Know Anything About Forward Air? (RE: CDL-B Gig)

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Applied for an "entry level" CDL-B only required (HazMat preferred) position in Des Plains, IL today.

Thinking that might be a way to go.

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Cantankerous Amicus's Comment
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Didn't you just get onboard with Veriha a few months ago? Did that not work out?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Personally I know very little about them. Other than they have O/O who drive like mad men on I-65.

If you are looking for CDL-B opportunities Black Horse Carriers has some openings up that way.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Bullitt_VW's Comment
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Yeah probably because they do a lot of expedited shipments of air freight.

Our family Company used them for our International expedited shipments from Europe. They were good to us.

Though, im in the philly area, dealing with the traffic around airport and being an old city. Theres a lot of demand on the driver.

Personally I know very little about them. Other than they have O/O who drive like mad men on I-65.

If you are looking for CDL-B opportunities Black Horse Carriers has some openings up that way.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Didn't you just get onboard with Veriha a few months ago? Did that not work out?

Yeah... backing a 53'er still not where it needed to be!

Marc Lee's Comment
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G-Town's Comment
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Good luck Marc.

Persistence eventually overcomes resistance. You got tons of “Heart” Man...huge props on that.

Again, best of luck. Hope this works for you.

Auggie69's Comment
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Applied for an "entry level" CDL-B only required (HazMat preferred) position in Des Plains, IL today.

Thinking that might be a way to go.

thank-you.gif

We contract with them to and from Florida.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Maybe your depth perceptions a little off Marco ?? Just a matter of geometry/angles

Or did they have some set limits to get better at it??

Well eventually you WILL find your "niche"

Marc Lee's Comment
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Maybe your depth perceptions a little off Marco ?? Just a matter of geometry/angles

Or did they have some set limits to get better at it??

Well eventually you WILL find your "niche"

LOL! No offense Stevo... but you sound almost verbatim like the backing instructor!

I said "I think I am going to get into the tires again!" He said "What's the matter? Is there something wrong with your depth perception? It's all about the angles!"

I followed his prior instructions and proceeded to back my passenger drives into the tires! That was right before the Safety Director walked away and about 45 minutes before he let me go!

Yeah... MUST BE something wrong with my depth perception!

(Actually took high school level geometry in "Gifted Student" summer school the summer after 6th grade).

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