Looking at Boyd Bros and TMC

Discussion in 'Boyd' started by travelman, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. travelman

    travelman Bobtail Member

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    If I actually decide to go into trucking, I have narrowed it down to Boyd and TMC. I would like to hear from drivers who actually have experience with either company about the training programs, pay, home time, and how dispatchers treat the drivers in general. I have looked all over the forums for both companies, but couldn't really find enough info to actually compare the two.
     
  2. White Dog

    White Dog Road Train Member

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  3. travelman

    travelman Bobtail Member

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    After looking at those forums again, I was able to find some of the info I was looking for, but I'm still looking for info about how good Boyd's training program is compared to TMC's. I know TMC is said to have an excellent training program, but I have also heard that they tend to be very anal about little things.
     
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  4. kelmonkey79

    kelmonkey79 Bobtail Member

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    My husband just started as a trainer. He has been with Boyd for 9 months. Boyd is a GREAT company to work for. You go through your new employee training session in the classroom then you go out with a trainer for i think 6-8 weeks (give or take). You go home every other weekend and your trainer goes home every other weekend. They will put you up in a hotel when it's your trainers turn to go home. You make $500 a week training pay during this time.
     
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  5. ny2tn

    ny2tn Light Load Member

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    How many miles does he average. I just got pre hired
     
  6. kelmonkey79

    kelmonkey79 Bobtail Member

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    He has been averaging 2000+. Of course without having a dedicated run, miles can vary a lot weekly. He should gross over $40000 this year and has only been driving less than a year.
     
  7. kelmonkey79

    kelmonkey79 Bobtail Member

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    His name is Jeffrey Chappa if you need a reference.
     
  8. Drivers girl

    Drivers girl Medium Load Member

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    My bf is a l/o with Boyd and is very happy with them. They take care of their drivers and listen when they have concerns.
     
  9. Corruptdigit

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    Wow. 40k and you're impressed? Go with Melton. Starting pay from 53-55k with only 3 months otr experience.
     
  10. Claymoresauce

    Claymoresauce Bobtail Member

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    Melton has those creepy driver-facing cameras. They say "they'll only record in the event of a hard breaking situation or an impact", but I call b*llsh*t. It's like having a camera in your bedroom...
     
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