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Jeff C.'s Comment
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I went to the school in Fort Worth for 1 day. They had me come in on Thursday since i had taken and passed all 5 written tests for cdl. I get there before 7am, i go to the classroom and sit down. The instructor introduced himself to me and tells me to sit tight. There was 15 in there including me. 11 had to go to dps to take their tests and the rest were to head to the range. So after 15 minutes of being there i am headed to the range. So out on the range there is 4 instructors. So they pairthe students up 2 in a truck while the other 2 instructors sat and smoked. So my instructor takes us to our truck and starts showing us exactly how we should have the seat adjusted and how far the steering wheel should be. So i am first, i get the seat adjusted and as i am adjusting the steering wheel, my foot slips off the pedal. Then this instructor gets right in my face and tells me "dont break my damned truck" i told her i wasnt gonna do a ray rice on it just my foot slipped. So we start going forward and backward. Apparently at one point i was pushing too hard on the brakes so she starts giving me more crap and telling me how she has driven 2 million miles so i tell her thats nice but i haven't and that is why i am trying to learn. Through the morning i kept a sense of humor. We go to lunch and i am sitting in my car and the instructors pass by talking about how only 3 of the 11 passed their tests at dps. At that point i felt it was in my best interest to go ahead and leave. I figured if, with their instruction, only 27% can pass what i did on my own, it was a crappy operation. I have since decided to pay for my schooling myself and have been going to Continental in Dallas. Even though i have had to sit through everything that i have already tested for i have managed to learn even more plusthis week my class goes to the range. By the way, everyone in this class passed all their dps written tests first time through so just goes to show you get what you pay for.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Scott O.'s Comment
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I went to the school in Fort Worth for 1 day. They had me come in on Thursday since i had taken and passed all 5 written tests for cdl. I get there before 7am, i go to the classroom and sit down. The instructor introduced himself to me and tells me to sit tight. There was 15 in there including me. 11 had to go to dps to take their tests and the rest were to head to the range. So after 15 minutes of being there i am headed to the range. So out on the range there is 4 instructors. So they pairthe students up 2 in a truck while the other 2 instructors sat and smoked. So my instructor takes us to our truck and starts showing us exactly how we should have the seat adjusted and how far the steering wheel should be. So i am first, i get the seat adjusted and as i am adjusting the steering wheel, my foot slips off the pedal. Then this instructor gets right in my face and tells me "dont break my damned truck" i told her i wasnt gonna do a ray rice on it just my foot slipped. So we start going forward and backward. Apparently at one point i was pushing too hard on the brakes so she starts giving me more crap and telling me how she has driven 2 million miles so i tell her thats nice but i haven't and that is why i am trying to learn. Through the morning i kept a sense of humor. We go to lunch and i am sitting in my car and the instructors pass by talking about how only 3 of the 11 passed their tests at dps. At that point i felt it was in my best interest to go ahead and leave. I figured if, with their instruction, only 27% can pass what i did on my own, it was a crappy operation. I have since decided to pay for my schooling myself and have been going to Continental in Dallas. Even though i have had to sit through everything that i have already tested for i have managed to learn even more plusthis week my class goes to the range. By the way, everyone in this class passed all their dps written tests first time through so just goes to show you get what you pay for.

Not even true some people learn better then others at a faster pace then others.... I went to a company sponsored school and passed every single test on the first try at a 98% so just because some fails does not mean that's a bad company or program and for the ones that failed either retake the test or fail out if they fail out just means they need a slower course and that's what a private school is for.. Everyone learns different doesn't mean anything for that program that the person chose....

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Scott O.'s Comment
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And that company school I went to it only took us 16 days to study for the permit and pass both the permit test and skills test and the 16th day we got our cdl so that just shows how fast paced the company sponsored training is ..

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Jason M.'s Comment
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Hey all. I just found out about KLLM and had a question. Does anyone know why they only take people from Texas or Mississippi to go to the training school?

If I were willing to pay for my own transportation to the school do (from CA) do you think they might give me a chance?

Jason M.'s Comment
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Sorry. I was also wondering what KLLM pays during the training phase. I heard it went down but not sure as to what it is. Thanks.

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

I am in the Kllm/ FFe acadamy right now....it is fast paced but a Very good program with guaranteed employment at the end of the training. They feed you give you a sign on bonus and put you up in a hotel....All at no cost. You do have to sign an agreement but the cents paid per mile is the best around!

Quality1'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 been accepted to go to their five day refresher course at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights,then to their Jackson Mississippi terminal for training,hope everything goes well.

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.

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

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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.

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Hello,

I'm with KLLM and I took my test and past all but the Air brakes failed it 3 times so they sent me home and they said I could come back so do I need to take all of my test over are jest the last 4 I have my permit please answer.

Thanks

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.
Robert H.'s Comment
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Yes the School in Jackson, MS the KLLM Academy in partnership with Hinds Community College, I have applied and filled out paperwork just an issue with the meds I am on so trying to get that worked out so I can start the school. In Jackon, MS location they have new classes every Monday

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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.

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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.

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