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FFE Transportation Company Overview

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FFE Transportation (Frozen Food Express) was founded in 1946 and currently operates more than 1,800 tractors and 3,000 trailers. They mostly haul refrigerated freight and specialize in high value, temperature sensitive food products across the entire lower 48 United States in both LTL (Less Than Truckload) and TL (Truckload) freight sectors. Their main headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas.

FFE Transportation Terminal Locations

FFE Transportation terminal locations
FFE has terminals in the following locations:
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Winterhaven, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Burlington, NJ
  • Norman, OK
  • Portland, OR
  • Wyalusing, PA
  • Memphis, TN
  • Dallas, TX
  • Lancaster, TX
  • Laredo TX
  • Waco, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT

In addition to these terminal locations, FFE operates a state of the art CDL training academy in Ft. Worth, TX which opened in 2011.

FFE Transportation Minimum Hiring Requirements

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Good driving record
  • No reckless or careless driving convictions less than 3 years old.
  • Be able to pass a DMV/DOT physical and pre-employment drug screen
  • No DUI, DWI, or open container violations in the last 5 years. If the DUI occurred in a tractor trailer, you don't qualify. No more than 1 DUI in the last 10 years.
  • No felony convictions in the last 10 years. All felony convictions must be approved by FFE management and are handled on a case-by-case basis. No violent felonies or major drug crimes in applicants lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions in the past 3 years. Any drug, sex, or theft misdemeanors must be at least 10 years old.
  • Good driving record and have been licensed in the United States for a minimum of 2 years out of the last 3

You can also check out their highly detailed job description and requirements.

Where Does FFE Transportation Hire From?

To earn a CDL-A, FFE’s Student Driver Academy only accepts students that are Texas residents. However, those who have a CDL-A but less than one year experience on the road can apply to FFE’s 14 Day Refresher Course Program.

This program accepts Recent CDL Grads from all over the country and it is designed for those wanting to get back on track with their driving careers. After graduating from this program, Drivers will have the opportunity to join FFE’s fleet as a professional Company Driver.

What Are The Advantages Of Attending FFE's CDL Training Academy?

FFE CDL training academny located in Ft Worth, TX
  • No Out-Of-Pocket tuition expense!
  • Accelerated 18-day program.
  • Cost-free comfortable housing at our Academy.
  • Cost-free transportation to our Academy.
  • Job guarantee
  • Zero payroll deduction.
  • Fully licensed and accredited education for you to obtain your Commercial Drivers License (CDL-A).
  • Opportunity to purchase a truck through a Drive-To-Own program.
  • Experienced training staff.

You can apply to FFE's CDL Training Academy located in Ft Worth, TX.

What Are The Advantages Of Working For FFE Transportation?

  • OTR drivers average 2,750 miles per week (regional averages 2,400 / week)
  • Medical (with a choice of EPO or PPO coverage), dental, life, & vision coverage
  • Paid Vacations
  • Pet policy
  • Paid both loaded and empty miles
  • Late model Freightliners
  • Open Road Legal Plan (free access to CDL law attorneys)
  • Recession-proof refrigerated freight, in demand year-round
  • Weekly payroll & direct deposit
  • Rider program
  • Ability to purchase your own truck through a Drive-To-Own lease program (see link below).
  • 75% drop and hook and 70% no touch freight (unload pay at $1.25 per 1,000lbs with a $25 minimum on light loads)

TruckingTruth's Insights Into FFE's Program So Far

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FFE seems to have a slightly more strict policy concerning an applicants criminal history. They make special note that if you're getting turned down by other carriers, not to apply. However, they perform all of their background checks before CDL schooling which guarantees you a job with them provided you successfully complete the program. They offer some very unique advantages, such as zero payroll deduction for CDL schooling, which we'll get to a bit later.

Preparation For Attending FFE's CDL Training Academy

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Will I need to get my permit before I attend school?

No, students will study for and receive their CDL permit at the Ft. Worth, TX training academy.

Do I Need A U.S. Passport?

No, but a passport is recommended and can be used for identification/ background check purposes during orientation. FFE does not haul freight into Canada or Mexico.

Which CDL endorsements are required or encouraged?

FFE does not haul HazMat, doubles, or triples. However, if you're interested in one of FFE's local oil field positions in Midland/Odessa, TX you'll need a tanker endorsement.

Items To Bring To The CDL Training Academy

FFE Transportation truck
What am I required to have with me?
  • Social Security Card - Make sure your card is an original social security card and not a stub or copy. The name on the social security card should match the name on your driver's license.
  • Birth Certificate - you will need to bring a copy of your birth certificate or passport to orientation.
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Work boots/shoes (no flip flops, cowboy boots, or open toed shoes are allowed).
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