TMC Transportation

By: Bubbajunk.com

It all started in 1972. Harrold Annett bought the dormant trucking company, The Mickow Corporation. TMC's first load was delivered by driver Wally Harrah from Chicago to Des Moines in March 6. With six power units and an office staff of two, Harrold and his team of professionals built TMC into the largest privately-held flatbed carrier in the nation.

TMC's headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa stands on a picturesque 50-acre campus which includes; state-of-the-art training and maintenance facilities; Black and Chrome Truck Sales; and the up-scale Baymont Inn and Suites, the industry's first driver hospitality center. TMC has thousands of tractor-trailers running coast to coast. And according to Indeed.com this company's number of employees already reached 2750. Their annual revenue is at $ 196.4 Million.

TMC Transportation is the industry's premier flatbed carrier and is known for its integrity, innovation, highly-trained drivers, meticulously maintained late-model equipment, superior safety record, and unwavering dedication to quality and customer service. They haul every kind of flatbed freight, from all classes of building materials, and steel products to machinery and everything in between.

TMC's linehaul division is an ideal solution for their customer's 48 state requirements. They hire and train drivers using top of the line equipments. TMC's strong commitment to safety has made their deliveries on-time, and their claim-free delivery percentage is the best in the business.

TMC Transportation's specialized division can supply solutions to clients most demanding shipping needs throughout the 48 contiguous states, Mexico, and Canada. Their specialized equipment includes 48 and 53 foot step- deck trailers, and Removable Goose Neck (RGN) trailers. These trailer types allow TMC to accept different types of construction and agricultural machinery and other commodities that have additional loading and off-loading requirements.

TMC's Dedicated Contract Services division can provide the customer with the leverage of a private trucking fleet without the investment of equipment or human resources. As a transportation provider, TMC's Dedicated Contract Services can make their clients lessen their number of total transportation costs, improve the client's service levels, guarantee driver and equipment availability, and for the customer to focus more on their core business functions. Below are some of their well-known dedicated customers:


  • Lowes

  • Firestone

  • The Home Depot

  • John Deere

  • ALCOA

  • New Millennium Building Systems

  • Chicago Metallic

  • LaFarge

  • National Gypsum

  • and more...


TMC is also known for their well-maintained and safe equipment. They have late model Peterbilt trucks with great specifications. They also put the name of the driver on the driver's side door of the truck assigned to them. Below are some of the features offered on TMC's trucks:


  • Leather seats and top-of-the-line interior package

  • Power heated mirrors

  • CB radios

  • Power steering & power windows

  • Eaton Vorad Collision Warning System

  • Jake Brake

  • 13-speed transmission

  • Cat C-15 475 horsepower engine

  • Qualcomm Satellite System

Drivers who want to work for TMC are given a choice. Either they choose a mileage-based pay program or the percentage pay program. TMC firmly believes that their percentage pay program will compensate drivers better than a mileage-based program. Percentage-based pay has the unique advantage of offering the driver an instant pay raise whenever the TMC gets a freight rate increase from a shipper. But they offer a top mileage-based pay, just in case the driver chooses this program instead.

The mission of TMC is to be known as the leader of quality performance in flatbed transportation. TMC will accomplish this by searching out the very best people, training them in the basics of quality, and empowering them to develop innovative techniques zeroed-in on customer satisfaction.