TMC Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

Get Your CDL Training Through TMC Transportation Driver Training Center

Payback Obligations

TMC Transportation truck on the road
Can I pay for my CDL training up front and have no further obligation?

No, there is no option offered to pay up front.

What are the obligations for paying back the schooling after graduation?

There is no obligation for tuition as long as the one-year agreement is honored.

TruckingTruth's View On TMC Transportation's Training Obligations

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 Transportation trains you to drive a truck, and in return, you work for them for at least a year.

TMC CDL School Training Itinerary

Describe the schooling itinerary a bit:

Students will have a variety of classroom instruction, equipment familiarization, simulators, practice driving, backing, and other maneuvers.

How long is the training overall?

CDL training portion is 3 weeks in duration.

How much time on the range backing up?

2 weeks

During the practice range phase, how many students share one truck?

2 students per truck

How much time in classroom?

40+ hours

TruckingTruth's View On TMC Transportation Training Itinerary

TMC Transportation sponsored race car

TMC Transportation's CDL training portion of their program is typical at about 3 weeks, with the equivalent of one of those weeks in the classroom.

TMC On The Road Training Itinerary

Is the training period based on number of days, number of driving hours, number of miles, or some combination?

A combination of all those, but new drivers will spend about 5 weeks with their trainer.

How much will I be making when I'm on the road with a trainer?

After the student has their CDL, they will earn $500 per week while out with a trainer.

Do they run your trainer and you as a "team" operations or like a solo truck?

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.

TMC Transportation On The Road Training Itinerary

Is there more than one student per trainer and truck?

No, one student per trainer & truck.

Do you have a "No sleeping in the top bunk while the truck is rolling" policy?

No, the driver trainer is required to be in the right seat at all times during training, so it's not possible.

What is your policy for handling disputes between trainer and student?

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.

TMC On The Road Training Itinerary

Can you get a non-smoking trainer?

Yes, a non-smoking trainer may be requested.

What are the company's minimum qualifications to be a trainer?

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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