Millis Transfer, Inc. Company Review

Millis Transfer, Inc. Company Overview

Millis Transfer, Inc. company logo

Founded in 1936 by brothers Jake and Ray Millis, Millis Transfer began as a small beer distributor.

Based in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, Millis’ trademark maroon trucks and crisp white trailers can be seen throughout the Southeast, Central, Midwest and Northeast United States. Services include regional, over-the-road and dedicated runs in key markets around the country.

Millis Transfer also supports one of the top CDL-A training schools in the country, Millis Training Institute. Established in 1989, MTI today boasts 5 convenient school locations where students receive one-on-one training with professional and experienced trainers during the three week course, followed by on the road training.

Once on the road with a trainer, students receive $0.43cpm (when out with a trainer), and a guaranteed $50,000 annual salary if they meet the fleet average of 115,000 miles over twelve months.

Millis Transfer, Inc. Paid CDL Training

Millis Paid CDL Training

Millis offers a full paid CDL training program where you can get your CDL for little or no money up front. Click the button below to learn more about it:

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  • Length Of Training At Millis

    The training at Millis will last approximately 10 weeks.

    Length of Training at Millis - Classroom portion lasts 3 weeks, then orientation for 2 1/2 days. Students then enter over-the-road training that can last 6-8 weeks.
  • Millis Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately 1000 per week during your training.

    Training pay at Millis is $.43 cpm

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a solo driver during training with Millis

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Millis you will run solo after training.

Millis Transfer, Inc. Corporate Headquarters

Map of Millis corporate headquarters
121 Gebhardt Rd
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Phone: 800-937-0880
Website: Millis Transfer, Inc.

Getting Hired At Millis Transfer, Inc.

Millis Transfer, Inc. Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • 21 years of age for students
  • 23 years of age for experienced drivers
  • 6 months experience required
  • Class A CDL from state of residence
  • Good driving record for the past 5 years
  • No major, preventable accidents in the past year
  • Must meet all D.O.T. requirements
  • Must pass company physical and drug screen
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    All felonies taken case-by-case.

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No DUI or DWI in the last 5 years.

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Millis Hiring Area

  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Millis generally hires out of the Eastern half of the United States, with the exception of the far Northeast

Minimum Hiring Age For Millis Transfer, Inc.

Millis Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • CRST 21  
    .
  • AAA Cooper 21  
    .
  • Central Transport 21  
    .
  • Dart 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • Millis 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Millis Transfer, Inc.

Millis Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Lone Star  12  
    .
  •  Averitt
    No Experience Required
  •  Melton
    No Experience Required
  •  Ozark
    No Experience Required
  •  Millis
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

Millis Transfer, Inc. Driver Pay

Straight Pay Option:

Drivers with no experience start at 43 cents per mile, increasing by $.01 yearly. Starting wage is also increased $.01 for every year of experience up to 5.

Safety Bonus:

Drivers participating in Per Diem plan:

  • 1st year:.03 per paid mile
  • 2nd, 3rd & 4th year: .035 per paid mile
  • 5th + year:.04 per paid mile
  • Drivers accrue 1 year of vacation at 6 months rather than 1 year in the Per Diem pay plan

Drivers opting for straight pay receive .01 cpm paid quarterly and .01 cpm paid annually.

Performance Pay:

  • 2,000 - 2,499: .03 cpm
  • 2,500 - 2,999: .07 cpm
  • 3,000 + miles: .08 cpm
  • Referral Bonus: Millis drivers who recruit new drivers to the company will be paid $500 PLUS .02 cpm for up to one year.
  • Sign on bonus: Drivers will receive $250 bonus after delivery of first load and then at 4 months, 8 months and 12 months drivers receive another $250, totaling $1000.
  • Extra Stop and Pickup: $15.00 For Each Stop After the First Pickup. $15.00 For Each Stop After the First Delivery.
  • Hand Loading / Unloading Less Than 5%: $45.00 to $120.00 depending on weight and load.
  • Layover: $40.00 Per Day After First 24 Hours.
  • Long Island Pay: $100.00 For Any Loads That Pick Up Or Stop Off In New York City Or Long Island.

Millis Transfer, Inc. Per Diem Pay

Per Diem pay is optional at Millis, and is $.10 per mile

Millis Average Weekly Pay

Millis Average Weekly Pay:
$1,117 weekly

Average Weekly Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  $1,307  
    .
  • Millis  $1,117  
    .
  • Dart  $1,100  
    .
  • Prime  $1,000  
    .
  • Carter  $1,000  
    .
  • Melton  $961  
    .
  • Covenant  $780  
    .

