Any Pros And Cons On Millis

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Parish Rich-Wilmot's Comment
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So we have narrowed it down to two places. we have a lot of information on the first which is swift ,but for millis we didn’t get as much , so if there is any knowledge anyone has on millis please help us out....thanks so much

Rob T.'s Comment
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Pete's diary And Noobs diary

Both of these guys were nice enough to document their schooling and training. Both got started about 7 months ago. From what I can tell both are happy there, but the same can be said for any of the large carriers.

icecold24k's Comment
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I honestly don’t think you could go wrong with either company.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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So we have narrowed it down to two places. we have a lot of information on the first which is swift ,but for millis we didn’t get as much , so if there is any knowledge anyone has on millis please help us out....thanks so much

As a pretty new Millis driver, I haven't found anything worth complaining about. The company provides several things in the trucks for the drivers comfort/entertainment. All trucks have XM radio, direct tv and 24" tv, and a fridge. They have OTR and regional trucks, the regional trucks are lightweights. School is fast paced, and on the road with the trainer was great on the job training. Feel free to ask anything you like here, also I think the school website is mtidriving.com. Hope you have a great day, Like icecold said, you can't wrong with either one, large enough companies that will have something invested, so they want you to succeed and give a return on their investment.

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.

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.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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As a rookie im about 2 1/2 months or so into my solo career and its flown by. I have zero complaints about Millis, if pressed im sure i could find some nitpicks but theyre all superficial. As far as schooling goes and class instruction its different for every student out there. Me personally Millis was perfect mainly because of class size. Ive had this debate a few times with others here on the forum but for my own preference small class size with hands on personalized teaching was a big help. If thats not your thing and you prefer a larger class size maybe Millis isnt for you. I cant speak to Swifts schooling so I wont even try. Ill focus on Millis. You go in prepared.... Go over the high road training on this website and pass your permit test. Week 1 will be mainly classwork and some videos and pretrip. Towards the end of the week you'll do backing maneuvers. 2nd week all hands on backing and driving and pretrip. Dont stress on pretrip week 1 and 2 if your not getting it. It comes with repetition and when your not behind the steering wheel hop out of the truck and go do a pretrip on a empty trailer or on a truck thats not being used.

Expect a class of 4 to 6 people at millis. I went to the richfield wisconsin school we had 4 graduate and pass the cdl on our first try.

If you have any specific questions just ask, myself and Pete will be happy to help. Also Packrat drove for Millis so he could help too.

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.
Noob_Driver's Comment
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No questions i guess. confused.gif

Parish Rich-Wilmot's Comment
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Oh no we have been on the phone with these companies... trust me I was ready to ask the only thing that stopped me is that they didn’t hire out of Florida 😭😭😭

No questions i guess. confused.gif

G-Town's Comment
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Swift has a Terminal in Ocala, they also run a Dedicated Walmart account out of the Grocery DC in Winterhaven.

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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Knight has a terminal in Lakeland, FL.

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.

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