In celebration of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, it is time once again to say “thanks” to our 7.3 million trucking industry employees that help to move America’s freight. “Those who work in the trucking industry or personally know a truck driver understand the important work that these men and women do on the road each day,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Truck drivers are safe, dedicated individuals who help provide our daily goods and I hope the public celebrates and thanks all 3.5 million of them…”
According to the ATA, the trucking industry provides one out of every 16 jobs in America and moves more than 70.1% of the nation’s total freight tonnage. “…more than 80% of U.S. communities rely exclusively on trucking for delivery of their goods and commodities – providing access to 21st century products to both remote rural communities and urban centers.”
Without truck drivers, we simply would not have access to the things we need—the things that enable us to live healthy and safe lives. Truck drivers do more than just deliver goods; they also fill integral roles in our societies. As noted by ATA First Vice Chairman Kevin Burch, “Truck drivers are incredibly vital to our economy, but they’re also valuable members of their communities, oftentimes serving as baseball coaches, pastors and volunteers. That level of civic engagement is a unique foundation of the trucking industry….”
As we honor our nation’s truck drivers throughout September, we also take a moment to remember the historical events of September 11th. An important day in our country’s history, it is also one that changed trucking dramatically. According to CCJDigital.Com, the events of 9/11 put even more scrutiny on the application process for HazMat endorsements and other related trucking issues. Now, more than ever, truck drivers play a vital role, not only in transporting goods, but in helping to maintain and secure those goods as well.
September is a significant month. It’s a time to recognize truck drivers and to remember 9/11. It is also a time when football gets underway and autumn finally arrives. While eventful, it is not so busy that we cannot stop to remember or give thanks for those who do so much for all of us.
All that we do and all that we celebrate, more often than not, is made possible or stems from the hard work and dedication of those in the trucking industry. With that said, it is with great pride that we say, “Thank You, Truckers” for all that you sacrifice and for all that you give—to the profession, to the community and to the world.
About Millis Transfer
Millis 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.
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.
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.
Military training can be rugged, demanding both endurance and courage. We know veterans must prove their mettle time and again not only through training but in their experiences out in the field. They work tirelessly in some instances, going long periods without the benefit of seeing family. They know what it means to triumph over great adversity. To sacrifice for the people they love.
At Millis Transfer, we are thankful for the service of our military veterans. That’s why we keep a special place within our organization for those who are ready to begin their civilian careers.
American Trucking Association Chief Economist Bob Costello’s research states that there will be 1.5 million military servicemen and women leaving active duty over the next five years, noting that veterans are “an obvious pool of tested, dedicated, and responsible future drivers.”
Along with the ATA, Millis Transfer is working to help place some of those veterans in trucking positions. We know that the specialized training and experiences they have had are an obvious match for many of the specialized opportunities in this industry.
If you’re a military veteran who is ready for new roads, we are interested in speaking with you. Millis Transfer offers both driver training and a variety of career opportunities. If you’re ready to join a professional family that appreciates your service and contributions, then this is where you want to be.
Not only do we appreciate your service, you’ll enjoy a great home time guarantee, some of the newest equipment on the road, generous pay, and outstanding benefits. When you’re ready for a career that provides the freedom of the open road and the opportunity to set your own course, we’re here for you.
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.
When you began your military career, did you ever think OTR trucking jobs would be in your future? With downsizing and budget cuts, military personnel are finding themselves separated from the armed services in growing numbers. A truck-driving job with Millis Transfer might just be the civilian career you need to transition.
Millis Transfer appreciates military veterans for the service and sacrifice they have given to this country. In gratitude, they want to help you have a long, successful and healthy civilian career.
Of course, they also know they will be receiving dependable and reliable truck drivers — characteristics not always easy to find in today’s workforce. They’re also aware that veterans can work as a team to get the job done. OTR trucking jobs require completing a mission, and Millis Transfer knows as a veteran you’ve got that part down.
Millis Transfer has positions right now for experienced drivers with a CDL. However, even if you have never driven a truck before, they stand ready to help you get started. Get trained for OTR trucking jobs at one of the four Millis Training Institutes in Ohio, Texas, Georgia or Wisconsin, and in just 3-4 weeks, you could begin your new career as part of a successful team delivering the goods America needs.
Honorably discharged veterans can get started with just $500 up front and $500 paid back through your first year.
Millis Transfer wants to see military veterans move forward into OTR trucking jobs as a successful civilian career. For more information on this great opportunity for transitioning veterans call (800) 937-0880 or APPLY NOW at www.mtidriving.com.
It’s a tough job market, especially for military veterans. Some businesses give preference to hiring veterans, but offer them only entry level or low paying jobs. These businesses mean well and are doing good, but what if you have a family to support? Millis Transfer offers a better solution.
First, Millis Transfer truly appreciates the service and sacrifices both active duty and military veterans have given to this country. Their gratitude is sincere and heartfelt, which is why they want to help.
They also know veterans are dependable and reliable—exactly the characteristics needed to be successful as a truck driver. The ability to work as part of a team also proves essential, and Millis Transfer knows those who have a military background have proven themselves in that regard as well. Millis Transfer understands what you’ve been through; they know what you can do; they know you can deliver.
