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

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C T.'s Comment
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Since I already had my cdl before I got here, I don't know exactly how their cdl program works. What have they told you so far?

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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They have a NEW CDL Sponsorship program in cooperation with Arkansas State Univ. Newport AR campus its on there website under student section. You go to 1 week of Orientation before Class starts then you start Class at ASU Newport they give you at $500 visa card for to use on meals while in the 4 week class at ASU and they provide lodging as well the campus is 1 hour n half from Maverick.

Since I already had my cdl before I got here, I don't know exactly how their cdl program works. What have they told you so far?

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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Http://maverickdrivers.com/cdl-sponsorship-program This is a Link to Maverick CDL Sponsorhip Program for all those that may be interested,, and again I would like some response from someone WHO ACTUALLY attended this program thru ASU Newport

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert H.'s Comment
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im not gonna use my GI Bill i goin thru Maverick CDL sponsorship program which Yes maverick is paying for me to Attend ASU Newport campus class and sign a 6 month contract which 500 a month is paid to the school for 6 months.

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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.

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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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maverick has Military OJT program which military pays you for one year and Im not gonna use my GI bill maverick is paying for the schooling at ASU Newport campus i guess your talking about the OJT Program anyways im hoping to start orientation and classes the 26 feb 2017 if i can get in that class

Way I see I have so I got it so gonna use it

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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.

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