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Irish Mike's Comment
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This bothers me because TMC told me no 3 times. They wouldn't tell me why, but they did. I applied every 6 months for 18 months and the OP just blew off such a great opportunity. ....

Hi y'all,

My name is Mike, and I've been lurking here for a while.

This recent comment here caught my attention from the main page and got me to read this whole thread.

I've recently gotten my permit and I received a conditional offer from Roehl, but I too got a "No, but you can try again later," from TMC ...

So, on top of everything else in this thread, that comment is interesting.

I love Brett's podcast, and respect his wisdom and his articles here on this website, but I had to chuckle when he thought yankees was about sports, because, as I currently live in Charleston, SC, I too had picked up on the racist tone that was being referred too by OP. (Though I used to live in Boston, and at Fenway the crowd would often break into chants of "Yankees Suck" when the boys in pinstripes were in town, and boys there is not meant to be racist, though maybe still a bit demeaning, 'cause I'm a Sox fan, and really, the "Yankees Suck" ;)

This (lengthy) thread has been extremely informative and educational!!

Thanks to EVERYBODY for all your thoughts and comments along the way!

Old School's Comment
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I've recently gotten my permit and I received a conditional offer from Roehl, but I too got a "No, but you can try again later," from TMC ...

So, on top of everything else in this thread, that comment is interesting.

Guys, you can't really make anything from these rejections. I too got rejected by TMC. These companies get thousands of applicants from newbies. They can't hire every single one of them. It's somewhat of a crap shoot for them. A new driver has nothing to recommend himself, nor does he have any indicators signaling to them that he will become a solid truck driver. Once a person has experience and a record of "trucking performance," the game changes.

A new entry level applicant might be denied just because they had already processed more than enough people for that week's new class. The rest get rejected and they start on the next huge pile of applicants. There's other factors too. We're in a cycle currently where freight capacity is exceeding freight demands. That drives down the freight rates and relieves some of the demand for "new" drivers.

I can get hired today whenever or wherever I like. It wasn't that way as a rookie. Don't take the rejections personally. I had way more rejections than I had offers of employment - it happens. It usually doesn't mean anything in particular about you or your application. If you get some positive responses, go for them. That first company is not critical. It's your start, and it's all about you. Don't let yourselves get all hung up over the name on the truck's doors.

Here's how you make a good start at this...

Land that first job.

Learn how to be successful at this.

Stick with that first job for one full year.

If you follow that simple three step process, you'll find your way in this industry. Anybody can do it, but many fail. Most of those failures didn't manage one or more of those three simple guidelines.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I love when an old thread gets revived and i compile some thoughts... then see my own response from years ago... and WAM! i have the same thoughts now as i did then. lol

Rubber Duck's Comment
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This op is full of crap. How could a tmc truck have roaches. Anyone who reads this Guys post should understand that some people just aren’t going to make it in trucking even if you let them sit on your lap while you drive the truck.

midnight fox's Comment
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Guys, you can't really make anything from these rejections. I too got rejected by TMC. These companies get thousands of applicants from newbies. They can't hire every single one of them. It's somewhat of a crap shoot for them. A new driver has nothing to recommend himself, nor does he have any indicators signaling to them that he will become a solid truck driver. Once a person has experience and a record of "trucking performance," the game changes.

A new entry level applicant might be denied just because they had already processed more than enough people for that week's new class. The rest get rejected and they start on the next huge pile of applicants.

Is there generally a certain amount of time before it's kosher to apply again, if that's the case?

Banks's Comment
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Guys, you can't really make anything from these rejections. I too got rejected by TMC. These companies get thousands of applicants from newbies. They can't hire every single one of them. It's somewhat of a crap shoot for them. A new driver has nothing to recommend himself, nor does he have any indicators signaling to them that he will become a solid truck driver. Once a person has experience and a record of "trucking performance," the game changes.

A new entry level applicant might be denied just because they had already processed more than enough people for that week's new class. The rest get rejected and they start on the next huge pile of applicants.

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Is there generally a certain amount of time before it's kosher to apply again, if that's the case?

I was told 6 months, but honestly I'm getting comfortable with FedEx and may not be interested in going that route at this time. I'm happy where I am, and the grass doesn't look much greener.

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