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Conservative's Comment
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Thanks everyone for the responses. It has helped me sort some things out. I'll be calling places tomorrow and verifying info. Then I'll make my choice. My last day at Walmart is this Wednesday so hoping to get started on something pretty soon after. Thanks again.

Conservative's Comment
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Talked to a flatbed driver from Alro Steel. He was mostly positive about his local/job and echoed what I've been reading on here and other places in that once he got into flatbedding, he wouldn't want to pull any other type of freight. It was great to have someone repeat to my face what I've been reading . Even though I've got some jitters about it still (like other newbies) I am going to go with Maverick if they accept me. Reviews I've read are mostly good once you discount what the disgruntled former employees say and the general negativity. Also, from what I can tell the pay is good and they have a short commitment. I plan on staying with whatever company I choose for at least a year if not two, but if after six months I decide I can't stand it, I can leave with no debt.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Conservative's Comment
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I've got great news and it has nothing to do with car insurance! Lol! I applied and am conditionally approved for Orr flatbed with Maverick. Feels like a dream come true! Almost too good to be true. As I said, I still worry about how it's going to work out , but I've prayed a lot about this and I think that so far God has been working things out. Thanks to all who supported me in my quest for knowledge and endured my multiple questions and changes of opinion. I'm sure that there will be more times in the future when I will need the advice of articles and forums discussions down the road (pun intended). I will keep you all posted.

Deke's Comment
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Best wishes with the new company!

C T.'s Comment
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That's great news man, I've got a year and a half here so far and can't complain. If you have any questions I'll try to answer if I have the time. Congratulations

Conservative's Comment
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That's great news man, I've got a year and a half here so far and can't complain. If you have any questions I'll try to answer if I have the time. Congratulations

Btw. What gloves would you recommend for chaining ? Trying to get things together before they call for orientation so im not rushing around . Thanks

Turtle's Comment
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That's great news man, I've got a year and a half here so far and can't complain. If you have any questions I'll try to answer if I have the time. Congratulations

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Btw. What gloves would you recommend for chaining ? Trying to get things together before they call for orientation so im not rushing around . Thanks

I've tried many different types of gloves, and I keep coming back to good old fashioned leather work gloves. They are the most durable while still providing some dexterity. Gloves take a beating in flat bedding.

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Old School's Comment
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I completely agree with Turtle. That could have been a picture of my gloves, including the holes in the leather!

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Matthew B.'s Comment
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Is the maverick cdl training based on location. I am in South Carolina and i spoke with maverick the other day and was told that i wouldn't have a chance to go anywhere until feb. They said they don't do training during winter months. Does that make since or should i call again?

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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Sorry for late reply, busy day. They actually provide you with a set of gloves when you get there. You can buy your own as well. Leather is basically the way to go. The ones they provide are OK to start out with but deteriorate quickly like any cheaper glove. My gloves end up looking like biker gloves after a while so it's always a good idea to stock up.

Matthew. They don't actually have their own school that I know of. They send you to one of the schools in little Rock I believe. There's almost always a waiting list if you don't have your cdl already. I had mine when I started last year and they called me immediately. I doubt it's a location thing as I live about 50 miles from Greenville sc. It's possible the schools they use don't have classes till spring so you should call and verify.

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.
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