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​Miller Truck Lines – Family Owned and Family Driven For 35 Years

By Steve Pollock

June, 2018

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STROUD, OK… It is rare to find a company these days that has been around for 35 years and even more rare when it is still owned by the same family. Miller Truck Lines, from Stroud, Oklahoma, was founded in 1983 by James and Bonnie Miller. As the company grew their three sons Jim, Don and Bobby worked right alongside them. The company continues to thrive under the management of the Miller family. The secret formula? To accommodate the needs of their customers and drivers; this expands business and retains quality employees to service that business. To their credit, James, Jim, Don and Bobby all possess(ed) CDLs and have driven professionally themselves. 

The understanding of what professional truck drivers deal with on a daily basis has given the Millers a deep appreciation of what drivers do. Consequently, the Millers have successfully created a good work environment for drivers and employees, which have enabled them to have a driver turnover rate well below the national average and an employee turnover rate that is nearly non-existent.

In 1983 James and Bonnie Miller purchased three used Freightliners to haul produce. As the company grew, customers began to inquire about Miller Truck Lines handling other commodities and service other lanes, which often required the use of different equipment. In order to accommodate these requests, Miller Truck Lines began diversifying their services and today operates dry vans, reefers, flatbeds, over-dimensional and heavy haul, tankers, pneumatics, roll-off and end dumps. The flatbed side has had recent growth to now dominate the portfolio of services in the 450-truck fleet. This diversity allows for a greater appeal to drivers and, at the same time, offers financial security to Miller Truck Lines and their drivers as the economy changes.

Professional Truck Drivers can choose to operate nearly all of the various equipment available in the industry and also choose their hometime with local, regional and long hauls. There are opportunities in Stroud & Tulsa, Oklahoma and Houston, Texas for local and regional drivers who want be home every night or home more regularly. OTR drivers and contractors can be located nearly anywhere in the lower 48 states and can be home every couple of weeks. The Miller Truck Lines fleet is comprised of approximately 50% company drivers and 50% owner-operators. Competitive rates and plenty of miles allow Miller Truck Lines drivers the opportunity to make a strong living.

The reefer and van divisions offer regular and dedicated lanes. The flatbed, heavy haul and over-dimensional divisions are predominantly irregular routes but also offer repetitive lanes. Flatbeds run all of the lower 48 states with some Canada, the van/reefer division continues to expand its service area. Tanker, pneumatics and roll-off are, for the most part, local and regional in their service areas.

Miller Truck Lines is 100% E:Log compliant, offering contractor free E:Log devices and training to all drivers as to how to use them. Contractors receive 100% of the fuel surcharge and enjoy fuel discounts at travel plazas across the country, as well as insurance discounts through approved carriers. Miller Truck Lines will pay for plates and permits, providing the contractor maintain a minimum load production monthly. Bonuses are offered to both company drivers and contractors.

Miller Truck Lines invites you to start a career with their company. Sara Carter, Director of Human Resources and Recruiting states, “Our drivers are vital to our success. It is important to not only listen to them, but also to take action. In this industry, drivers have a lot of choices; Miller always wants to be at the top of their list.”

If you have 2 years of driving experience, a good driving record and low CSA scores, Miller Truck Lines would like to talk to you. Call 918-447-2162 for career information. You can also apply online at www.millertl.com or at www.movinout.com.