You just need someone to open a door. Millis Transfer offers the Millis Training Institute as a doorway to military veterans to start a civilian career as a truck driver. After a few weeks at one of the four MTI locations you will be prepared to begin your new career as part of a successful team, delivering the goods America needs.
Honorably discharged veterans can get started with just $500 up front and $500 paid back through your first year. Even if you choose to drive for another carrier, you will have your CDL, a valuable asset always in demand.
Millis Transfer wants to see military veterans move forward in a successful civilian truck driving career. For more information on this great opportunity for transitioning veterans call (800) 937-0880 or APPLY NOW at www.mtidriving.com.
Are you a military veteran looking to start a civilian career? Now you can transition into your civilian career with comprehensive training from the Millis Training Institute and excellent driving opportunities from Millis Transfer.
Millis Transfer appreciates the service of our nation’s military men and women. The company wants to show its appreciation by making it easy for veterans to transition into a new career after an honorable discharge. Of course, Millis also appreciates the qualities a military veteran will bring to the workforce—qualities they look for in all their employees.
First, they know those who have served in the military are dependable and have integrity. When our military men and women have a job to do, they follow through and get it done. When they make a commitment, they don’t back down. That’s the reputation Millis Transfer brings to the trucking industry as well.
Second, Millis Transfer appreciates that a military veteran is an independent self-starter who has learned to work well in a team environment as well. The trucking industry often demands drivers to spend long hours alone while never forgetting they are part of a team—and they can have confidence that their team has their back.
Third, they know a military veteran has learned to adapt to unforeseen situations. One thing is certain; a career in the trucking industry is dynamic. Conditions can change suddenly, requiring a quick, cool and levelheaded response.
Millis Transfer also understands the importance of family and strives to be a family-friendly company as well. They understand what it is like to be away from family and friends for extended periods; therefore, the company tries to minimize drivers’ time spent away from their families. Millis Transfer works with its drivers to create a work/home balance.
Transitioning into a civilian career does not have to be difficult. With training from the Millis Training Institute and the excellent driving opportunities from Millis Transfer, our military veterans can start an exceptional career in the trucking industry. Millis Transfer wants our veterans to have long, successful and healthy careers. To learn more, visit the Millis Transfer website or call 800-937-0880.
Millis Training Institute (MTI) not only trains veterans for the best truck driving jobs in the United States, Millis Transfer hires them. MTI is enrolling veterans right now at its four training locations to prepare experienced military personnel for a civilian career as professional truck drivers.
Veterans who have served the United States and been honorably discharged can now get paid to see the United States while working for a military- and family-friendly company known for being driver oriented. MTI’s dynamic training program prepares veterans with a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A) to enter a rewarding new civilian profession.
Millis Transfer wants only the best. Truck driving jobs can be demanding, but veterans have met tougher demands. Which is why Millis wants to help veterans enter the truck driving profession; we know they can do the job because they’ve done tougher jobs before.
Veterans can complete training for a professional truck driving career in less than half the time it took to complete basic training for a military career. And like in the military, they can earn while they learn: $71.50 per day for days 1-21, $78.50 per day for days 22-35, $81.75 for any remaining days after the 35th.
And as is the case with the military, Millis Transfer trains to hire! After successful completion of the program, you can apply with Millis Transfer. We provide some of the best truck driving jobs in the country, which is why we like to train our own drivers and hire veterans—we like to know they can get the job done.
Also like the military, veterans get experienced instructors who want to share what they have learned from their years on the road. MTI also offers small class sizes with a low instructor-to-student ratio. With four locations to choose from, veterans can pick the nearest location:
Millis Transfer would like our veterans to have long, successful and healthy careers in civilian life. We want to train them for the best truck driving jobs in the United States, and put them to work delivering for America. To learn more, visit our website or give us a call at 800-937-0880.
Veterans know how to deliver—over hill, over dale, or just over the road. Many transitioning veterans have found their future lies in a career as a professional truck driver. After serving the United States, they are ready to get paid to see the United States. Rather than a typical 9-to-5 job in an office, they find the excitement of going new places and meeting new people more fulfilling as a career choice.
Working for a driver-oriented employer like Millis Transfer, which values their military service and is family oriented, helps them fulfill the dream of being an over-the-road truck driver. Knowing the company you drive for wants you to have a long and healthy career that enables you to provide for your family is important to veterans who are transitioning to careers in civilian life.
Millis Transfer provides transitioning military veterans with training as well as jobs. Millis Training Institute (MTI) delivers the CDL and preparation you need to begin your civilian career. Honorably discharged veterans can get started for just $500 up front and $500 paid back as they work through their first year.
With classes starting every Monday at each of the four locations throughout the United States, veterans can be earning money delivering over the road all across the continental United States in half the time of basic training. And with a typical class size of six, they will get the personal attention they need to succeed.
Veterans have often spent long periods of time away from their families. Millis Transfer understands the importance of families and works to ensure their drivers get to spend as much time as possible with loved ones. They’ve missed enough important events in the lives of family and friends; Millis Transfer works to make sure veterans with careers as over-the-road truck drivers don’t miss more.
Millis Transfer would like our veterans to have long, successful and healthy careers. To learn more, visit our website or give us a call at 800-937-0880.