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Discussion in 'Millis' started by foretwoone, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. foretwoone

    foretwoone Bobtail Member

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    Just wondering if anyone else has gone through Millis in the past few months. I know things are going to be different with Covid. I’m going to be training in Seagoville Tx at a heartland drop yard because the burleson tx facility is being rebuilt...... which is great because it’s only 45 minutes from home. Kind of curious if Millis is still training on manual transmissions now that most of the fleet is automatic. I think that’s what I’m most nervous about, having driven stick my whole life it’s gonna throw me off big time.
    Beyond that I guess I just have some uncertainties of what to expect during driver training. How much time do I drive versus the trainer. How forgiving are they when it comes to needing to stop and rest. Eating and living with a complete stranger... lol yes I know what I signed up for. My recruiter seemed to indicate that trainers will often run you as a team after a week or two and that all miles the trainer drivers are also paid to the student.
     
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  3. 94coupe

    94coupe Light Load Member

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    Autos over here will use manual on practice range but that's it all trainers are different some are good some are horrible I try to be accomedating but men butt heads in small quarters at times good luck
     
  4. 94coupe

    94coupe Light Load Member

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    All miles ran get paid can only run as a team if student has cdl
     
  5. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Millis is a great company, been around for years, they don't hire schmoe trainers,,,I hope. They were a staple in Wisconsin for years, beer haulers out of Miller, mostly. Being a progressive company, to get to this point, I'm sure any new truck they get is going to be an automatic, it opens up the pool of available drivers, and I bet you can request one, remember, they need you, and a company like Millis knows that, or they'd be gone by now. Good luck, you'll be fine.
     
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  6. 94coupe

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    All trucks are auto ain't getting a manual over here
     
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  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    You know that Heartland bought Millis over a year ago. I haven't heard about a bunch of changes yet like Heartless has did when they acquired other companies but....
     
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  8. foretwoone

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    Now I’m curious. What sort of changes have they made? Honestly as long as the pay they quoted doesn’t change I should be ok. I was only really trying to get my cdl with them. After a year I’ll be trying to get into a day cab with a local company. Dallas is a major shipping hub and I shouldn’t have a problem finding what I’m looking for.
     
  9. 94coupe

    94coupe Light Load Member

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    Haven't noticed any changes besides different customers
     
  10. foretwoone

    foretwoone Bobtail Member

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    94coupe, if I may ask who are some common customers of Millis. I’ve been trying to find out but info seems scarce. Also maybe I’m being unrealistic but I have family in rockland county NY. How possible would it be for me to get runs up there and see them. I know Millis runs nationwide but I never saw them when I lived in NY.... I’ve only actually seen one truck here in Texas. My wife is under the impression that if I tell my dispatcher I’m looking to get to ny or nj (we have a beach house) that they can arrange for that and then have my normal 2 days off or 34hr reset.
     
  11. 94coupe

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    So I'm not sure where that is but when I was otr I'm regional now I ran New York we have a customer in rochester I know and in new Jersey I'm sure someone otr will chime in eventually I'm pretty sure it would be fair to say they could get you close
     
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