Millis training program

Discussion in 'Millis' started by bubba96, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. bubba96

    bubba96 Light Load Member

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    So I'm really interested in getting into trucking for awhile now since I was 16 and now that I've been 21 since last august I finally have the opportunity to pursue it. I've been looking at companies for awhile and was offered by Schneider to pay for my training but I would not be paid for 2 months which is a bummer to me. And I started looking around more and found Millis. And I just have a few questions for the Millis drivers.

    1. From reading online is there a $500 payment you have to pay first?
    2. What is the Ohio training school like? Considering it's the closest one to me since i'm from Michigan.
    3. What is the classroom size and student to trainer ratio?
    4.Will I be paid during training?
    5.Do I need to obtain a permit from my home state?

    Sorry for all the questions but i'm just really curious and wanna make sure I choose the right company. Thanks for any answers!
     
  2. Puppage

    Puppage Road Train Member

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    Call them and ask. Best of luck to you.
     
  3. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Medium Load Member

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    1. Yes
    2. I just graduated from Burleson, tx terminal. Haven’t been to the Ohio one, but I’ll assume it’s similar. 2 rows of tables, white board, overhead projector..
    3. There’s a max of 6 students, 1 instructor. Go to whichever class has the fewest people.
    4. No pay during school. Hotel gives breakfast, Millis will give you gift cards for lunc to various fast food joints. Once with a trainer you are paid .42 cpm.
    5. Yes
     
  4. keen98

    keen98 Road Train Member

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    The Ohio school is a very good school. Bill the instructor there has been doing this for over 20 years and is a good dude. You pay $100 to reserve a spot in the class and then the 1st day of class you pay the other $400. As far as training and pay, there aren't many better than Millis right now. Ive been here over 2yrs and I'm also a trainer. I have very few complaints. Feel free to ask any questions and myself or others will be glad to answer.
     
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  5. bubba96

    bubba96 Light Load Member

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    Well looks like I won't be going to Millis anytime soon. Just recieved a emial today they don't hire out of my area of Michigan.
     
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  6. Luvtodrive

    Luvtodrive Bobtail Member

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    Do you know if I pay the whole class fee do I still have to sign a contract for a year with them?
     
  7. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Medium Load Member

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    There is the class fee then 2500 for the driving portion that you do not have to repay after 12 months.
    It’s a great place to learn, just come earn your stripes
     
  8. Luvtodrive

    Luvtodrive Bobtail Member

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    Ah that’s right I forget it’s two fees.
     
  9. ZOUL76

    ZOUL76 Bobtail Member

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    I just spoke to a recruiter and was told that while I am doing the 15k mile portion of training I will get my .43 per mile and also the trainers .43 per mile. They also sent to me in writing. Can anyone confirm they got this as well. I am not complaining at all nut that seems to blow every other company training out of the water.
     
  10. keen98

    keen98 Road Train Member

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    You get paid .43 for every mile the truck is dispatched on while in training. You dont get any of our pay lol But If the truck is dispatched on 3500miles for the week your getting paid .43x3500 doesnt matter if you only drove 2000 of those miles or not. Im a trainer at Millis feel free to ask any other questions you may have. Its a very good company
     
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