Anyone Working For Millis Transfer

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Gregory P.'s Comment
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I have read on here and they sound great. Thinking about attending school with them. I have not talked with them just wanted to hear from someone out there on the road.

Starcar's Comment
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Not sure if we have anyone driving for them right now....but if there is, they will shout out. But I'll tell you, I haven't heard anything bad about them....And I see their trucks out here on the left coast quite a bit...If they feel right for you, and offer the kind of training and work you want to do, and go where you want to go....whats not to like ??????????/

Gregory P.'s Comment
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Not sure if we have anyone driving for them right now....but if there is, they will shout out. But I'll tell you, I haven't heard anything bad about them....And I see their trucks out here on the left coast quite a bit...If they feel right for you, and offer the kind of training and work you want to do, and go where you want to go....whats not to like ??????????/

Thanks for the reply and insight. So true.

Richard O.'s Comment
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I started looking into Mills after reading this thread. They seem to be a good company. I especially like their home time policy. One thing I did not like is they are installing cameras in their trucks. Not just cameras looking out the front of the truck but also watching the driver. I understand the need for safety being the number one priority, and a camera would deter unsafe driver practices, but if I am at a shipper waiting to be loaded and want to talk to my sons on the phone I really would like to know no one is listening in.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Starcar's Comment
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I would guess that the cameras they will be using will have video and no audio ??? It would be something you would have to check into..I agree with you...and I'd think it would be a invasion of your privacy. But you'd think that if the key is off, so would the camera be....just a thought.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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One thing I did not like is they are installing cameras in their trucks. Not just cameras looking out the front of the truck but also watching the driver.

This is something the industry has talked about doing for years and years but very few companies have actually done it. Well, I should say, "have done it and admitted to it" because I suspect there's a lot of hidden cameras and microphones in trucks out there. Every driver hates the idea. It's creepy and a massive invasion of the tiny bit of privacy a truck has in their lives - the inside of their own truck.

I'll tell ya who needs cameras with microphones - training trucks. All of the nightmare stories we hear about trainers screaming & yelling, slapping students in the back of the head, and all that kind of stuff - training trucks should have cameras and microphones so the company can monitor their trainers.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Brad S.'s Comment
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Not sure if we have anyone driving for them right now....but if there is, they will shout out. But I'll tell you, I haven't heard anything bad about them....And I see their trucks out here on the left coast quite a bit...If they feel right for you, and offer the kind of training and work you want to do, and go where you want to go....whats not to like ??????????/

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Thanks for the reply and insight. So true.

Yes I would like to know about Millis Transfer as well. I was approved for CDL Training School there and start in a few weeks. Most all comments on internet reviews are positive. Anyone out there going through training with them now or drive for them now. Let me know. Thanks, Newby here.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Benjamin A.'s Comment
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Brad,

I drive for Millis. I went to school in April and have been solo for about a month now. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask and I'll try to answer.

Millis is a good company as far as I'm concerned. I've heard very few complaints from any driver I've talked with. Which school are you going to attend? I went to trenton. I can tell you what that school is like, but not much about the others.

Ken C.'s Comment
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I wanted to go with Millis but ended up at Prime Inc. I liked how they equipped their trucks, plus the hometime policy and vacation policy...Prime Inc offers a longer training program and more cents per mile but really go with who you think fits you best...after a year all the Company-Sponsored Training is free to you anyway so if at that point you don't like the company you can move on to somewhere else... I think the best training is what you should be searching for and that's what I thought Prime Inc was going to offer me

Ken C

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Brad S.'s Comment
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Brad,

I drive for Millis. I went to school in April and have been solo for about a month now. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask and I'll try to answer.

Millis is a good company as far as I'm concerned. I've heard very few complaints from any driver I've talked with. Which school are you going to attend? I went to trenton. I can tell you what that school is like, but not much about the others.

Thanks I appreciate your reply. If you don't mind me asking, How is the pay starting out? Also what is the medical insurance like for individuals. Is it one of those high out of pocket deductables before any benefits, alot of companies are going to?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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