TMC Transportation Employee Reviews

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TMC is a great place to get properly trained.
CDL A Driver (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAAugust 2, 2018
I worked for TMC for one year and in that time gained great experience and insight of the flatbed trucking industry. They offer the best training program out there and they are Military structured which as a Veteran coming out of the service was an easy transition for me and I like that about them. TMC is also employee owned and theres something to be said about that, they are a good company and have great Benefits. However, they are much like the wolves most other companies truly are, you are simply a tool to them and you had better be a Good one. The trucks are unsafely SLOW and freight percentages paid to the driver are all over the place, one week I'd bust my rear for a $650 take home and next week $800 take home and I had the same loads as the previous week. Very stressful. Also the main thing is they tell you they get you Home 46 of 52 weekends a year - THEY DONT. Not even close, they give you a nice truck with their name on it and you are fully expected to live out of it! Well, except for your 34 hour reset then you better be in it. In short, Good Benefits, plenty of support, decent management, good training, nice trucks, slow trucks and low pay with high expectations. Wasnt for me.
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Nice equipment, employee owned, training program
Cons
Pay, home time.
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Good for experience
OTR Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Des Moines, IAJuly 31, 2018
Good job for experience and beginner drivers they have the best training in the industry and nice trucks also but the money isn't great if your a family man!!
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Decent Company
Flatbed OTR Driver (Former Employee) –  Columbia, SCJuly 30, 2018
I made decent money with TMC and I was home every weekend except for twice that I got stuck out due to freight requirements. All in all, this was an outstanding company to work for.
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Not recommended.
OTR Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Des Moines, IAJuly 29, 2018
This is a company that will chew you up and spit you out. I would avoid this place if you have any kind of experience. The only good thing about this place is that they have nice trucks.
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Excellence
Truck Driver (OTR) (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAJuly 23, 2018
Best flatbed company to start with hands down. Their training is second to none. Great pay, great equipment, and a lot of comfortability having a careers here
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long days.not home enough.
Flatbed Driver (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAJuly 10, 2018
pre trip truck .I learned how to read maps .management excellent.everyone is trained same way no shortcuts.being away from home for long periods.PRIDE.IN YOUR RIDE.
Pros
the black truck
Cons
long time away from home
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Good co-workers, poor management.
Technician (Former Employee) –  Brownsburg, INJuly 5, 2018
They advertise they will train, but lose people so fast that they will train people in one aspect and wait till the next person leaves. They have a training team but in 2 years they trained maybe 2 times in the 30 that they showed up. It would be an ok place for a driver to learn how to secure loads, just don't stay long. Way less than engaging for mechanics. They just want you to clean there shop, buff there paint and buff wheels. If you want to learn a trade, ANYWHERE else is better.
Pros
Drivers are good people looking for an honest career.
Cons
The only people who stay are exactly the ones who make it a miserable place to work
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Dont do it
Driver over the road (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAJune 27, 2018
Go somewhere else. Poor pay poor life working balance little to no home time. If you need a trucking I would only stay there for about 6 months if you've been Trucking before don't even go there is to waste your time.
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Repetitive work but not difficult
Fleet Shop Technician (Former Employee) –  Gaston, SCJune 25, 2018
Start work by either finishing up repairs on a truck previously serviced and inspected or pull in the next truck and begin the service and inspection. Work throughout the shift repairing all defects of the tractors.
Pros
Work is not difficult or stressful, most coworkers work well together
Cons
pay scale is very limiting, micro management
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Good Work Environment, lack of feedback
Road Repair Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAJune 15, 2018
Management and co-workers were always helpful and they tried to keep things upbeat and fun. Management does need to provide feedback to employees more often to let them know how they are doing and what they can improve on.
Pros
Relaxed atmospher
Cons
Lack of professional feedback
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Not a good company
OTR Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  IdahoJune 12, 2018
Very poor management. This company is a joke. They have some of the nicest trucks on the road, but the potential with this company is very low. Would not recommend working here.
Pros
Clean Trucks
Cons
poor management
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Extremely stressful due to micro managing, no real structure within the company, like they make up the rules as they go along.
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) –  Gaston, SCJune 12, 2018
If they don't like you, you're guaranteed to get fired. There is no training program established and do not take the time to train anyone. You basically train yourself and if you do make a mistake, you are written up.
Pros
Pay rate was great
Cons
Poor management skills, no training prgram
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Typical OTR driving
Truck driver (Current Employee) –  Des Moines, IA 50321May 27, 2018
Safety is the most important rule at TMC. Though the company is safety minded...they will hire anyone due to the amount of loads they have been passing over due to shortage of drivers. They also had a large number of drivers quit from their specialized division where they haul boats and over-sized equipment. A reason for them leaving has not been leaked.
Pros
Pay and stock options
Cons
home time
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driver friendly
Detention Specialist (Former Employee) –  Joplin, MOMay 22, 2018
the drivers are welcome to come in and converse with office staff, the staff are friendly and make you feel right at home, they are always smiling and upbeat
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Good Benefits
Labor (Current Employee) –  Brownsburg, INMay 21, 2018
Overall a good place to work. Have several Managers who are more interested in what workers do outside of their own department. Would be nice to discuss work, game plan as a group instead of being told what to do, there can be better ways is Management was to scared to listen
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3.0
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Been a while
Driver (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAMay 8, 2018
Like all the others using the drivers to make a quick buck with high standards you can never reach. Safety bonus, fuel bonus, mileage bonus, all a load of have your hopes crushed.
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Not Enough Pay
Truck Driver Class A CDL (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAMay 5, 2018
At the time, no work available, yet the company kept hiring new drivers. Not enough loads for the drivers so a lot of downtime. Not enough pay because of lack of freight.
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Driver (Current Employee) –  Des Moines, IAMay 2, 2018
Good place to start out learning flatbeds well maintained equipment it's not a job for everyone hot summers fold tarp or freezing winter folding tarps u learn to love or hate it money is there just have to be willing to work for it
Pros
See the country
Cons
Lack of home time
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5.0
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Good company
Driver (Former Employee) –  Solon, OHApril 26, 2018
Good company if your a hard worker who is willing to put in time. You will not start out in a position to whine or complain. That is earned. Dedicated accounts are good but pay a little less than Otr
Pros
Good money
Cons
Long hours
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Fast with decent structure
transportation Fleet Manager (Former Employee) –  Solon, OHApril 18, 2018
Okay place to work, great bonus program for those that hustle. Certain people as most places looking to make a name for themselves by making an example out of everyone possible just to elevate themselves but not everyone is like that. One of the best IT dept I have used.
Pros
Great bonus program
Cons
I had to work outdoors last part of day
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