As always, bring any documentation you think may be required including forms to verify employment (pay stubs, tax forms, etc), medical records, and anything else you think may be needed. If you think you may need it, bring it with you. It's better to have too much paperwork than not enough. The essential items include an original and signed Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, and a valid drivers license (you must have originals, copies are not accepted).
There is zero money down and no tuition costs are ever payroll deducted. Simply stay with the company for one full year and nothing is owed with no further obligation.
Students should come with $100 to $150 cash for CDL permit fees. If students wish drive or fly into DFW Airport (instead of taking a Greyhound bus), they must pay upfront and will be reimbursed up to the price of a bus ticket upon arrival. All other expenses, besides food and basic living expenses, are covered.
During the CDL training academy, low cost meals are available but are not paid for. After the CDL training academy is complete, 4 days of meals are paid for during company orientation.
Students stay at the MCM Grande Hotel in DeSoto, TX free of charge during training. Students may be required to share a room with another student.
Note from FFE: Any student caught in the hotel bar will be immediately terminated from the academy and will not be eligible for hire.
No upfront payments are accepted for the training. If a driver leaves before 12 months of employment, the charge is $3,000.
Students are not required to put any money down and nothing is payroll deducted. If the student remains employed at FFE for 12 full months there is no further obligation. If the student leaves before 12 months, the schooling must be paid in full at a cost of $3,000.
This is truly a free CDL training program. There is no deposit required and no payroll deductions once hired as a full time driver. Most companies will deduct schooling costs from your payroll, but FFE only requires that you stay for one full year and your contractual obligation is complete. That makes the FFE CDL schooling one of the most straight forward and simplest company sponsored CDL training schools in the country.
If you leave prior to one full year of employment, the charge is a full $3,000 no matter how long you've been with the company. We always recommend staying with your first company a minimum of one full year anyway, but in this case it's extra important.
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