TMC Transportation

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TMC Transportation Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2014
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3.3 13 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

TMC Transportation CEO Harrold Annett

Harrold Annett

(7 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
13 Employee Reviews
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    Great first job

    Professional Flatbed Driver (Current Employee) Des Moines, IA

    ProsMade very good money as a company driver/trainer. Very safety conscious company. Excellent equipment to drive

    Consnone that I can think of. I loved my job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    fleet manager, stressful with few rewards

    Fleet Manager (Former Employee) Des Moines, IA

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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementEASE UP ON THE FLEET MANAGERS!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fleet Manager

    Fleet Manager (Former Employee) Des Moines, IA

    ProsThe money is good for an entry level role but the company is very small and there's not a lot of space to grow. Real management experience right out of college.

    ConsVery stressful work environment where everything is always your fault, lack of transparency from management, people get downsized often when the economy turns, stressful industry.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a job

    Fleet Manager (Current Employee) Des Moines, IA

    ProsFlexible lunch hours, when you get to take a lunch. Casual dress, free coffee, and nice landscaping to look at when you come into park in the morning. There is more freedom than you have at most entry level jobs. They're pretty upfront about what to expect with most aspects of the jobs they provide.

    ConsEntry level office jobs with very little chance to be promoted, ever. Mostly salary positions that are treated like hourly positions whenever it benefits the company so you're stuck with the worst of both worlds. You'll be expected to work a minimum of 10 hour days and rotating weekends. Benefits are the lowest that can legally be provided; Vacation time is horrible, but that's often the case with transportation companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in employees growth and treat them like an asset. You can't lead by only using fear.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Line Haul Driver

    Driver (Current Employee) Albany, NY

    ProsHometime, pay, and great equiptment

    Construcks only run at 62mph

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company you can be proud to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHigh standards, great reputation among drivers in an industry where most drivers do not trust company management. Good, honest people to work with at all levels. The best group of drivers I have been asociated with after many years in the industry.

    ConsManagement could be more progressive but they are improving in this area. Career advancement opportunities are not always obvious and there is no formal development training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Blame Game

    Fleet Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGet your check every week

    ConsUpper Management blames everything on the bottom guy

    Advice to Senior Managementfollow the rules you have the worker follow and apply them fairly

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The best company that'll hire new drivers

    Driver (Former Employee) Ypsilanti, MI

    ProsOverall, the company was good to work for. The trucks are maintained very well. I made about $1000 a week after taxes, and the company will get you home almost every weekend. The training program is solid, safety(read: liability) is paramount, and they care about their drivers. They won't make you do anything unsafe, or get upset with you for conforming to hours of service laws provided you're operating efficiently. Pay is variable based on how well you drive- if you get good fuel economy and don't go out of route, your pay will improve. Load securement can be a pain, but the exercise is good for you and will help keep you from becoming fat. Your driver manager is everything, so if you don't like the one you've got, speak up about it and get assigned a new one. I was overall pretty happy working for TMC, and only left because I was moving to a place they don't operate.

    ConsA lot of the people in the training program are enormous jackasses(it is very much like the military), but stick it out and it's much better when you get on the road. The trucks are "well equipped", but what that means is a lot of "safety" sensors that will beep at you annoyingly and drive you nuts. Maintenance is slow as all hell, and if anything breaks, you're going to be spending a ridiculous amount of time in the terminal. When you're put in a hotel, they will put two drivers in a room, which means the other person will snore like a foghorn or blast stupid crap on the TV, and you won't get good sleep. The safety department cares about liability first, cost next, and safety as a distant third. People in the safety department can be extremely disrespectful. They have absolutely insane rules about cleanliness, and you'll be washing out the inside of your truck for untold hours when you go in for maintenance. No prepass on most trucks- you pay tolls out of pocket and get reimbursed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment to be involved with

    Sales (Former Employee) Des Moines, IA

    ProsFriendly and professional group of people

    ConsA bit stuck in their ways

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen dialogue

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    dispatcher

    Fleet Manager (Former Employee) Des Moines, IA

    Prosdecent pay, food on site, teamwork environment

    Consload planners playing favors with dispatcher on who gets best loads, dispatchers punished for driver's behavior on the road, dispatchers are made to make promises to drivers that end up making them look like big lies.

    Advice to Senior Managementlet dispatchers see what the load cordinators have on their boards, don't have a dispatch promise a drive a return load from a certain destination when it can't be guaranteed in the first place.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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