Millis Transfer Makes the Grade

When searching for a trucking company, what distinguishes one from the other? At Millis Transfer, we believe it is not only the training a company provides, but the full package of amenities and pay options that the company offers. Since Millis Transfer first opened its doors in 1936, the company has been dedicated to providing a family oriented environment and has been focused on what it does best – transporting materials, safely and reliably. The company has earned a reputation for excellence. That has been a consistent ranking throughout the years, not only with customers, but with our drivers as well.

Survey information posted on Brightlocal.com states that, “Almost 9 out of 10 consumers have looked at reviews in the last 12 months to help them make a decision on a business. What’s more, 4 out of 10 consumers do so as a regular action.” It is no surprise then to learn that reviews are sought after and provided on everything from hotels and restaurants to driving instructors and transportation companies.

While online reviews are not full proof, people are beginning to put more trust into them. According to Brightlocal.com, 88% trust them as much as personal recommendations. In another survey regarding online reviews, 58% of respondents said they were likely to share their experiences about a company or product online as much as they were through word of mouth.

How well has Millis Transfer performed? What have people been saying about us? Here are just a few of the non-solicited, non-paid testimonials that we found online at one of top reviewing sites:

“I enjoyed driving for Millis Transfer very much. Lots of miles, home time requests always kept. New equipment. But I would have to say the best thing about the company is that I had a great dispatch. Friendly drivers. Terminals conveniently located.”

“This is the place to be for an over-the-road career in truck driving. New truck every three years. They really take care of you.”

The testimonials do not stop there. Other comments have indicated the following perks:

  • Free coffee
  • Tv in trucks
  • Shop gets your truck in and out pretty quick
  • No forced dispatch
  • Pays every week
  • Great equipment
  • While those comments are nice, what is even better is that Millis Transfer provides much more than that. That is why we encourage anyone interested in learning more about the company to contact our recruiting department. Not only can they provide more details on the things that matter most to you, they can assist you in more ways than you thought possible.

    Millis Transfer is not just committed to being the best trucking company on the road for our customers. We’re also committed to being one of the best for our drivers. Give us a call today and find out why we’re truly making the grade when it comes to customer and driver satisfaction.

    About Millis Transfer
    Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” awards. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., Millis is also a Certified Top Pay Carrier with some of the best equipment on the road. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. For more information, please visit www.millistransfer.com, www.mtidriving.com or call 1-800-937-0880.

    Turning Over a New Leaf, Finding New Roads

    The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) recently published survey results that analyzed people who wanted to pursue a new field later in their careers. According to the findings, 82% of survey participants made a successful transition after the age of 45.

    “The study offers valuable lessons for older workers, employers and higher education leaders,” AIER reports. “Whether the decision is voluntary or forced on them, older workers can and do shift their career paths.” When they do, findings show it usually helps them to achieve their financial and personal goals. To read more, you can see the article here: https://www.aier.org/CCwebform-OWS

    Changing jobs doesn’t have to be scary or risky, especially when you make the decision to join the trucking industry. If you’re an individual that enjoys the freedom of the open road, is inspired by the countryside, likes being your own boss, and wants to work with a company that treats you like a member of the family, then Millis Transfer has the financial and personal rewards you’re seeking. Our on-site schooling and paid training make it easier than ever to do what you’ve always wanted and to see the world from a whole new perspective.

    As reported in one online article, “The American Trucking Association (ATA) has initiated a billboard, print and TV campaign to convince older couples to drive together. The reason: The 1.3 million drivers of long-haul, heavy trucks are approximately 20,000 fewer than needed. Putting two drivers in one cab doubles the miles driven, substantially cutting delivery times.”

    “The Complete Guide to a Career Change after 50” also points out that the average age of retirement is rising. “Many people over 50 may have 15, 20, or even 30 years of working life left in them, and some choose to spend the remainder of their working years in a new career.”

    With that said, why not spend it with the one you love, out on the open road. Older couples can benefit tremendously by entering the trucking industry. They get the advantage of being together, while traveling to all the places they have always wanted to see. And while they get to see all the places they have always wanted to, they are getting paid to be there.

    Financial rewards. Sight-seeing. Good times together. When you are ready to start driving, we’ll be here.

    About Millis Transfer
    Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” awards. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., Millis is also a Certified Top Pay Carrier with some of the best equipment on the road. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. For more information, please visit www.millistransfer.com, www.mtidriving.com or call 1-800-937-0880.

    The Dry Van Carrier of Choice

    If you are searching for the best dry van carrier opportunities, then you have come to the right place. Not only is Millis Transfer one of the most trusted carriers, we are a preferred employer for the dry van industry.

    At Millis Transfer, the opportunities are diverse and the benefits are many. Are you an honorably discharged veteran in search of a new career in trucking? If so, we offer incentives and benefits custom designed to make your transition from the military seamless, rewarding and hassle-free.

