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Mr. M.'s Comment
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I'm thinking about joining TMC Transport. I've done a complete research of several companies and still deciding which one will best fit my needs. If there's any information anyone can give me would it be great. Once again thank you!!

Old School's Comment
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Mr. M, TMC runs a fine operation and if you are neat and professional you will fit right in over there. They don't mess around with their image, they like things to be spotless, and if you step on the grass at their terminal where there are signs that say "Stay Off The Grass" you might as well pack your bags, because you are going home. I'm just saying that to help you realize how they are structured over there - it is a military like structure, and it works for them - they have some of the nicest cleanest equipment around, and they do what it takes to keep it that way.

If you haven't seen it yet, we have a diary that one of our former members put together of his orientation and training experience at TMC. Steve is no longer driving for them, but not because he didn't like it there. Something changed for him at home and he needed to be there more often.

Check it out, you may gain some valuable information from his posts.

Steve's TMC Journal

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Mr. M.'s Comment
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Thanks for replying back!! I will check it out. I'm still looking at other companies before making that decision

Mr. M, TMC runs a fine operation and if you are neat and professional you will fit right in over there. They don't mess around with their image, they like things to be spotless, and if you step on the grass at their terminal where there are signs that say "Stay Off The Grass" you might as well pack your bags, because you are going home. I'm just saying that to help you realize how they are structured over there - it is a military like structure, and it works for them - they have some of the nicest cleanest equipment around, and they do what it takes to keep it that way.

If you haven't seen it yet, we have a diary that one of our former members put together of his orientation and training experience at TMC. Steve is no longer driving for them, but not because he didn't like it there. Something changed for him at home and he needed to be there more often.

Check it out, you may gain some valuable information from his posts.

Steve's TMC Journal

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Steve C.'s Comment
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Hey Mr. M. Old School is right, I'm not driving anymore, but I have been poking around the boards lately. I have nothing but good things to say about them, they just were no longer a good fit for my life. I'll be glad to answer any questions you may have. I don't imagine a whole lot has changed with them since I left.

Thomas (Knot Head)'s Comment
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Hey Mr. M. Old School is right, I'm not driving anymore, but I have been poking around the boards lately. I have nothing but good things to say about them, they just were no longer a good fit for my life. I'll be glad to answer any questions you may have. I don't imagine a whole lot has changed with them since I left.

I would be interested in learning more about TMC. I have been ding research on them and other companies, comparing and contrasting each company and it always seems that TMC comes up as my number 1 pick.

I have heard that they are particular about their trucks, inside and out. I have saw where one driver said that he has to pay for the truck wash out of pocket. Is that true? And I saw another driver say they loose a half a day or whole day of driving/making money just to make sure the truck is clean inside and out. Is that true? When do they inspect them to make sure they are clean? What if I am at home? Do I send them pictures or something?

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Steve C.'s Comment
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Hey Mr. M. Old School is right, I'm not driving anymore, but I have been poking around the boards lately. I have nothing but good things to say about them, they just were no longer a good fit for my life. I'll be glad to answer any questions you may have. I don't imagine a whole lot has changed with them since I left.

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I would be interested in learning more about TMC. I have been ding research on them and other companies, comparing and contrasting each company and it always seems that TMC comes up as my number 1 pick.

I have heard that they are particular about their trucks, inside and out. I have saw where one driver said that he has to pay for the truck wash out of pocket. Is that true? And I saw another driver say they loose a half a day or whole day of driving/making money just to make sure the truck is clean inside and out. Is that true? When do they inspect them to make sure they are clean? What if I am at home? Do I send them pictures or something?

They are very particular about their trucks, but it all seemed within reason to me. When I worked there they paid for truck washes. They would pay for one each week and required you to get it washed at least every other week.
As for making sure it is clean. If you just keep up on it then it won't take that long to have it clean enough for the terminal. They only (as far as I know) check the truck for cleanliness when you go in for service. When you are serviced at a terminal they just look at it, if you are serviced at a shop the shop takes pictures and sends them in.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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