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Millis Transfer, Inc. Company Review

Millis Transfer, Inc.

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Millis Transfer, Inc. as we know it today originally started after prohibition with Jake and Ray Millis acquiring the Old Style Distributorship in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Beer for the wholesale business was hauled from La Crosse, Wisconsin, as well as freight of all kinds to and from La Crosse. In 1944 Bud and Mayo Millis bought out the business from Jake and Ray.

In 1972, Millis Brothers Transfer purchased Beer Transit, Inc., of Heartland, Wisconsin. This gave Millis Brothers Transfer Common Carrier authority and additional equipment.

In 1980, Millis suffered a great loss when Bud Millis passed away, leaving Bill Millis as sole management leader. Bill continues on today as Chief Executive Officer and majority stockholder of Millis.

Millis has grown from 20 tractors and 40 trailers in 1982 to over 700 tractors, 2200 trailers and 100 plus Owner Operators.

Millis Transfer, Inc. Corporate Headquarters

Map of Millis corporate headquarters
121 Gebhardt Rd
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Phone: 1-800-937-0880
Website: Millis Transfer, Inc.

Getting Hired At Millis Transfer, Inc.

Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • 21 years of age for students
  • 23 years of age for experienced drivers
  • 1 year minimum experience required
  • Class A CDL from state of residence
  • Good driving record for the past 5 years
  • No major, preventable accidents in the past year
  • Must meet all D.O.T. requirements
  • Must pass company physical and drug screen
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    All felonies taken case-by-case.

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No DUI or DWI in the last 5 years.

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Millis Hiring Area

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Millis generally hires out of the Eastern half of the United States, with the exception of the far Northeast

Minimum Age For Millis Transfer, Inc.

Millis Minimum Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Eagle 23  
    .
  • Tango 22  
    .
  • Hogan 21  
    .
  • Cassens 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • Millis 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Millis Transfer, Inc.

Millis Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • FirstFleet  12  
    .
  • Premier  6  
    .
  • Boyd Bros.  3  
    .
  •  Maverick
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Millis
    No Experience Required

Millis Transfer, Inc. Driver Pay

Straight Pay Option:

Drivers with no experience start at $.36 per mile, increasing by $.01 yearly and maxing at $.45 after 9 years. Starting wage is also increased $.01 for every year of experience up to 5+.

Per Diem Pay Option:

Drivers with no experience start at $.31 per mile, increasing by $.01 yearly and maxing at $.40 after 9 years. Starting wage is also increased $.01 for every year of experience up to 5+.

Safety Bonus:

Drivers participating in Per Diem plan:

  • 1st year:.03 per paid mile
  • 2nd, 3rd & 4th year:? .035 per paid mile
  • 5th + year:.04 per paid mile

Drivers opting for straight pay receive .01 cpm paid quarterly.

Performance Pay:

3-5 cents per mile per week:

  • 2,000 - 2,499: .03 cpm
  • 2,500 - 2,999: .04 cpm
  • 3,000 + miles: .05 cpm
  • Referral Bonus: Millis drivers who recruit new drivers to the company will be paid $500 PLUS .o1 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.
  • Extra Stop and Pickup: $15.00 For Each Stop After the First Pickup. $15.00 For Each Stop After the First Delivery.
  • Hand Loading / Unloading Less Than 5%: $45.00 to $120.00 depending on weight and load.
  • Layover: $40.00 Per Day After First 24 Hours.
  • Long Island Pay: $100.00 For Any Loads That Pick Up Or Stop Off In New York City Or Long Island.

Millis Transfer, Inc. Per Diem Pay

Per Diem pay is optional at Millis, and is $.05 per mile.

Drivers accrue 1 year of vacation at 6 months rather than 1 year in the Per Diem pay plan.

Millis Average Weekly Pay

Millis Average Weekly Pay:
$1,115 weekly

Average Weekly Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  $1,307  
    .
  • Lone Star  $1,200  
    .
  • Millis  $1,115  
    .
  • May  $1,050  
    .
  • Carter  $1,000  
    .
  • Koch  $975  
    .
  • Covenant  $780  
    .

Millis Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Millis Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
36 cpm

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • Millis  36 cpm  
    .
  • Koch  36 cpm  
    .
  • Navajo   34 cpm  
    .
  • Celadon  33 cpm  
    .
  • XPO  31 cpm  
    .
  • SRT  29 cpm  
    .

