Millie Training Institute Beginning Aug 24 Eden, NC

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Tyler Durden's Comment
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Great job Scott. Keep up the great work.

I-68 & I-79's Comment
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Day 8: Today was a scorcher, temp on our tractor said it was 109F! Plus humid North Carolina climate made being outside the truck for even a minute unbearable, and one of our three tractors A/C broke, so everyone rotated every 30 minutes, big pain in the @&s. So we practiced all day, two tested out on the 6 maneuvers. Tomorrow the rest of us practice some more and we all should test out by the end of the day. Wish me luck!

William B.'s Comment
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Great info keep it up, can't wait to read tomorrows.

I-68 & I-79's Comment
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Day 9: It's unofficially official I can back a tractor trailer! I passed all 6 maneuvers, not perfectly, had to take second turn at the 90 alley and parallel park (both made stupid little errors that costed me a bumped cone). Everyone made it through, and tomorrow we hit the road so watch out between Eden and Highpoint NC tomorrow, lol! Not sorry to leave the 90-100+F degree days on that gravel lot either.

I-68 & I-79's Comment
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Day 10: Finally on hit the open road. So we all pile into the trainer truck, and our instructor drives for about 20 minutes and explains a few things to be careful about and then he says, ok Scott you'll go first! So off I go, first thing I have to do is merge on to a two lane interstate , literally got into the seat on the shoulder of the on ramp. No problem, so down the road we go for about 30 miles then we exit into Highpoint, and what seemed like a green light turn yellow on me at every intersection. All in all, I think I did great compared to some of my classmates, didn't miss any gears shifting, downshifted like a champ and really only hopped one curb on a right hand turn. Can't wait to have another go on Tuesday after the long weekend, we are heading on a 16 hour round trip to the Cartersville, GA terminal to drop a trailer that needs repair there and picking up something (not sure what that will be yet) and coming back, so everyone is going to get at least 2 hrs each and we'll get some night driving in for sure.

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.

Interstate:

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

William B.'s Comment
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Day 10: Finally on hit the open road. So we all pile into the trainer truck, and our instructor drives for about 20 minutes and explains a few things to be careful about and then he says, ok Scott you'll go first! So off I go, first thing I have to do is merge on to a two lane interstate , literally got into the seat on the shoulder of the on ramp. No problem, so down the road we go for about 30 miles then we exit into Highpoint, and what seemed like a green light turn yellow on me at every intersection. All in all, I think I did great compared to some of my classmates, didn't miss any gears shifting, downshifted like a champ and really only hopped one curb on a right hand turn. Can't wait to have another go on Tuesday after the long weekend, we are heading on a 16 hour round trip to the Cartersville, GA terminal to drop a trailer that needs repair there and picking up something (not sure what that will be yet) and coming back, so everyone is going to get at least 2 hrs each and we'll get some night driving in for sure.

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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.

Interstate:

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

Donovan T.'s Comment
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Hey I have one important huge question, what type of drug test does millis give? I've only ever used Marijuana, I don't even drink alcohol, but I was a heavy user for 15yrs plus amd recently failed some lab test after not smoking for at least 5 weeks. I'm currently unemploymed and would hate to lose $500 for a failed dt and get sent home. I told the recruiter my situation the same thing but she really didn't have any info. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated

Bill F.'s Comment
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Hey I have one important huge question, what type of drug test does millis give? I've only ever used Marijuana, I don't even drink alcohol, but I was a heavy user for 15yrs plus amd recently failed some lab test after not smoking for at least 5 weeks. I'm currently unemploymed and would hate to lose $500 for a failed dt and get sent home. I told the recruiter my situation the same thing but she really didn't have any info. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated

Don't know how recent the info is but check out this TT link. Drug Testing Method by Company

Chris K.'s Comment
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Most likely UA only. According to this site.

Airborne's Comment
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Day 8: Today was a scorcher, temp on our tractor said it was 109F! Plus humid North Carolina climate made being outside the truck for even a minute unbearable, and one of our three tractors A/C broke, so everyone rotated every 30 minutes, big pain in the @&s. So we practiced all day, two tested out on the 6 maneuvers. Tomorrow the rest of us practice some more and we all should test out by the end of the day. Wish me luck!

Trust me I know what your talkin about dude, I spent a little over 2 years stationed at FT Bragg, lmao. You should see them goofs trying to drive in snow, cars were everywhere when I was down there, ROFLrofl-1.gifrofl-1.gif

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