Trenton, OH Millis Training

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NewbieWife's Comment
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Hey all, just wondering if anyone has attended the Millis training in Trenton, Ohio and has any info or tips. We are very close to Cartersville, GA however they don't have any openings until May so my husband took the OH slot for April 1. Just curious, thanks! He's not much of a writer so prob won't post- he just lurks and reads!

PackRat's Comment
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How is he with gun shots? There is an outdoor shooting range right across the fence from the terminal. I could never park there for much time as it was a PTSD "trigger" for myself. Great instructors there, though.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

NewbieWife's Comment
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He should be ok, we're go to the range on occasion but not regularly. Glad to hear they have great instructors! He's working on the cdl prep here so that he can hopefully snag a spot sooner if someone flakes. I've read that their Trenton class usually has less people than GA so that should be in his favor too.

How is he with gun shots? There is an outdoor shooting range right across the fence from the terminal. I could never park there for much time as it was a PTSD "trigger" for myself. Great instructors there, though.

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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From what I remember seeing when I was through that terminal , 7 students or less per class.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HomeHalf's Comment
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I may be speaking out of turn but My husband started in Cartersville today and said there were several that didn't show up. Don't know if it is too late but it might be worth a call

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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One of the reasons for the wait could be they are now starting to do smaller classes at Cartersville also. The instructor said he is used to teaching classes of 10 to 12 but this class is 5.

PackRat's Comment
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That is a great suggestion! Worst they can say is no.

NewbieWife's Comment
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That's a great idea, thanks for the tip but he doesn't have the permit yet. He's testing next week! Will keep that in mind, maybe his recruiter can skip him in once he has it. April 1 dems live forever but it'll be here before we know it.

I may be speaking out of turn but My husband started in Cartersville today and said there were several that didn't show up. Don't know if it is too late but it might be worth a call

NewbieWife's Comment
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One of the things that really attracted us to Millis was the small class sizes. He really didn't want a mill, wants somewhere they're invested in his success and he'll be invested in the company in return. He's not a jumper so it had to be a good "feel" if you know what I mean. They also seem like straight shooters which is especially important with wanting cost regional with 2 younger kids. Honesty wins every time.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

HomeHalf's Comment
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Pretty sure my husband had to send a copy of his CLP and DOT Medical card at least 10 days before start of school. If yous wants to get in sooner then he might want to get those 2 done ASAP.

That's a great idea, thanks for the tip but he doesn't have the permit yet. He's testing next week! Will keep that in mind, maybe his recruiter can skip him in once he has it. April 1 dems live forever but it'll be here before we know it.

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I may be speaking out of turn but My husband started in Cartersville today and said there were several that didn't show up. Don't know if it is too late but it might be worth a call

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SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

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