Possibly going TMC.. advice?

Discussion in 'TMC' started by roadglide11, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. roadglide11

    roadglide11 Bobtail Member

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    Ok guys, thanks for all the help so far! I'm almost done with CDL school. Trying to really narrow down the list...
    TMC sticks out to me because, I want a little labor vs sitting in the truck all day. I want to drive a standard, at least for a little bit so I can get very comfortable with it.. And I do want good home time...
    Abilene/freymiller seems great, but I think they are all automatics. out for weeks at a time. And almost no physical activity..
    With all these companies, reviews seem more good than bad..
    Any further advice? Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Buckeyefan76

    Buckeyefan76 Bobtail Member

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    I have one word of advice for you. RUN AWAY!!! They micromanage everything you do and treat people like crap. I worked for them.
     
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  3. Highway Sailor

    Highway Sailor Road Train Member

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    I would say read the TMC threads then make your own decision. They do control your every movement , however you are moving their freight. I was treated well for the five years I worked there. I didn't like the way they did some things but I was in their was their sand box. If you can think on your own then they might be a good fix for you. Being fresh out of school you won't have many choices. And they do have automatics along with manuals.
     
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  4. Highway Sailor

    Highway Sailor Road Train Member

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    I would say read the TMC threads then make your own decision. They do control your every movement , however you are moving their freight. I was treated well for the five years I worked there. I didn't like the way they did some things but I was in their was their sand box. If you can think on your own then they might be a good fix for you. Being fresh out of school you won't have many choices. And they do have automatics along with manuals.
     
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  5. Hsauer87

    Hsauer87 Light Load Member

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    TMC is a good company to work for, Yes they have lots of rules, and micro mannage a bit, but excelent training, hometime and pay. I have been here for almost 5 years and they can be over bearing with rules, and such, but the paycheck is allways good, and we get home everyweekend!
     
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  6. Buckeyefan76

    Buckeyefan76 Bobtail Member

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    Weekends, that's a joke. Don't consider barely being home for a day a weekend.
     
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  7. roadglide11

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    Well, I think it's happening! Been in contact with them and they told me a start date.. As far as home time goes, they seem better than most.
    Also I'm just starting out, so my choices are limited, but TMC stuck out to me. And as @Hsauer87 pointed out, there training seems great..
    If I don't like it, after a little time I'll find something else..
    In the mean time, I'm excited!
     
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  8. Highway Sailor

    Highway Sailor Road Train Member

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    Tell them the truth with everything they ask, and don't act like an idiot or show off and you will be fine.
     
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  9. Hsauer87

    Hsauer87 Light Load Member

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    Just remember when you go to orientation it is a week or 2 week long job interview, same thing when you are with your trainer. Make the best of it, and do not be afraid to ask questions. Respect, integrity and honesty are key here as well. If you find TMC is not for you , at least stick it out for 6 months, you do not want to have a bunch of companys on your record as a rookie driver . If you have anyother questions dont be afraid to ask

    Good Luck!
     
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  10. Hsauer87

    Hsauer87 Light Load Member

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    I dont know if you had an experience or what you heard, but i am home every-weekend unless i choose to run and it is from 40-48 hours each time. Alot of the hometime is on the driver and how he runs his truck and logs, also location is key!
     
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