Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. is a publicly owned transportation company headquartered
in Dallas, TX. An established industry leader with over 60 years experience in cold
chain management, FFE is a premier provider of temperature-controlled LTL and truckload
transport, superior dry van service, and innovative solutions in logistics services,
including expedited, ocean and brokerage services.
Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. is currently comprised of four operating units;
FFE Transportation, American Eagle Lines, Lisa Motor Lines and FFE Logistics. These
subsidiaries provide highly reliable on time pick-up, in transit and delivery performance
locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. FFE retains some of the most
specialized equipment in the business, cutting edge industry technology and drivers
trained in safety and security to ensure service is always superior and product protection
is not compromised.
FFE Driver Academy, Inc. was first developed in January 2011 and established in Fort
Worth, TX where it received its first approval from the Texas Workforce Commission.
In preparation for the industry driver shortage, FFE is providing its own school
and company-sponsored training, from the ground up to assist in overcoming this driver
shortage, while advancing truck driver training, proficiency, and professionalism
to put safe, quality drivers on the roads.
At FFE, our vision is to be the largest and most profitable temperature-controlled
transportation provider in North America, provide service levels that support and
sustain a premium rate, as well as provide a professional environment where our employees
and drivers can grow and succeed.
We believe that a business built on family, feels like home and our employees are
our most important assets. Our professional drivers and non-drivers have the knowledge
and skills to help us attain our goals. That is why we strive to make our Company
the best Company around, not just the best trucking company.
We value communication and teamwork as vehicles to help us achieve our goal of meeting
the needs of our customers. We work together to foster a culture in which our employees
excel in a fulfilling work environment with access to enriching resources for you
as a person as well as an employee.
FORT WORTH, TX CAMPUS
Located in the heart of the industrial district of historic Ft. Worth, TX, our campus
sits on 7 acres of property, and is specially designed to meet the needs of new driving
students. Students are housed comfortably on site where they enjoy many amenities,
such as: laundry facilities, refrigerators, microwave ovens, cable TV, study hall,
computer lab, and more. Our spacious backing range allows students to receive quality,
on site instruction. The location of our school is ideal for providing students
with all of the tools they need to get their Class-A CDL and become a safe, professional
driver. All of our instructors are approved by the Texas Workforce Commission and
have a minimum of 3-years experience, which ensures that each student receives the
highest quality training available in the industry.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE AND HIRING REQUIREMENTS
1. Minimum of 21 years of age.
2. Able to provide photo identification and original Social Security card.
(Name on Social Security card MUST match name on photo identification)
3. Must be U.S. citizen or obtain permanent Immigration and Naturalization Service
resident or work status.
4. Non-Texas residents MUST provide Birth Certificate with raised state seal.
5. Must provide all licenses held in last 3 years.
6. Valid 3 year driving record.
a. No more than 3 month suspension
b. No reckless or careless driving charges
c. No more than 1 preventable crash
d. No more than 2 moving violations
7. No alcohol related convictions within the past 5 years. No more than 1 charge
in a lifetime.
8. No convictions regarding sexual acts or drugs (with intent to sell or distribute).
9. No positive drug or alcohol test.
10. Able to provide verifiable 3-year work history.
11. Proof of unemployment, if applicable.
12. If self-employed, must provide proof.
13. If employer no longer in business, proof of income must be provided.
14. Military service must be documented with copy of DD214.
15. Able to pass Department of Transportation drug screen and physical examination.
* Minimum requirements have been set forth by the FFE Transportation Services Corporate
Compliance and Safety Department.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
For successful completion, a student must:
a. Attend and complete all scheduled course hours
b. Obtain a Texas Class-A CDL Permit, no later than Day-4
c. Maintain a minimum score of 80% GPA in both academics and skills
d. Maintain satisfactory attendance
e. Obtain Class-A CDL license, no later than Day-16
f. Complete all of the above items in 18-days
FFE Driver Academy, Inc. will only offer the Professional Driver Training Program
and employment opportunities to students who meet hiring standards, successfully
complete the requirements for graduation and intend to commit to 12 months of employment.
TUITION, FEES AND COSTS
Program- Professional Driver Training
Program Total= $5,415.00
Total Fees $1,515.00 (Registration Fee- $ 100.00, Book Fee- $25.00, Housing Fees
FFE Driver Academy program with a 12 month Commitment = FREE
The normal time frame necessary to complete the program is 16-days of School, plus
a 2-day Company Orientation, for a total of 18-days. In order to maintain satisfactory
progress, a student must attend and complete all scheduled course hours and complete
the program within the maximum time allotted.
Program Description: The Professional Driver Training program is designed for the
student with no commercial driving experience. Our 18 day program offers quality
classroom, behind the wheel, road and range instruction with an emphasis on driver
safety. Graduation from this program will result in Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
and graduate may find entry level employment as a commercial truck driver. Our goals
are to advance truck driver training, proficiency, and professionalism and to put
quality drivers on the roads.
Program Prerequisites: Student must obtain a Texas Class-A CDL Permit, no later
than Day-4, in order to advance to range instruction on day 4. Student must maintain
satisfactory attendance and a minimum score of 80% GPA in both academics and skills
in order to be qualified for the next evaluation period. Student must obtain Class-A
CDL license, no later than Day-16, in order to qualify for advancement into Company
Orientation, held on days 17 and 18.
Program Length: The normal time frame necessary to complete the program is 16-days
of School, plus a 2-day Company Orientation, for a total of 18-days, or 2 weeks +
4 days. In order to maintain satisfactory progress, a student must attend and complete
all scheduled course hours and complete the program within the allotted 18-days.
The total program length is 140 clock hours.
66 hours- Classroom
44 hours 15 minutes- Range
29 hours 45 minutes- Street/Road
Enrollment Periods: Weekly enrollment begins each Monday. School graduation occurs
each Tuesday. Company Orientation begins each Tuesday and finishes each Thursday.
Things You Need To Bring
1- Birth Certificate with raised state seal. This is for non-Texas residents only.
If you reside in Texas, you do not need to bring a birth certificate. *If you do
not have a birth certificate with a raised seal, go to the Texas Department of Public
Safety website below for more information on identification requirement alternatives.
You may also call Texas DPS Customer Service with questions at: (512) 424-2600.
Only bring what you need during your school and training period. There is limited
space for storage and in the truck with your over the road Trainer. The limit is
two bags plus your bedding. You can pick up the remainder of your possessions, once
you are in your own truck, during home-time.
Entry Level Requirements and Pay Rate
Attend the FFE Driver Academy and successfully complete the 18 day course
Paid Training Requirements:
Driver will go out with a Driver Finisher forSIX (6) WEEKS.
$455.00 per week while in training
After successfully completing training the CPM rate will be the following: