Anyone know anything about FFE ?

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by chuckjnc, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    i am having to look thread by thread to see. "FFE" is too short of a term for our search engine. LOL
     
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  3. lifesafight

    lifesafight Light Load Member

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    Peace to all you truckers out there. I'm a new-jack around these parts and I put in an application with Lisa. They e-mailed me back and I'm faxing them some stuff b4 they do a background check. I need some info fast about this company. This is my first trucking job and I want to stay with it for a little while.:whdat:
     
  4. BigDaddyJollyRob

    BigDaddyJollyRob <strong>"El Oso"</strong>

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    Does anyone have info on FFE, waiting to go to school and looking at the companies that hire newbies? I've read about swift,wernier, cr england,crst and i'm looking for a better selection.:biggrin_25515:
     
  5. Grinnbearit

    Grinnbearit Bobtail Member

    BigDaddy

    I should have read your post first. I just posted my questions about FFE as well since they have offered to pay for some of my tuition to driving school minus a contract sine most of it I am paying for myself. Lets hope the board members are watching.

    Grinn
     
  6. BigDaddyJollyRob

    BigDaddyJollyRob <strong>"El Oso"</strong>

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    I talked to them and there not hiring out of the northeast were i live. I'm hoping by the time i finish school that may change. Keep me posted.Thanks
     
  7. Tip

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    Wow, you are up there in the northeast.

    I wouldn't work for FFE. They're a fridge company, and newbies probably would be better off going with dry box. If you've been around trucks or have relatives who drive, you may be fine starting out in reefer. If you're not familiar with what you're getting into, you really do need to go with a dry van first.
     
  8. Grinnbearit

    Grinnbearit Bobtail Member

    TIP,

    Well what is the difference between dry van and fridge? Wait times at grocery distributors? Fuel for the reefer? Time issues? Would like to hear some details on reefer companies overall vs. dry van and your reasoning for why newbies would be ' better off ' going the other way. I've whittled down my options to Transport America, FFE/Lisa/ perhaps TMC if approved. BTW you still drive for Swift?
     
  9. myminpins

    myminpins Road Train Member

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    Tip hates pulling reefers :biggrin_255: We were new and hauled reefer all the time and had no problems with it. Yes, you do a lot of live loading and unloading which means fewer miles for most people. Yes, you have to be with a company that maintains their reefers. If something went wrong with the reefer and you, the driver, didn't notice, it'd be a big deal since the whole load would be totalled.

    It's noisier to park with a reefer and some can't stand the noise of it but we never minded - was like "white noise" for us. Also, some people hate to be parked near them if they don't usually have one so usually park away from others without reefers (especially in summer) and park nose in if you can't get away from everyone (helps the emissions and noise stay away from the other driver's cabs). (It's not so bad in winter since most people run APUs, bunk heaters, idle or at least have their windows closed)

    It's a bit more responsibility because you have to keep an eye on the reefer but it really boils down to a personal preference, IMO.
     
  10. Tip

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    That's a good one. "Do you still drive for Swift, Tip?" If I had a dollar for every day that has passed since my last day at Swift, I'd probably have just about enough to cover my trucking school tuition and the opportunity cost.

    No problem, though. I know you're new here. It's just so funny that someone would ask me that.

    On the way out the door at Swift, I DID promise I'd come back and drive for those guys the day after doomsday. So...the day after the world explodes into a quadrillion bits, I'll be going back. Hey, I keep my promises.
     
  11. Grinnbearit

    Grinnbearit Bobtail Member

    LMAO!

    I should have looked at the boards a bit closer and I would not have asked that question. Yeah, oppotunity cost is the intangible. Sometimes you just can not tell.
     
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