TMC Modifies Training Schedule
TMC wants to stay ahead of the industry and get people into their careers faster! That’s why we’ve made changes to our training program. Starting in August of 2021, some of TMC’s latest driver recruits will shave a whole week off their training! Currently, this shortened duration only applies to students with automatic restrictions on their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). These students now strictly operate automatic trucks.
TMC’s high safety standards are not sacrificed, despite a week less of training. As the industry moves toward having mostly automatic trucks, the hours of practice once spent on learning to shift can be skipped altogether. Now with no need to manually shift, our students can spend their training time perfecting things like turns and backing.
Safety is TMC’s number one priority, both for our drivers and others out on the open road. Our new training schedule ensures safety is not compromised while keeping TMC ahead of the ever-changing trucking industry. New drivers are not as distracted with the shifting part of driving and they can focus on other aspects of driving that are new to them. An added bonus is that they gain a week back so they can get moving faster in their new career!
More and more trucks on the road are automatic. With that, TMC is planning to soon replace our entire fleet with automatic tractors. Our training program is recognized as one of the best in the country. We look forward to keeping that status and ensuring we meet Destination: Excellence.
More information about TMC’s training programs can be found here.