVI

    Cerberus XVI Heavy Load Member

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    Yeah we were supposed to go to Crowder to.. We were on the Greyhound on our way to Joplin when they told us we were going to truck dynasty
     
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  8. dosgatos

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    I started at crst, then jb hunt dcs, then cfi. Did a dedicated linehaul for conway/xpo and liked that. Cfi has some good long distance linehaul work for teams that solo drivers never see. Daylight transport and yellow/roadway east from CA and other house accounts. Same as any company; avoid the b team and weekend ops. They will mess you up.
    Turned in my truck over the weekend going o/o. If I was sticking to company driver I'd stay at cfi. Nothing but grownups. Unlike crst. Jb was decent people but no money.
     
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  9. crazyrob79

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    I planning on going thru CFI sponsored training myself hopefully in Sept I also gonna do the Military apprenticeship program as well . good luck to your husband and you as well
     
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  10. crazyrob79

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    Change of Plans I have decided to Start in Jan
     
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  11. lowgear14

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    I hate to barge in on the parade. I guess it would depend on the individual. Every company has it's ups and downs. It's what you make it. You set the tone with your attitude with them. Handle your affairs with your main boss, so you don't have to deal with, this so called, "B- team, and weekends that messes up that was mentioned". Problem solved. Plan ahead. If you think you're going to be delayed. Get on the phone, or send a message, and let them know. Update your ETA. That way, they can be working on your next load ahead of time, to keep you rolling. Communication is the key to your success to the company you work for at that time. Your success depends on you. You want to make your dispatcher happy. Periodically, update your ETA. Let them know what your hours are, so they can be working on something else, so you're not sitting. That way you're not having to deal with this other team, and weekends. That's how you become successful. I don't buy this, "J.B. was decent but no money, or this company was no good". It's what you make it. I hear so much negativity on here it's uncanny. If you don't like it. Move on. Don't post about it. If you got problems with them. Work it out with them. Don't go over their heads. You're only going to make matters worse for yourself. There's an old saying, "You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar".
     
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