Profile For Forrest B.

Forrest B.'s Info

  • Location:
    Columbus , GA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 2 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:  1 week, 4 days ago

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How long can I wait between getting license and looking for first job?

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That long a period will just mean you will need to do it all over again. It's what is known as "stale" experience. More than 6-9 months after getting a CDL, then no experience driving, is going to get you nothing but passed over by any employer.

Best to wait.

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I dont mean to argue with a moderator. that is not my goal in this comment. Pack rat i hadn't driven a 18 wheeler since 2015 when western express hired me. I had to drive with my trainer for 250 hours. It was worth it and I am blessed that western express picked me up.

I’m very lucky to be where I am at the moment. I haven’t drove in ten years and Schneider is giving me a chance. Recent experience is important in this profession. I was told by several companies to get recent experience and then call them back.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Non excepted interstate

Congrats Sir!!! We may run across each other. I usually make that run a couple times a month. If we can time it out would be cool to meet up.

Definitely! That would be great!

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Non excepted interstate

So I’m taking this job at Schneider. My dream is finally coming true! I guess I can thank COVID 19 and the FMCSA change.. really!

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Non excepted interstate

Forrest that must be from westrock. Schiender has a large presence there. We deliver alot of chemicals there.

Yes it is

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Non excepted interstate

CRST offered a team driving position but I’m not a fan of team driving but that could get me the experience other driving opportunities

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Non excepted interstate

Hi guys! I haven’t been on here in a while but went to the DMV today and had non expected interstate added to my license. They say that allows me to cross state lines but I don’t believe it. I tried to call the FMCSA but couldn’t speak to a live person. I’m currently driving a trash truck locally in my hometown but was offered a job from Schneider today dedicated from Cottonton Alabama to Atlanta.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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:  1 year, 1 month 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

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