Millis Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Millis Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
47 cpm

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • Millis  47 cpm  
    .
  • Waggoners  40 cpm  
    .
  • Lone Star  40 cpm  
    .
  • CalArk  39 cpm  
    .
  • MTS  33  cpm  
    .
  • SRT  29 cpm  
    .

Millis Transfer, Inc. Driver Benefits

  • Group Health, Dental, Eye Care Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401 (k)
  • Rider Policy
  • Pet Policy
  • Short Term Disability
  • Additional $.01 per mile for all those not utilizing company health insurance

Millis drivers get three weeks of paid vacation after only one year of service on the per diem plan - 1 week after 6 months, 2 additional weeks after 1 full year of service.

Millis Transfer, Inc. Operations

Driving Opportunities At Millis Transfer, Inc.

Driver Types:

  • Solo

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van

Route Types:

  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated
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Millis Operating Area

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Millis Transfer's primary lanes run east of I-35.

Millis Transfer, Inc. Terminal Locations

Millis Transfer, Inc. terminal locations
  • Black River Falls, WI
  • Burleson, TX
  • Cartersville, GA
  • Eden, NC
  • Richfield, WI
  • Trenton, OH
  • Weedsport, NY
  • Albany, GA

Millis Yearly Miles

Millis: 81,000,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • J.B. Hunt  997.86M
    .
  • Estes  425.56M
    .
  • Beelman  110.13M
    .
  • NEMF  85M
    .
  • Millis  81M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Millis Driver Unload Percentage

Millis: 0%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Koch  20%
    .
  • Stevens  8%
    .
  • Ozark  5%
    .
  • Carter  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .
  • Millis  0%
    .

Millis Drop And Hook Percentage

Millis: 55%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • CalArk  85%
    .
  • Koch  80%
    .
  • Millis  55%
    .
  • Prime  50%
    .
  • Lone Star  25%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

Millis Company Policies

  • Millis Home Time Options

    Millis has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Millis' Home Time Policy shall read that a driver who accumulates 7 days out without a 36 hr at home period will receive a minimum of 36 hours of uninterrupted home time. A driver who accumulates 14 days out without a 36 hr home period will receive a minimum of 72 hrs of uninterrupted home time. A driver who accumulates 21 days or more out without a 36 hr home period will receive a minimum of 108 hrs or 4 days of uninterrupted home time.

  • Millis Rider Policy

    Monthly policy is $22.80 and annual is $84.00 pro-rated. Drivers must be 90 days accident free at Millis and the passengers must be 10+
  • Millis Tuition Reimbursement

    Millis does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Millis Pet Policy

    50 lb maximum and a $300 non refundable security deposit. Current vaccination records to include DHLPPC and rabies. Drivers are required to sign a contract.

Millis Programs For Military Personnel

Military veterans can attend Millis' company-sponsored school and training program for 1/3 of the original cost.

Millis Company Equipment

Millis Number Of Trucks

Millis Number Of Trucks:
820 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Jack Cooper  6,400
    .
  • Marten  2,660
    .
  • PAM  1,761
    .
  • Millis  820
    .
  • Venture  579
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Millis Number Of Trailers

Millis Number Of Trailers:
3,500 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • ODFL  19,400
    .
  • Millis  3,500
    .
  • Boyd Bros.  1,670
    .
  • Hirschbach  1,200
    .
  • Ward  1,180
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Millis Governed Speed

Millis Speed:
70 MPH

70
  • Millis  70 mph
    .
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • Navajo  65 mph
    .
  • Melton  65 mph
    .
  • PAM  64 mph
    .
  • Interstate  63 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

Millis Tractor Brands

  • Millis

  • CT

  • Maverick

  • Paschall

  • PGT

  • Wil-Trans

  • Navajo

  • Stevens

  • Watkins Shepard

  • Werner

  • XPO

  • Jim Palmer

Millis Transmission Types

Millis has automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • SRT
    • Hunt
    • MTS
    • May
    • Crete
    • Schaffer
  • Automatics
    • Koch
    • AAA Cooper
    • Dillon
    • Averitt
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Maverick
  • Mix Of Both
    • Navajo
    • TMC
    • XPO
    • Schneider
    • Wil-Trans
    • Dart

Millis APU Policy

Millis does not have trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Stevens
    • Maverick
    • Paschall
    • Wil-Trans
    • Carter
    • Koch
  • Without APU's
    • Ward
    • Waggoners
    • MCT
    • R + L
    • Central Transport
    • CalArk
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

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