Maverick Vs TMC

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Greenhorn88's Comment
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Maverick glass division or TMC. Roehl is still an option too, but I'd prefer to keep my own truck instead of swapping into somebody else's mess. Any employees of either company feel free to offer your opinions. I have a pre hire with TMC already, but the Maverick recruiter that came by our class the other day made a strong case for the glass division...and the pay didn't sound too shabby.

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.

Greenhorn88's Comment
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So I'm assuming nobody's in the mood to reply....

Susan D. 's Comment
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All I know is, flatbedding isn't for me, and TMC comes highly recommended by my school. They say that TMC treats their driver's very well. Of course Maverick probably does too.

Scott O.'s Comment
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I don't think there's anyone here working for them...I know we have a few that work for roehl... With that said only you can decide what's a good fit for you.... Make a pros and cons list for a few companies and then make a choice....

Sean M.'s Comment
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I start school soon and already have a pre hire from tmc. Tmc and maverick were my 2 big options that I was debating over as well. They both pay well but tmc offers percentage pay and so far every driver that I have managed to talk to at truck stops that drive for tmc do percentage pay. They all have said that you do make more money that way compared to cpm. Also maverick now has a full fleet of automatics while tmc still runs standards. Hope this helps.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

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.

Bud A.'s Comment
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You'll tarp every glass load, and a lot of them I've seen are tall on the deck. You won't have to tarp every load with TMC. I like TMC's trucks more than Maverick's too.

There was a TMC driver on here a while ago. Maybe he'll jump in and give you some information. I don't recall any Maverick drivers that have posted here, but hopefully one will jump in.

Prime used to have a glass division but they got out of it, not sure why.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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They all have said that you do make more money that way compared to cpm

That's not true at all. It doesn't make sense. Why would a company pay you more for taking a percentage than for taking mileage? Have you ever heard of a corporation in your life that goes out of their way to find ways to pay people more than they have to? Of course not.

In fact, I personally don't like the idea of being paid a percentage because there's no way of knowing what the company is actually making on any particular load. They'll tell you what they're making, but you have to take their word for it. I don't like being in a position where someone owes me money for doing a job but I have no idea how much they should be paying me. It's a huge conflict of interest.

Now of course you can take you percentage pay and divide it by the miles you ran to see what your mileage pay would have been for that load. That way you can compare it to what you'd be making at other companies who pay mileage pay.

Now if you do the math and it turns out you're making more running percentage than you would have made running mileage from the same company then the company rigged the game to turn out that way. They're simply offering an extra low mileage rate. And why would they do that? Two reasons:

1. Because drivers will think they're making more money getting percentage and it's to their advantage. They'll even tell other drivers, "You'll make more if they pay you percentage."

2. Because then the company has everyone on percentage pay and they only have to pay you a percentage of what they say the load makes. And the company knows there is no way you can really know that. So if they grab the occasional big money load they can keep the "extra meat on the bone" and give you what would be an average rate for the load. You'll never know the difference.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Frito's Comment
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My 2 cents, which is about all its worth. 4 recruiters have been to our class so far. Our instructor has told us he doesn't bring in companies he doesn't recommend. Maverick has by far made the strongest presentation and seems to have their act together with the most to offer. Glass isn't offered in our region, just flat bed and reefer. It really looks like a solid place with no room for slackers or a prima-donna and a comprehensive training program. Being disappointed by Schnieders presentation yesterday, I personally have bumped the place up a bit on my list of possibilities.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Fritofeet, don't be sold too easily on a salesman. That's not an insult by any means to the recruiters but keep in mind that's what they are. Evaluate companies based on the type of freight, quality of equipment, home time, pay & benefits, and other opportunities available. The best company in the world can send a lousy recruiter that makes them look bad and vice versa. Listen to everything they say and ask a lot of questions but remember in the end they're trying to sell you on their company. Some will do a better job than others. The quality of the recruiter's presentation should be no reflection upon the quality of the company itself or how well they'll suit your needs.

Gladiator 76's Comment
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People need to remember one simple rule......"if it sounds to good to be true it probably is"! My company pays some of our routes by the load instead of the hour like most of them are. We seem to constantly be looking for drivers for these routes.

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