TMC Transportation Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

on Monday, September 21, 2015 in Company News

TMC Transportation celebrated National Truck Driver Appreciation Week from September 13 to 19 with a variety of activities and prizes. TMC drivers were treated to free lunch all week at the Des Moines terminal and given a custom, patriotic themed Driver Appreciation Week 2015 t-shirt, along with other goodies.

Throughout the week there were daily trivia contests and prize drawings for drivers to participate in. One lucky driver even took home a 55-inch Magnavox Smart TV courtesy of Allstate Peterbilt Group. Additionally, TMC also hosted a free flu clinic at their Des Moines and Ankeny locations.

“It’s always important to us to make sure our drivers feel appreciated, but for Driver Appreciation Week we always strive to take it to the next level,” says Glen McCravy, Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management. “We know how important their jobs are and want to spread awareness to others outside the industry as well.”

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, office employees at the Des Moines terminal were volunteering to clean out the trucks of drivers stopping by the terminal. A fun and friendly truck cleaning competition was held between office employees and company vice presidents as well.

TMC Fleet Managers teamed up to clean drivers' trucks.

According to competition participant and TMC Vice President of Linehaul Operations Tim Heim, “TMC has always been known for our sharp-looking trucks, and we have high standards for their appearance. We wanted the opportunity to show our drivers that we understand and appreciate who keeps them that way.”

Check out this fun video of the truck cleaning competition!

Each TMC terminal hosted it’s own celebratory barbeque. On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Gaston, SC and Indianapolis terminals held a free lunch sponsored by The Pete Store and Power Train. On Wednesday, Allstate Peterbilt Group sponsored lunch in Des Moines, and on Thursday our friends at Electronic Funds Source brought a smoker to our Joplin terminal to barbeque some lunch for drivers, office and shop employees. The week was rounded out with TMC’s annual Driver Appreciation Week Cookout held at the Des Moines headquarters and Ankeny training facilities.

Celebrations at the Joplin terminal.

In addition to the festivities, TMC had its annual Driver Photo Contest honoring the year’s top photos taken by our drivers. Mario Perry took first place and a $300 award, Bobby Laws received second place and $200, and third place with a $100 prize went to Ryan Matthews.

1st Place: Mario Perry

2nd Place: Bobby Laws

3rd Place: Ryan Matthews

Thank you to all of our sponsors and employees that helped make Driver Appreciation Week 2015 one to remember, and of course, thank you to all of our drivers for keeping TMC moving toward a bright future! We truly APPRECIATE you!