Millis Transfer, Inc., needs drivers, but they understand it costs money to attend truck driving schools. It might only take four to six weeks to get your commercial driver’s license (CDL), but you could end up paying $1,000 per week or more in the process. If you’re just starting out, unemployed, or trying to move to a higher paying career, how do you finance your training?
Some schools let you pay by installments, rather than paying the total cost up front. Installments might be helpful in some cases, but you’re probably better off saving your money and paying all at once. You might even get a discount.
Credit cards are an option for some people, but watch out for high interest rates or falling behind on payments. Some schools offer student loans through financial companies, which might be a possibility even if you’re broke or have poor credit, but the interest rates and payments could still be a problem.
If you’ve lost your job because of layoffs, plant closings or foreign competition, you should look into state and federal grants for training displaced workers. You could also be eligible if an injury has forced you to change careers. Government bureaucracies move slowly, so allow time for the wheels of government to turn before you expect to start school.
Carriers like Millis Transfer love to hire veterans. Most college-sponsored programs at community colleges accept VA loans. This may be the route to take if you are a veteran. You might have to pay up front and wait for reimbursement from the government, or the college might send you through and collect the check themselves. Some private schools also accept VA loans, so shop around.
Company-sponsored training might be the best option. You know you have a job waiting for you when you finish training. You will have a contractual obligation to work for the company for a set amount of time or repay the company for the expense of your training.
One reason that Millis Transfer started truck driving schools was to ensure a steady supply of well-trained drivers. The skills you learn will last a lifetime. With locations in Ohio, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Texas, you can attend the Millis Training Institute closest to you. And with classes starting every Monday, it couldn’t be more convenient.
Millis Transfer is committed to making it affordable as well, providing up-front costs of $500 and financing up to $2,000 for approved applicants. The experienced, committed teachers will get you on the road quickly with the training you need for a successful career—without leaving you burdened with debt. Making you a successful driver is what makes Millis transfer a successful carrier.
Started as a family business to fulfill the American Dream in 1936, we are still run by the Millis family. We would like you to join our family. To learn more about truck driving schools, Millis Training Institute, or Millis Transfer, visit our website.