FFE as a starting company???
I have talked FFE about student drving oppertunities with them. All in all they sound like a good out fit to start and stay with. They offer a school in South Arkansas called "". The cost of the school for me would be $300 out of pocket that is just basically for my living expenses while im down there and FFE will pick up the rest and give me a job when im done with the school. The school is also willing to help me if I have problems during the 3 weeks I will be there and if I need extra help they will keep me longer. They include everything I need including housing. I also talked to FFE about my drving record and my accident, that happened 4 1/2 years ago and all they care about is my past 3 years of drving not five or ten years like most other companies want. I will be fine with that right now. They are really at the top of my list for companys and the average miles sound great being 3000 a week normal. Pay raise every 6 months. Their beneifts like a pet policy (75lbs max.)and health insurance cost($35 a month) which include everything from medical to life is really a great value?
Anyone ever drive for them or hear anything about them?
This seems to good to be true.... And you know how the saying goes.....
Did you by any chance ask about average length of haul when you talked to them? If thier avg haul is less than about 900-1000 miles getting 3000 miles per week avg may be very hard if not next to impossible to get.
I will always be a mutter carer at heart.
They said that they try to average 1100 mile runs or better but, sometimes they do get the lower runs of 900 miles or less but, they said it's not one of there regular customers if its that low.
I guess nobody knows anything about FFE???? hmmm.........
There are thousands of caring companies, and thousands and thousands of companies that have cars, so don't expect answers on everything right away. All I can say is I've seen their cars and trailers, and they are nearly always filthy. You can take that to mean they're too cheap to pay for washes or don't have the money, or it can mean they are just a running so dang hard they don't have time to. If you are in PA., go to Schneider's in Carlyle, or try ABF there.
Why go to Arkansas? Nobody is 'helping' you down there; you WILL be paying for it, and paying a good price, just not up front.
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There is fairly good money to be made with FEE in their LTL division if your a very well organized type person. LTL can be tough and is not for everyone.
i talked with bob out of texas ..dispatch guy very helpful there ...said all drivers make a great living even newbies...2000 or more a week a lot of walmart......also they like to keep you out only 3 weeks at a time so there drivers dont burn out there won of the best ive talked to out there...
Originally i talked with bob out of texas ..dispatch guy very helpful there ...said all drivers make a great living even newbies...2000 or more a week a lot of walmart......also they like to keep you out only 3 weeks at a time so there drivers dont burn out there won of the best ive talked to out there...
Ribble, I talked to a guy in the recuiting department his name was Bobby, im thinking he's the same one you talked to. Even with what happened with me 4 1/2 years ago with my one wreck and a few traffic tickets in the past(none with in the last 3 years) they are still willing to pay my wasy through school provided I agree to work for them. The guy even wanted to take my application over the phone now thats service. Just wish someone that works or drives for FFE could shed some light on the company in general ??? I guess they have to be a good company to work for, I haven't heard anything about them in the forums here in the past. Personal i'm willing to run hard if the company would hire me after school. I'm still trying to decide which way I want to go for school I like my set up in Aug. for Transport Tech being that it's 6 weeks long not 3 to 5 like FFE's but, then with FFE they have a first testing policy for students, NO PASS/NO FAIL Road Test and as the it states you don't pass or fail they just see what you need to work on with your trainer .
I Hope Some Could Reply thats was a newbie or driver for them.
Oh forgot too. They do supply somewhat Walmart like ribble said but, not the supercenter stores that Schneider does. FFE brings the refrigerated food to the DC so, it can be sent out with schneider.
...also they like to keep you out only 3 weeks at a time so there drivers dont burn out there won of the best ive talked to out there...
W-O-W! Only three weeks out at a time? How many days off after that? Don't want you to get burnt out... Talk about being considerate of the driver...Where do I sign?
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I'm not a company driver for FFE, but I am a o/o leased on to them.. (just to give ya some idea.) I've been with them for 6 months now. So far I've had some differences of opinion w/ but like with all companies there is always some good to be taken with the bad.
Their runs are rather short some times, like one of the posts I saw. Some runs wil be 500-900 mile runs. It all depends on where you are for the most part. like the Atlanta area is famous for those short runs, they rarely have anything long out of there. If you want to run long Dallas, and Chicago are usually decent areas to get out of once you get in there..
Denver is decent too..
Hope this will help a bit???
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well i think i could travel 500 in a day easy..
so a couple of those a week...still be alright....
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