Profile For Tommy C.

Tommy C.'s Info

  • Location:
    Jonesboro, GA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 11 months ago

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:  8 years, 8 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:  8 years, 8 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:  8 years, 9 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:  8 years, 9 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:  8 years, 9 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:  8 years, 9 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:  8 years, 9 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:  8 years, 9 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:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Class A permit in my hand!

Mine didn't stop here in Ga.

Posted:  8 years, 9 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!

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