Tag Archives: Millis

Millis, CFI and Heartland want an exemption for less experienced trainers | #151

Millis Transfer, Heartland Express and CFI want an exemption from the government for the entry level driver training program.  Currently trainers must have at least 2 years of experience in the industry and these 3 genius companies want that to be only 1 year.  The industry is not improved by having less experienced people training other people.  If anything the requirement should be increased to 5 years.  These companies should improve themselves and these problems will go away.  Everyone wants to recruit but no one wants to retain.  As usual I go off on a tangent about how drivers are treated at these training companies.



Trucking Answers | Buyouts | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #87

In a spine-chilling episode I discuss the recent spate of buyouts in the trucking industry.  One big buys a little and so on.  Heartland bought Millis and then Smith Transport.  Now PAM is buying Metropolitan and possibly changing the name to Met Express.  What?  Also, Samsara is in the news with a new and exciting product that is sure to make truck driving even worse than it is already.  As if there weren’t enough ways to watch you they have come up with another way that is more terrible than what they already do to us.  Also, a reason we are not on Mars.