Getting You There: Millis Transfer Driver Spotlight: Eddie Vandergriff

Stories about the Millis Transfer team and drivers who are very passionate about what they do.

Millis Transfer Driver, Eddie Vandergriff

How long have you been trucking? 32 years.

Where are you based? I live in Whitwell TN, drive out of Black River Falls WI.

What is a unique quality you have as a trucker? I try to be friendly and helpful to all drivers on the road (cars and trucks) and be as safe as I can possibly be.

Why do you love trucking? I always love traveling. Trucking lets me travel and get paid while doing it. Trucking lets me somewhat be my own boss.

Why did you come to Millis Transfer? I like what Millis offers for pay and benefits, the freight we haul at Millis Transfer, and miles we get.

What your favorite drive that you can recall and why? It was a load out of Duarte,CA going to Boston MA.The load went from coast to coast, the weather was great all the way, and every time I stopped I ran into an old friend. Just one of those great trips.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen being a trucker? Hard to say just one thing, but I have to say it is this great country we live in and get to drive all over from coast to coast.

Who’s the neatest person you’ve met being a trucker? Charlie Daniels.

What’s your favorite thing to do during your guaranteed time off? My hobbies like wood working, but I try to get as much golf in as I can at home and on the road. I carry my clubs in the truck so I can play as many different golf courses as I can.

What advice do you have for someone who’s new to trucking? Be patient. Don’t get in a hurry and don’t let money rush you and get you in trouble. Keep up with everything around you (in and out of the truck).

Anything else you’d like to share with us? I have to say, I’ve been very lucky over the years. I’ve had some great jobs and worked for some great companies that take care of their drivers. I’ve got to see a lot things in this country and make a lot of new friend all across the country. I’ve been very blessed.

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