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Miller president concludes distinguished career

May 4, 2022
Lee Miller, the 2017-18 NTTC chairman, served as president of the now Heniff subsidiary for 15 years, helping the chemical hauler win two Heil Trophies

Lee Miller, longtime Miller Transporters president and past National Tank Truck Carriers chairman, recently retired after more than 40 years in the tank truck industry.

Miller had served as the fourth president of the company since 2007.

“Congratulations to Lee Miller and his whole family as he concludes a career marked by professionalism, kindness, and success,” said Bob Heniff, founder and CEO of Heniff Transportation, which acquired Miller Transporters in 2018, combining two leading chemical haulers into one of the largest networks in North America.

“Lee’s lifetime of contributions to our company and our industry are numerous and praiseworthy.

Lee Miller is widely recognized and admired for his leadership and service to his family’s company and the tanker segment for many years. He was a part of Miller Transporters’ 2006 and 2015 North American safety championships.

His retirement comes two weeks after longtime Miller safety director Ray Riley called it a career.

Lee Miller started his tank truck career while in high school, working part time for the family business during the summer in maintenance, dispatch, and operations. After graduating from Mississippi State with a degree in transportation, he joined the company full time in dispatch and terminal management roles in Alabama and Arkansas.

After five years in the field, he returned to Miller’s headquarters in Jackson, Miss., where he was involved in myriad corporate functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, IT, quality, and Responsible Care.

The third-generation Miller Transporters leader, who joined the company in 1979, always considered safety the No. 1 priority. His uncle, Scott Miller, set the bar when he was president, leading Miller to the 2007 Outstanding Performance (Heil) Trophy. Lee Miller was president when Miller secured its second NTTC safety championship.

Lee Miller was elected by industry peers to serve as the 2017-18 NTTC chairman the same year the company celebrated its 75th anniversary. As NTTC Chairman, he sharpened the association’s focus on safety, advocacy, and education. He also initiated NTTC’s workforce development efforts and shared his concerns about the shortage of professional drivers—an issue that remains a concern throughout the industry today.

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