Truck Drivers Exhibit on Instagram

The old saying a picture is worth a thousand words proves itself true time and time again, especially for social media sites like Instagram. Founded in 2010 and later purchased by Facebook originator Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram is an application that allows mobile phone and tablet users to edit and share pictures and videos. Networking platforms such as Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr are just a few places Instagram photos are distributed.

Through the use of hashtags such as #truckdriver (which already has more than 153,000 posts) drivers can share their photos and connect with like-minded folks around the world. It’s also a platform where drivers can engage in political debate and discussions on industry topics. For instance, hashtag #truckdriverproblems showcases more than 2,100 posts that feature a variety of pertinent topics relating to the trucking industry and the number of posts are continually increasing.

Hashtag #truckdriverlife features a lot of the trucking industry’s upside. With more than 5,000 posts from drivers, there’s a long list of smiling faces, beautiful photographs of trucks, and a ton of “real life trucking moments” available for public viewing.

Why are all these truckers embracing Instagram? The answer is pretty simple. The connection between truck driving and Instagram is a natural one. Professional drivers today are much more technologically advanced. They have to be considering that the inside of most trucks are usually more technologically advanced than many aircrafts. With all said and done, there is a natural carryover from working in that kind of environment to social media sites like Instagram.

One of the more interesting and controversial features of Instagram is that you can start your own hashtag at anytime and you can usually find a hashtag on just about any type of brand. Millis Transfer is even on Instagram. Check out #MillisTransfer and you will find more than 400 random posts. One in particular is a wonderful post from “christruckermusic” who offers a personal invite to be a paid tourist with us!

On his Instagram post, Chris says he is excited to carry on the Millis Transfer family tradition. He also loves being a 4th generation trucker. His Instagram has been shared with some of the following hashtags: #paidtourist, #millistransfer, #truckernation, #truckingoutlaw, #fourthgenerationtrucker, #countryboy, and #countrymusician. The potential exposure is enormous.

Other posts on the #MillisTransfer hashtag include one from #Truckingwithdogs, who recently shared a Millis Transfer Facebook photo that highlights someone’s pet sitting in the window of a Millis Transfer truck. There are also pictures of sunsets, stadiums, and even a shot of the “Drive Friendly” Texas Welcome Sign.

Because over-the-road truck drivers usually do capture the most breathtaking views, a platform like Instagram enables them to share some of those with the world. It would not be surprising to find that a lucky truck driver or two will someday rise to international fame via the sharing of photographs from the places they visit. A look at some of the hashtags like #truckersjourney and #truckersview is a strong testament to the amount of talent out there.

Overall, there’s a lot of advice on the internet for Instagram users on how to build their individual platforms. Sites like Gramlike.Com also offer fun and creative ideas to help illustrate favorite photos. These are just a few listed on their website suggested for Instagram use.

• I’m way up, I feel blessed.
• I cannot see heaven being much better than this.
• Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not strong enough.
• Be who and what you want, period.
• Don’t be like the rest of them, darling.
• I wasn’t lucky, I deserved it.
• Whatever you do in life, make sure it makes you happy.
• The question isn’t can you, it’s will you?
• What do you think of the view?
• We all start as strangers.

With captions like that, it is easy to see why so many engage in sharing. While social media platforms are fun and innovative, it is a good idea to use them wisely and never while actually driving. With that said, enjoy the view of all the wonderful places out on the road. We look forward to seeing you at #MillisTransfer.

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.

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.

    Looking Ahead to the Possibilities

    2017 holds a lot of promise. The trucking business in particular is expected to have budding opportunity. As published by the American Trucking Association, the driver shortage continues and the demand for truck drivers is expected to grow throughout the year 2020. An online financial blog reports that the main factor in the trucking shortage is the disparity between those retiring in comparison to the number of drivers taking to the road.

    Analysts also believe that 2017 will bring us closer to automation and self driving vehicles in positive ways. For instance, Uber has bought a company in San Francisco that produces self-driving trucks named “Otto” and the company has made their first delivery with them, transporting over 50,000 beers to Colorado. While self-driving trucks are not slated to take over the trucking industry, they will begin to make a notable presence in the years to come. Along with self driving trucks, Uber is also promising flying cars. According to a white paper they published, Uber has already launched a fleet of them in Pittsburgh.

