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Millis Transfer Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

Get Your CDL Training Through Millis Transfer

Last Updated: May 13, 2016

Cost Structure Of Millis Transfer CDL Training Program

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What is the cost structure of the schooling?

The CDL training costs $2,340 total, with $500 due up front, and $1,840 due through payroll deductions. The entire amount, however, will be reimbursed if you stay with Millis for 18 months.

What are all of the up-front costs?

Up-front costs include a $500 deposit. Drivers will also need to pay for their home state permits usually costing around $100. Transportation to the training facility is not provided and must be arranged by the student.

Will my meals be paid for?

No, students will need to have money for food.

Cost Structure of Millis Transfer CDL Training

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Will my room be paid for?

Yes, lodging is provided during training.

Can I pay for my CDL training up front and have no further obligation?

Yes, you may elect to pay $2,340 up front.

What are the obligations for paying back the schooling after graduation?

There will be a payroll deduction of $30 per week for the balance of the schooling. You will be reimbursed for the full amount, as a lump sum, after 18 months of driving with Millis. If you leave Millis before the full amount is deducted, you will be responsible for the balance. Millis offers individualized affordable payment plans, in that event.

Millis Transfer Company Training Information

  • Must hold a valid CDL class A drivers License
  • No DUI/DWI convictions in the last 5 years
  • No felonies having a direct relationship to the job being applied for
  • Maximum of 3 moving violations in the past 3 years
  • Maximum of 2 preventable accidents in the past 3 years

TruckingTruth's View Of Millis CDL Training Cost Structure

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Make special note that transportation costs are not included in the tuition fees. Students need to supply their own transportation to the training facility. You'll also need to pay a $500 deposit, regardless of whether you are financing the program or paying up front and that deposit will not be returned.

However, the course is far below the cost of most CDL programs and everything but the $500 deposit will be paid provided you stay for 18 months after going solo.

Millis CDL Training Itinerary

Describe the schooling itinerary a bit:

Class days will be every Monday to Friday for 8 to 10 hours per day and / or night. Schooling is 128 minimum total hours.

Week one

Classroom instruction in the areas of:

  • Trucking industry overview
  • Hours of service
  • Trip planning and Map reading
  • Control Systems
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Coupling / Uncoupling
  • Range driving

Millis CDL Training Itinerary

Week two

Classroom and range training

  • 4 days practice on the range and road for approximately 40 hours.
  • 1 day classroom for 8 to 10 hours.
Week three
  • All week spent driving on the road practicing safe driving habits.
  • Drivers will be placed with a company trainer for a minimum of 15,000 miles under dispatched loads before being routed through their home state to complete the CDL testing process.

Millis CDL Training Itinerary

How long is the training overall?

CDL training lasts for approximately 3 weeks on site, followed by 1 to 3 weeks of "field training" and 3 to 5 additional weeks with a trainer (15,000 miles minimum) after a CDL has been obtained.

How much time on the range backing up?

Weeks 2 and 3 are mostly spent on the range and on the roadways. Students can expect at least 40hrs on the range and on roadways learning to properly drive a truck.

During the practice range phase, how many students share one truck?

Class sizes are a maximum of 6 students and they normally share 2 trucks.

How much time in classroom?

The first full week of schooling is spent in the classroom for a total of 40-60 hours.

TruckingTruth's View On Millis CDL Training Itinerary

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The school itinerary and time spent in both the classroom as well as in a truck learning to drive is on par with the industry average. Class sizes appear to be smaller than most other CDL courses meaning you'll likely receive more personalized attention.

Also note you will not take your CDL exams at the Millis training facility. Once you are paired up with a trainer, you will complete the driving and backing exams in your home state.

On The Road Training Itinerary With Millis

Is the training period based on number of days, number of driving hours, number of miles, or some combination?

The normal training period is 6 weeks long, but can be shortened or extended based on the individual performance of a student.

How much will I be making when I'm on the road with a trainer?
  • First 3 Weeks = $72 per day
  • Week 4 & 5 = $78 per day
  • Weeks 6+ = $86 per day

On The Road Training Itinerary With Millis

Do they run your trainer and you as a "team" operations or like a solo truck?

During training, the truck is operated as a solo truck. Students will not drive without a trainer in the passenger seat.

Is there more than one student per trainer and truck?

No, trucks are operated with one trainer and one student.

Do you have a "No sleeping in the top bunk while the truck is rolling" policy?

Yes, students sleep on the bottom bunk in the event the truck is in motion.

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