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Angel V.'s Comment
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any comments on KLLM Transport as far as training ?? any info will be appreciated... thanks

James M.'s Comment
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any comments on KLLM Transport as far as training ?? any info will be appreciated... thanks

They use the FFE Driving Academy in Fort Worth. I just finished my time here and I absolutely loved it. Great instructors, catered food from black eyed pea mon thru sat. You never have a cent deducted from your check for tuition, it's 100%covered unless you don't fulfill your 1 year. They also gave us a $1,000 sign on bonus if you come there to get your CDL. They gave us the first $500 after we passed our tests at DPS and another $500 when we get out with our trainer driver. There are people here who went to Stevens, CRST, and other places. All of them rave about how much better FFE Academy is. One of the cons about it is that it is VERY fast pace. All in all a very enjoyable experience.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey that was actually a great overview of their program James - thanks for that! I didn't realize KLLM was using FFE's academy.

Sandman's Comment
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any comments on KLLM Transport as far as training ?? any info will be appreciated... thanks

I know this is an old post but I'm having real questions on FFE/KLLM. A week after applying online I received an email asking me to call and I gave me a number. Well I called about 3 times the first day with no response. Then received a call back today 12/15/14 which is a week after I called for the first time. No big deal. Well I start talking with Nancy Powell she asks my name. So I tell her. She asks "when you wanna come school?" No joke. Trust me I wanted to laugh at least a little but didn't. I asked what dates are available. She then tells me "I have no clue." "Can I call you back?" At this point I'm going to try and speak with another recruiter. I don't want to judge FFE/KLLM but I have some questions on the training they give these people. So far, I must say I would give it 1/10 I would go to the school. I will give it another shot and let you know.

Weatherman's Comment
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Hey that was actually a great overview of their program James - thanks for that! I didn't realize KLLM was using FFE's academy.

KLLM bought FFE last year. I speak with my trainer about once a week and he tells me the quality of candidates he gets as trainees has gone up since they began the school. I believe they also have a school at the home terminal in Jackson, Mississippi as well. I know they are still pushing the lease program to drivers as much as possible, but they do have company drivers too (which is what I was). Ive been told the drivers are liking the new customers that came over with the FFE buyout also.

Terminal:

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.

PJ's Comment
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Hey ya'll. KLLM/FFE does have 2 schools. Lancaster terminal for FFE and Jackson for KLLM. I didn't go through them but hear great things from graduates. They offer the lease program after training but it is completly up to the person. They don't push one way or the other to my knowledge. But I'm tucked away out of Portage and stay away from the main stream as much as possible. lol

Terminal:

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.

Gunner's Comment
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Hey ya'll. KLLM/FFE does have 2 schools. Lancaster terminal for FFE and Jackson for KLLM. I didn't go through them but hear great things from graduates. They offer the lease program after training but it is completly up to the person. They don't push one way or the other to my knowledge. But I'm tucked away out of Portage and stay away from the main stream as much as possible. lol

I've heard that KLLM only accept people from Mississippi or TX for their company sponsered school, unless you have a CDL and go through the refresher course, but new students have to live in those states. Is that true? Anyone have any info on that. I've heard awesome things about their training and would be very interested in applying.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Terminal:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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Not that I am aware but I can find out easy enough and let you know. I'll check in the morning

Dragon 13's Comment
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Yes Gunner, KLLM only accept people from Mississippi or TX for their company sponsored school at present time.
PJ's Comment
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Wow, I asked my terminal manager and she had not heard that either. I'll let her know tomorrow.

Terminal:

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.

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