TMC ORIENTATION

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Chandler G.'s Comment
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Starting my orientation with TMC in Columbia S.C. in a few days, very excited, any advice would be greatly appreciated....Thanks

John M.'s Comment
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Stay off the grass

Running Bear's Comment
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How did you get Columbia SC instead of going to Iowa

Truckin'Rey's Comment
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Congrats Chandler, good luck with TMC and your upcoming orientation. TMC is on my short list as well and I'm talking with a recruiter now. What was your lag time from the date you got your cdl and your orientation date with TMC?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Chandler G.'s Comment
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Will do

Stay off the grass

Chandler G.'s Comment
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Because I am from North Carolina, anybody from this area goes to S.C.

How did you get Columbia SC instead of going to Iowa

Running Bear's Comment
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Wow that's funny because I'm from Alabama. I wonder how they make that decision

Trey H.'s Comment
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Thinking about TMC... got pre-hire approval, start cdl class on mon,9/11. Do you know if residents of knoxville, TN would go to Orientation in SC? Thanks

Starting my orientation with TMC in Columbia S.C. in a few days, very excited, any advice would be greatly appreciated....Thanks

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Chandler G.'s Comment
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I'm not sure how that make that decision of who goes to S.C. or Iowa but if you'll call the recruitment number they will tell you when/ where your orientation will be. I start my orientation on 09/11 in S.C. Good luck in school!

Thinking about TMC... got pre-hire approval, start cdl class on mon,9/11. Do you know if residents of knoxville, TN would go to Orientation in SC? Thanks

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Starting my orientation with TMC in Columbia S.C. in a few days, very excited, any advice would be greatly appreciated....Thanks

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Trey H.'s Comment
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Thanks & good luck.

I'm not sure how that make that decision of who goes to S.C. or Iowa but if you'll call the recruitment number they will tell you when/ where your orientation will be. I start my orientation on 09/11 in S.C. Good luck in school!

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Thinking about TMC... got pre-hire approval, start cdl class on mon,9/11. Do you know if residents of knoxville, TN would go to Orientation in SC? Thanks

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Starting my orientation with TMC in Columbia S.C. in a few days, very excited, any advice would be greatly appreciated....Thanks

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

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