Maverick Transportation headquarters and the main terminal are located in North Little Rock, AR. There are smaller terminal locations located in:
You must be at least 21 years old to drive for Maverick Transportation. Your hiring area, driving record, job stability, and job references must match up with Maverick's requirements and will be evaluated when you apply. Experience is nice but not essential and they do offer a student driver program including flatbed training. During training, they will teach you the proper securement techniques required of a flatbed driver. Their extended training program is available to those without flatbed experience or to those who might need extra flatbed training. There are also training programs specific for their refrigerated and specialized hauling divisions. Additional requirements include, but are not limited to:
The hiring area for Maverick Transportation changes on an as needed basis, but Maverick generally hires from areas east of the Mississippi river and west of Interstate 95. For current hiring locations, please visit the following links:
The operating area at Maverick Transportation includes all of the lower 48 United States as well as Canada, but most freight stays east of the Rocky Mountains.
You will spend approximately 7 days at the company terminal to complete orientation and training. At that point, you will be issued a company trainer and will spend about 3 to 5 weeks on the road before becoming eligible to upgrade to a solo driver.
No, drivers are not forced to team after training. During training, the truck is operated as a solo truck and not a team truck, meaning your trainer will always be in the front with you.
The largest division at Maverick is the flatbed division, but they also run a specialized freight division which is mostly glass hauling. In 2009, they expanded into the temperature controlled industry.
During training, drivers will earn $550 per week as a set salary. Depending on the division you choose to drive for, you will start out earning between $.32 and $.40 / mile with a $.03 / mile raise after 3 months and $.05 / mile after 6 months. From there, you will earn an additional 1 cent per mile every year for the next 5 years. All drivers are also eligible to earn performance and incentive bonuses.
Always make sure you compare pay rates to other companies in the industry:
The following benefits are offered to all drivers:
Maverick Transportation offers tuition reimbursement up to the full amount of your loan. Payments are made monthly beginning 30 days after your hire date as long as you are actively employed with Maverick. Tuition reimbursement is paid at the end of each month.
The majority of drivers get home every week or every other week, normally on weekends while under a load. However, this will vary based mostly on where you live and can also be affected by the driving opportunity you choose.
Maverick has a strict "immediate family only" passenger authorization program. Immediate family includes your spouse, brother, sister, children over the age of 13, or parents. There is no cost to you for this. Pets of any kind are prohibited on all company owned equipment.
Maverick Transportation does not offer a sizable team freight network.
Maverick transports freight in to and out of Canada, so you will be required to obtain either a U.S. Passport, or a Passport Card (PassCard). You need to have a certified copy of your birth certificate and it must have the raised seal.
Depending on the division you choose to drive for, you may be requried to enter NYC to pick up or deliver freight.
No, Maverick only requires a Class A CDL issued in the state that you reside in.
Maverick Transportation does not have a significant amount of drop and hook freight.
Lease drivers are not forced dispatched but company drivers are expected to haul any load assignments sent to them.
Most drivers are home every week or every other week, usually on weekends while under a load. Some specific regional, dedicated, and even some local positions are offered. The availability of these positions will depend on what freight lanes you live near.
Trucks are usually less than 2 years old.
Most trucks now operate automatic transmissions, although there are still some manual 10 speed transmissions in the fleet.
Maverick trucks are set between 65 and 70mph.
APU units are now being installed on any new trucks purchased by Maverick.
Electronic logs are used.