OTR Driver (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – March 27, 2014
You control how you drive and time management. I learned how to properly secure loads and freight on a flatbed trailer. This allows for the safe travel and movement for thousands in valuable freight. The other drivers were always nice and professional in their work. Management wanted you to always go and your family came second to any work or loads that had to be shipped. The best thing about this job was being able to see the country but the hardest thing was being away from family for long periods of time.
They treat you great while you are making them money
Over the road driver (Former Employee) – Des Moines IA – May 14, 2015
They hire a lot of new drivers instead of trying to retain their seasoned drivers. It is a great place if you are new to pulling a flatbed or want to get into this type of trucking, but not the place for a seasoned flatbed driver.
OTR Flatbed Truck Driver, Class A CDL (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – July 3, 2012
Work hard , and they will take care of ya. (In a good way) The hardest part of the job for me or really the most time consuming was tarping the loads. Time in truck driving is money,the longer your wheels arn't turning the less your making per week.The best part you meet and go to some very cool places. Trust me driving gets under your skin (In a good way)
Truck driver (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – March 13, 2014
TMC transportation is a very reputable company to work for, with great people, great training, and wonderful equipment. There was never a time in my time with TMC that I did not have work available to me. They offered me a great opportunity with getting my CDL experience.
When I showed up for my first day of work, no one at the office knew I was starting that day, or that there even was going to be an intern. The person training me didn't have any experience in training interns so it was a poor experience overall.
On a typical work day I would start around 7am. I would make my first delivery then would contact my dispatcher to get information for my next pick up and drop off. Safety is the biggest part of my job. I didn't have much interaction with co-workers as I was an otr driver. The hardest part of my job was tarping my loads. The most enjoyable part of my job was everyday driving.
Very Safety Oriented company, perfect career for those who do not mind being away from home
Commercial Flatbed Long haul driver (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – December 23, 2013
Responsibilities include local and long distance deliveries on tractor trailer for the following: Home Depot, Lowes, and other major construction companies hauling materials such as, Aluminum, Lumber, Shingles and roofing materials, Metal, Steel Coils and sheets, Steel Bars and columns, Sheet rock and Particle Boards,
Transport that a flatbed Tractor trailer was required for delivering Hardest part of the job was being away form home for long periods of time,
Pay was excellent,
I learned a lot about safety and how important it is as a Truck Driver and now apply that in my daily life. It is a Very safety Oriented company,
i learned a lot about safety and how important it is as a tuck driver and now, i apply that in my daily life
hardest part of the job was being away form home for long periods of time
Driver (Current Employee) – Ky – December 18, 2012
I somewhat enjoy working here but I learned to put up a lot on how they do things. When they say your family it's a lie because staff treats you as below them. If your lucky you will have a veteran fleet manager. If you get one of there college kids be prepared for low paying loads and forget home time cause these guys don't know trucking. It's true they are dubbed marine corp of trucking industry because you will do things their way or highway. Also get used to walking on eggs shells they love to be intimidate. Most part decent check,see the states, get experience, and move on.
good equipment and insurance
find myself giving more than getting, pay is average if you run hard, now tmc is using e logs and inge trucks run 62 mph so you better hope you got the patience.
Appearance Technician (Former Employee) – Des Moines, Iowa – March 1, 2015
Good group of guys to work with and accomplish daily goals. Daily break downs require you to fix problems immediately. Gained knowledge in mechanical break-downs. Supervisor only worked with week crew.
Class A Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – December 10, 2014
Work assignments handed out to top drivers first, hard to get into good standing with dispatchers unless you are willing to be out for long periods of time. They seem to hold it against you if you hold them to their policy of getting you home all but 6 weekends out of the year and poor definition of weekend (ie: saturday afternoon to sunday morning).
I have read all these reviews and I can not comment on what the drivers actually go thru with loads, dispatch, etc. but I can say I personally loved working at TMC. I have worked for several trucking company's big and small since I left there-due to a family move-but I would love to come back if I ever get the chance. To me this was Family, not just a Job. I loved my drivers and working with them and I loved my boss and co-workers and how well we all worked together. I came to TMC not knowing much about the trucking industry or logs but I got a lot of great help and training from my co-workers and drivers too.
Otr driver (Current Employee) – Philadelphia pa – January 9, 2013
I have been with tmc since October of 2012 in my opinion the company is a good start for anyone in the short time ive been here i have progressed i am already at 27% and im on my second month on my own tarping is challenging but gets easier pay is good but u gotta work for it doesnt come easy gotta run overall i like the company good foundation has a bit of a military order too it especially in orientation alot to learn in a short time . I would recomend this company to any one on a average i gross 1100 to 1200 weekly