Preparing For School With Millis

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Clayton K.'s Comment
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Hello I am preparing to got to Cartersville, GA in May for paid CDL training at Millis Transfer. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Hello Clayton, and welcome aboard!

If you haven't seen it yet, you should read this Millis Transfer Training Diary over in our "diary section" of the website.

Here's some other links that should prove helpful also.

Feel free to join in our forum conversations, it's a great way to learn, and a great way to raise your concerns or air out the questions you have.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Hey Clayton, here's another Millis Training Diary that is specific to Cartersville.

Pete's Comment
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Hello I am preparing to got to Cartersville, GA in May to train with Millis Transfer. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I just finished up school in Cartersville myself. You will have Steve or Jack as your instructor, they are both excellent instructors and people. It's an accelerated course and you need to be as open as you can be to coaching. Be a sponge, and don't put extra pressure on yourself to be perfect. Strive for excellence not perfection, there is enough pressure with the speed of the class that adding pressure to yourself will just make it harder for you to be open to learning what they want you to know. Good enough is good enough, don't forget who is grading you. While something you do may not meet your expectations, you aren't the one who decides if it's good enough. I can't stress enough to be open to learning, I saw a few people who had serious trouble hearing the instructor because they would be nervous or get irritated because they thought they were doing something right and they were being corrected. Do as instructed. There will be plenty of time to discuss your thoughts or your process with them if needed after. Good luck to you, I am quite thankful for the time I spent there. Couldn't have asked for a better place to learn in my opinion.

Clayton K.'s Comment
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Thanks sorry its taken me so long to reply. What things should I learn in advance

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Hello I am preparing to got to Cartersville, GA in May to train with Millis Transfer. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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I just finished up school in Cartersville myself. You will have Steve or Jack as your instructor, they are both excellent instructors and people. It's an accelerated course and you need to be as open as you can be to coaching. Be a sponge, and don't put extra pressure on yourself to be perfect. Strive for excellence not perfection, there is enough pressure with the speed of the class that adding pressure to yourself will just make it harder for you to be open to learning what they want you to know. Good enough is good enough, don't forget who is grading you. While something you do may not meet your expectations, you aren't the one who decides if it's good enough. I can't stress enough to be open to learning, I saw a few people who had serious trouble hearing the instructor because they would be nervous or get irritated because they thought they were doing something right and they were being corrected. Do as instructed. There will be plenty of time to discuss your thoughts or your process with them if needed after. Good luck to you, I am quite thankful for the time I spent there. Couldn't have asked for a better place to learn in my opinion.

Thanks sorry it took me so long to rply. Can you tell me what things I should learn in advance? I would like to prepare as much as possible.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Clayton, this is cool because my father was Clayton K. My middle name is Clay. So welcome and stay connected here. How much time before you start school? Study the material here and ask questions about anything you don’t understand. The only dumb question is the one that doesn’t get asked.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Thanks sorry it took me so long to rply. Can you tell me what things I should learn in advance? I would like to prepare as much as possible.

Scroll up to Old Schools first post and click on the blue links.

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Clayton K.'s Comment
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Clayton, this is cool because my father was Clayton K. My middle name is Clay. So welcome and stay connected here. How much time before you start school? Study the material here and ask questions about anything you don’t understand. The only dumb question is the one that doesn’t get asked.

I start school on May 6th.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Clayton, good luck to you. Check out videos on YouTube by Rushin Truckin, my friend Scott Rush just finished his training at Millis and is now solo. He has some really good videos on his time with Millis.

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