    In a December 2016 report from the President of the United States, it was stated that the trucking industry may lose nearly 1.7 million jobs, but it will also gain new ones. Predicting which jobs will be lost by automation is challenging, as automation is not a single technology, but rather a collection of technologies applied to specific tasks. Some will be more easily automated than others and many positions will be altered in the years to come as a result of new advances in technology. To learn more, the report can be accessed here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/documents/Artificial-Intelligence-Automation-Economy.PDF

    Automation is not the end of the driver, but the beginning of a new role and process of delivery for drivers. As the Executive Report states, “Some jobs may be automated away, while for others, AI-driven automation will make many workers more productive and increase demand for certain skills. Finally, new jobs are likely to be directly created in areas such as the development and supervision of AI as well as indirectly created in a range of areas throughout the economy as higher incomes lead to expanded demand.”

    As 2017 gets underway, those currently working in and those entering the field, will have exciting adventures ahead in the way advances in automation and transportation technology impact the industry. Discussion of deregulation may also take greater form and lead to new opportunity. The benefits of the field are not yet even fully defined in the wake of this exciting, emerging semi-automated transformation. One thing is for certain, however, the possibilities are endless.

    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.

    New Safety Initiatives to Protect Truck Drivers

    In the days ahead, truck drivers may find increased focus on driving techniques and more options for technology that will aid in safer driving thanks in part to the U.S. Department of National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NTHSA). As part of a new initiative aimed at preventing “all” truck fatalities within the next 30 years, The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are partnering with the National Safety Council (NSC) to launch what is being called the “Road to Zero” coalition.

    The “Road to Zero” coalition will provide more than $1 million dollars a year for the next three years to organizations working on lifesaving programs that protect truck drivers. Money will be made available in the form of grants to fund those efforts. According to U.S. Transportation Secretary, “Our vision is simple-zero fatalities on our roads. We know that setting the bar for safety to the highest possible standard requires commitment from everyone to think differently about safety – from drivers to industry, safety organizations and government at all levels.”

    While the program is not yet at zero, FHWA David Kim said in a press statement, that there will come a day when there are no fatalities on our roadways, sidewalks or bicycle paths. Efforts are currently underway to achieve that. According to coalition members, the introduction of automated vehicles and other advanced technologies will play a crucial role in achieving the program’s goals—so will educational initiatives for the industry. As reported, “The Road to Zero Coalition will work … through concurrent efforts that focus on overall system design, addressing infrastructure design, vehicle technology, enforcement and behavior safety. An important principle of the effort will be to find ways to ensure that inevitable human mistakes do not result in fatalities.”

    The program will initially focus on promoting lifesaving strategies like the use of seat belts and other truck safety initiatives. Education, engineering, enforcement and emergency medical services, according to the coalition, will all play pivotal roles in “driving down fatalities.” The coalition also plans to “lead” development of programs and technologies that protect truck drivers. FMCSA Administrator T.F. Scott Darling, III says the initiative will succeed if everyone works together to make safety our highest priority.

    At Millis Transfer, we are dedicated to ensuring the safe driving practices of all drivers. That’s why we have earned one of the best safety records in the business. At Millis Transfer, the safety of our drivers always comes first, every mile of the way.

    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.

    Courtesy: What It Means to be a Better Driver

    Little things make a big difference, especially in trucking. It is important to remember the essentials. After the initial training phase, driving can feel like a pair of shoes. The more time spent on the road, the more comfortable things feel. Things can get so comfortable, however, that drivers forget basic courtesies. While it has been said before, we will say it again. What drivers Do Not Do all to often distinguishes the mediocre from the best.

    There are plenty of examples to prove that. For instance, when a driver is attentive, others on the highway are inclined to feel more at ease. We also know that when a driver forgets to utilize a turn signal, it may cause unnecessary concern. At Millis Transfer, we work hard to ensure our drivers never forget the difference the details can make.

