Profile For Forrest B.

Forrest B.'s Info

  • Location:
    Columbus , GA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 3 months ago

Forrest B.'s Bio

I am an left leg amputee above the knee. I was involved in an head on collision with an 18 wheeler in 2008. I've finished physical therapy and I'm ready to drive again. I drove for CFI and Transport America in 2005-2006 and Gemini Coatings 2007-2008

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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No temporary driving certificate after 1 yr 3 months

I’m very patient. It’s taken me a long time and lots of pain to get where I am today. I will be joining you fellow drivers in the future. I hope to see all of you. I won’t be hard to miss. I’m the The big guy with one leg. I’m sure I’ll be in the minority out there

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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No temporary driving certificate after 1 yr 3 months

Esther at the FMCSA has been working on my driving certificate for over a year now. She called me this morning saying that she’s working on it and will get done as soon as she can.. come on! I’m ready to hit the open road!

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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SPE Cetificate in Mississippi

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I certainly hope your representative is easier to deal with than mine. She has a horrible attitude and takes forever to do anything. It’s taken almost a year to get my temporary driving certificate.

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If I didn't know any better, I'd say you're dealing with Ms Leslie in the midwest center and you're absolutely right.

I deal with Esther Fortenberry. She is sooo rude

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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SPE Cetificate in Mississippi

I certainly hope your representative is easier to deal with than mine. She has a horrible attitude and takes forever to do anything. It’s taken almost a year to get my temporary driving certificate.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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CFI and cameras

From what I understand, forward facing, and only triggered by a critical event such as hard brake, cornering too fast (stability), following too closely for too long, hard impact.

Yes I’ve read up on them a little. Doesn’t bother me but the one inside the cab bothers my ride along partner. She was ****ed when she read about it at CFI. I haven’t heard they were doing it but oh well if they do

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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CFI and cameras

Does CFI have cameras in the truck? Driver facing or otherwise? Maybe Big Scott can chime in on this. I don’t mind them. I just heard today CFI has them now!

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Amputee.. on the road again

I believe I’m overthinking that it’s hard to get into the back of a trailer. I climb on my front porch all the time and it’s taller than a trailer or the lower bumper at least. I think I got this

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Amputee.. on the road again

That's great news! You've been in here a while, and your resilience has definitely been tested. I love to witness resilience in people, and so far you've been stellar in that department.

Congratulations!

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Thank you Old School. I’m so glad that I had you guys behind me pushing me along. I want to thank all of you. For staying with me through all of this. I’m no quitter. Losing my leg will never stop me. I still have one left.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Amputee.. on the road again

Forrest, you are an overachiever!

I have a few ideas for you as far as your pre-trip inspection to make it easier for you.

I’m still wondering how that’s gonna go. That’s one thing I’m nervous about!

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Amputee.. on the road again

Got the ok by a CFI today. Will be leaving on the 12th to persue my trucking journey. I will keep y’all posted on my next move in my trucking career.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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DOT driving test

I not sure what he means in the driving test? I got my cdl class a in Missouri only had to point to each item. However when I tested for my class b in Georgia we did have to use a creeper to show drive shaft, universal joints, etc .

I have to schedule a driving test with a DOT officer before I get my PSE certificate to drive legally.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Looking to start driving

Yes! You will have to start over like you’re a student again and go through that process again. That’s what I’m running into as well. I haven’t drove since 2008 and I’m having to go out with a trainer again too with any company

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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DOT driving test

Forrest, after you talk to DOT or DMV, let us know what you find out.

You are kind of carving out new territory here.

I will do that. I’m gonna make some calls tomorrow

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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DOT driving test

Does anyone here have experience being able to use a ladder or creeper during a DOT driving test. I’m gonna call tomorrow and ask the DOT just trying to find out any info from drivers

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Update on my trucking journey

Bruce Pimping his Aluminum Fabrication Company...

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There has to be a way to accommodate Forrest getting in and out. I think a ramp is the best way, but maybe a catapult might work. But we don't want to get him in without a good way to get out.

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Like I said...Walmart does have its percs.

Us xpress has a Walmart Dedicated Out if my hometown. I’m gonna call them Monday and see about that. A ramp would be easy 😂😂

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Handicap truck parking spaces???

OK I apologize if this post comes off as insensitive or anything, that's not my intention, I'm just curious and genuinely confused about something:

What are the handicap truck parking spaces at truck stops for?

I just don't understand how you can be handicapped and still pass a DOT physical and be able to perform all the required job duties of truckers.

Am I missing something here?

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Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Handicap truck parking spaces???

OK I apologize if this post comes off as insensitive or anything, that's not my intention, I'm just curious and genuinely confused about something:

What are the handicap truck parking spaces at truck stops for?

I just don't understand how you can be handicapped and still pass a DOT physical and be able to perform all the required job duties of truckers.

Am I missing something here?

I’m disabled and have a 2 year DOT card. I’m missing a leg and passed my physical yesterday

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Us xpress

I am so much more comfortable on crutches. Prosthetics are very hard to deal with

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Us xpress

Thank you old school! I believe I saw his story on YouTube. It would be great because they have a dedicated out of my hometown for Walmart

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Us xpress

Is us xpress completely automatics? I’m running into the problem of companies having automatics but the final driving test being done with manuals.

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