Couple general questions about TMC

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  1. Woodys

    Woodys Medium Load Member

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    Hey dudes, I'm thinking of going back OTR. I've dabbled in a few different driving gigs over the years but have never touched a flatbed and am really interested in it. I'm curious about TMC mainly because it seems like they have plenty of freight to keep drivers running .... and also let's not forget their chromed out rigs :cool::cool:! Thanks in advance for any answers you can help me with!

    What is their home time policy for drivers who are not interested in being home weekly and want to stay out months at a time?

    Is their a cap to your home time allowance?

    Do they allow you to take home time at a different address than your actual home?

    What are the trucks governed at?

    Do they worry about the Miles Per Gallons of their drivers and rigs?

    Do they have driver facing cameras?

    I've heard they require you to give your truck a shower once a week?

    Does their quallcomm alert on overspeed (like if you roll down a hill faster than your governer)?

    Do they have opportunities as a company driver for oversized loads?
     
  2. GMF

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    I am starting with my trainer today. I’ll try to help out and answer what I do know as of now. Which obviously isn’t a lot
    Trucks @62
    Try to keep you regional and home on weekends although not guaranteed
    MPG goes into a matrix for your overall pay
    Recommended truck wash once a week. Mandatory every other week
    Have to work your way in to specialized and oversized.
    That’s about all I can answer for ya.
     
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  3. Woodys

    Woodys Medium Load Member

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    Thanks dude, let us know how orientation goes.
     
  4. Highway Sailor

    Highway Sailor Road Train Member

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    Some answers to your questions. Truck must be washed every two weeks minimum, you can over speed going down a hill the Qualcomm won't catch you but....when you go for service the will pick it up On the down load of the ECM. You can get an oversized load any time. You can change your home time location by notifying you fleet manager. You can stay out as long as you want. Here again you set it up with your fm. Some trucks have driver facing cameras. Good luck.
     
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  5. Buc

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    I been out the box for a good lil' minute now, but I don't presume much has changed since I left the Black n Chrome about 2 1/2 years back. Spent 4 good years running around in those Petercars...let me take a stab at some of your questions here (& maybe someone with updated info can come behind me and confirm and/or clarify...)

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Hsauer87 Light Load Member

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    Hope th is helps , you can ask anything else. I am a current TMC driver for the last 5 years. Questions answered in quote

    Hey dudes, I'm thinking of going back OTR. I've dabbled in a few different driving gigs over the years but have never touched a flatbed and am really interested in it. I'm curious about TMC mainly because it seems like they have plenty of freight to keep drivers running .... and also let's not forget their chromed out rigs :cool::cool:! Thanks in advance for any answers you can help me with!

    What is their home time policy for drivers who are not interested in being home weekly and want to stay out months at a time?

    If you run the will get you home for a weekend. They typically do not like guys being off mon-fri unless there is a specific reason, but this will also depend on your fleet manager . But typically 5 days out 2 days in roughly.

    Is their a cap to your home time allowance?

    Answered In last. We do not earn days off for weeks out. You will be off weekends if you want to be

    Do they allow you to take home time at a different address than your actual home?

    As long as it's safe and legal to park.

    What are the trucks governed at?

    62mph

    Do they worry about the Miles Per Gallons of their drivers and rigs?

    Not to much. We are paid % based on performance so if you use more fuel you will get less % , the better mpg the better % you earn. They typically don't make a big deal about mpg

    Do they have driver facing cameras?

    Some trucks, but you can have it turned off for being a good boy !

    I've heard they require you to give your truck a shower once a week?

    Yes , we have contracts with truck washed allover the country. Just stop bye and have it washed. They will pay for 1wash a week, and require you to go no longer then 2 weeks between washes

    Does their quallcomm alert on overspeed (like if you roll down a hill faster than your governer)?

    No, unless you go over 80mph , in that case it's a critical event.

    Do they have opportunities as a company driver for oversized loads?

    Yes, we haul a lot of wide plate steel



    Like I said , hope this helps, if you have another questions go ahead and let me know!
     
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