    Are you a long time driver searching for a company that offers better equipment? Then Millis Transfer has the kind of fleet options you want. At Millis Transfer, we update yearly. That means you’ll enjoy upgrades and features such as ABS braking with traction control, aluminum wheels, refrigerators, VIP interiors, double bunks, Summit driver comfort seats, 10 speeds and more.

    Along with some of the most up-to-date equipment, our customers make products that the world loves. As a driver for Millis, you will be hauling a variety of items that range from glass containers, food items, paper products, as well as beer! What could be better? These represent some of the strongest industries in the market place.

    If that were not enough, you’ll be pleased to find that drivers for Millis Transfer receive generous pay and a great home time guarantee. It’s all these incentives and more that make Millis Transfer a well respected, dry van carrier of choice. With flexibility, strong driver retention, and the kind of loads you want, we’ve got the opportunities you’ve been hoping to find. Give us a call and see what we can offer you. We think you’ll be glad you did.

    About Millis Transfer
    Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” awards. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., Millis is also a Certified Top Pay Carrier with some of the best equipment on the road. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. For more information, please visit www.millistransfer.com, www.mtidriving.com or call 1-800-937-0880.

    Why Trucking Is A Better Career Choice

    Benjamin Snyder wrote an article earlier this year that was published in Fortune Magazine, entitled, “These are the top 10 in-demand jobs of 2015.” His article states, “If you’re a nurse and looking for a job, it’s pretty easy to get a new gig. The same is true for truck drivers. In fact, they’re the most in-demand jobs, according to a report released earlier this month by the job bulletin board Indeed.com.”

    On August 6th of this year, BBC News published an article by Rachel Nuwer, entitled, “Will Machines Eventually Take On Every Job?” It also says that trucking is one of the most in-demand fields in the market. The article begins with the message: “It’s a booming time to be a truck driver. According to data NPR compiled from the US Census Bureau, truck driving is currently the most popular job in 29 states.” Nuwer reports, “It’s not that truck driving is a particularly sought after career path, however. Rather, it is simply one that is available and pays decently. Unlike a plethora of other jobs that have declined in recent years, truck driving has remained immune to the forces that have elbowed out different lines of work.”

    As market trends shift, reasons to be a truck driver seem to be growing, even with the onset of automation. While some fear automation will dampen the future potential for drivers, that may not be the case. Nuwer says what the future holds for trucking depends much on industry leaders. Her research suggests there’s a strong possibility automation may prove to only enhance the role of the driver, making the work easier and safer.

    “In the past decades, computers, cash machines and self-serve pumps have largely replaced secretaries, bank tellers and gas station attendants, respectively. Door-to-door deliveries, on the other hand, cannot be outsourced to another country, while long haul driving has yet to be automated.” Nuwer adds that there are a number of industries where people prefer and pay for services just because they are not automated. Industry experts, also, despite growing talk of automation, continue to assert truck driver jobs will only grow in demand. So far, that seems to be true.

    While there is no crystal ball to the path of security, there are solid reasons to enter the field of trucking. Not only is it an industry that is currently in top demand, it does not require an investment in a four year degree. If a person has the desire to be a driver, they can make that happen in as little as a few weeks. Cost is minimal and rewards are better than many receive after four year degree training. If you want to be a truck driver, take a look at the job boards. There is plenty of opportunity for those who can step up to the challenge.

    If you think trucking is the right decision for you, Millis Transfer is here to help. Along with some of the best training, Millis Transfer can get your trucking career initiated and on track. There’s a lot to gain. So, don’t delay. Give Millis Transfer a call and see how easy it is to begin your career in trucking today.

    About Millis Transfer
    Mills Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning the company dozens of “Carrier of the Year” awards. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., Millis is also a Certified Top Pay Carrier with some of the best equipment on the road. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. For more information, please visit www.millistransfer.com, www.mtidriving.com or call 1-800-937-0880.

    Learning To Drive: Safer & Easier Than Ever

    Learning to drive a truck is a lot easier than it was in the old days, when people had to hand crank one to get it started–a tough endeavor that required numerous precautions to avoid getting kicked by the engine. Braking systems also needed a strong right foot for stopping. To be a driver back in the day, online sources say one had to attend a “brute force school of transportation.” While it was tough and dangerous, drivers somehow learned how to operate one well enough to get to where they needed to be.

    In the early 1900s, most people used a horse and cart. There was no such thing as a “highway.” There were merely roads. Seeing a truck on any of those roads was a rare sight. Sources say there were only about 10,000 trucks in the entire country during that time. Described as cantankerous, they were equipped with solid rubber tires, making drive time rough and sometimes dangerous. Although evolving innovations got people talking about the idea of using more trucks for transport, it was actually the Army that more or less got the evolution of truck manufacturing underway.

