Info about a trucking company for new drivers/ recent grads

by zippy
(NC)

For those of you who are new to the trucking industry or maybe have just graduated from school ,, one company that is difficult to work for is TMC. Unfortunately I found out the hard way that TMC has little patience for inexperienced newbies who are still learning and need to work on and develop skills. I was a TMC trainee recently( 4/2010) and had never driven a truck with a 13 speed transmission. While trying to learn this, I messed up and mis shifted several times. After awhile, My instructor got very mad at me and started yelling at me and hit my arm several times. I was given about 3 1/2 hrs to learn how to shift the 13 speed at TMC and they got fed up with me and said out you go...


I do still think TMC is a good company, but it's not for inexperienced drivers. Many of the company drivers and O/O's that I ran into at TMC said that it's a good company and they get treated well.

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Oct 25, 2015
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New Driver NEW
by: M COLEY

I HAVE BEEN DRIVING FOR6 MONTHS.I HAD AN ACCIDENT,
THE INCIDENT IS ON MY DOC NOT ON 'VE.WHEN I RETURNED TO MY HOME BASE THEY FIRED ME.THEY ALSO WILL NOT LET ANOTHER COMPANY HIRE ME UNTIL I PAY BACK LOAN . HOW CAN I PAY LOAN BACK IF THEY WILL NOT REHIRE ME AND BLACK LIST ME FROM OTHER COMPANIES.I NEED ALL THE SUGGESTION ON THIS MATTER.LIZZYQUEEN50@GMAIL.COM

May 07, 2010
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it happened 2 me
by: Lucky

i was sent home 4 running over 2 many cones around that time. Chris its ok have u found any thing yet

May 07, 2010
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US Express is patient, & has automatic trucks
by: StephB

I've heard horror stories about new grads getting dropped from companies for little or no reason, and companies expecting them to drive like experienced drivers. My hubby just graduated April 3rd, went to US Express and has been very satisfied with the company. His pay has been right on time, no hiccups. He was lucky enough to get a dedicated Florida route and has been home every weekend!! I pick him up tonight as a matter of fact. So far, US Express is great!

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