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Ozzy's Comment
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I graduate school on May 26th and test on May 30th. I have been pre hired with TMC and from my research and my father-in-law (he drives for them), they are a great company to start of with. I am hoping to hear from experienced drivers about what they think of this company and if they have driven for them. Please, any comments and suggestions help. I am trying to get pointed in the right direction.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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TMC is indeed an excellent company. We've had a number of people come through there that went to work for them and their opinions of the company have been very good.

I don't think there's anything to know about TMC that really sets them apart from the other companies. The biggest thing is to just go in there with an awesome attitude and work ethic, be prepared to pay some rookie dues, and show em just how awesome you're gonna be.

I always tell people - every trucking company runs basically the same way. They make money hauling as much freight as they can as efficiently as possible and they count on their best drivers to get the bulk of the work done. So if you show em you're safe, reliable, hard working, and get along well with people, they're going to take good care of you. They'll keep you rolling with solid miles and do all they can to help you out when you need it.

The most important thing in the beginning is to just be very humble and attentive. Listen well, learn all you can, and get along with people - especially the ones who are toughest to get along with. Just kind of lay low, learn your trade, and give yourself enough time to prove to TMC what you can do. Once you've proven yourself, you'll do well there.

Ozzy's Comment
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Thank you for the insight. I also wanted to thank you for the amazing website you have put together. It has really helped me to do research on companies and get honest opinions on what people think of certain companies and how they are doing working for them.

Jason C.'s Comment
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I'm approved and ready to go to TMC June 3rd. Not putting anything in stone right now though unfortunately. Still got stuff to handle with the VA but hopefully I can start orientation then. Was your recruiter Gus, just curious.

Ozzy's Comment
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Yeah, Gus was my recruiter. My problem is that I am moving to SC in mid July so he told me that the pre hired letter is only good for 30 days. I have to re apply mid June and get pre hired again. I am hoping that since they already got all of my paperwork it wont take as long this time and they pre hire me again. I hope everything works out with them because I have a baby, a wife and a dog that are depending on me to bring that paycheck home. I have alittle money save up to make us get through until I get my own truck and start making real money. I got my hopes set up for TMC but if for whatever reason it doesnt work out, I have been pre hired with Werner Enterprises and U.S. Express also.

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.

Jason C.'s Comment
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I hope it all works out for you. I got my prehire letter from Roehl today finally, that was who I have been wanting to go with for the longest. Talked to the recruiter and Im golden, got a final approval for employment today, shes gonna call me tommorrow to get everything started. I had to choose between TMC or Roehl and Roehl it is. Im gonna call Gus tommorrow and let him know, I told him I wasnt for sure yet anyway. Just dont wanna be held down to striclty flatbedding right now, want a good company with different options. But I will drive with TMC one day hopefully. Cant wait to see how it goes for ya if you update about it. Ill be following along!

Prehire:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

Ozzy's Comment
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I will keep you posted. It wont be until mid July though because I am moving to SC on July 12, so I am going to call TMC around June 16th and tell them that I will be all set and ready to go by July 15th. I have not looked into Roehl, what made you decide to go work for them?

Jason C.'s Comment
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They have good benefits and a good program like most companies, but they have a good hometime plan that's very well suited for drivers with families. Its like a lot of companies could care less about getting you home to you family, but rail seems very family oriented and offers a few more ways to get u home more. Plus I'm a veteran and they have an outstanding apprenticeship program.

Ozzy's Comment
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The hometime is one of the main reasons I decided to go with TMC. They try to get you home every weekend, now I know this is not always going to happen, but I hope that atleast they try. I have a wife and a 5 month old, so the more I am home the better it is for my family. But I also like the money and I do not mind running hard. I am just going to find that perfect balance that works for my family between road time and home time.

Ozzy's Comment
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Gus, my TMC recruiter called me Monday night, he told me that he was exstending my pre hired application until the end of June. All I have to do now is call him June 10th to confirm that I am moving to SC on June 21st and he will get my bus ticket and hotel reservation all set up. The only thing that sucks about this deal is that he will be sending me to trainning in Iowa for two weeks staring on July 1st, which means I will be missing spending my birthday on July 7th with my wife and daughter. I guess this is the beggining of some of the sacrifices that we all have to make as truck drivers.

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.

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