FFE Plasma Division, anyone have experience there?

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  1. DC4L956

    DC4L956 Bobtail Member

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    Thinking about going to FFE and getting a CDL to work for their plasma division. Anyone have experience there?
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    @Jenn72 has driven there a few years.
     
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  4. Goldenfan

    Goldenfan Heavy Load Member

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    Travr works there as well. He might be in that division but I'm not sure.
     
  5. Jenn72

    Jenn72 Medium Load Member

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    @TravR1 can answer all his questions. He works the Plasma side.

    I can help with any questions he has about linehaul or regional out of the North East.
     
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  6. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    I've done plasma for FEE for over 3 years. And I had the chance to train a lot of the new guys. Teaming is required.

    They will put you through a simulation at the yard that kind of simulates the work a little bit. The simulated work is going to be harder than what you will actually be doing.

    0.40 cpm per driver for all miles driven
    30.00 per pick up
    50.00 per drop
    825.00 home time pay

    There's no breakdown pay. They will always put you in a rental and get you back on the road.

    You should average gross pay 1500 per week. It's 3 weeks on, 1 week off.

    The way it usually goes down is you'll grab a food load at the Lancaster terminal, and you'll haul it to another FFE terminal close to where your run starts. You'll drop it off, get unloaded, then you drive empty to your first pick up. I ended up taking a lot of stuff from Lancaster to Ontario, or over to Atlanta.

    The loading is a two-person job so that's why it's a team operation. But you and your partner will rotate driving shifts. So some days you will not even drive, you will just be riding along kind of acting as a "helper." You'll get a 3,000 mile run and you may only drive half of that in the week.

    You drive a lot in large cities. So if driving in crowded metropolitan areas worries you, it wont for long. You'll get pretty used to it. We do not go to NYC.
     
  7. Chinatown

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    Isn't the new starting pay $.50 cpm for solo drivers?
     
  8. Jenn72

    Jenn72 Medium Load Member

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    Yes, it is. Plasma is team driving only. That's why the pay starting out is $0.40 a hub mile
     
  9. DC4L956

    DC4L956 Bobtail Member

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    For someone who is just starting out would you recommend plasma or should I just start out doing solo terminal to terminal
     
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    Do you really want to share a small space with another sweaty man? LOL
     
  11. DC4L956

    DC4L956 Bobtail Member

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    Wherever the money is at tbh
     
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