• Report: #619631
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  • Submitted: Fri, July 02, 2010
  • Updated: Sat, November 27, 2010

  • Reported By: wayne gerdis — elk run heights Iowa United States of America
1145 Empire Central Place Internet United States of America

F.F.E. federated food fake lease, lies, ffe, lisa ripoff lease Internet

*Author of original report: price gouging

*UPDATE Employee: only fools "Lease Only"

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I am a starving lease operator for ffe transportation on their clean slate lease program. Unlike many of the other complaints, i am still doing this crap to see every angle of whether there is any wa to make money that will sustain my lifestyle. As the other complainer mentioned, the really lull you into this lease. I would like to break down this lease for you so that you can see just how it works against the driver.

1. The miles- .93 cents loaded - reefer, .85 loaded - dry, and even less than that for going empty, which is very low in the industry!, here is the glitch Tom Dill, the contractor relations guy will never tell ou that the miles you run are Zip Code miles, he tries to throw you off by saying rand mcnally(still Zip Code Miles), thinking that he is the onl one that knows what that means. The truth is that you will take a 8 to 13% hit on every trip you are paing for on fuel. Example: 2300 mile run= 184 to 299 mile loss in revenue. Can you afford that, I cant!!, im not affording it now!!, All miles should be payed for. Hub to Hub, unless you go out of route.

Detention Pay - If you get it the Gods are with you!!, dont expect it on our next settlement though.

The contract -  FFE will tell you that your fixed ecpenses for the truck will be 105 dollars a day, which comes up to over 700 do;;ars a week. The wonderful part here is that the das never stop and neither does the 105 a day. You have to save up money through our personal account to go home. So an average home stay will cost you at least 300.00 if you stay for three days. Now The rest of the story. Your truck payment is 590 dollars a week for the entirety of the lease. Now you own our own truck ...right?  wrong amigos...you now get to pay the company another 40,000+ dollars on the buyout. Thats right!!

Cost of Operation - 44.00 a week plate fee = 2288 dollars a year

when you start the lease, because you are already poor, the company will take out over 300.00 a week for your privilage of starting the lease with FFE, This is our downpament, this will last for 6 weeks, untill they ram the first truck pament up your keister, of 590.00, not done yet will update in a few days


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#1 Author of original report

price gouging

AUTHOR: wayne gerdis - ()

There aought to be a law against how much they can charge you for a car. i got suckered paying 4 times what the car booked for. shame on me, beware to anyone else!!!!!!!!!!

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only fools "Lease Only"

AUTHOR: William L - (U.S.A.)

I' am a Company driver for FFE and I can assure you that so called "Lease" is for the birds, Why would you want to "lease" a truck and Give up your Company paid wokers comp, the 1/2 of social security they pay ?      Then have to give the truck back in 38 months. The Fools who sign that Clean slate Lease are taking a Ride that no one can afford, You are only paying the company for use of the truck just to go 68 to 70 MPH and you don't get any more miles than the company drivers, If you want to do business with FFE, You should go and get your own truck and then Lease it to them.

FFE CSL Fixed costs per week: $750.00 x 52 weeks = $9,000 x

                                                      x 38 months = $118,500

New Truck price:  $72,000
3 year old price :  $35,000

NET LOSS TO FEE = $46,500 only to drive 6 to 8 mph more ????????

You GAVE FFE $46,500 Dollars to drive their truck

Go buy a $35,000 truck for $1,000 a month for 35 months and you OWN the truck, you don't have to give it back, you don't Get RIPPED off and if they do rip you, then you 'LEASE" your own truck some where else.
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