No, there is no option offered to pay up front.
There is no obligation for tuition as long as the one-year agreement is honored.
TMC, like many companies offering company-sponsored CDL training, considers their program less of a school with students and more like on-the-job training, an apprenticeship.
TMC trains you to drive a truck, and in return, you work for them for at least a year.
Students will have a variety of classroom instruction, equipment familiarization, simulators, practice driving, backing, and other maneuvers.
CDL training portion is 3 weeks in duration.
2 students per truck
TMC's CDL training portion of their program is typical at about 3 weeks, with the equivalent of one of those weeks in the classroom.
A combination of all those, but new drivers will spend about 5 weeks with their trainer.
After the student has their CDL, they will earn $500 per week while out with a trainer.
The trainer must be in the passenger seat any time the truck is moving the first 2 weeks, with the ability to run more miles weeks 3, 4, and 5. TMC’s average length of haul is less than 500 miles.
No, one student per trainer & truck.
No, the driver trainer is required to be in the right seat at all times during training, so it's not possible.
Each student has a training coordinator whom they talk to every day while training. Any disputes that arise are handled on a case-by-case basis.
Yes, a non-smoking trainer may be requested.
At least 6 months of safe driving and have to have driven during one winter. Additionally, they take a class and must pass a test, and have to have approval of Safety and Operations departments.
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