I Have Just Applied For TMC, Nervous But Excited!! All I Can Do Is Pray That I Get Into This Awesome Company!

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Victor C. II's Comment
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So I have just submitted my application for TMC Transportation, and all I can do is feel nervous and excited at the same time. Just praying that I get in there! I really want to work for them. I hear they take care of their employees but if not like Old School said he got denied 3 times and still ended up landing a job. But I sure can use a lot of prayer!

I am looking to quite my current job as soon as I know that I am hired as a driver for TMC and finish training as soon as possible. My yard instructor says that it would only take 2 weeks to fully prepare me to take the test and then I would be off to driving for TMC if hired. Golly is it always this exciting when you apply for a truck driving job lol.

I have always loved Peterbilt so that would be cool to drive my favorite truck. If you know anything about TMC then let me know! Thanks a bunch. Man am I excited.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Dan E.'s Comment
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TMC is also my first choice. I am approved to start company sponsored training on 2/20 but sadly I think I am going to have to withdraw for now. My blood pressure at times is still a little too high and the risk of quitting a paying job only to be sent home with nothing is a little too much risk for me right now. I hope once I get my blood pressure consistently in check and have my medical card and permit that they will still approve my application. Please let us know how things go for you and I wish you the best of luck.

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.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Thank you Dan E., I hope you can get that all under control so you can work for them! I actually do see where you are coming from about not quitting a paying job, my situation at my current job however, is one of which could become violent because of some people at my work. But I am going to make sure that I have a job before I quite even if I have to get a temporary job on the side til I do. Thanks for the encouragement!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Just remember you aren't "hired" until you go through orientation. The whole orientation is an interview

Victor C. II's Comment
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Right I will keep that in mind! I have never been to an actual orientation except for the little college experience that I got so this should be exciting! Thanks Rainy D. your advice is great!

C T.'s Comment
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Aw yes that moment when you hit submit on the application, like wow I'm really doing this. I was the most nervous about the physical. It's a tad more involved with flatbed companies as you will be doing lots 9f physical labor. Not sure how TMC does theirs, but we had to climb up on a pretend load which was about eye level, lifting a crate of weights, tarps, etc. As long as you're not extremely weak or out of shape you should be fine.

Btw, TMC still tries to call and recruit me occasionally so maybe they need drivers.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Sounds like awesome! Yup, I have seen their trucks like crazy up here where I live. I actually saw one up near the IHOP that we turn around and head back to the yard from, his name was on the side of the door just like they say they do when you get your own truck. Pretty neat if you ask me! So I am definitely praying, that they will accept me on in there!smile.gifgood-luck-2.gifsmile.gifgood-luck-2.gif

G-Town's Comment
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Good luck Victor!

Victor C. II's Comment
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Thank you G-Town it sort of nerve racking when you first apply for a carrier. At least for me lol. My school where I go to, has job placement so hopefully that will help give me a head startgood-luck-2.gif How did you feel when you first applied to a carrier?

G-Town's Comment
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Victor asked:

How did you feel when you first applied to a carrier?

I remember feeling hopeful, optimistic, and anxious to get past the preliminaries.

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