Profile For Tommy C.

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  • Location:
    Jonesboro, GA

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    Preparing For School

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Tommy C.'s Bio

Approved for Millis Transport training in Cartersville,Ga. Will be attending in August. 2k financed by Millis for training after paying $500 outta pocket. 2k paid @$20 per week outta check. Motel financed by Millis to be paid @$20 per week outta check. Gonna be the best I can be.

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Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Finished Millis Training in Cartersville today.

Hey congrats Tommy!

A lot of times those regional runs can get just about as many miles as the OTR drivers are getting. Ask around if you haven't already and see what everyone is saying about that.

Let us know how things go with your trainer!

Yes, I've asked around and the 3k miles a week does not happen that often, I'd say the avg from drivers I've spoken with is around 2500, which isn't bad at all considering most of them want to be home every weekend. Most all of them have families with kids so that's expected.

I chose otr for the 3k plus miles a week and that extra miles bonus of 5 cents per miles driven when you hit the magic number. Plus I prefer to see a little bit more of the country even if it is through my windshield as I drive by. But if you are in the situation where you need to be home on weekends, Millis has you covered.,

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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Finished Millis Training in Cartersville today.

Yeah, finished up today. Got my comdata card and come Tuesday the 8th, I will be heading out with a trainer for 15k miles I must drive before I go solo.

I am going otr though the abundant regional positions and being home every weekend was enticing, I chose to just hit the road and stay out for as long as my wife can stomach it..lol. Seeing how she now has the task of our 3 dogs and a full time job.

It's all good, we do have a 10 yr plan we are implementing before we retire so the "balls to the wall" challenge for the first two years is about to be in effect.

I got lucky I do believe, my trainer lives 5 miles from my house, and I know of all the bad tales of living with a trainer for 5-6 weeks but I have a good vibe about this guy so hopefully I can do whatever it takes to complete this last step before going solo. Plus, I do still have many things to learn and I'm his 5th student, so, he will know what he is doing and combine that with my needing to know, things should be good.

Millis has good training, the 3 weeks at the training facility plus the 15k miles with a trainer should have me prepared enough to be successful on my own.

Anyone looking for a good place to land please contact me and I can give you more info on things. Thanks folks, hope to see you out there.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Anyone here going to Millis- Cartersville training on 08/10?

Tommy C. I was not able to get my stuff together for August class so I will be starting the September 8 class in Cartersville. I will follow your thread and please pass along any info that would be good to know coming in behind you in a few weeks.

One thing, you don't have to lug 3 weeks of food down here, just bring a little cause you can take van 3 miles to Walmart to buy things. Helps a lot.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Anyone here going to Millis- Cartersville training on 08/10?

So far, its all legit as advertised. Last day of classroom stuff tomorrow and they told us rest of training will be spent out with trucks, not bad at all. You will have like 26 chapters of bookwork you can complete in motel, homework, plus 5 inch manual to study about all aspects of trucking.

It's fast paced but easy to do and only requires bout hour each night to do the homework before you jump into the pool and smoke some ribs ...lol. I'm really liking it all, trainers are good ppl and will answer any and all questions before you go back to motel. Plus, we get to drive a company vav back and forth to the facility if you are one that stays in the motel.. If you need to run to Walmart or even run down the road to get some wings etc..they take care of you on all that type stuff. You can even ride back up to the terminal and do laundry free if you needed to. Great company so far.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Accepted at Millis Transfer training in Cartersville, Ga.

3 weeks school and then 15000 miles with trainer, roughly 6 weeks, then you and your trainer will stop in Tennessee and get your cdl

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Accepted at Millis Transfer training in Cartersville, Ga.

You will be routed back to Tennessee in your trainers truck and will take your cdl test in your home state

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Millie Training Institute Beginning Aug 24 Eden, NC

Gl to you, I'm in training now in ga.

Go check out my post I just made in general forum.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Anyone here going to Millis- Cartersville training on 08/10?

Well, if you didn't show up to train for Millis, you should have. On day two of training we got to restack about 22 pallets of Coors 12 packs @ $20.00 an hour. Took bout 4 hrs..so a easy 80 bucks...ty Millis and esp thanks to the driver that hit his breaks so damn hard.

Everything about this place is great so far, everyone I've come into contact with has good attitudes and the otr drivers are getting 3k miles on a regular basis. Talked to around 12 or so of them.

Tomorrow, day three, we will already start doing the Millis 500 and backing maneuvers.... And you will be hard pressed to beat the starting pay for new drivers, .35 cpm plus add in the milage bonus of .4 cpm with 2500 miles driven in a week, .5 cpm at 3k....which makes a great starting pay for a new driver, that's not counting the quarterly safety bonus.