    A classic example of a common courtesy that drivers should always follow (when possible) is moving over to the middle lane when trucks or vehicles are merging onto the freeway. When a driver doesn’t do this and stops being courteous, people draw a world of conclusions about the driver and the trucking company. Every decision a driver makes, therefore, reflects on the individual driver as much as the company brand.

    Safe driving evolves from good choices. Good choices save lives. While eating well and exercising are an important part of the good choices we make to be better drivers, we must also know how to avoid common ailments such as “trucker’s shoulder” or repetitive strain injury. We know it is as important to get the necessary rest as it is to eat the right foods. Overall, there must be at least 101 basic rules drivers should practice for a number of different reasons. For instance, flashing your lights to motion to another driver that they can get in front of you is not only courteous, it helps prevent accidents.

    At Millis Transfer, we take pride in knowing we work with some of the most courteous and attentive drivers in the business, drivers who never take the little things forgranted. Drivers who understand little things sometimes make all the difference. Whether it is the simple use of a turn signal or any number of common sense decisions, we’re a family of drivers you can count on to help make the highways a safer, more courteous place to be.

    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.

    Distracted Driving: No Call, No Text, No Ticket

    There’s a growing list of penalties when it comes to distracted driving. Drivers should take note. According to new research conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the risks of being in a crash increases 23.2 times when commercial drivers engage in texting and/or distracted driving on the road. To combat risks, the FMCSA is getting tougher on when and how drivers utilize their mobile devices.

    When you first read through the rules listed on the FMCSA website, it sounds much like what you would expect. Rules stipulate that drivers may not engage in texting and/or using a handheld mobile device while operating a commercial motor vehicle. Motor carriers are also prohibited from requiring or allowing their drivers to engage in texting while driving. Commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulations have also been amended with texting or distracted driving citations now listed as a disqualifying offense.

    All to often, the devil‘s in the details. That would be particularly true for mobile phone rules. It’s not just a matter of not texting. A driver could also be cited for simply holding their phone at a stop light. Since violations of any of the rules could result in fines, disqualification, being prohibited from driving and more…it’s important to know there’s a lot more than just not texting when it comes to the use of your phone.

    According to FMCSA, drivers may not do any of the following:

    Use at least one hand to hold a mobile phone to make a call;
    Dial a mobile phone by pressing more than a single button; or
    Reach for a mobile phone in a manner that requires a driver to maneuver so that he or she is no longer in a seated driving position, restrained by a seat belt.

    CMV drivers who use a mobile phone while driving can only use a hands-free phone located in close proximity. Rules governing mobile phone use apply to “drivers operating a commercial motor vehicle on a roadway, including moving forward or temporarily stationary because of traffic, traffic control devices, or other momentary delays.”

    And for anyone unclear as to what constitutes texting… new regulations specify: “manually entering alphanumeric text into, or reading text from, an electronic device.”

    According to FMCSA, it is very easy to comply with the new rules. Simply put: There’s no reaching for the phone. No holding of the phone. No dialing of the phone and certainly no reading or texting when the driver is in transit or stationary in traffic. While some drivers might be able to text without being caught, remember that call logs are always available via your phone carrier.

    To learn more, please visit:
    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/Mobile_Phone_Rule_Fact_Sheet.pdf

    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.

    Younger Military Veterans Cleared For Commerical Trucking

    A couple of solutions have been proposed in the ongoing debate involving driver shortages. One suggestion, in particular, is whether or not to allow teenagers to become truck drivers. As part of that debate, legislation that rolls back the age limit for young drivers was submitted to the legislature for consideration.

    According to Bloomberg News, Congress has reviewed the proposed program involving lowering the driving age and has agreed to allow younger adults to drive commercial trucks, but it will be part of a scaled-back pilot program with the following stipulation: “Only military veterans with truck-driving training will participate.”

    Bill Graves, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Trucking Assocation, said, “It’s good news that Congress has created an opportunity for young veterans to transition to the trucking industry. We believe it is illogical to allow these younger drivers to operate intrastate commerce in each of the 48 contiguous states, but not let them cross state borders.”