    During the war effort of World War I, a reported 227,000 new trucks were produced. The first convoy, led by the four wheel drive truck with a newly fitted cargo box, headed out on Feb. 8, 1912. It departed Washington, D.C. and arrived at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana roughly six weeks and 1,500 miles later on March 28. This was one of the first road tests to see if trucks could haul more efficiently than the horse and cart. Testing revealed numerous challenges. While the journey was rough, it was evident that in the right circumstances, with good equipment and drivable roads, trucking could be a viable solution.

    Throughout the years, innovations continued as manufacturing orders increased. Soon the semi-trailer arrived, making a huge impact on the way freight and cargo were transported. According to online sources, there were less than 15,000 miles of paved roads throughout the country in 1914. During the next decade, the federal government spent $75 million on new road construction. By 1930, an estimated 329,000 long haul trucks were in operation bringing about the 1935 Motor Carrier Act, which presented a set group of regulations for all trucks operating within the country.

    As the truck industry evolved, learning to drive became more of an entrepreneurial endeavor, bringing opportunity and excitement to those who ventured into the field. It was 1936 when brothers Jake & Ray Millis began to follow their own entrepreneurial dream. Driven by the will to succeed, they founded what is known today as Millis Transfer, Inc. Starting as a small distributor, the Millis family grew the company by expanding its territory and focusing on what the company does best: ‘getting it there’.

    About Millis Transfer
    Mills Transfer has an impressive service record earning the company dozens of “Carrier of the Year” awards. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., Millis is also a Certified Top Pay Carrier with some of the best equipment on the road. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. For more information please visit www.millistransfer.com, www.mtidriving.com or call 1-800-937-0880.

    Considering a New Career in 2014? Finding the Best Truck Driving School

    Finding a full-time career in today’s economy has many people looking for the best truck driving school available. Truck drivers are in demand, get good pay and benefits, and starting a career in this industry doesn’t require years or even months of instruction. In fact, you could get started in your new career in as little as four or five weeks.

    Of course, you can’t just go out and start driving a truck. You need a commercial driver’s license. To get your CDL, you will need some training, and to get your training you want to find the best truck driving school, which for us is the Millis Training Institute.

    A good accredited school is going to cost money, but financial aid is available to those who qualify. Schools that are not accredited will definitely not be the best truck driving schools for you, and should be avoided.

    Most accredited schools offer a similar program: a week of classroom orientation and instruction, followed by a week of driving on a practice range, and conclude with a week of over-the-road instruction. However, similar curriculum doesn’t necessarily mean the quality is the same from school to school.

    When looking for the best truck driving school, check the quality of the instructors and the equipment. Look for instructors who have spent at least a few years on the road; they know the profession, and they should be able to give instructions with confidence.

    Also look at the equipment. Is it old and falling apart, or is it well maintained? You want to learn while using reliable equipment, and the best truck driving school will provide it. The school should also provide practice hauling a loaded trailer, not just an empty one. Does the practice range include grades and tight turns?

    Also consider the driving experience you will gain while attending school. Will you spend most of your time observing the instructor or your fellow students drive? The key is the actual amount of time you will spend behind the wheel, not how much time you spend in the cab.

    Millis Transfer strives to provide the best truck driving school in the industry. With four locations in the United States, the Millis Training Institute offers an accredited program with a full range of financial assistance, experienced drivers selected for their ability to teach as instructors, excellent equipment, and 40 hours behind the wheel during your final week. We also offer you a job after successful completion of the program. Visit our website or give us a call at 800-937-0880 to learn more.

    Looking for the best truck driving school?

    Finding truck driving schools is like finding truck driving jobs – they seem to be everywhere. But how do you find the best truck driving school? The best schools will train you as a professional truck driver without costing a fortune and will offer you a job once you have successfully completed their program. So where are they?best-truck-driving-school

    Millis Training Institute ranks among the best truck driving schools in the nation. They provide high quality training at a low cost. Experienced instructors, who are also experienced truck drivers, provide the training you need to become a professional driver. Plus, financing is available for approved applicants so you don’t have to front all the money to get started in your new career.

    Of course, all the best truck driving schools provide quality instruction and financing. What sets Millis Training Institute apart? For one, MTI offers small classes. This allows students to get the individual attention from instructors they need in order to be successful. Many low cost truck driving schools make their money on volume, so you never get the attention or education you deserve.

    What else puts Millis Transfer among the best of the best? Most truck driving schools provide three weeks of full-time instruction – MTI lasts four weeks. Like most schools, the first week of MTI consists of classroom training and some range training. The second week has one day in the classroom and the rest on the range or on the road. Like all the best truck driving schools, the third week at MTI delivers 40 hours on the road putting into practice everything you have learned so far. Successful completion of your training at MTI means you will be offered a job driving for Millis Transfer. So your fourth week of training is actually three days of company orientation for your new job at Millis Transfer.

    At MTI, new classes start every Monday, so you can begin anytime. There are also four locations to choose from including:  Ohio, Wisconsin, Georgia, or Texas. Attend whichever location is most convenient for you. Now that you know what the best truck driving schools offer, it’s time to find the closest Millis Transfer Institute to you and submit your application today!

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