Tmc holiday

Discussion in 'TMC' started by Detroit diesel 2000, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Detroit diesel 2000

    Detroit diesel 2000 Light Load Member

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    I am thinking of going to get my cdls threw tmc..i have a question do they give you holidays off? Like major holidays? Money pretty good running for them?
     
  2. Hsauer87

    Hsauer87 Light Load Member

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    You should be home for the big holidays, 4 day weekend for thanksgiving and home Xmas and new years . 1st year driver make around 55k for the year .
     
  3. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    You only get one licence.
     
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  4. bigjoel

    bigjoel Road Train Member

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    You don't even have a CDL, and you are worried about having your holidays off? You must be a millennial.
     
  5. Detroit diesel 2000

    Detroit diesel 2000 Light Load Member

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    Some people want their family to know them
     
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  6. Hsauer87

    Hsauer87 Light Load Member

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    Just because the OP wants to ensure his happiness, and the happiness of his family is taken care of he is wrong? maybe he is not cut out for life on the road , maybe he is? he is doing his research so he can decide, no reason to bash the guy! And soon enough you sir will be replaced by what you call a millennial....
     
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  7. Detroit diesel 2000

    Detroit diesel 2000 Light Load Member

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    I think Edgar
    I Think maybe you have taken my question wrong or just plan judging me.you can say whatever thats your right.. I'm just trying to do my search cause from company to company its different.im tring to make the best decision n educate my self to prepare my wife n kids..i understand trucking is more than a job its a lifestyle. If you are a trucker i thank you for what you do n give up. Stay safe out there without you guys American would not run...
     
  8. Blinker

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    DD,
    It's good to do research. I'm an experienced TMC driver and I enjoy working here. I'll give you a few quick points to consider. ( I could go on for ever)
    First, your wife and kids do to need understand that trucking is not a M-F 9 - 5 job. It is a M-F business though. Very few pick up's or deliveries on weekends. 34 hours off for your reset is all that is required. You learn more about that in school.
    Second, where you live has a lot to do with what type of loads you haul, where you haul them, how much they pay, and when you get home. Friday or Saturday morning. For example, I live in the northeast, but I do not run there so I get home on Saturday mornings usually and leave Sunday nights. We haul finished goods to the NE, but little freight, besides lumber, out of the NE markets.
    Third, We pick up at major factories/plants and take them to big cities and little out of the way towns. You will see what a beautiful country we live in and how big it really is.
    Fourth, you will never make tons of money as a driver anywhere. 55K-70K is normal for the industry. However, your effort will determine how much you make. TMC will show you how, but you have to do the work.
    Lastly, holidays are nice, but that means you're not running. When you aren't running, you're not making money.
     
  9. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    Is that all you get at tmc 34hours off?
    Is that what they call weekends off? Lol
     
  10. bigguns

    bigguns Road Train Member

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    Your last post tells me for sure that you need to look for work elsewhere.
     
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