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Posted:  1 week ago

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Top 10 things you absolutely have to have in your truck

5 gallon plastic ice cream bucket with lid. Use as pail when cleaning things, washing dog feet, holding anything nasty until the next trash stop.

Umm I know this is an old thread but where can I find a 5 gallon bucket of ice cream please?

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Anyone nosy, read previous drivers outbox?

I run everything I'm given. I don't complain at all to my dispatcher and he keeps me rolling. This summer has been great to me so far. I've been averaging 3300 miles a week since march on nom hometime weeks and I thinks it's because after 2.5 years of taking every load I get taken care of. Now I could be wrong I dont know. My dispatcher is similiar to me and we aren't very chatty and can be gruff and anti social so we havent had that discussion. Dont get me wrong I complain about runs I dont like alot to friends I talk to in the company but never to my dispatcher. I literally did a zero mile run this week. I picked up in black river falls and dropped at a terminal in Black river falls because my dispatcher asked me for a favor. I know he will hook me up later for that.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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CFI Reviews?

I think I would enjoy a dedicated run, I did a dedicated run for a few weeks from edwardsville I'll to middle Tennessee and back and loved it until I had a hometime scheduled and never sniffed it again. Again, that was two weeks it might get boring after awhile. How does line haul even work with the "bidding".

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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I-80 WB between Hazel Crest, IL and Joliet

Not sure about yesterday but I heard today a Saia double hit a wall in the construction jersey wall area where it splits and caught fire carrying fireworks.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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What is the purpose of nose diving spots at truck stops?

I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal with parking. I know I’m new to the trucking world- but, why does it matter?

For example- I park in a couple of independent lots on my runs... there will be 40 open spots and truckers will bypass all the empty spots to back between two other trucks.

I have been told it’s because then they don’t have to worry about others backing next to them, especially rookies.

I think it’s just an industry cultural thing- for me, I always look for easiest place to park... no matter what 🤣

I find it easier to back into spots or docks with another truck or trailer on my right. It gives me a a sense of where I need to be with my trailer, sometimes theres no lines or faded lines and butcher my back and end up straddling two wide open spots.

Posted:  1 month ago

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PSA: I-70/I-65 Downtown Indianapolis

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If I remember correctly you're out of Joliet right? That's a nice little run. Been thinking about trying something home daily for awhile now but dont want to be running up and down 294 and 94 all day.

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I am, its not a bad run miss most traffic so that is nice.

Yeah anyplace around here sucks, 80, 294, 94, 65 sooo much traffic. One day Ill have enough seniority to get a Saint Louis or Des Moines and get away from the craziness.

Very true. I'm parked at the last toll plaza in indiana with 2.5 hrs left on my clock because I'm running recaps and dont feel like wasting 25 minutes in traffic running all of 294 up to Milwaukee this afternoon to get closer to my final. I'll roll through at 2am everytime and deal with the lane closures.

Posted:  1 month ago

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PSA: I-70/I-65 Downtown Indianapolis

Twice a day, my run takes me out to Richmond In off of 70 then back.

If I remember correctly you're out of Joliet right? That's a nice little run. Been thinking about trying something home daily for awhile now but dont want to be running up and down 294 and 94 all day.

Posted:  1 month ago

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GPS?

I think the majority of use a GPS, some trucks have an integrated GPS in our Qualcomm but I have a garmin. I ask for company directions on every new place I go to because our company directions are submitted by drivers so it makes getting to the shipper/reciever easier especially in regards to which entrance to go in or where the check in office is or any other instructions that might be applicable.... yellow vest, safety goggles, overnight parking, etc. Also a GPS will take you down roads you shouldnt be on so be careful.

Posted:  1 month ago

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PSA: I-70/I-65 Downtown Indianapolis

That's going to be annoying for a long time. Do you run through there alot Bob?

