Sorry to hear of your bad experience, not all trucking is like that. I just have one question most of what you posted was about the trainer and the way he did things (and it sounds like you had a lousey one) could you possibly post about what was wrong with the company?... Did you report any of these problems to the company?, if so how did they respond to your complaints?
I hope you will not judge all of trucking or all trainers by this bad experience there are good companies to work for and there are decent trainers out there that do care about showing people how to do the job safely/correctly.....they may be few and far between but they are out there.
TMC Transportation, Inc. - Des Moines, Ia.
Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by TurboTrucker, Apr 23, 2006.
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MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member
- Sep 19, 2005
Well, keep at it. You won't be stuck with this ignoramus of a trainer for long, and after that it will get easier. The more you do something the better you get at it.
TurboTrucker Road Train Member
- Feb 23, 2005
But...don't let this keep you from trucking if you truly have yearnings to go into it. There are better ways to go about getting your foot in the door.
Rawlco Medium Load Member
- Aug 13, 2006
I have mentioned before and I guess it needs repeating. There ARE some bad trainers at TMC. There are some VERY BAD trainers at TMC. There are also VERY GOOD trainers at TMC. I am sorry for what happened to you. Did you report it to the proper people? Jeff W. in charge of training is VERY interested to hear about any bad trainers. Bad trainers can not be eliminated if the right people do not speak up.
TMC IS a hard company to work for. They expect a lot from drivers. In order to be sucessful you need to be able to be productive within the hours of service. You WILL NOT be running illegally at TMC. I run legally always and make sure that my truck is always where my logbook says it is within that 15 minute block, usually specific to the minute.
I secure my loads properly, and I have a real problem with drivers who cut corners with load securement. I am in charge of that load, that truck, and that logbook. My trainer was not, My fleet manager is not, Safety department is not. The responsibility is MINE and MINE ALONE. If you choose to operate unsafely at TMC or anywhere they may not catch you at first, but someday you will wish you had done the right thing. I make good money at TMC operating by the book and there is no reason that you can't as well. You need to be prepared to work hard at TMC. I make the most of my 11 and 14 hours that is possible. That may mean sleeping at a rest area rather than a truckstop, or closer to a city than you would like. I am prepared to do what needs to be done to make the load legally and efficiently because that means money for me. With the right mindset you will make money at any company, but trucking is not a vacation. (well it is for me, I was used to 18 hour days as a dairy farmer, 14 on and 10 off is easy.)
They are only hard to work for 'cause their rates SUCK!
I know, I lasted right at 90 days and SEE YA. I am NOT going to donate my time, I will however work for money
flathead Light Load Member
- Jan 4, 2007
Any other ex-TMC employees being bombarded with calls by a company doing surveys for TMC? They were calling me like I was some unemployed bum who didn't have anything else to do but think about why I left TMC. Finally got a day off to get back to them and basically told them to pay their drivers better for non-driving duties. Hope it helps those who are still there working hard. If not, I tried!
And another thing that I fogot to mention was the equipment they had was excelllent and you were issued all the equipment needed to start your new career.
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