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Millis Transfer Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

Get Your CDL Training Through Millis Transfer

Last Updated: May 13, 2016

On The Road Training Policies With Millis Transfer

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What is your policy for handling disputes between trainer and student?

Students are given the number to dispatch where any issues can be discussed at any time. Student and trainer disputes are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Can you get a non-smoking trainer?

Yes, a non-smoking trainer may be requested.

What are the company's minimum qualifications to be a trainer?

One year accident-free experience, must pass grading system from all departments. Must successfully complete "Train The Trainer" course.

TruckingTruth's View On Millis Transfer On The Road Training

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Millis Transfer really sets themselves apart with their company training program. Not only is the training pay above average, but the truck is dispatched as a solo operation. The vast majority of training companies will dispatch trainers and trainees as a team operated truck, meaning while you drive, your trainer is normally sleeping and vice-versa. However, in this case, the truck is dispatched as a solo operation, ensuring the trainer will always be in the passenger seat while you drive.

The duration of training is 6 weeks long which, in our opinion, is about the perfect amount of time.

Millis Transfer Company Driver Pay

How much will I be making once I'm running solo in my own truck?

Millis also offers a "per diem", or "Tax Advantage" pay scale as they call it: More on Millis Transfer's Pay Scales

  • Starting Solo Pay: .36 cpm
  • 1 Year Experience: .37 cpm
  • 2 Years Experience: .38 cpm
  • 3 Years Experience: .39 cpm
  • 4 Years Experience: .40 cpm
  • 5 Years Experience: .41 cpm
Mileage Bonus (based on weekly miles):
  • 2,000-2,499= .03 cpm
  • 2,500-2,999= .04 cpm
  • 3,000+= .05 cpm

Millis Transfer Company Driver Pay

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Safety Bonus:

For those participating in "Tax Advantage":

  • 1st year =.03 per paid mile
  • Year 2-4 =.035 per paid mile
  • 5+ Years =.04 per paid mile
Safety Bonus paid as follows:
  • 1st year =.02 per mile per quarter/ .01 per mile at year end
  • Year 2-4 =.0225 per mile per quarter/ .0125 per mile at year end
  • 5+ Years =.025 per mile per quarter/ .015 per mile at year end

Straight pay drivers will receive .01 CPM paid quarterly for safe driving.

Millis Transfer Company Driver Pay

Misc. Pay
  • Layover Pay: $40 after 24hrs
  • Driver loading or unloading pay: $45 to $120
  • Stop Pay: $15 for all stops except the first location
NY / Long Island Pay:

$100.00 for any loads that pick up or stop off in New York City or Long Island.

Referral Bonus

Millis drivers who recruit new drivers to the company will be paid $500 PLUS $.01 CPM for up to one year.

Sign-on Bonus

Drivers will receive $250 bonus after delivery of first load and then at 4 months, 8 months and 12 months drivers receive another $250, totaling $1000.

Millis Transfer Company Driver Pay

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Holiday Pay

$50.00 to be paid for the following holidays, only applies to per-diem drivers:

  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
When will I receive pay increases?

Drivers will get increases of $.01 CPM yearly, up to $.45 CPM.

Millis Transfer Company Driver Pay And Benefits

Do you offer a fuel bonus?

Yes, if drivers maintain above average fuel mileage, they share in the savings. The amount varies depending on the number of gallons saved, but increases start at 1/2cpm and increase from there.

What health insurance and benefits do you have?

Group discounted health, dental, vision and 401k.

What is the average cost of benefits?

Variable depending on the type of coverage selected, but the costs are competitive.

Millis Transfer Company Driver Benefits

How long until you qualify for benefits?

There is a 60 day waiting period for drivers to become eligible for benefits.

What about vacation time?
  • After 1yr, drivers earn 1 weeks of paid vacation.
  • After 2yrs, drivers earn 2 weeks of paid vacation.
  • After 5yrs, drivers earn 3 weeks of paid vacation.
  • After 10yrs, drivers earn 4 weeks of paid vacation.
  • After 20yrs, drivers earn 5 weeks of paid vacation.

TruckingTruth's View On Millis Transfer Pay And Benefits

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Starting pay per mile is above average, especially for a dry-van carrier. Pay increases are not as frequent as other companies so it evens out after a few years.

Vacation pay and holiday pay are also a bit more liberal. In general, the pay and benefit package offered seem to be competitive for the industry.

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