KLLM vs FFE

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by FLtoOKBound, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. FLtoOKBound

    FLtoOKBound Heavy Load Member

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    So I am wondering with the merger of these two companies. What is the difference between going with one vs the other? Is FFE still all the reefer or does KLLM also have reefer? I've been pointed at FFE by ChinaTown, along with a few other good companies. As I want to run reefer OTR. But I am wondering since they are now "one" company, sorta. What are the pros/cons of each branch. Thanks in advance everyone.
     
  2. x1Heavy

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    KLLM was competition to the produce etc in reefer a long time ago.

    I prefer FFE. They have changed post merger so I am not current on their situation, other than being aware that they have probably added terminals where it is of use to them.

    If you go with FFE and get settled in, do not forget to ask for the Plasma Run verbally to someone who has the authority to make it happen if they decide to do so.
     
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    FLtoOKBound Heavy Load Member

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    Is that Plasma Run good mileage and dependable loads? I am guessing so, as people always need plasma...etc.
     
  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    I consider it a step above high dollar pharmacy loads which of themselves is really hot.

    If I went with FFE it will be with Plasma as far as I am concerned if they have it.

    I pretty much grew weary of just another frozen icecream load back there, it does not keep the blood moving as they say. /pun
     
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    Right now, per their website, the DFW terminal is looking for LTL Line Haul. so drop/hook terminal to terminal. I don't mind that as long as it is consistent loads and miles. It would in a way be a perfect way to get my experience on a known route and practicing my backups...etc. I could be a more proficient driver with the exp.
     
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  6. Jenn72

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    FFE plasma loads you will make good money. It is a team position. @TravR1 works the plasma side.

    Even though KLLM and FFE merged years ago they still basically run it at two different companies.

    FFE is all reefer. You can do the plasma, local, regional or linehaul (OTR terminal to terminal) I run linehaul, but when there is not a load at a terminal I help out with local and regional runs.


    KLLM is also reefer. They do more of the true OTR (live loads and terminal to terminal) local, regional and rail yard. They also do the Tyson account.
     
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  7. Jenn72

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    Linehaul goes to all of their terminals. All of FFE is no touch except Plasma. Linehaul is drop and hook.

    Right now is slow season to mid March. Then by May through mid December we run hard.
     
  8. FLtoOKBound

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    That is good to know. As it will probably be right around May when I will be able to get into school with them. So I'll be able to get trained and run hard. :D
     
  9. Amun ra

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    Thats not completely true. Yes there is linehaul D/H. But there is also ltl runs that you can make deliveries and p/u on the route. That pays better but it is more work. Ffe is not what it used to be. They want the terminals touching everything instead of linehaul drivers making the delivery at its final destination. The freight is brought to the terminal broken up and given to the local company drivers to deliver. Seems more expensive and requiring more equipment. But i hear they are turning a profit these days. Former driver...
     
  10. Jenn72

    Jenn72 Light Load Member

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    Maybe I didn't say it correctly. Most linehaul just runs terminal to terminal, drop and hook. The only time I have done a delivery to a final destination or picked up at multiple stops is if I am helping out local/regional. (Which is optional) Otherwise I have just ran terminal to terminal.
     
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