TMC Transportation Reviews

Updated June 1, 2015
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  1. Good Starter OTR Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Line Haul Driver in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at TMC Transportation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Fleet Managers.
    Great pay for no experience and starting in OTR. Choice of Percentage or CPM
    Orientation and Training is 7 weeks, but it is the best in the industry.
    Home every weekend if desired.
    2 Retirement Plans, 401k, and ESOP

    Cons

    Expect to work at least 14 hours a day.
    Detention Pay, don't expect to see anything till after a year of employment.
    Salary, maximizes after about 7-8 months. Only way to make more money is to stay out most weekends, or become a trainer (currently expect only 1-2 trainees a year at 5 weeks at a time). Also getting a position with Specialized or the Boat Division.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with and show more appreciation towards Drivers.
    Career advancement seems very limited.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Bad company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC

    I worked at TMC Transportation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Shiny equipment. Otherwise there really are no pros. When they make you go to Des Moines driver has to pay his own hotel bill.

    Cons

    TMC has a penalty for everything. Will run a driver into the ground and the home every weekend is a lie. Not unusual to spend half the day waiting to get loaded or unloaded. If management spent as much time creating a positive work environment as they do busting your chops over getting the truck washed every week, they wouldn't have such a high turn over rate.

    Pay is horrid, TMC will start you out at .028 per mile. That will work out to approximately $5 per hour. Better to go work for Maverick in their glass division. Stating pay is .041 per mile. Superior work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.


  3. I love waking up and going to work. Laid back but at the same time very competitive.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Sales Representative in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Logistics Sales Representative in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at TMC Transportation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of employee. Fun environment.

    Cons

    Bad Software but they are in the process of improving it


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  5. Stressful, demanding, watch your numbers or else.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at TMC Transportation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Home every night and good benefits.

    Cons

    Work late, Saturdays without compensation. Penalized if a driver is terminated, no matter the reason. Big company so "business" decisions are made and people lose jobs. Bonuses are nice... if you can reach tough goals.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate counting all driver terms, no matter the reason. Stop raising the bonus bar after people start hitting it. Simplify the bonus matrix.


  6. Training

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TMC Transportation

    Pros

    Couldn't really give any pros first OTR job

    Cons

    Expected to sleep in the top bunk of the truck while your trainer drives down the highway after bouncing off the ceiling all nite you have to drive for 11 hours without killing yourself or someone else. Not to mention if they have a wreck where are you going to end up

    Advice to Management

    Put a policy in place where your trainers can't make a trainer sleep in the top bunk while driving


  7. Logistics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Logistics in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Logistics in Bentonville, AR

    I worked at TMC Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back and low pressure other than # of phone calls, nice offices

    Cons

    Salaries are well below the industry average and support is non-existent, unless you do it the IA way.

    Advice to Management

    The Iowa setup doesn't work in outlying locations.Try listening to the offices where the work is done and allow changes & adjustments.Two different transportation segments.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Great company to start trucking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver
    Former Employee - Truck Driver

    I worked at TMC Transportation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice equipment
    what you put in, is what you get out
    Good pay!

    Cons

    nothing really towards the company itself. Just long hours away from home which is what you would expect in this industry.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great training, but not much else.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Driver in Columbia, SC

    I worked at TMC Transportation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice equiptment, dedicated runs, lots of night time support, and multiple terminals for repair and dispatch.

    Cons

    Have to beg for freight, no home time after its promised, garbage QC units, cocky trainers/dispatch/shop/safety/everyone. Rookies run amuck; drunk on the propaganda feed to them in school and training. They pay by the MILE for flatbed if you decide to and their % is trash. SLOW trucks. Gotta tarp EVERYTHING.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up your trucks and stop taking students. I left long ago because I wasn't treated like an asset. Without quality drivers that stay on, "destination excellence" is just some words you wasted money on at the vinyl shop.


  10. Helpful (1)

    The operations team embraces collaboration

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at TMC Transportation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people! The various departments communication was open and honest.

    Cons

    worked a lot of hours!

    Advice to Management

    Work Life balance was not compensated appropriately


  11. Helpful (1)

    fleet manager, stressful with few rewards

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at TMC Transportation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience right out of college. Real world management. Most of the people are pretty enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    Very stressful. Everything is always your fault, even things you have no control over. I would not recommend working here unless you have NO other options. Very little if no room at all for advancement. Poor pay with tiny little raises that don't come but every few years. Expensive benefits package.

    Advice to Management

    EASE UP ON THE FLEET MANAGERS!!!!!



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