TMC Transportation, Inc. - Des Moines, Ia.?

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by JCarr, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. JCarr

    JCarr Bobtail Member

    Oct 21, 2005
    Just wondering. My husband is looking for a practically fail safe trucking company. He's knows there are going to be pit falls, just wondering about TMC though. :?: :?:
  2. TurboTrucker

    TurboTrucker Road Train Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Rossville, Georgia
    I think this carrier has been covered elsewhere on the site. If you can't find it by thumbing through the threads, I'll attempt to point you too it when I get time...

    I'll offer just a thought could do far worse than working for TMC...their drivers like the company pretty well...
  3. kdryan

    kdryan A Pleasant Fellow

    Nov 22, 2005
    ... and it's Des Moines, not Demoines! :) Sorry, I grew up around there and couldn't resist. :D
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Forum Retiree

    Feb 8, 2004
    from what i have been told from a former driver, the company supplies you with polishes and you are required to polish the tanks, wheels, truck body. all black trucks i do believe. any company that gives me those supplies, i'll tell them where to stick it. i'll gladly spend an hour to wash the truck, but to spend my off duty time polishing it......
  5. PortlandDriver

    PortlandDriver <strong>RIP</strong>, May You Be Heaventown Bound!

    May 30, 2005
    Pacific Northwest
  6. Moon Dawg

    Moon Dawg Bobtail Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Any info on TMC. Thanks and what Co would you look into as a newbee?:smt100
  7. pro1driver

    pro1driver Heavy Load Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    North East, USA
    TMC the flatbed company really isn't all that great. what type of driving did you want to get into...?? find the threads regarding TMC here on these boards, and read ALL ABOUT IT..............!!!
  8. tjgosurf

    tjgosurf <strong>New Driver Helper</strong>

    Feb 20, 2006
  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    They haul a lot of building materials, which isn't the best paying freight, so they will push you.
  10. Duckie

    Duckie Light Load Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    I like TMC, it is where I got my start in the industry. You will haul a lot of building supplies that is true and it is cheap freight. Here is what I like about them.
    1. They train you how to flatbed the right way, safe and secure. Check up on them, they have had less freight come off thier trucks tahn any other flatbed outfit out there.
    2. They tell you home every w/e, this is true.
    3. Great benefits!
    4. I learned a lot from tarping and securing building supplies, sometimes it is difficult and you have to be creative.

    TMC is a great way to start flatbedding, take from an old greasy flatbedder if you are looking to start flatbedding go with these guys. Those Pretty Peterbilts they have dont hurt a thing eithier.
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