This place is absolutely horrible to work for. First off the load Planner shows favoritism and his wife does the payroll, so guess what that means, if you find a mistake on your pay and you bring it to his attention he takes it personal and give you terrible loads, (can you say conflict of intrest) The pay is horrible, some days you dont even make $90.00, and a weeks check can be as low as $490.00. Very high turn over, stay away from this place
Driver (Former Employee) – Tolleson, AZ – January 10, 2016
I worked at FF in 2011 to 2013 easy job ,great money ,home every other day up an back from Tolleson AZ to Albuquerque Nm an back all paid miles ,great account with Krogers,great managers ,drivers were the best always,helpful i left there to move to TN ,biggest mistake i ever made in my life other than getting married in 1999 ,i make more money now though but i would gladly give up this in a heartbeat to run again in Arizona ,cannot beat this place ..
Great trucks, Great Money, great health coverage, managers are caring runs are easy, great mechanics at garage
Truck Driver Class A (Current Employee) – Cleveland, TN – January 5, 2016
Firstfleet expects you to give up your life and be on standby 24/7. The but kissers will get the good trips even if it's supposed to be yours. They preach safety but they don't care if you're safe as long as you leave with your load. The dispatchers are A holes and have no sense at all.
Driver (Current Employee) – Knoxville, TN – September 29, 2015
This part of First Fleet Inc is hired by Flowers Bakery to deliver (drop/hook) loaves of bread via 53 foot dry van to different locations within a certain radius of the plant. Also some drivers are also required to pack out (unload and sort) the loaves of bread at particular warehouses. The pack out drivers jobs make more money due to the extra duties they have to perform. Most of the equipment is 2015 some 2014 and 2013. You are home every day or every night. Overall it is not a bad company to work for, you are home every day or night but the pay is a little lower than average. Loads seldom get cancelled and management is decent.
TRACTOR INTERIOR MECHANIC (Current Employee) – TOLLESON AZ – September 1, 2015
Come in look at work orders that that need to be perform on the trucks or trailer. Do anything from tire changes to oil changes to replacing door for the back of the truck. I get allow well with others and enjoy my job. I am not micro managed and work at my own pace but make sure I complete all my jobs as perfect as a can. The hardest part about my job is not having the right parts to fix the truck or trailer.
driver (Former Employee) – colorado springs,co. – April 16, 2015
Poor management and dispatchers are lost. All driving positions there are based on seniority, dispatch will only give you the gravy when the weather is bad and those drivers don't want to risk their driving record. So called Asst. Mgr. makes the decisions if you get any miles that week or not. 34 hr. restarts twice a week so expect to be sitting unless its blizzard conditions then you will be the first person called.
Diesel Mechanic (Former Employee) – cedar rapids iowa – July 18, 2014
a typical day at work would be go to work and work hard with no one on your case i learned alot from this company have plenty of people helping ya out and teaching new stuff management was great co workers all worked hard and stayed busy the hardest part of the job was nothing the most enjoyable part of the job was the recongized a good worker
Job requires driving 53' trailers with bread to depot (best part of job). Also you unload stacks of bread with two wheeler which is hard work good exercise, and pays good. Next part after unloading you pack out. Pack out basically is breaking down bread trays into each Each route in depot ,could anywhere from 4 to 10 route. Pay is by miles , stop pay , drop/hook , and per tray rolled off/ packed out. You don't get paid for first drop/hook or stop per run, which means If you do two runs in one day you lose your first drop/hook and stop for each run. Roll off is payed by amount of trays on trailer paper work has amount on it so you don't have to count them period. Pack out is paid the same as roll of except pack out take twice as long, is a lot harder work and is rough on body need to be in good shape. Work schedule is nights anywhere from 2pm to 7pm or whenever the bakery gets the loads ready. The customer (flowers foods) has little or no consideration for the drivers. You an wait for loads to get for many hours instead of being home, however you do get paid delay. Flowers will change runs to their best advantage (saving them money) even if they have to cut runs in half therefore cutting drivers pay and they do it with as little as a days notice. Also everything that goes wrong is the drivers fault.when loads are late distributors complain to management and make it seem like its the drivers fault even though the bakery is running 2 , 3, sometime 4 Hours late. First fleet makes sure flowers is happy at any expense. No holiday pay except Christmas and thanksgiving flowers wantedmore... us to work on both those days but enough employees complaint And they change at last minute. You always work five days a week even on holiday weeks. Work week is split getting tues.and sat.less
boss is easy to get along with, trucks are new volvo's
long night hours, lots of delay time, runs change constantly resulting in pay cuts