Maverick V. TMC

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by jamespgh, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. jamespgh

    jamespgh Bobtail Member

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    I'm in CDL school for another few weeks but am in the hiring process with Maverick and TMC and should know something this week from both. Having a hard time making a decision between the two. I like the idea of automatics and EPU's at Maverick. Percentage pay and Peterbilts attract me to TMC. Both seem to have quality training and have competitive first year rookie salary.

    Looking for professional feedback from your own experience and perspective getting into the industry with one of these two companies. I'm a 12 year Army veteran in top shape with a squeaky clean background. No tickets or accidents of any kind, no criminal background, great physical healthy so I feel like I'd be an asset to any flatbed orginization.

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.

    James
     
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  3. hors_19

    hors_19 Medium Load Member

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    I would go with TMC because there program is a military approved apprentice program which allows you to use your GI Bill. So if you figure the 2 rookie pay scales then add the GI Bill on top of TMC's and there you go better pay at TMC. (And the Pete's are nicer then cascadias)
     
  4. jamespgh

    jamespgh Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. Maverick has the veteran apprenticeship as well, that's why I feel tugged in both directions. Not having driven either makes, auto or manual and electric v. auxiliary power unit. I guess trying to figure out long term comfort and enjoyment of driving. Am I making sense? 😁
     
  5. hors_19

    hors_19 Medium Load Member

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    Yeah I think long run you have more options with TMC just my opinion.
     
  6. tkpinsc

    tkpinsc Light Load Member

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    The answer might depend on what they offer for freight and home time where you live.
     
  7. ArmyMP

    ArmyMP Light Load Member

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    As a soon to be military vet and am drawn to TMC for their pay.....the challenge of tarping. And promised weekly home time.
     
  8. jamespgh

    jamespgh Bobtail Member

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    Both offer home weekends for my area, I'm in the hiring area for both. I think they both haul all types of freight (lumber, steel, coils etc), Maverick also has a glass division and temp. controlled division in addition to flatbed. TMC is only flatbed at this point. Both average between 2100-2400 a week, home weekends 95% of the time is advertised.
     
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  9. hors_19

    hors_19 Medium Load Member

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    TMC does specialized also just have to be there a while before you can get a crack at it.
     
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  10. jamespgh

    jamespgh Bobtail Member

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    You should also check out this retired veterans recent experience of his orientation, training and then solo at Maverick. He does a very nice job of breaking down the entire process and his experience and personal views, very informative: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHe-0VifUURze86bmEze-3g/feed
     
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  11. piermechanic38365

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    tmc has a boat division and a john deere dedicated....... i hear both are pretty lucrative.....
     
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