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Old 02-02-2010, 01:03 PM
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Just read on another location, poster said he got text msg from friend who drives for TMC. He says all drivers were told to fill tanks and head for Des Moines terminal.

Anyone else hear anything similar? I know, could be just another rumor, especially since it's a "my friend" type.

Just curious.
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:43 PM
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You know, I read something about a week ago on TMC where the owner himself had come out with a statement. It was a pretty harshly worded statement directed at TMC's competitors and didn't do anything to quell the ongoing rumors that TMC was having issues. As a matter of fact, it fueled it even more because everyone was suddenly thinking "hmmm...what's the guy trying to hide?" One would think if there were no issues, the owner would simply ignore it as just more CB talk. Thought it was rather interesting.
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:48 PM
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TMC trucking company dispels rumors that it's going to close | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register

The grant they talk about is not even enough to fill all their trucks with fuel. No one ever says "we are going down" Arrow denied it till the end.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:08 PM
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I couldn't imagine TMC bellying up, but I wouldn't be surprised.
There is one thing that I noticed...
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She pointed to a $680,500 grant that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources provided the company to work to reduce diesel exhaust.
What in the world does that mean?
How do you reduce diesel exhaust? Smaller motors? Getting rid of the drivers that have lead feet?
Not running on all 6 cylinders?
I aint dumb, but that doesn't make sense.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:57 PM
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It is to buy 100 apu's
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:18 AM
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It is to buy 100 apu's
That wouldn't surprise me, seeing as how I don't remember a single one of their trucks with an APU installed.
APU's or not, I'd hate to see them shut down. Those drivers are out there trying to earn a living, much like the rest of us.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:04 AM
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It was a rumor, and just that. It was debunked on another forum, and I've since talked to 3 TMC drivers. They admitted that TMC has cut back on some things, to trim some costs. I know freight is still down, but well established companies might still ride it out.

Arrow was still pulling loads, and drivers were still getting miles, although reduced. What happened there wasn't due to lack of freight, it was criminal rape from the inside, but the top people.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:16 PM
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APU's or not, I'd hate to see them shut down. Those drivers are out there trying to earn a living, much like the rest of us.
I have different opinion - those drivers are supporting a company that undercuts my company's rates and I"M trying to make a decent living.
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:02 AM
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i don't get it? why do so many people care about that company? every site is TMC this and TNC that.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:03 AM
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Methinks it's the bling bling they run. How many other large companies run trucks that are straight blinging like theirs do when they are all dolled up?
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