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

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Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Marc, for what it's worth, I'd recommend that you look into behavioral optometry. After introduction to this field via a special needs child, I used a behavioral optometrist for routine exams for all my kids plus therapeutic exercises for 2. In my son's case, speech dysfluency was improved with vision exercises. The doc was always able to remark accurately on our broader overall physical health by examination of our eyes and functional assessment of our visual systems. My insurance at the time covered exams and treatments.

I did vision exercises for awhile targeted to address ADHD (focus) and to push off typical age-related presbyopia - delaying need for glasses for several years. I'd speak to the efficacy of the approaches both for myself and based on what I observed in my kids.

One essential idea is to understand how the visual system interacts with the rest of the body, and another is to understand broad symptomology that indicates problems with that system.

A separate consideration is that eye glasses are a topical fix. They correct vision but do not address underlying issues. Behavioral optometrists train, in part, to assess symptoms and prescribe exercises to work muscles. That is an oversimplification and there is so much more than that.

I went to my bookshelf to find reference material for you and at the moment, coming up a little short - I have stuff in storage in another state, think it's there. I do have in hand a DVD program that comes with a study guide and eye exercise chart called "Yoga for Your Eyes - Natural Vision Improvement Exercises" by Meir Schneider, Ph.D., LMT.

This is one of those topics where one might ask, why isn't this better known or more widely prescribed? The answer is familiar; once again, in a common critique of medical models, approaches that don't support products and ongoing provider support don't have economic incentive to get promoted, when wellness is sustained by healthy living practices.

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Marc Lee's Comment
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thank-you.gif Rookie Doyenne!

Marc, for what it's worth, I'd recommend that you look into behavioral optometry

I didn't even know that was a thing!

(At 1st I thought you were kidding!)

Will do!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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I messaged Opthamologist and got a call from her nurse. I have an appointment in about 5 weeks (same day as 6-month Urologist nurse (PSA test) follow-up). They will do the depth perception test and we can discuss distance-only eyeglasses, etc.. She said they have patients who are pilots, race car drivers, etc. and are familiar with such issues.

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Hopefully they are able to get you some better glasses. My grandfather had bifocals and had a hard time with them at times

Dan67's Comment
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You asked about Forward Air? I deliver to their Montgomery, AL location weekly. They do final mile delivery service to many smaller stores like GNC. They also do LTL for smaller shippers like UPS,FedEx. and the like. The drivers have to unload or load the truck at each stop using pallet jacks and hand trucks. They work 12 hour shifts. They are paid by the hour. They have a set schedule the drivers must follow.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Marc Lee's Comment
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You asked about Forward Air? I deliver to their Montgomery, AL location weekly. They do final mile delivery service to many smaller stores like GNC. They also do LTL for smaller shippers like UPS,FedEx. and the like. The drivers have to unload or load the truck at each stop using pallet jacks and hand trucks. They work 12 hour shifts. They are paid by the hour. They have a set schedule the drivers must follow.

Thanks Dan.

No response from Recruiter to text message I sent nor the contact promised in the auto-responder email their system sent in response to my application.

Guessing they are not that interested...

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Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
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