What Does Everyone Think Of Millis Transfer?

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Kevin B.'s Comment
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Just curious what folks think of Millis Transfer? I'm working at another job now outside of the trucking industry but am wondering if I made the right choice (tough day today). Thinking about switching careers and was just curious...

Also what about the company that just merged or bought out Millis that I can't remember the name of?

Old School's Comment
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Kevin, I've been in here helping newcomers for a long time. Trucking is a unique career. You'll never figure out if you're going to enjoy it, or do well at it, by straddling the fence. You've been straddling the fence so long it's starting to make you uncomfortable.

Stop worrying about which companies are good or bad. It's a total waste of time. Grab the bull by the horns and ride it. The name on the truck has zero to do with your ability to make this work. If you want to be a truck driver you've got to start driving a truck. "Just do it" is more than a slogan. It's a commitment to not being so hesitant at the gate. Abandon your doubts and fears. Come charging out at this career with a passion to win.

That's what it takes. Have you got it in you?

Greg M.'s Comment
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I attended the Millis school in Trenton, Ohio in 2017 and was very impressed. I did not end up going solo but it had nothing to do with the school.

I am sure much has changed but the things I liked were the small class size, training pay that was much higher than many other companies and the fact that there was little if any team driving during the training period.

I believe that the merger you are referring to was Millis being bought by Heartland Express in 2019 or 20. Heartland has been on a bit of a buying spree and has purchased several other trucking companies since. They seem to be leaving the new companies to operate somewhat independently so I would not let that bother you.

Big Scott's Comment
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Millis has been owned by Heartland for a few years. Heartland adopted their training. I have seen training setups in Carlisle, PA and Phoenix, AZ. I don't know if they have other training locations.

Just go for it.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Old School has it right.

The folks on here will give you their impressions, but only YOU will be able to make that determination, and only after giving it a solid 6 months to learn at least some of the ropes.

Millis' equipment looks pretty sharp, and their drivers aren't aggressive like some outfits.

If you are coming in from another career and haven't driven before, you just need to jump into the water and swim. You will know after 6 months or so (if you give 110% effort and dump any YouTube fired preconceptions) whether driving is for you, and whether Millis is where you should stay past one year.

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