Diesel Training Technology

TMC Partners with DMACC for Diesel Technology Training

on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 in Company News


Truck maintenance is crucial to our success as a company, and we do our best to accomplish this in-house. We have four full-service terminals throughout the eastern part of the United States - Des Moines, IA, Joplin, MO, Columbia, SC and Indianapolis, IN where we perform maintenance and repairs on our fleet trucks. We currently have several Maintenance Technician opportunities.

The transportation industry is experiencing a shortage of diesel technicians, and this career offers stability and full benefits. We have recently partnered with Des Moines Area Community College to provide Diesel Technology students with scholarships, as well as hands-on training at our Des Moines headquarters’ maintenance facility.

"We are excited to strengthen our partnership with DMACC," said Rod Simon, TMC Executive Vice President of Maintenance. "DMACC students are a great fit for TMC. The hands-on training they receive in Diesel Technology really prepares them for the workforce."

These scholarships will cover the cost of tuition for all technical credits, comprising 76 of the 80 total credits required for the Diesel Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree, and 43 of the 46 credits required for the Diesel Technology Diploma. We also offer a paid, part-time position with us to gain work experience while earning the degree. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, follow our attendance policy and work at least 80 hours a month for us.

"TMC is dedicated to helping contribute to the success of DMACC students," said Simon.

In the past, we have donated equipment and facilitated demonstrations for the students, including a recent training with a brand new Peterbilt 579 tractor. That training allowed students a rare opportunity to learn more about the latest innovative industry technologies in brake systems, engine emissions and collision avoidance. We are excited for this new phase to help finance students as they transition into a new career. We will award one scholarship for the Summer 2013 term and two scholarships for the Fall 2013 term.

For more information on the Technical Scholars program and to determine if you qualify, contact Karen Stiles, DMACC Business Connections Consultant at 515-964-6484 or kastiles@dmacc.edu.