Millis Transfer, Inc. Driver Benefits

  • Group Health, Dental, Eye Care Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401 (k)
  • Rider Policy
  • Short Term Disability
  • Additional $.01 per mile for all those not utilizing company health insurance

Millis drivers get three weeks of paid vacation after only one year of service on the per diem plan - 1 week after 6 months, 2 additional weeks after 1 full year of service.

Millis Transfer, Inc. Operations

Driving Opportunities At Millis Transfer, Inc.

Driver Types:

  • Solo

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van

Route Types:

  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated
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Millis Operating Area

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Millis Transfer runs throughout the continental U.S., except for the extreme Northeast.

Millis Company Terminal Locations

Millis Transfer, Inc. terminal locations
  • Black River Falls, WI
  • Burleson, TX
  • Cartersville, GA
  • Eden, NC
  • Richfield, WI
  • Streator, IL
  • Trenton, OH
  • Weedsport, NY

Millis Yearly Miles

Millis: 81,000,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • United Road  134M
    .
  • P&S  90M
    .
  • Millis  81M
    .
  • A&R  76.81M
    .
  • Hunt  20.05M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Millis Driver Unload Percentage

Millis: 0%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Navajo  50%
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  30%
    .
  • K & B  5%
    .
  • Dart  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .
  • Millis  0%
    .

Millis Drop And Hook Percentage

Millis: 55%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • US Xpress  65%
    .
  • Millis  55%
    .
  • Prime  50%
    .
  • May  50%
    .
  • Lone Star  25%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

Millis Company Policies

  • Millis Home Time Options

    Millis has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Millis’ Home Time Policy shall read that a driver who accumulates 7 days out without a 36 hr at home period will receive a minimum of 36 hours of uninterrupted home time. A driver who accumulates 14 days out without a 36 hr home period will receive a minimum of 72 hrs of uninterrupted home time. A driver who accumulates 21 days or more out without a 36 hr home period will receive a minimum of 108 hrs or 4 ½ days of uninterrupted home time.

    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.

  • Millis Rider Policy

    Must be over 10 years old, $18/month or $80/year.

  • Millis Tuition Reimbursement

    Millis does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Millis Pet Policy

    Millis does not allow pets.

Millis Programs For Military Personnel

Military veterans can attend Millis' compony-sponsored school and training program for 1/3 of the original cost.

Millis Company Equipment

Millis Number Of Trucks

Millis Number Of Trucks:
820 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • CR England  3,500
    .
  • Marten  2,660
    .
  • P&S  840
    .
  • Millis  820
    .
  • Decker  745
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Millis Number Of Trailers

Millis Number Of Trailers:
3,500 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Millis  3,500
    .
  • Oak Harbor  1,842
    .
  • Wilson  1,758
    .
  • Decker  1,164
    .
  • Waggoners  800
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Millis Governed Speed

Millis Speed:
66 MPH

66
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • Millis  66 mph
    .
  • CRST  65 mph
    .
  • XPO  65 mph
    .
  • Navajo  65 mph
    .
  • PAM  64 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

Millis Tractor Brands

  • Millis

  • Melton

  • Covenant

  • Decker

  • Roehl

  • Lone Star

  • CT

  • Knight

  • Jim Palmer

  • Cowan

  • Paschall

  • Trimac

Millis Transmission Types

Millis has a mix of standard and automatic transmissions

Millis is gradually switching over to all automatic transmissions.

  • Standards
    • May
    • SRT
    • MTS
    • Lone Star
    • Prime
    • Covenant
  • Automatics
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Maverick
    • Koch
    • Carter
    • Averitt
    • AAA Cooper
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • Dart
    • Wil-Trans
    • CRST
    • Navajo
    • Schneider

Millis APU Policy

Millis does not have trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Jim Palmer
    • Ozark
    • Prime
    • Wil-Trans
    • Marten
    • Carter
  • Without APU's
    • Roehl
    • TransAm
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Super Service
    • FirstFleet
    • Smith
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

Millis Company Training

Millis Company-Sponsored Training

Millis offers a full company-sponsored training program where you can get your CDL for little or no money up front. Click the button below to learn more about it:

Learn More About Millis's Company-Sponsored Training

  • Length Of Training At Millis

    The training at Millis will last approximately 6 weeks.

  • Millis Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $625 per week during your training.

    Training pay at Millis is $.25 cpm.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Millis

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Millis you will run solo after training.

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