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Pupil2Prodigy's Comment
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Hopefully you will make the transition into a "prodigy,"

Just as many others who have come into contact with us on this journey. You are learning and observing as you go along, and that will continue for some time.

You'll get a good dose of reality once you get turned loose in your own truck as a solo driver, and there will be a few of those "face palm" moments come up where you will be thinking, "Man those guys and gals at Trucking Truth sure knew what they were talking about!

Right on

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Deb Y.'s Comment
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It's true! I just graduated from Millis, going out with a trainer next week. People are GREAT! Direct TV, SIRUS XM RADIO, frig, automatic transmission.. great health benefits, 401K, etc..

I thought for sure Roehl was the best bet for new drivers but Millis Transfer appears to be far and away, much better. Better pay, better equipment, greater vacation time, a higher governed speed, "flexible dispatch," Sirius Satellite Radio, Direct TV, automatic transmissions, refrigerators/freezers and so on.

Anyone want to correct me or add anything? I'm going to call/apply to Millis either today or tomorrow

I'm excited to work with these guys; almost seems too good to be true

Deb Y.'s Comment
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There are 3 different locations for school. WI, GA, and I believe TX. They put you up in a hotel, pick you up and drop you off for class. Pay for breakfast and lunch. Very laid back, great people.

Millis Transport was my first choice but where the Misses and I are planning to move to, (Mississippi) isn't in their hiring area at the time.

They've also have a veteran discount such that when all is said and done your contractual obligation is in the $$$ hundreds $$$ not thousand. They also got a four and half star rating out of five on the Indeed website.

The ONLY negative thing I've heard his they're family own and somewhat resistant to driver input and feedback?

But that was only one review.

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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It's become almost a rite of passage for newcomers into trucking to spend inordinate amounts of time searching for some golden nugget of a company that will satisfy their every desire as a newly licensed professional driver. We witness this drama on an almost daily basis in here, and we totally get it. We do what we can to discourage it, but it's like trying to kill a bunch of roaches. No matter how hard you try to stomp them out, poison them, or even just start ignoring them, they just keep on showing up! We can tell you that it's a waste of time, but you're still going to do it. We have explained the folly of this so many times that there is enough information in the pages of this forum to write a book on this subject, yet every new person coming in here continues this same laborious task of hoping to unearth some special needle concealed in a haystack of wonderful companies to work for.

The one important thing every new driver has got to lay hold of is that everything about this career is performance based. Due to the never ending copious flow of misinformation on the web concerning trucking companies and "how they treat their drivers," we face a never ending threat to the solid truths that have helped us become successful drivers. The folks who understand that their success as a truck driver is completely based on their own performance never feel the need to spread outlandish and embellished lies concerning the respective trucking companies they've worked for. If we don't "get it" when it comes to how we make things happen in our favor out here on the road, then we will suffer the consequences of our lack of aptitude for producing results that warrant success.

Success and prosperity are the responsibilities of the driver, and there is no trucking company out here who has the motivation or the time to hold our hands and babysit us. If we don't figure it out then we won't be getting the miles and the special privileges that the Top Tier Drivers regularly get. I don't care what company you go with, even if it is someone who seems totally awesome to you like Millis, they have got a core group of drivers who are really doing well at it, and then they have some lesser drivers who are content to just sort of be slogging their way through the motions of trying to be a decent driver. It's that way at any trucking company. I made right at fifty thousand dollars my rookie year at a company who is slandered on the internet incessantly. I made good money and enjoyed my career because I did a good job. I put that in bold letters because it is a critical truth in this career. At the end of that rookie year I got a letter from an attorney asking me to join in the ranks of many of the other drivers at that company who were filing a class action lawsuit against the company for not paying them enough money to be equivalent to minimum wage! I was laughing all the way to the bank at those knuckleheads who never ever understood that their lack of income had nothing to do with the name of the trucking company on the doors of their truck. It had everything to do with the quality of the person sitting in the driver's seat of that truck!

I believe there are Four Common Traps that new drivers easily ensnare themselves in. Right now you are experiencing the "Research Trap." Hopefully it won't set you back too far, and I am certain you will experience some of the others also, but as long as you can set your focus on the things that make for success out here you will survive falling into these traps. I've said it before, I love your handle - hopefully you will make the transition into a "prodigy," just as many others who have come into contact with us on this journey. You are learning and observing as you go along, and that will continue for some time. You'll get a good dose of reality once you get turned loose in your own truck as a solo driver, and there will be a few of those "face palm" moments come up where you will be thinking, "Man those guys and gals at Trucking Truth sure knew what they were talking about!"

I get that, as I'm sure many do.

That doesn't mean we don't HOPE to be hired by some of the companies we have researched.

For me it is not about who pays the best, or has the best equipment, etc. For me, at least until my wife decides she is sick of me and doesn't care how often I am home, it is about home time. She isn't exactly thrilled about my decision to become a driver.

In the end, I'll work for whoever will give me a shot. smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Andrew J.'s Comment
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I’m at Roehl right now and am on day 11 with a trainer. My choices were prime, Roehl, and Millis. I had a really hard time picking so I just applied to all 3 and went with the first one to call me and that was Roehl. It was kinda a silly way to choose but that’s how I did it. It has worked well cause I enjoy Roehl.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Deb Y.'s Comment
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Thank you!! I a7lways have those moments throughout life.. always learning..

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Hopefully you will make the transition into a "prodigy,"

Just as many others who have come into contact with us on this journey. You are learning and observing as you go along, and that will continue for some time.

You'll get a good dose of reality once you get turned loose in your own truck as a solo driver, and there will be a few of those "face palm" moments come up where you will be thinking, "Man those guys and gals at Trucking Truth sure knew what they were talking about!

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Right on

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Pupil2Prodigy's Comment
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It's true! I just graduated from Millis, going out with a trainer next week. People are GREAT! Direct TV, SIRUS XM RADIO, frig, automatic transmission.. great health benefits, 401K, etc..

They put you up in a hotel, pick you up and drop you off for class. Pay for breakfast and lunch. Very laid back, great people.

If they don't call me soon I'm going to call them

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