In 1972, Harrold Annett purchased the dormant trucking company, The Mickow Corporation. On March 6, driver Wally Harrah delivered TMC's first load from Chicago to Des Moines. 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 are set 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.
The industry's premier flatbed carrier, TMC is known for its integrity, innovation, highly-trained drivers, impeccably maintained late-model equipment, superior safety record and unwavering dedication to quality and customer service.
The mission of TMC is to be recognized as the standard-bearer of quality performance in flatbed transportation. We will accomplish this by searching out the very best people, training them in the fundamentals of quality and empowering them to develop innovative techniques focused on customer satisfaction. Emphasis will be placed on continuous process improvement in all measurable aspects of our business.
TMC provides expert linehaul, dedicated and specialized flatbed service throughout the 48 contiguous states.
TMC operates an extensive network of terminals, maintenance facilities, and customer service offices throughout the country, but all our locations are linked to our National Operations Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Divided into resource teams, skilled logistics managers monitor routes and lanes, track individual loads, and direct trucks and drivers on a 24/7 basis to ensure your load gets there on-time.
Once established in the TMC system, shippers with multiple points of origin can post load information in any EDI format, then monitor their orders on our website. The location of each shipment is updated hourly with GPS satellite data.
From a single load on a particular day, to dedicated lanes on a regular basis, TMC can handle all of your flatbed shipping needs.
With thousands of tractor-trailers running coast to coast, TMC Transportation is one of North America's largest flatbed carriers. We haul every kind of flatbed freight, from all classes of building materials and steel products to machinery and everything in between.
TMC's unmatched assets and highly trained drivers ensure that every load gets to its destination on-time and claim free. And our state-of-the-art technology allows you to track your shipments in real-time every step of the way.
TMC's experience in the flatbed shipping industry can assist you in making informed decisions that will not only get your freight from A to B, but maximize your efficiency.
The life values of TMC's founder Harrold Annett are the driving force behind the TMC philosophy. His dedication to honest, hard work and his unyielding commitment to excellence are the core values that we live by. We take great pride in TMC and it shows in everything we do. There is a TMC way of doing things, and these fundamental beliefs have guided us for more than 35 years.