TMC Transportation, Inc. - Des Moines, Ia.

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

  1. matrat

    matrat Bobtail Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    Columbus oh
    I came right out of school at roadmaster to tmc. Dealing with all the load and strapping is not that bad. I am making the a lot more money doing flatbed than if I was making 26 cents a mile cuz that is a joke. I hear everyone say you can make more money doing van and refer but u are going to driving everyday for hours pulling around 700 to 800 miles a day if really lucky. I have talk to a few people I went to school with and I am making twice as much as the and I don't have to wait 6 months to a year for a raise either.
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  3. P The Fat Trucker

    P The Fat Trucker Bobtail Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    youngmansoupie, japan
    you have alot to fear, the flatbed industry is comming to a slow down, as you will find that being new you will run your but off being your a newbie to tmc. after a bit yhey will put the pressure on you, you will see. good luck and keep your eyes open, listen to your senior drivers:biggrin_2554:
  4. windwalker12746

    windwalker12746 Bobtail Member

    Dec 2, 2009
    My husband recently went to work for TMC, after his many years as a trucker, he believes it has been his worst move ever! He is looking for a good flat bed company if there is any.
  5. HoosierHunter

    HoosierHunter Light Load Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    Some will tell you different but I have been happy with Maverick. They are not perfect but are pretty easy to deal with for a large company. Good Luck in your search.
    notarps4me Thanks this.
  6. Drive-a-Mack

    Drive-a-Mack Light Load Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Eugene, OR via Lincoln, NE
    ..I would have to agree, at least reading the 'MAVERICK..from a wifes perspective' thread; so far the only real complaints are about some of the loading/unloading at the shippers/receivers which happens with any carrier you work for.. since leaving COVENENT they seem happy with the move & no major complaints with MAVERICK yet.. even paid him for 320 miles to a receiver but needed a WIIC(?) card to unload & didn't have one, so they rerouted him to transfer the load with another driver & got paid for the miles anyway; well it was their mistake they didn't remind him to get the card he needed b4 that delivery.. anyway these problems seemed to get worked out which is all a driver can ask for... so he's been keeping busy, getting miles & not having any major problems with dispatch; so far so good it seems.. oh i forgot to mention he did have problems with his truck, seems it doesn't have much power on hills & he's hoping he will be getting a newer one soon, but that's seems to be his only major gripe so far..
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009
  7. Anomeley

    Anomeley Bobtail Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    No doubt an accurate handle and your level of idustry experience is reflected in your comments. Our SafeStat score is a 36. Look it up, it's a matter of record. PrePass has nothing to do with the score. The score is comprised of four different SEA scores. Some of the stuff I read on this thread from time to time just really demonstrates why people look down their noses at this industry as a whole and the drivers that help to comprise it. People, do your research before spewing off facts that are nothing more than road rumor. I have been in this business 28 years and every compnay has the other one going down for the count. It's always been that way. Try thinking for yourselves and if you don't know the facts then don't post a comment removing all doubt that you haven't got the first clue and are clearly talking out of your #####.
  8. trucker6618

    trucker6618 Bobtail Member

    Dec 12, 2009
    just do your job quit complaining do what you have to do thats trucking dont like it do something else sally
  9. notarps4me

    notarps4me Road Train Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    You pulled that from a guy that was banned 2 years ago?:biggrin_2559:
  10. speedyi13

    speedyi13 Bobtail Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    yall can talk bad about TMC all u want those are just isolate cases,ive been here for a while and there is no way they make u do anything that u dont want to do or put ur safety at risk.all u drivers that been in training are too scared to ask for new tires,lights.....etc
    im just sick and tired about all those comments,just cause u cant stand up for yourself that dosent mean the company is like that at all.
    there is no perfect company but give me a brake just cause everybody is jealous cause their equipment and freight,that dont mean nothing.ive been hearing for many years now every spring "TMC is going under,they are closing their doors..."etc yeah right .im still here going strong,just cause it didnt work out for u that dosent mean it wont work for others.
    WAKE UP PEOPLE BE REALISTIC,im just a driver i dont get paid to say those things about TMC but they pay for my house,all my bills.a company is WHAT U MAKE OUT OF IT.
    peace all im out
  11. kindsoul

    kindsoul Light Load Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    columbus, OH
    Your grasp of the english language is amazing. TMC has plenty of cheap freight. You can make the same money driving dry van though. Also, the fact they took PREPASS out is absurd. Have fun playing in the rain, I'll be driving.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2010
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