Decision time.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Snow Hater, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Snow Hater

    Snow Hater Light Load Member

    216
    436
    Dec 26, 2019
    0
    I'm looking at 2 companies. Both pay for school and training.

    I want no touch freight drop and hook. 100% would be ideal but I know it may not be possible. The companies are CFI and FFE. what would you recommend. I'm 68 and just looking to drive. CFI seems to have better pay if they have the miles. FFE doesn't seem to pay as well but may have other things going.

    Please be blunt.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    34,029
    41,361
    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    0
    If I choose between the two, it's FFE.

    Im not sure what they have evolved to, but they have evovled since my time with them. If you are good with dispatchers around the USA you will find more work than you can shake a stick at. Its how it was for me.

    I don't know too much about CFI other than the fact I think they also were up the road from FFE as a competition for the driver recruiting. I have heard some secondhand stories out of that terminal. If I wanted to work for FFE again? Not a problem. Just a few things since my time has changed.

    Being 68 is not a problem if you are in good health and can pass DOT medical. Thats a blessing. Trucks in general have gotten pretty plush and better than Cadillacs. ride quality etc. (Not always) And generally push a button automatic and drive off. (UGh...)

    Thats my two cents, if I had a choice between CFI and FFE. I know much more about FFE than I do CFI.
     
    Texas_hwy_287 Thanks this.
  4. Jenn72

    Jenn72 Medium Load Member

    367
    802
    Jun 7, 2019
    0
    I work for FFE linehaul. It is 100% drop and hook no touch. I have no complaints. @TravR1 works the plasma side.

    You will be taught in a standard transmission, but will most likely drive an automatic. You are allowed to idle. They pay layover, detention, breakdown, pier diem.

    Majority of Linehaul loads go out Thursday - Sunday. While waiting for another load at a terminal you will get offered to help out. (Local - hourly pay, Regional - mileage and stop pay)

    Home time is easy to get. You request it two weeks in advance. I have always got home when needed.

    No complaints on dispatch.

    New trucks have Fridge and inverters.
     
  5. Snow Hater

    Snow Hater Light Load Member

    216
    436
    Dec 26, 2019
    0
    Thank you. Makes it more clear.
     
  6. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Road Train Member

    1,119
    2,040
    Oct 23, 2018
    0
  7. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

    4,016
    4,567
    Feb 25, 2010
    SoCal
    0
    So are you a new driver? Have you run in to any road blocks because of your age of 68?
     
  8. Snow Hater

    Snow Hater Light Load Member

    216
    436
    Dec 26, 2019
    0
    No age discrimination. I start school tomorrow with KLLM Driving school and then train with FFE.
     
    88228822, Coffey, Vic Firth and 4 others Thank this.
  9. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

    4,016
    4,567
    Feb 25, 2010
    SoCal
    0
    I think your going to enjoy getting paid to travel the country.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2020
    Coffey and Snow Hater Thank this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted