TMC Transportation, Inc. - Des Moines, Ia.
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man turbo, you have it all figured out, if i were you i would run for the senate or possibly the president.
untill you grasp the concept of how things work with the ISS score, and that people behind a desk cant drive 3000 trucks, and its a driver who is capt of the ship, then maybe you will understand. when TMC was 160 trucks their ISS score was near perfect as well. we have people who audit logs daily, monitor truck movement daily/nightly, and pleanty of them. we have top of the line technology that no other trucking has. being a former driver at TMC and now in the office, i can tell you, you dont have a clue about this place. you sound like a disgrunteled former employee who left or got fired for doing something he shouldnt have. i know who alot these people are on here that work here and who no longer works here. again till you grasp the expectations at TMC then i wouldnt continue to repeat what other say by quoting them all the time. we didnt get caught doing anything, after the audit, we passes with flying colors by the way, it was public knowledge that we have a satisfactory rating. i welcome them back to do it again. i bet if your company got audited you would be surprised my friend. i dont dog or slam on any company out there we are coworkers in a since, we share the road together. so lets bury the hatchet.
I just received an email to review some of your replies. I am always entertained when I run across someone like yourself. You are articulate and well written but only partially informed which makes you dangerous because other people even less informed than yourself read what you present as fact. You and I both know it's solely conjecture on your part.
The fact is I made it through one of your lengthy replies and became drowsy, next time just reproduce War and Peace. It would be shorter. I am in the office now and I don't have time to take apart your dribble piece by piece but I will gleefully point out your errors as soon as time permits me to do so over the next few days. Suffice to say I better get some Red Bull to help me stay awake with as I read through your remarks. I have been in this industry for over 20 years sir, I don't know what your credentials are but if your driving (as you appear to be) then that speaks volumes doesn't it? I don't mean that as a disparaging remark to drivers either, I drove for 8 years myself after I got out of the USMC before I elected to continue my education and advance my career.
This will be the longest "dissertation" if you will from me. Please keep your replies to my future posts concise, condensed and on point and we will air our differences. If you go off and a lengthy rant you will fail to hold my attention. Nothing is more irritating to me than someone who thinks they know everything when in fact they know nothing at all. Let your lame rebuttal begin.
Anomely speaks again!
Wouldn't all you drivers like to work for a man and an organization such as Anomely and TMC!!!!
Imagine when you have a concern/problem while on the road with TMC and you listen to the 100 reasons why you're wrong and the company is right?
TMC is right up there with Swift and JB Hunt!!
Their safety rating speaks for itselg...
Avoid employment with these folks at all costs short of your family starving!!!
I know I'll get the work out to all of my contacts - printouts from this site posted at the schools and stops will accelerate the distribution...
No doubt about it that guy is a legend in only his own mind.
Issueing threats to one the mods or admin is going to go over well. His idle threats won't be tolerated for long here.
He must have missed the memo from WiseOne about bashing mods won't be tolerated.
It's remarks like this that will make me withdraw from this forum. We try to address the mis-information that is rampid and defend a company we truly appreciate. People such as yourself are the exception to the rule. You are one of those that are always right and everyone else is wrong and have trouble accepting responsibility for anything. I am sorry for you.
I use it in the EXACT way that the FMCSA uses it, in order to decide when a carrier needs to be scrutinized for their lack of attention to safety issues, with a twist or two thrown in because it is statistically proven to be applicable in just about every case.
Your assertions are extremely defensive in nature, and an example of the kind of crap that every truck driver out here deals with all the time. It's always the driver's fault. Isn't it?
And just so you know, whatever record that TMC held previously in it's past is of no consequence. I'm talking present tense. I'm referring to the issues that apply to anyone seeking to sign on with that company today.
All you're retorting with is a pathetic attack attempt on my credibility, and I'll put mine up against yours any day of the week.
You're using the Jerry Moyes defense. He quoted that same line in an article, when Swift was under fire for safety issues. I laughed until it hurt when I read it.
The ISS-D score tells the REAL story, and each category of deficiency is broken down to allow one to see what the problem is. Logs are now a secondary concern, because the out-of-service stats for 395.1 issues at TMC have fallen in line to just under the average. So they aren't being caught like they were, but the other problems remain that keep that ISS-D score high.
But let's move on to address your other claim:
On 5/08/06, TMC settled with the FMCSA enforcement action taken on 49 counts for falsification of logs found in an audit. The fine paid came to $20,090.00.
Just a little over a week ago, TMC was audited again. On March 7, 2006, another count of log falsification was discovered. That doesn't sound like "passed with flying colors" to me.
Now...the drivers who filled out those logs wrote every entry in them. You can fault them for that. The reasons that the drivers falsified those logs could be many, including all of the scenarios discussed in this thread, BUT the company should have caught each and every one of those logs before a field agent found them. He used the same documentation to find them that TMC should have used to catch them.
I'm still in the dark as to what your goal is, but whatever it may include, you're attempting it on dishonest terms, and that is something that people need to be aware of as well.Drive-a-Mack Thanks this.
Again guys, none of us mean any disrespect and until this moment I had no idea TT was even a MOD. I have not got time to set around all day and post to a board enough to know who is what. You have to understand, if someone were saying something about a company you knew to be wrong you would defend it as well. With this post I am leaving the board, apologies to anyone offended. Good luck to you all and be safe out there.
More idle threats.
This thread is gonna get good. Let me run and get some popcorn and coke.
Turbo whadda you think? since your reply to him was more than a few short sentences will he pack up and take his toys with him like he said he would if you rambled on and on(his words not mine).
Like I've said before you have a way with words that I can only dream of attaining to.
I also commend your company for its 21 score. The company I'm leased to has 9000+ trucks all O/O and our score is like 34.
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