At one time, TMC Transportation was The Mickow Corporation, until Harrold Annett purchased it in 1972 and renamed it TMC Transportation. Starting with six power units and an office staff of two, the first load was delivered from Chicago to Des Moines by Wally Harrah. TMS is now the largest privately held flatbed carrier in the nation.
TMC’s headquarters is located in Des Moines, Iowa. Sitting on a 50-acre campus, TMC houses the first driver hospitality center, which includes a state-of-the-art training and maintenance facility. TMC is known for its integrity, innovation, highly-trained drivers, impeccably maintained late-model equipment, superior safety record and their unwavering dedication to quality and customer service.
TMC hauls every kind of flatbed freight from building materials and steel products to machinery and everything in between. Their highly trained drivers ensure that every load gets to its destination on time and claim free. With their state of the art technology, customers can track their shipments in real time from beginning to end.
TMC Logistics gives customers the ability to handle all of their transportation needs with one call, giving them more time to focus their efforts on the core of their business, leaving the transportation up to TMC. Their extensive carrier base provides additional support for customers’ open-deck, van and a variety of specialized freight needs. TMC only partners with carriers that meet their quality standards when it comes to insurance requirements, Safe Stat scores and premier service.
TMC offers a secure web site that allows you to update carrier information, submit documents and view available loads all from the comfort of your office. TMC also offers Transflo Velocity. Transflo Velocity is a free document scanning service that enables you to scan and send your documents immediately to TMC. This allows you to:
-Get paid faster by reducing delivery time
-Reduce costs by eliminating the need for postage and photo copies
-Provides a delivery confirmation receipt
TMC houses an on site truck driver training program. Their on the job truck driver training is one of the few that has been approved by the Department of Labor as a certified Heavy Truck Driver Apprenticeship program. Students are paid while training at TMC, from orientation all the way through to the over the road training.
TMC Transportation Only Use Late Model Peterbilt Trucks
Some of the features offered in these trucks are:
-Leather seats and top of the line interior package
-Power heated mirrors
-Power steering and power windows
-Eaton Vorad Collision Warning System
-Cat C15 475 horsepower engine
-Qualcomm Satellite System
To qualify to become a driver for TMC, you must:
-Be 23 years of age
-Have a Class A CDL
-Have a good safety and driving record
-Have a stable and verifiable work history
-Have a verifiable background that demonstrates trustworthiness and good character
-Be able to perform essential functions of the job with no restrictions
After training and obtaining your Class A CDL, there are many opportunities to choose from:
Line-haul OTR- Line-haul drivers move flatbed freight of all kinds to all 48 states and Canada. Line-haul drivers may be assigned loads delivering to anywhere in those areas. Line-haul drivers will be responsible for the securing and tarping of loads including building materials, steel products, pipe, machinery and a variety of other shipments.
Dedicated- This gives the driver predictable routes, home time and pay. Exact home time and pay opportunities will vary by the dedicated account.
After one year drivers can become driver trainers and increase their income
Former drivers have moved into positions within corporate offices taking positions such as recruiter, orientation instructor, safety managers, fleet managers and training directors
All employees of TMC transportation are eligible for a competitive benefits package:
+Health insurance including medical, prescription, dental and vision
+Free life insurance
+Short and long term disability
+Flexible spending account
+Training and education
TMC Transportation has been in business for 40 years and they are the largest privately held flatbed carrier in the nation. TMC’s mission is to be recognized as the standard-bearer of quality performance in flatbed transportation. TMC intends to accomplish this by “seeking out the best people and training them in the fundamentals of quality and empowering them to develop innovative techniques focused on customer satisfaction“.