TMC's 2019 Year in Review
A new decade is upon us and TMC is ready to roll full steam ahead into the New Year! Before we close the chapter on 2019, we want to reflect on the great things that made this past year one to remember.
We started the year by highlighting some of TMC’s best drivers! Doug McNeel was named TMC’s Trainer of the Year for 2018. Doug has been a professional truck driver with TMC for seven years, five and a half of which he has been training. He received the Trainer of the Month award back in July 2017.
The Wheel Master award is the highest driver honor given at TMC, and is based on years of service with the company, safe driving record and overall quality of performance. Marty Ott was named 2018 Wheel Master, and he was honored at TMC’s annual Wheel Master Meeting at our Des Moines headquarters.
A new TMC sponsored diesel training center was revealed in early January at Lincoln College of Technology, Indianapolis. The ribbon cutting took place on January 10.
In February, we revealed TMC’s primary partnership with Karsyn Elledge for multiple races during the 2019 USAC National Midget Championship. This brought up familiar memories for dirt racing die-hards, as Harrold Annett, the chairman and CEO of TMC, has fielded teams adorned in black and chrome over the years across various divisions of short track racing.
TMC Transportation was named The Home Depot’s Flatbed Carrier of the Year for 2018, making it five years in a row of earning this distinction.
We are proud to have a long-standing tradition of hiring our nation’s heroes, and we were honored to accept a Top 10 2020 Military Friendly ® Employer designation!
In August, two TMC drivers traveled to the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, TX for their nominations in two nationally recognized driver contests. Chris Bacon was a top 10 finalist in the military veteran based Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award program and Tyria Snow was a top 10 finalist in Trucking’s Top Rookie program.
Chris Bacon was named a top four finalist in the Transition Trucking award program and traveled to Washington D.C. in December for the last phase. Chris came in as the third runner up and received $5,000.
Our annual Driver Appreciation Week festivities took place in September. All week long, we honored our drivers with gifts, giveaways, activities and plenty of free food.
Another event that is near and dear to the drivers of TMC is the Special Olympics of Iowa World’s Largest Truck Convoy. This is a benefit put on by the Special Olympics of Iowa in early October.
TMC has been built on a foundation of PRIDE since day one over 46 years ago, a foundation that was solidified when founder and CEO, Harrold Annett, gave the company back to his hardworking employees in 2013. This year marked six years of TMC being an employee-owned company!
2019 was a year we won’t soon forget. We have plenty to look forward to in the next decade, and we hope you will continue the journey with us. Happy New Year!