Checking About Millis Cdl Training

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Gary T.'s Comment
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I called millis transport about cdl training the recruiter was not vey informed I ask how long before you took your cdl test and if you failed then what she said o we just send you out for more training I don't want to do like Prime Trucking does and get sent home owing 6000 dollars no wonder Prime has so many trucks I would appreciate any help

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Prime will send you out with a trainer driving real world trucking. Then when you're ready send you back to Springfield for your CDL test. I think they will send you for more training if you fail. I believe it's the same with Millis. After you get your CDL Prime sends you out with a trainer for 30,000 miles. I don't know how long you go with Millis. Hopefully Rainy and Old Rookie will chime in with better info.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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What happened to your start date with Witte Brothers on June 12th?

Gary T.'s Comment
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Life is what happened my wife had a major surgery

G-Town's Comment
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Life is what happened my wife had a major surgery

Sorry to hear that. Hope it all worked out and she is on the mend.

So why not see-through on your original intent?

OldRookie's Comment
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I called millis transport about cdl training the recruiter was not vey informed I ask how long before you took your cdl test and if you failed then what she said o we just send you out for more training I don't want to do like Prime Trucking does and get sent home owing 6000 dollars no wonder Prime has so many trucks I would appreciate any help

I went through the Millis training program and currently drive solo OTR for Millis.

After you complete the classroom/range portion of the program, you will be paired with a trainer and be on that driver's truck until you have 1) obtained your CDL, 2) driven a minimum of 15,000 miles and 3) your trainer informs Millis you are ready for your own truck.

Your trainer and you will decide when you want to test for your CDL. When you two decide to test, your dispatcher will route you in such a way as to allow you to visit your home State's DMV. Or, if you prefer, you can be routed to a Millis facility for CDL testing.

If you fail your CDL test, you will stay with your trainer until you two decide to try again. I know one driver, a very good driver who is solo OTR today, who failed three times... and the fourth time was the charm. As long as you and your trainer believe can/will eventually succeed, I believe Millis will continue to support you.

Keep in mind, Millis/these companies want you to succeed... and as long you are seriously WORKING towards that success, it's in their best interest to support you.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dispatcher:

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.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Gary T.'s Comment
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Because I have to take care of her and I cant go 7 wks. at witte until I I get my first check at 60 dollars a day some of you might be able to but not everbody can do that

Gary T.'s Comment
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Thank you so much old rookie that is very helpful I am 60 years old so I would be old old rookie God bless you I am kind of on my luck right now I really appreciate your help

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Just a heads up...Prime does not send you home for failing the first try. You have THREE attempts at each portion... Pretrip, backing and road.

When you pass one, you test for the next. So if you pass the PTI but fail backing you don't need to retest the PTI.

Now say you pass the PTI and backing but fail the driving test three times. Then yes, prime sends you home because state law says you can only test three times. However, you can go home and rent a rig and test. Prime will hire you right away.

I know a guy who failed in MO, went home to AR and came back a week later. Got hired and off he went.

Good luck with everything with you wife. I wish you both the best.

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