Heartland Buys Millis

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Bingo's Comment
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Have hope! I heard from a long time Jim Palmer driver that when Wilson logistics took over, things actually got better. You'll just have to wait and see, not much use in speculating and worrying.

Bird-one's Comment
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Surprised me to. Hope it all works out for them. My ole man drove for them back in the early 2000's. Great company than, great company today.

I will be honest I did not think that Heartland could afford 150 million in cash.

Amish country's Comment
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We were recently purchased by quality carriers. Some operational stuff has changed to align with their structure but nothing crazy or unreasonable. Life has gone on the same and still gave the same staff in place and 90% of things have been improved upon. Some people just look for things to complain about. Give it time and make a decision before tearing it apart. Nothing to fear if you do your job correctly and run efficiently.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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That's funny you say you got up at 1 Mr Noob. I got up at 1 in Trenton to roll at 2. Burned 2 hours 45 minutes at the brewery, most of which sitting in a line of 30 to get out. Went in bobtail even.

Seems most of the complaints were knee jerk reactions that I've heard and read. One real draw for people to Millis, was that it was family owned and mostly everyone is treated like family. Alot of fear about detached corporate ownership.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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That's funny you say you got up at 1 Mr Noob. I got up at 1 in Trenton to roll at 2. Burned 2 hours 45 minutes at the brewery, most of which sitting in a line of 30 to get out. Went in bobtail even.

Seems most of the complaints were knee jerk reactions that I've heard and read. One real draw for people to Millis, was that it was family owned and mostly everyone is treated like family. Alot of fear about detached corporate ownership.

2:45 min wait to get weighed at 2am????? Thats crazy. Ive never waited that long at trenton miller. Was the guard staff short staffed?

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
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I trained with a guy that was with Jim Palmer when Palmer still owned it (one of the last 3 remaining original drivers). Before the Russian?/Ukrainian? group bought it.

He loved it when Palmer stilled owned the company but was days from walking out when the Wilsons bought the company from the Russian?/Ukrainian? group. They had just about driven it into the ground. His words, he is glad he stayed on with the Wilson family. Everything changed for the better.

Have hope! I heard from a long time Jim Palmer driver that when Wilson logistics took over, things actually got better. You'll just have to wait and see, not much use in speculating and worrying.

PJ's Comment
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Amish who are you working for. I’m at QC. I know they have bought out a few smaller companies the past couple of years.

The biggest thing usually is that these things are hush hush and then come out. When some folks don’t know facts they make up their own. It’s the uncertainty that tend to fuel these things. It can go either way.

Heartland bought out Interstate a year or so ago. A friend of mine at interstate said things actually improved for them. His opinion. Heartland is expanding for one reason. To make money. This isn’t a couple small compaines.

I lived through a company buyout a couple years ago. The initial shock and some procedural stuff happened but no big deal.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Amish country's Comment
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F.T Silfirs & J.P. Donmoyer, they also control foundry systems Corp (FSC) in New Jersey. Dry bulk company in central PA with a small van line as well.

We were already pleased to QC and running under their DOT number so it was only a matter of time. Official transition was August 9th.

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.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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That's funny you say you got up at 1 Mr Noob. I got up at 1 in Trenton to roll at 2. Burned 2 hours 45 minutes at the brewery, most of which sitting in a line of 30 to get out. Went in bobtail even.

Seems most of the complaints were knee jerk reactions that I've heard and read. One real draw for people to Millis, was that it was family owned and mostly everyone is treated like family. Alot of fear about detached corporate ownership.

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2:45 min wait to get weighed at 2am????? Thats crazy. Ive never waited that long at trenton miller. Was the guard staff short staffed?

No I'm sorry should have made that more clear, the delay was between 1330 and 1630. So I hopped over to the terminal to sleep and roll early

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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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You didn’t get trapped by the trains?!?! You got lucky!rofl-2.gif

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