This company still hauls beer and still seems to be one of the top paying for new guys. Just thought I'd let you all know.

Take care

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Class A permit in my hand!

Mine didn't stop here in Ga.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Anyone here going to Millis- Cartersville training on 08/10?

I'm finally a few days away from beginning the training with Millis and was curious if anyone here is going to Cartersville on 08/10.

I was told there will be 13 in the training course. I was hoping for 2-3...lol, but compared to prime and others I probably should be jumping for joy! Which I am actually. I'm ready to get this started.

Thanks for all the help here at this site, you folks have been great!

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Can you have a small hatchet or small machete in truck?

Just get a roofing hammer. Serves many purposes, especially in a flatbed application.

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Excellent, that is what I will get! Thanks much.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Can you have a small hatchet or small machete in truck?

Thanks, I will. Guess I could always call a dot weigh station and see what type of answer they give, but different states may have different rules, who knows, I just know I need something to chop small wood with so I don't have to stack a cord of splintered wood on truck...lol

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Can you have a small hatchet or small machete in truck?

It's small, like 16", and its great for slicing small wood like the kind needed to start small grill fire. But hatchet would work just as well, was curious about which I could be allowed to have in cab

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Can you have a small hatchet or small machete in truck?

I am curious about what type of knives or other small sharp items like 12" hatchet or 16" machete type chopping device you can have in your truck.

I hate charcoal taste and I know some rest areas have grills you can use and I prefer a little bit of wood instead of charcoal. Are there laws against those type things in the cab of the truck?

Any help on this would be appreciated, or if there is already a thread on it point me to one please.

And while I'm on this subject, what if anything do you guys carry inside your cab for personal protection?

Thanks much Tommy

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Rejected by Prime!

From everyone I have talked to, drivers, recruiters, and youtubers, if Millis Transfer accepts you to their training program then you have the job if you complete the 3 week training course. They approve you before you ever go to the training. It will cost you $500 tor get into the training but we'll worth it. They start you out solo higher than most any of the companies that have and sponsor training...think its .35 cpm and that's not counting the miles bonus each week, which is .4 cpm at close to 2500 miles and .5 cpm over 2500 miles, so you could and should hit .39-40 cpm each week-- barring the bad weeks that all have from time to time.

It's why I chose them, guaranteed job if you complete training and aren't a dumbass, and great pay for a rookie. Everyone I've talked to say the same thing, the miles are there for the taking.

Look them up, I used the recruiter named Raychel. Hope this helps

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Don't know what to decide!

One of the best for training plus starting pay I have found is Millis Transfer. You are looking at .39-.40 cpm if you drive 2500+ miles per week. On straight pay. I sent you a message with some info.

Tommy

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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HRTP timeline suggestions

I started about six weeks before I took my cdl permit yesterday and as I noted in my schooling journey, I only missed 1question on the whole exam and that is with adding the tank endorsement. Sadly, what kept me from getting that one right is that I got c o c K y and misread the damn thing. It's a great way to study, with focusing on the things you will be tested on...gen knowledge, air brakes, and combo's.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Accepted at Millis Transfer training in Cartersville, Ga.

Hello folks, Just checking in to report on my dot physical and cdl permit testing I took today. Well, passed physical with flying colors, even scored 20/20 vision even though I do need magnifying glasses to read up close clearly.

BIG THANKS to the high road progra!m here!! I only missed 1 question on the whole test. 100% on air brakes, 100% on the 50 question general knowledge, and missed my one question on combination vehicles because I got ****y after being on a roll and miss-read the question....lol. I was able to add tank endorsement but they didn't let me add doubles/triples, didnt know you couldnt get that on a permit. Aced the tank test.

Now, I'm waiting here until the 9th when I will be heading up to Cartersville to check into the motel, and then begin the training on the 10th. Any suggestion on things I need to study on? I was thinking of hitting the pre-trip procedure hard.

Anyway, that's my update for now. You all take care and stay safe. Tommy

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Accepted at Millis

Where are you going for the training?

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Leasing A Truck: My Journey

Good luck bro, hope all works well for you. If I might Id like to make a recommendation or two here. I don't know a lot about leasing however I have watched 2 guys on YouTube that seem to have some great pointers on fuel purchase and time management. One of em is a prime lease driver by the name of Mark Staite-videos on fuel purchasing makes sense to me. The other guy is TrainerJames2013, he has vids on lots of things and seems to be a decent guy.

Anyway, I wish you the best and stay safe above all else.

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