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

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

  1. Redgreen01

    Redgreen01 Bobtail Member

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    Just asking does TMC let you bring home your truck becuase I live in Maquoketa and thats about 4 hours from the terminal becuase i'v read they do but most likely you will have a load and they don't let you unhook from the trailer so I was wonder if they would let you just take the tractor home for the weekend?
     
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  3. satman

    satman Bobtail Member

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    It is TMC policy that you never drop your trailer, And yes you go home with the load for delivery
     
  4. rhughegg

    rhughegg Bobtail Member

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    I am trying to make an informed decision on weather or not to appy at TMC. I have 10 years driving experience with dump trucks / trailers, tank, hopper, flat, rgn, landoll, oversied etc. work for a farmer who has his hands into everything but benifits. I am just curious about the basics .... pay, home time, benifits, etc. I see the do have an specialized division hauling john deere products, do you have to be there for a certian period of time before they let you haul that stuff? Any viable information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time
     
  5. SCNewbie

    SCNewbie Bobtail Member

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    I have only been with TMC for a short time but I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability.
    Pay - you can go either mileage or percentage. I think mileage starts out at .30 cpm but could be wrong. Percentage starts at 23%, but can easily be increased to 27-29% very easily.
    Home Time - They guarantee 46 out of 52 weekends at home. Keep in mind that a "weekend" will typically be a 34 hour reset.
    Benefits - Seem on par with everything else out there.
    Specialized Division - I think 2 years with TMC is required before you can go that route.

    Believe very little that you read on this forum about TMC. I have found that most of the stuff written is from people who couldn't hack the work or TMC turned away for whatever reason. If your really curious, give them a shot and find out for yourself. For me, there is no other place I would want to go.

    Hope this helps.
     
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