Profile For Forrest B.

Forrest B.'s Info

  • Location:
    Columbus , GA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 1 month 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:  3 years, 10 months 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:  3 years, 11 months 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:  3 years, 11 months 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:  3 years, 11 months 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:  3 years, 11 months 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:  3 years, 11 months 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:  4 years, 11 months 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:  4 years, 11 months 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:  4 years, 11 months 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:  4 years, 11 months 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.

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