Millis Transfer Driving School

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Old School's Comment
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Hi, Millis does not have APUS.

Tarheel, be real careful about choosing a company based on things like APUs or cameras. The use of these types of things in various fleets are solely management decisions, and those decisions are subject to change all the time. It's highly probable that you would choose a company that has APUs and by the time you get there they will have decided to remove them from their fleet. The APU decision is one that has gone back and forth many times at different companies. They have proven to be inexplicably high maintenance problems for the fleets that are using them, so managers who are trying to make their numbers look good on the books will often make a quick decision to do away with them so they can stop the bleeding at that level.

A bunk heater will absolutely run you out of the truck even in very cold weather if you don't set it down low enough, and I don't know of any company that wants their drivers to be sweating in their beds so that they can't get sufficient rest during the hot weather times of the year.

You don't want to limit yourself by worrying about your personal comfort. Wherever you end up they are going to let you keep yourself comfortable.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

tarheel59's Comment
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Thanks Old School, The cameras don't bother me. I have 3 cameras watching me, and 1 facing forward at my job now. Thank you about the info concerning the bunk heaters. Will not let that influence my decision about the carrier i decide to go with. Thanks again tarheel59

Photogirl 's Comment
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Millis is switching it's whole fleet to automatics. They also just started forced routing and fueling. It's still in the early stages and isn't required as of yet. Not sure if it will stay it not.

Jeffery M.'s Comment
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Me too matt every conversation i have with the wife always has roehl in it,she say's that is where i should go,mills or/even maverick are a close 2nd/3rd lets see what the others have to say

I have spoken with 2 Millis driver during my research on what company to go with. Here is what I learned about miles.

One said he is getting around 3,000 a week giver or take. He also said if you are late with loads they do cut your miles until you prove yourself again (or in the first place). He lives near Chicago.

Another driver was complaining about too many short loads and not enough miles. His not enough miles is averaging 2,800 a week. He is SE Regional.

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.

Stickshift76's Comment
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Hi, Millis does not have APUS.

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Tarheel, be real careful about choosing a company based on things like APUs or cameras. The use of these types of things in various fleets are solely management decisions, and those decisions are subject to change all the time. It's highly probable that you would choose a company that has APUs and by the time you get there they will have decided to remove them from their fleet. The APU decision is one that has gone back and forth many times at different companies. They have proven to be inexplicably high maintenance problems for the fleets that are using them, so managers who are trying to make their numbers look good on the books will often make a quick decision to do away with them so they can stop the bleeding at that level.

A bunk heater will absolutely run you out of the truck even in very cold weather if you don't set it down low enough, and I don't know of any company that wants their drivers to be sweating in their beds so that they can't get sufficient rest during the hot weather times of the year.

You don't want to limit yourself by worrying about your personal comfort. Wherever you end up they are going to let you keep yourself comfortable.

Yeah i just finished school there and asked about idling and they said as of last December there is no idling bonus so there idling time is no more. I mean they like to keep it down but in Texas heat they can't make you not idle to stay comfortable. At least that's whet i was told.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

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