Profile For Forrest B.

Forrest B.'s Info

  • Location:
    Columbus , GA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 11 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 month, 3 weeks ago

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Sleeping in a moving truck is impossible!

I tried today and there’s no way I can fall asleep in this truck

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Just a rookie here who's looking to start his trucking career this year

CFI is definitely a great choice. Awesome company.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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To Ease Your Mind About Winter Driving...

When I was upgraded at CFI to my own truck one of my first deliveries was to Canada during the big snow storm of 1996.. I was terrified but it actually wasn’t tough at all. I entered Canada through Maine. I really enjoyed driving in the snow even though I was a rookie and couldn’t wait to drive back thru Canada again. Not near as bad of a drive as I thought it would be

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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I am now a finisher with CFI!

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Congratulations! That is a great accomplishment! I’ve been following along here for a number of years.

I’m waiting for my son to get his drivers license and then I’ll bevreadybto hit the road myself. I’m so anxious to get back out there on the road. smile.gif

Posted:  4 months ago

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No CFI reviews?

I drove for CFI in 2006-2007 and thinking about starting back with them in April-May 2019.. they are an excellent company and really take care of their drivers. After ten years off the road they are my first choice. I also drove for Transport America

I never had a problem with hometime or getting paid. I really like that they pay you for the load before you deliver it

Posted:  11 months, 4 weeks ago

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Let's put some faces to names

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Posted:  11 months, 4 weeks ago

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Let's put some faces to names

I don’t talk on too much but I’m always around. I visit here everyday. Still working on getting back in the industry.

Good luck at CFI. I drove for CFI years ago. I loved it. Great Company.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Can you lose your CDL if your not currently working as a truck driver?

I stopped using my CDL in 2008 after my accident. My CDL license have been active ever since. I just renewed my DOT card this year.

In Georgia unless you surrender them they will stay active even without renewing your DOT physical.

At least mine did.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Game

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Posted:  1 year ago

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Finally!! Cleared by 2 different doctors to drive

I hope it doesn't take more than 60 days for you! In 60 months, I'll have a nice used Freightliner you can buy from me. good-luck-2.gifgood-luck-2.gifgood-luck.gif

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I’m really hoping on less than a month. I’m am ready to hit the road. I have missed being out there.

Alright I don’t want no scratches or dents on that truck in 60 months from now.

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Posted:  1 year ago

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Finally!! Cleared by 2 different doctors to drive

Dropped off my Skills Performance Evaluation packet today at the DOT in Atlanta. Now it’s just a waiting game I guess. Heard it could take up to 60 months to get approved. Hopefully not!

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Posted:  1 year ago

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Finally!! Cleared by 2 different doctors to drive

Congrats sir. True perseverance personified! Continued success on your journey!!

Thank you! Each of you definitely give me the motivation to keep pushing forward.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Finally!! Cleared by 2 different doctors to drive

Actually the doctors.

They’re local Orthopedic Surgeons here in My hometown. I actually went in thinking they would say no as well but surprised me.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Finally!! Cleared by 2 different doctors to drive

Thank you and I will continue to post as I move along in the process.

I haven’t made a decision on which company yet.

Schneider gave me a conditional job offer running a Southeast Regional last week pending approval with the FMCSA.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Finally!! Cleared by 2 different doctors to drive

Fantastic! I'm doing a happy dance! Who did you end up talking with, if you don't mind me being nosy?dancing.gifdancing.gifdancing.gifdancing.gifdancing.gifdancing.gif

Are you meaning which company am I going with?

Posted:  1 year ago

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Finally!! Cleared by 2 different doctors to drive

Finally made it over the first speed bump in my quest to drive again.

Two doctors and three days of physical therapy and they gave me the all clear. I’m sending my packet to the FMCSA tomorrow for approval.

I’m so excited. Can’t wait for this dream to come true.

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Posted:  1 year ago

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Medical card and skill performance evaluation certificate

Three sources I think you should check with concerning your medical situation (in order): 1. Dr. John McElligott in Knoxville. A doctor that lives to help truckers, not some quack. 2. OOIDA 3. The FMCSA.

The representative for FMCSA in Georgia is not helpful at all. I’ve called her several times with nothing to show for it. She has a very bad attitude. I will check into that doctor In Knoxville. Thank you.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Medical card and skill performance evaluation certificate

It is very hard to find a doctor to sign off on this SPE packet. I’ve spoken to every orthopedic surgeon in Columbus and a few in Atlanta with no luck.

Schneider’s medical dept told me I have to find one on my own. They can’t help till after I have it completed.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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My accident from 2008

Thank you both. 2008-09 was a rough year for me to say the least. Trucking has always been in my blood and a dream of mine. I always wonder how life would’ve been if I never left CFI. But life goes on and everything after my accident actually turned out better than I thought it would. I’m just happy I’m finally strong enough mentally and physically to want a try at it again.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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My accident from 2008

Holy crap! Its amazing you were able to survive that. That in itself is remarkable, but for you then to turn around and want to make a career out of driving something that was involved in changing your life is even more remarkable. I think it's safe to say we're all pulling for you and look forward to following your journey.

Thank you Rob! My family and friends go both ways about my decision. Some are all for it and some are against it. That’s understandable. They say I have a death wish by trucking 😂😂.

I went into the hospital that day at 320 lbs and went home at 170 lbs. The doctors say being so heavy is what probably saved my life.

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