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Charlie W.'s Comment
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Hey I'm thinking about going to work for TMC. What can y'all tell me about this company? I am looking for the good, the bad and the ugly. I also am looking for information on their trucks and policy on idealing or Apu usage. Thank yall in advance for all of your help.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Last Shadow's Comment
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Charlie, I don't drive for TMC, I drive for Shaffer, anywho I'm sure if you call their recruiters they can give you all the answers you're looking for, I'm sure we have TMC drivers here in TT but sometimes the answers take a bit, good luck brother.

Hey I'm thinking about going to work for TMC. What can y'all tell me about this company? I am looking for the good, the bad and the ugly. I also am looking for information on their trucks and policy on idealing or Apu usage. Thank yall in advance for all of your help.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We do have a ton of information on the company:

TMC Company-Sponsored Training Program Review

TMC Company Review

If you can't find the answers there then contacting the recruiters will be your best bet.

If you haven't applied there yet, you can apply right here through our site to TMC and a bunch of other company-sponsored programs at once. There's no obligation. You'll just be contacted by their recruiters:

Apply For Company-Sponsored Training

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

SouthernTrucker's Comment
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Hey I'm thinking about going to work for TMC. What can y'all tell me about this company? I am looking for the good, the bad and the ugly. I also am looking for information on their trucks and policy on idealing or Apu usage. Thank yall in advance for all of your help.

Hey Charlie, I am looking at TMC as well. I can tell you I have had a really hard time finding any bad reviews about them from all of the sources I have found. I can tell you that their trucks do not have APU's as far as I know. They may have them on the newer model trucks. The good part, is that they do have some of the higher pay for new drivers out there. After talking to a lot of other drivers, I have found that you almost always make better money by going with the percentage pay. Hope this helps.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APU's:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

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