Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son

Trucking has long been a family legacy, especially in the field of transportation. One reason for that is the pay. Employers like Millis Transfer, known for offering top-dollar to their drivers, influences that to an even greater percentage. 

According to, more than one-fifth of working American men under 30 have worked alongside their fathers. That percentage varies by the father’s income and position. It's further believed that if a man’s father is in the highest 10 percent of American earners, he is more than 1.5 times as likely to share an employer than if his father is in the lowest 10 percent. Research also shows an even stronger link between fathers who drive trucks and children that follow in their footsteps.

Trucking is a viable profession and changes in the industry have drivers in high demand. While trucking is a great way to explore the world and get paid, it is not a field that caters to everyone. Being a great driver requires specialized training, technical skills, and often a certain mechanical aptitude. As a result, truck drivers are usually highly intelligent. Not only are they smart, they are also essential workers, who are heroes and drivers of the economy. Now, more than ever, America relies on truck drivers. 

Trucking has evolved to one of the more important fields in America. It’s an honor to be a truck driver. If you're thinking the trucking industry is something to introduce your children to, then you're right. Keep in mind, though, that the transportation company you work for influences that employment. Are you ready to hand-down a high paying job in a high-demand industry? Then talk to Millis Transfer and see all that is available to you and your family. Give us a call at 1-800-937-0880.

About Millis Transfer

Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” and safety awards, two Best Fleet to Drive For nominations and recognition as a Certified Top Pay Carrier for more than 14 years. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., the company has grown to an 800+ truck carrier primarily operating east of the Mississippi River. Extra perks for Millis drivers include a maximum pay rate of 47-58cpm, beautiful and well-maintained equipment, as well as a long list of amenities and benefits.

Maintenance facilities and drop yards are also 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. To learn more, please visit or