November 6, 2006
Communications Development, Inc.
FFE: A Friendly Environment for Anthony Pagio
Taking the advice of his friend, lease operator Anthony Pagio has never regretted his decision to sign on with FFE, praising its friendly and dedicated environment, as he renews his second successful lease with the
company. He also has the benefit of driving a brand-new truck with an
auxiliary power unit.
Even though the native New Yorker said that for many years he wouldn't drive a reefer, he said he loves being at FFE and has been in FFE's Clean Slate Lease Program for four years of his seventeen-year driving career.
"It's pretty much the same as hauling a dry box, except it makes a little more noise," he said. "But you get used to that pretty quick."
After serving in the Marines for three years, Pagio looked to follow in the footsteps of his father, who had been a truck driver for 36 years.
"One of my main reasons to be a truck driver was to be able to travel and make money at the same time," Pagio said. With an amiable laugh, he added that his choices were "either trucking or becoming an airline pilot."
But with the friendly people at FFE, Pagio said he has no complaints.
"FFE backs up their drivers," he said. "I have a lot of flexibility on making decisions about picking certain loads, so I pretty much stay busy with them."
He still finds time to spend with his family in Florida and his friends down in Texas, leading an active life of bowling, boating and water-skiing. Pagio said the same friend who introduced him to FFE is also the person getting him involved in motorcycling.
In addition to the friendly staff at FFE, Pagio said he never feels ignored there because the people do everything they can to help drivers out.
"If I have a problem, like a mechanical problem with the truck or maybe a problem with a certain load, FFE does what it can to make it right for me,"
Pagio said. "They're good people to work with, and that's a key factor to me in working with any trucking company."
If you are a new Owner Operator Credit isn't an issue as long as a driver has a clean DAC and MVR. New drivers to the company can also enjoy a soft landing by taking advantage of FFE's Fresh Start Program. In this program, drivers are eligible for a waiver of certain fixed costs during their first four weeks and a $150.0 fuel credit for the first two weeks. Even better, successful lease contractors are rewarded with the option of new trucks complete with an APU.
FFE is seeking company drivers and Owner Operators who have a good work ethic and like to earn good money. Owner Operators average $1.11 per mile and receive an annual incentive at the end of their first year. Plus FFE has just introduced a new mileage contract that gives Owner Operators the best of both worlds at .93 cpm for truckload shipments and an even higher rate for hauling those special FFE LTL shipments. It just can't get any better! If you are looking for a friendly and supportive Trucking company call FFE at 1-800-569-9298 to start your career as an Owner Operator. Or you can visit online at www.ffeinc.com.