TMC Transportation, Inc. - Des Moines, Ia.

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by TurboTrucker, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. TurboTrucker

    TurboTrucker Road Train Member

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    From another thread posted in the Forums

     
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  2. TurboTrucker

    TurboTrucker Road Train Member

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    I looked up the most recent stats on TMC, because you offered that they were in some hot water over logs, and guess what...you're right. They were reviewed just last month, and they're ISS-2 was raised to 90. They are apparently pushing their drivers, and the numbers are starting to reflect it.
     
  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    The appearance of their equipment may start to reflect it too before long.
     
  4. Cocky

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    Yeah I hadn't done any research into it. My sources are myself and other drivers. I am glad to see that they are having a crackdown over there. Perhaps it will make for a much safer trip for the drivers and the folks that they drive near.


    I also read some report from Roehl in regards to safety rankings or something to that affect. It showed TMC at like #30 something which from what I understand disqualifies them from programs like Prepass. I don't know how accurate it is, of course, since I have been unable to locate a copy of that list from anyone other than the folks in the Roehl recruiting department.

    It would be interesting to keep track of that list as time wears on.
     
  5. David Autrey

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    Is saftey an issue on pree? always assumed it was behind the yard having scales. and that was it.

    It makes sense, another tool to feel out an org.

    wonder what else will disqualify from pree? size of company? how does the equip handle com? qualcom?

    never had the priv of qualcom, just seen dead units in the trash at roadway, so I know what they look like, is prepass part of qualcom?
     
  6. truckntim80

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    Qual-comm and Pre-pass are 2 totally different things – Qual-comm is the computer keyboard in the truck, to get your load assignments and communicate with dispatch, etc. The pre-pass thing is a by-pass for the scales. I think the company has to have a certain rating of some sort to qualify for it. Basically it is like an EZ pass for the tolls, except in this case for the scales. It will give you a green light or red light, If it’s green, cruise on by, red, stop in chicken house. Hope that helps.
     
  7. truckntim80

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    Also want to add to the last post – The Qual-comm can be tracked via satellite. The company can track the truck at any moment. They also know how fast your speed is, RPMs, how long you’ve been rolling, ETC. Basically like a black box for a truck.
     
  8. Redneck

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    Did you ever notice the thing hanging out over the right lane that looks like a radar gun?
    This is the prepass site for the scales. The scale master can automaticly give you a red light to bring you in.
    Your company can also give the scales a call and have you brought into the scales for any reason by giving you a red light.

    Speeding past the prepass site will also get you a red light sometimes. It cost the company or O/O so much money for every green light they recieve also.

    When I pulled a tanker it was pretty nice, until 9/11 then we all started to get pulled into the scales all the time.
     
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  9. truckinbiker

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    I am currently waiting to go back to Des Moines to get my own truck, These folks are very dishonest, while with a trainer, they wanted us to take a load of drywall, they would have put us at 85,000 lbs and go around the scales , there words exactly, We do it all the time, Richie says to my trainer. My trainer refused the load and then we got to set for a day and half, because no loads available, Training cord mike rourke is a liar, what a real piece of work. I have been sitting for two weeks for my own truck. When in the Des Moines yard they said it would take 2 days. Dot was there while I was at orientation, for 4 weeks, yes 4 weeks they got a 94 score, 1 being good, 100 being bad, They put on a good front about safety, its a joke. They sent out our truck from the Des Moines yard with cords showing on both steer tires and drives, we had no dash lights, cruise control would stick, dropped a trailer in Ankeny yard, picked up drop deck with 8 bald tires,metal showing on 5 of them, no kidding. took 6 hours to get them changed, all this happened in my 5 weeks of training. They tell us that they have $12000, invested in us at this point. If I quit I owe $1200, And then that will go on my record as a quitter. I am at this point wondering what to do. Dont work for these fools.
     
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  10. MACK E-6

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    Are they under some sort of new management now? This is becoming a common complaint. Last I looked, their ISS-2 was throught the roof. It may not be too long before those nice looking trucks of theirs start to reflect their safety numbers, or worse.
     
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