TMC Orientation And Training

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Jim M.'s Comment
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I finished my two weeks orientation, load securement and driving training at the TMC training facility last Thursday, and have spent one week in my driver trainers truck. So far it has been great, no complaints or issues; all of the trainers and instructors were top notch. My trainer Mike is patient, knowledgeable, thorough and an overall nice guy (besides we listen to the same music and have many similar interests). Those make miles and hours seem to fly by.

There were 20 guys in my class to start, lost one fellow on day one, another by the end of week #1, and two more the following week. So the class was graduated with 16 new TMC "drivers-to-be"!

Three weeks down, a little over 2000 miles this week, and only four more weeks until I can test out, get my own "Black and Chrome" Pete, and head home to see my wife and daughters, man do I miss them!!

Drive safe all and take care...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Tarren W.'s Comment
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I finished my two weeks orientation, load securement and driving training at the TMC training facility last Thursday, and have spent one week in my driver trainers truck. So far it has been great, no complaints or issues; all of the trainers and instructors were top notch. My trainer Mike is patient, knowledgeable, thorough and an overall nice guy (besides we listen to the same music and have many similar interests). Those make miles and hours seem to fly by.

There were 20 guys in my class to start, lost one fellow on day one, another by the end of week #1, and two more the following week. So the class was graduated with 16 new TMC "drivers-to-be"!

Three weeks down, a little over 2000 miles this week, and only four more weeks until I can test out, get my own "Black and Chrome" Pete, and head home to see my wife and daughters, man do I miss them!!

Drive safe all and take care...

Hey there, Jim!

How are things going for you with your trainer? After visiting the school I'll be attending in the fall, I'm giving TMC a lot of consideration. The instructor that I had for my ride along / test drive used to work for them, and he said he really loved his time there. He said out of the FMs he had, there was only one he didn't get along with and that after he left the company, a friend of his that still works there said that dispatcher had been fired for the same type of issues that he had been dealing with. He said that he had put up with him for quite a while, but eventually enough was enough, and he had already lined up another job doing heavy haul. He did say, that if he were to go back to driving, he would go back to TMC in a heartbeat! So, any info you could share would be greatly appreciated!

Tarren

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

no chin's Comment
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Im going to TMC at the end of sept. why were those particular people booted out?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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