TMC Up to date orientation thread. 2013

Discussion in 'TMC' started by Hsauer87, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. L-Train

    L-Train Light Load Member

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    I drive for them currently, the tarp lift test IS with a rolled steel tarp. You lift it on your shoulder, carry it around to the side of the deck and roll it on the trailer, then pull yourself up on the trailer with out help, the lift the tarp to the top of the coil, (NOTE:get the tarp 3/4 the way up the coil and then push it up the rest of the way, the coil was taller than me), the walk around the coil (3 points of contact) pull the tarp down from the coil, roll it to the edge of the trailer, walk to the rear of the trailer and get off, then walk over where you left the tarp and roll it on your shoulder and carry it to the start point and drop it.
    TMC is all about you being careful and efficient. Don't walk on the grass and be respectful while your their doing the right thing at the right time and you will not have an issue.
     
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  3. Artist

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    The tarp is 120 lbs!!! Its a lumber tarp, not a steal tarp. Just did the test today. They have a steal tarp in the fitness room at the hotel and thats about 80 to 90 lbs. I got through the whole test but due to my hight it was a bit of a struggle to get the tarp up on the coil. Needless to say the physical therapist didnt clear me so I'm on a bus home :-(
     
  4. K9OTR

    K9OTR Light Load Member

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    I'm 5'5... am I screwed? Also does anyone know the exact or approximate deck height from ground to deck?
     
  5. K9OTR

    K9OTR Light Load Member

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    Sorry to hear about this. Don't give up keep plugging away you will find something.
     
  6. Artist

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    Yeah I am quite bummed out. I have alot of other options but TMC was the best so I went there first. I just wish the test was givin with the steal tarps cause that would have been cake. Like I said, I was able to complete the test. Got the tarp on my shoulder, on the deck, and on the coil ( had to push the tarp long ways to get it up) got the tarp down from the coil, got off the trailet properly, and returned the tarp on my shoulder to the starting point. Considering I weigh only 10lbs more then the tarp not bad. As for the females wanting to work for TMC. Your going to have to get hitched to a Male TMC driver cause the ONLY females they have working for them are husband and wife teams.
     
  7. Lionsmith98

    Lionsmith98 Bobtail Member

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    Sorry to hear that, so were there medical reasons for not being cleared such as past surgeries, or blood pressure problems if you dont mind me asking
     
  8. Artist

    Artist Bobtail Member

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    Nope. Healthy. No problems. I was not cleared because I struggled. Getting that tarp above my head up on the coil. That simple. Didnt count that I still completed it. If you struggle your a liability.
     
  9. Lionsmith98

    Lionsmith98 Bobtail Member

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    I see that they have 20+ people graduate every week im wondering were those graduates going simply because Tmc only has 1700 trucks in there fleet. i recommend trying mcelroy there pretty good outfit
     
  10. Artist

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    Alot of guys use these companies for their first year experience so they can get something local or what ever else they want. So thats why turnover is so high. Then factore in those that decide they dont like it, or what ever.
     
  11. K9OTR

    K9OTR Light Load Member

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    Last night I went out an picked up two 60lb sand bags (tube-sand) and will weigh them for accuracy and start practicing with them. I figure they are about the closest thing I can get to a tarp to practice with. I'll secure them together and start tossing them around. hopefully in the couple of months between now and when I'm ready yto go I'll have it down or atleast a head start.
     
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