INFO FROM ANYONE WHO ATTENDED ARKANSAS STATE UNIV. NEWPORT CAMPUS CDL PROGRAM

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Robert H.'s Comment
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I Have applied and been approved thru Maverick Transportation and gonna go thru there CDL Sponsorship Training program where as they have agreement with Arkansas State Univ. Newport AR Campus so that is where the CDL schooling is held. So my question is are there anyone here who has been thru this school and/or who are about to attend, would like to know there experiences going thru this program any comments on this would be helpful, I hope to be goin in Feb or March this year 2017

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
C T.'s Comment
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Hey congrats on getting in, they are selective. I don't know much about the cdl sponsorship since I had everything prior. Keep us updated.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Robert H.'s Comment
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Thanks CT yea i m gonna use My GI Bill to pay for it. yes i will keep yall updated

Hey congrats on getting in, they are selective. I don't know much about the cdl sponsorship since I had everything prior. Keep us updated.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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yea i m gonna use My GI Bill to pay for it

Wait a minute. You shouldn't have to do that. If it's a Company-Sponsored Training Program then it should require little or no money out of pocket. That's the point of going through one of those programs.

On page 3 of our review of Maverick's Company-Sponsored Program it shows:

What is the cost structure of the schooling?

$3,000 cost which is forgiven at a rate of $500 per month once a driver goes solo.

What are all of the up-front costs?

We do not charge the applicant any up front costs, and the cost of the permit and fees is included.

Will my meals be paid for?

Breakfast and lunch will be paid for, Monday thru Friday, no weekends. However, the student receives a $500 Visa card as part of the sponsorship. This card can be used for meals while in school.

It sounds to me like you're enrolling directly into the private school at Arkansas State and then taking a job with Maverick as opposed to going through Maverick directly and being sponsored. Is that the case?

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Patrick C.'s Comment
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Maverick has a program for the military. It is a quasi middle ground between private school and company sponsored. It is more akin to going to a private school then doing an apprenticeship program. I was seriously looking into it when I first was looking into this career. I want to say there still is a contract, but not as long. If I remember right the apprenticeship program can be used for 2yrs with Maverick. So for 2 years you collect your housing allowance. However it is a degrading entitlement in pay, but uses full benefit.

The way the apprenticeship program pays is 100% for 4-6 months, 80% for the next block, 60% etc... I wouldn't do the apprenticeship program longer than a year. After that you are just wasting your GI Bill. Because you are still using up your full benefit for each month.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I don't want to put misinformation out so I looked up more about the student program. The apprenticeship program for military is 1 year. From what I read Maverick doesn't run an actual CDL school. They help find a school to get your CDL. I didn't call or anything, so...... I briefly looked at it when I first was looking into this career, but because of my back flatbedding companies gave me the cold shoulder for good reason. I honestly don't remember all the specifics as I talked to a Maverick recruiter maybe twice in the beginning.

Either way if you are using your GI Bill to pay for something I would make sure there are no strings attached.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Robert H.'s Comment
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It my choice to use GI Bill and maverick has CDL sponsorship program thru Arkansas state yes I am aware of the other program I want info from someone who gone thru program at asun

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yea i m gonna use My GI Bill to pay for it

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Wait a minute. You shouldn't have to do that. If it's a Company-Sponsored Training Program then it should require little or no money out of pocket. That's the point of going through one of those programs.

On page 3 of our review of Maverick's Company-Sponsored Program it shows:

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What is the cost structure of the schooling?

$3,000 cost which is forgiven at a rate of $500 per month once a driver goes solo.

What are all of the up-front costs?

We do not charge the applicant any up front costs, and the cost of the permit and fees is included.

Will my meals be paid for?

Breakfast and lunch will be paid for, Monday thru Friday, no weekends. However, the student receives a $500 Visa card as part of the sponsorship. This card can be used for meals while in school.

double-quotes-end.png

It sounds to me like you're enrolling directly into the private school at Arkansas State and then taking a job with Maverick as opposed to going through Maverick directly and being sponsored. Is that the case?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert H.'s Comment
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No they don't run CDL school they have a sponsorship Program with Arkansas state Univ Newport it's on website

I don't want to put misinformation out so I looked up more about the student program. The apprenticeship program for military is 1 year. From what I read Maverick doesn't run an actual CDL school. They help find a school to get your CDL. I didn't call or anything, so...... I briefly looked at it when I first was looking into this career, but because of my back flatbedding companies gave me the cold shoulder for good reason. I honestly don't remember all the specifics as I talked to a Maverick recruiter maybe twice in the beginning.

Either way if you are using your GI Bill to pay for something I would make sure there are no strings attached.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Robert H.'s Comment
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On averick website talks about sponsorship program. In co-op with ASU Newport

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yea i m gonna use My GI Bill to pay for it

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Wait a minute. You shouldn't have to do that. If it's a Company-Sponsored Training Program then it should require little or no money out of pocket. That's the point of going through one of those programs.

On page 3 of our review of Maverick's Company-Sponsored Program it shows:

double-quotes-start.png

What is the cost structure of the schooling?

$3,000 cost which is forgiven at a rate of $500 per month once a driver goes solo.

What are all of the up-front costs?

We do not charge the applicant any up front costs, and the cost of the permit and fees is included.

Will my meals be paid for?

Breakfast and lunch will be paid for, Monday thru Friday, no weekends. However, the student receives a $500 Visa card as part of the sponsorship. This card can be used for meals while in school.

double-quotes-end.png

It sounds to me like you're enrolling directly into the private school at Arkansas State and then taking a job with Maverick as opposed to going through Maverick directly and being sponsored. Is that the case?

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert H.'s Comment
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Way I see I have so I got it so gonna use it

Maverick has a program for the military. It is a quasi middle ground between private school and company sponsored. It is more akin to going to a private school then doing an apprenticeship program. I was seriously looking into it when I first was looking into this career. I want to say there still is a contract, but not as long. If I remember right the apprenticeship program can be used for 2yrs with Maverick. So for 2 years you collect your housing allowance. However it is a degrading entitlement in pay, but uses full benefit.

The way the apprenticeship program pays is 100% for 4-6 months, 80% for the next block, 60% etc... I wouldn't do the apprenticeship program longer than a year. After that you are just wasting your GI Bill. Because you are still using up your full benefit for each month.

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