    The pilot program is part of a 5-year, $305 billion highway bill, that includes reviving the Export-Import Bank and funding $280 billion in road, bridges, and mass transit projects. According to online reports, it is the first U.S. highway measure in a decade to last longer than two years.

    The program allowing 18 to 21 year-olds to drive trucks is one of the many non-infrastructure provisions attached to the 5-year bill that will impact the trucking industry. It is supported by a number of national initiatives to help military veterans find gainful employment following service.

    One program, in particular, called, “Hiring Our Heroes,” sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, was launched in March 2011. It is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. The program, in conjunction with the American Trucking Association, made a declaration last year at Christmas that member companies of the ATA will hire 100,000 military veterans over the next two years.

    Military veterans bring desirable attributes to the field such as leadership skills, dependability, loyalty, teamwork, attention to deadlines and detail, and more. They can be trusted and have proven expertise. As noted in a variety of online articles, the decision to hire veterans is a two-way street. They help alleviate the industry’s driver shortage. In return, the trucking industry can help thousands of uniquely qualified workers find new careers that they love.

    As noted in an article by Transport Topics, “Many returning vets have extensive experience operating trucks and buses.” It makes good sense to connect them with real world opportunities where they can utiilize and be rewarded for those skills. Of course, younger veterans still have stipulations on the type of materials they can transport. It is, however, an encouraging step toward transitioning military veterans into viable, rewarding civilian careers.

    At Millis Transfer, we are military-friendly, family-oriented, and driver-supportive. If you are ready to make the transition from military service to a career with all the driver benefits you could want and more, then it is time to look into our available employment opportunities.

    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.

    Smart Planning Key To Improved Profits, Happier Holidays

    Each year brick and mortar stores try diligently to predict what they will need for the holiday season. It is part of an equation for success. The onset of online shopping has expanded that equation to include an entire new dimension to the holiday shopping experience. Knowing how much of a particular item to order, according to retail managers, is the key factor to the complex calculation that motivates profit and keeps loads in transit. Smart planning, it is said, is really what enables managers to order the right amount of stock for Pre-Black Friday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other significant shopping events.

    Smart Planning is not only important for success in retail, it is crucial for the transportation sector. When the holiday season approaches, having all of your ducks in a row makes a big difference. Research shows those who are organized usually enjoy better holiday experiences, safer travels, and accomplish more. With that in mind, here are a few items to remember when preparing and organizing for your own holiday season:

    Preventative Maintenance
    Make sure all of your preventative maintenance is up-to-date. Unexpected winter weather is a lot easier to drive through when you’re prepared. Regardless of how often preventative maintenance is preformed, remember to check your truck at different points in transit, especially in winter weather.

    Know Where To Find Shelter
    Plan out your routes. Make reservations in advance when possible, when needed. Have places where you can take shelter. Monitor the weather and stay alert.

    Personal Accessories
    Make sure you pack clothing for varying weather conditions. If you do not already, get a pair of gloves, a scarf, and extra clothing should temperatures or weather conditions take an unexpected turn.

    Decide Where You Want To Be During The Holidays
    Whether it is on the road or sitting at the in-laws for Christmas dinner, early planning will help to make your holidays a lot more enjoyable. Pre-planning and sharing your plans will go a long way into ensuring everything goes smoothly.

    Be Smart About Holiday Shopping
    Holiday Shopping usually means more congested highways, even with increased incentive to shop online. The article “5 Safe Online Shopping Tips for This Holiday Season” says “Above all, to stay healthy and wealthy, you’ve got to be wise. Just as you would exercise caution with your wallet and belongings in a crowded store, remember to be as vigilant in the World Wide Mall.” To read more about safe shopping, click here:
    http://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/resources/articles/online-shopping-banking/shopping-5-safe-online-tips-for-this-holiday-season

    The holidays are always an adventure, especially for truck drivers. With a little pre-planning, however, the roads are sure to be a little less stressful and a lot more enjoyable. Take a little time to make this year one of your best. Do the necessary pre-planning.

    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.

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