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Last Updated: May 13, 2016

Millis Transfer CDL Company Policies

Do you allow pets?

No pets are allowed on company equipment.

What is the company's rider policy?

Spouse or related child 10 years of age or older, driver will be required to pay additional insurance, which is about $18 per month, or $81 per year.

Millis Transfer Dispatching Policies

Can a new driver run regional or dedicated right after school?

Yes, but this depends on the drivers location and availability of regional or dedicated freight. Most drivers run the OTR division for several months before a position becomes available. These positions are offered on a first come, first served basis. Those who live close to major cities and freight lanes will have opportunities quicker than those in less populated areas.

Will there be any NYC? How soon would a new solo driver be expected to go there

No, Millis does not normally run to NYC, but they will pay $100.00 for any loads that pick up or stop off in New York City Or Long Island.

Millis Transfer Dispatching Policies

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Are you forced dispatch? Is the driver given any options for different loads?

Drivers are forced dispatched..

How often can I expect to be home? For how long at a time?
  • 7 days out - minimum of 36 hours home time
  • 14 days out - minimum of 72 hours home time
  • 21 days out - minimum of 108 hours home time (4 1/2 days)
  • Generally, OTR drivers will get home every other weekend, while regional drivers should be home every other weekend.

This home time is guaranteed. Any driver who fails to be allowed the mandated home time earned will be paid at the rate of an additional $.05 per mile for all miles accumulated for days past the home time deadline date. Drivers who are on regional or dedicated accounts may get home 1 to 2 times per week.

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What percentage of freight is drop and hook?

Approximately 60% of all loads are drop and hook. Some dedicated accounts can have a 100% drop and hook ratio.

TruckingTruth's View On Millis Dispatching Policies

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The home time policy at Millis appears to be slightly above average for most OTR carriers. However, after speaking with a recruiter, it appears they try to get as many drivers on regional and dedicated accounts as possible, allowing most drivers to get home on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. The majority of their fleet consists of dedicated and regional drivers while most of their OTR drivers either do it by choice or live in low freight areas.

Depending on your specific dedicated or regional operation, drop and hook percentages will vary. You may have 0% drop and hook, or you could have 100% drop and hook.

Millis Transfer Company Opportunities

Do you have a leasing program, and will I be persuaded or incentivized to lease?

Millis Transfer does not offer a lease operator program.

What divisions do you have? (local, dedicated, regional, tanker, flatbed, reefer)

Dedicated and regional positions are abundant at Millis Transfer, with local positions being less common. Millis Transfer is a 100% dry van carrier.

TruckingTruth's View On Millis Transfer Opportunities

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Local positions are available at Millis but does not comprise of a large portion of their fleet. However, dedicated and regional positions are abundant making this a good choice for drivers who wish for predictable miles and home time. The downside to these positions is drivers will experience less travel and see less of the country compared to OTR drivers.

Millis Transfer Equipment

All trucks are top-of-the-line, late-model Kenworths.

  • 10 speed
  • ABS braking with traction control
  • Refrigerator
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Touchless 5th wheel release
  • VIP interior
  • Customized storage capacity
  • Double bunks (upper and lower)
  • Summit driver comfort seat
  • Dash mounted AM/FM radio with weather band
  • Crank out vent windows in the sleeper with screens
  • Power locks and windows

Millis Transfer Equipment

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Do you run electronic logs?

All trucks are equipped with an electronic logging system.

What speed are your trucks governed at?


Do you have APU units?

Most trucks have not been equipped with an APU. Trucks that don't have an APU are allowed to idle while the driver is sleeping.

TruckingTruth's View On Millis Equipment

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While some automatic transmissions are still available at Millis, they are currently being phased out because of the high number of mechanical failures they experienced with them. The majority of the fleet consists of 10-speed manual transmissions.

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