Controlling Interest In FFE Purchased By KLLM

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Tim L.'s Comment
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I found out about this merger about a week ago. I start at the FFE Academy on the 26th. I have to say I would be lying if I said this does not have me concerned a bit. It is not the fact of the merger per se, but more about job security. I am hearing reports of people with FFE already being shuffled or let go from office jobs, driver managers, etc, but I don't think there has been any drivers effected so far. All kinds of rumors being circulated, but it appears that the merger will be complete in another month or so. There are already KLLM trucks in the FFE terminals.

My guess is it will probably be beneficial in the long run, as KLLM is on good financial footing, while FFE has had some financial woes by comparison. The merger will make KLLM the second largest reefer company in the US. KLLM was actually a smaller company than FFE before the merger.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Driver Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.


A refrigerated trailer.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah, from a driver's perspective I don't think there's anything to be concerned about. As long as FFE's academy continues to operate long enough for you to get through it then you're good to go.

Old School's Comment
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Tim, don't even let this be on your radar. Get started in their academy and get started driving. This will have no effect on drivers. If there is fat that needs to be trimmed in these companies when they go through these mergers it's always inside the office doors not inside the truck cabs. They need those drivers, in fact they need more good responsible drivers, and I'm sure that's what you will be. Jump right in there and don't even let this bother you, in a year or two there just may be another big money partner jump in there and take controlling interest over - it's something you just don't need to worry about.

Personally, I think this will be a good thing for FFE.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mike D.'s Comment
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Are you still with FFE, after all of these years?

Old School's Comment
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Are you still with FFE, after all of these years?

Mike, we haven't heard from Tim in over six years. It would surprise me if you get a response.

Mike D.'s Comment
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Thank you. I was considering them but I've decided to stick with Millis. They just seem like, at worst, a great first company, and, at best, a long term career option.


Are you still with FFE, after all of these years?


Mike, we haven't heard from Tim in over six years. It would surprise me if you get a response.

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