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Discussion in 'Millis' started by Baritone, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Baritone

    Baritone Road Train Member

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    Vacations usually start on Sunday and are a normal week. Ive normally been home either Friday or Saturday before my vacation starts and not back out until the Monday. So you can extend it if you plan correctly.
     
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  3. bryanrutledge

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    when I took mine I came home on Friday before and didn't go back till Monday after so I had 9 days. which was recommended by my dispatcher.
     
  4. Gunner75

    Gunner75 Road Train Member

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    Ok so quick question about Millis and their hiring. One of their requirements are all major accidents must be discharged for 5 years. What exactly qualifies as a major accident? Here is what I have, if you could please tell me if this would pass for Millis.

    May 15 2013, I was riding my motorcycle on a country road that is known for its curves and hills. I set up for a curve that goes right on a hill at about 45 degrees. Recommended speed for the curve is 45mph this requires setting up towards the center line in my lane, as i counter-steer into my corner, I crest the hill and see an SUV that has strayed completely into my lane. I stood my bike up to move left, as I do the car starts coming back into his lane, by then im already committed, and I made a decision to go to the ditch vs hitting the SUV. I figured if I could ride it out in the ditch I would be good, that was when I slammed into a culvert that flipped we off my bike, the bike went down the ditch and i slid into another culvert went airborne landing about 10-15 feet from my bike. Bike was totaled. The car that wandered into my lane didn't stick around, he kept going. The car behind him stopped and called police. I posted my story, the witness driver posted his, of course because I went off the road I was charged with failure to control. Its a 2 point dent to my license. I have no other moving violations since 2009, all are off my record. The officer's report stated that excessive speed was the result of my accident (however he wasnt able to estimate my speed), his report doesn't even show that the witness car had told them a car had went into my lane. Yes I was riding faster than the posted recommended speed of 45mph, I was doing 50mph, the posted speed limit for the road was 55mph, and its not uncommon for other riders to hit that curve at 65 or even 70mph on their sport bikes.


    Is this an offense that would be overlooked by Millis recruiting?
     
  5. Hitman

    Hitman Mr. Gamer

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    Probably best to call Millis and ask them.
     
  6. Gunner75

    Gunner75 Road Train Member

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    LOL thats exactly what I did when they called and spoke to me today. The recruiter on the phone stated that this offense is nothing that they are worried about.
     
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  7. MTownZ

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    They are more worried about accidents related to driving a truck. If you have an established pattern of bad driving in a personal vehicle then they probably won't like that but for what you said I've seen guys get hired with a lot worse
     
  8. freightwipper

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    what the pay?

    Per 6 month, 1 year or 2 years experience?
     
  9. robert.smith

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    I'd love to have info on Millis from you guys, admittedly I didn't read alot of this thread cause I wanted some up to date info on questions such as miles a week, hometime, equipment, and my biggest question for drivers is how do y'all feel about the driver facing camera? I got a hang up with that for some reason, but it's not a deal breaker by any means. Any info would help, thanks y'all!
     
  10. Baritone

    Baritone Road Train Member

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    Most of the info is pretty current actually - Miles will vary but as a new driver you can expect between 2600 and 3000+ and that all depends on you for the most part. Dispatchers vary but that's a safe average for this time of year. Hometime is 1 1/2 days off for every 7 days you're out! Example being if you are out 21 days, you can take 4 1/2 days off. As far as equipment goes, I don't think there is any company better than Millis as it relates to the trucks we have. You'll either get a T700 or T680 (most likely a T700) being new. However all will have a fridge/freezer, area for a microwave, double bunks, etc. Depending on where you get issued your truck you can get an inverter installed and you'll need that for the Microwave etc.

    Cameras are more of an Individual perspective. Most (including me) don't care for the driver facing camera at all. However, I do understand the reasoning they are there. However, at this time only a certain number of trucks have them and will be sometime before all have them. I had one for about 6 months until I was issued a new truck. My student got my T700 with the cameras and talk to him often - he's had no issues with the camera.

    Hope this helps a little.
     
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  11. tntim

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    Just saw a Millis truck on I-24 west going through Nashville. Is I-24 one of Millis freight lanes?
     
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