TMC Transportation, Inc. - Des Moines, Ia.

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  1. BooDawg

    BooDawg Bobtail Member

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    Try smaller companies like whole sale lumber and building materials or local freight transfer,they usually treat their drivers better
     
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  3. bangngears

    bangngears Medium Load Member

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    that last post is such a joke, the long b/s story about the 4 month employee who was over worked lol give me a break. the way freight is so slow now there is no one over worked. tmc dont push 5 loads a week, there is not enough to do that, i cant stand all the crying from drivers who are not really truckers and want to bash tmc because they cant cut it!
     
  4. flatbedder4life

    flatbedder4life Bobtail Member

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    thank you bangngears. thats exactly why i posted what i did acouple posts ago.
     
  5. eckz

    eckz <strong>"Radio Rambo"</strong>

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    Wasn't that post from ####y from like 2001?

    ...........Surely it was busier back then than it is now.
     
  6. truckingforum1

    truckingforum1 Bobtail Member

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    tmc is sending a rep to a private school I am at, I agree that the 5-load question will not be on my mind.
     
  7. cplmac2

    cplmac2 Heavy Load Member

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    Where you are at is a huge factor in how busy you will be. I'm not sure where you are coming from but the 5 loads a week comes directly from orientation, George made that abundantly clear to my class. I think that post was pretty much spot on, and while not all of us will be unhappy running 5 loads a week the atmosphere he described couldn't be more accurate. I have done 5 loads a week many times since I've been here, the only time I haven't is when I have been lucky enough to catch multi-day loads. I've only sat empty 2 days of the 5 months I've been with TMC, hell I've said many times that the biggest plus at TMC is that they will keep you busy. You are saying more and more ignorant things for no apparent reason other than to attack drivers who don't speak of TMC in glowing terms. It might not be your experience with the company but who the hell are you to say what someone else's experience is much less EVERYONE else's experience? Think about what you are saying.
     
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  8. eckz

    eckz <strong>"Radio Rambo"</strong>

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    I said a long time ago that although this ####y person wasn't 100% wrong, he probably could've "played the game" a little bit better, and made it easier on himself.

    Sadly, "playing the game" isn't something that you can be taught in truck driving school. It took me about a year to get used to it, but once i did i made great money and was happy there.

    I was never asked to run hot. Yes, your -goal- should be 5 loads per week (if you're regional) this is a business where you are paid based on the amount of work that you do.. Why the hell wouldn't you want to run 5 loads a week?

    The thing is, even though that's a "Goal" they aren't going to push you unless you aren't doing it due to your own faults, mostly they only look at your average REVENUE to the truck, and not the amount of loads you needed to haul that week to get it.

    The point is, i see both sides of the story here, and don't see any need to pick on anyone personally just because they had what they consider to be a bad experience. I understand speaking your peace, though, and i understand that even though the post is correct, it's also coming from a new guy who hadn't learned how to "play the game" yet.

    Don't let anyone push you around. Don't run hot, don't run overweight, if your fleet manager expects you too, tell him no, if it becomes an issue, call safety.. Don't take loads where you know you will have to sit and wait around all day to get it, and don't spend your time playing space invaders at the pilot, either.

    Its not a hard job, it just takes some discipline. Be warned, though.. It's not like the recruiter probably told you it was. Flatbedding is easy once you've done it a few years, but starting out, you will likely quit every single day >.<
     
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  9. Wolfpack

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    Thats funny that you mention that ecks....Been doing flatbed almost exclusively since 1994 and every winter I quit in my mind about 2 to 3 times a day...lol...
     
  10. kajidono

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    Do a winter of towing and flatbedding will look a lot better.
     
  11. bangngears

    bangngears Medium Load Member

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    lolo thats too funny coming from a newbie who thinks he knows it all. all i am saying is all these guys who have no idea what trucking is all about gives a company 3 or 4 months and tink they know it all...hmmm like you.
    you can have your five loads a week if you want, i am happy with my 3 to 4 a week. i like to load on monday in ny and unload fri am in washington. see thats how you make money not how many loads you do but how much revenue the truck makes. if your revenue is high tmc could care less how many loads u do. i have been out here for 20+ years and have listen to the cry babies who got layed off from their job and now want to truck and think they should make premium money right out of the gates. well it dont work that way!
     
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