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Longtime Miller president dies at 85

Nov. 10, 2023
Scott Miller, the 1998-99 National Tank Truck Carriers chairman, served as president of the company his father founded for 30 years, leading it to an NTTC safety trophy in 2007

Longtime Miller Transporters president and former National Tank Truck Carriers chairman Scott Miller died Nov. 5 at this home in Madison, Mississippi. He was 85 years old.

Scott served as Miller Transporters president for 30 years until his retirement at age 70. He helped establish safety as a priority, leading Miller to its first NTTC Outstanding Performance Trophy in 2007 just before retiring.

“We’ve been working for more than 30 years to win this trophy, and I never thought it would take so long,” Scott told Bulk Transporter about the 2006 championship. “It is very satisfying that we were able to win NTTC’s top safety award before I finished my career as president of Miller Transporters. This is the ultimate honor in tank truck safety.

“Safety was always important at this company. For many years, it’s been our policy that no load is so important that its safe delivery in a courteous manner should not take priority over all else. This guiding principle helped Miller Transporters become the success that it is today.”

Heniff Transportation acquired Miller in 2018, two years after the carrier secured the 2015 NTTC safety championship.

Scott is remembered as a visionary leader, industry icon, and beloved family member. He served as NTTC’s 1998-99 chairman while leading what was one of the largest trucking companies in Mississippi, and one of the largest tank truck carriers in the country. He received lifetime achievement awards from the Mississippi Trucking Association in 2010 and NTTC in 2017, the same year his nephew, Lee Miller, assumed NTTC’s chairmanship.

“To follow in Scott’s footsteps to lead the association that is the advocate for the tank truck industry is the highest honor,” Lee told Bulk Transporter in 2018.

Scott joined the family business in 1960 after graduating from the University of Tennessee.

A visitation was planned for Nov. 10 at the Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Flowood, Mississippi.

“Those who knew Scott were aware that not only was he a brilliant businessman but also a man of incredible wit and kind heart,” MTA said in a news release.