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Millis Transfer - Hamilton, OH... Here I go

Thank god the newer trucks have auto creep. My 17 didnt and I set my camera off at least 50 times backing under a trailer.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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Need Help CFI or Millis I Am Torn and Cannot Decide (Just do not want to take anything for granted of overlook anything important)

I work for Millis and have for about 2 years now. I started their school in Richfield Wi in February of 2019 I believe and graduated march 12 I think. I have a diary in the training section here somewhere. I love my job and love my company. Terminals were a major factor in my decision because I live on the south side of Chicago and most companies i contacted would not let me leave my truck at a Gary indiana truck stop (totally understandable, lol) when I go on hometime. So I picked richfield to do my schooling and to be my home terminal. Millis's school is amazing at richfield and I've heard good things about the other schools as well. I'm not sure where your from though. Class sizes were insanely small when I went. I had 5 and one left so we got lots of backing time and in truck experience. With covid they've actually cut that in half so it's a max of 3 students at the richfield school which is nuts for actual behind the wheel time. After graduation you go out with a trainer for 15k miles which usually ends up closer to 20k by the time u get your own truck because of scheduling and loads etc. Plus by the time 15k gets around you and your trainer are comfortable and you can get some fat checks by running as a team for a week or 2 while using 2 clocks. I was in my own truck in about 6 weeks I believe including 2 sometimes. While pot hole pete who also is with millis and did a diary around the same time as me took a bit longer (his diary is trash ignore it).

As far as miles go I dont run like a madman and I clear 2800 to 2900 weekly miles on average for the 2 years I've been here. We run a ton of heavy loads weather its beer loads or paper rolls but you get used to that. Great equipment, I started with a 2017 kenworth t680, last summer I got put in a brand new t680 and we dont usually let our otr and regional trucks get over 2 years old. If you got any other specific questions let me know.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Finally Bought A cooking Appliance for my truck

Some of our drivers have been talking about a Galanz 3 in 1. Apparently it's a microwave, air fryer, and convection oven. Been thinking about replacing my microwave with it.

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Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Is this something new or has it always been.

Not gonna lie, I generally run 1 or 2am to noon and I've taken quite a few 30s at fuel islands. I think being the middle of the night I can get away with it hopefully.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Eye Candy

Someone from Millis posted these on a facebook group that a family member is looking to restore. Not sure what it is but it looks awesome.

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Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Skin of my teeth

How are you liking Millis? Are you regional or OTR?

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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How to level your trailer for driver unload.

I have a buddy who delivers Pepsi and he cut out boards with a slant and added heavy duty coat snaps??? Not sure what to call them but he has 4 boards that are graduated with a slope that snap together for different heights. Almost like a tier I guess. I'll see if I can get a picture

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Backing

Cant be said enough. GOAL. I've been solo a year and a half and still stress over backs. Not sure what your situation is but I found starting my day at around 2 or 3am gets me wide open truck stops around noonish to end my day. With that you can practice for awhile then still get a nice straight shot out in the early am when you get rolling. My companies trailers have tails so I get two free get out and looks every time, lol. I'll usually close one and then purposely "forget" the other just so I can get out again. (In my mind they're not judging me) but I also still get out and look and when I get to where I know I'm good I get out one more time. (Yes I've had airhorns blown at me and I just wave like they're old friends.)

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Update on new Millis Transfer job

I'm with millis too. Went through their school and did a diary here as well. I graduated the school in Richfield Wi in march of 2019 and been solo since May of 2019.

If you got any questions let me know.

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Tutor needed — Cincinnati near

With where you live definitely call Millis right away. With covid they've limited class to 3 students and they need bodies. I had 5 students in my class and got tons of backing reps in richfield Wisconsin in the dead of winter with snow and ice everywhere. 3 students would mean even more. You might actually get too many reps and start overthinking.

Posted:  10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Introduction followed by Millis Training Institute Diary.(Cartersville, GA)

Well I left my status unchanged, as I have always heard you will learn the most in your first year solo. So I considered that year my training period. Now I just have to watch out for over-confidence, stats I have seen show most accidents happen in careers between six months and two years experience. A bit of relaxing, and perhaps biting off more than you can chew so to speak.

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