Maverick Trucking School: Company-Sponsored CDL Training

Maverick Transportation Paid CDL Training Truck

Introduction To Maverick Transportation Paid CDL Training Review

At TruckingTruth, we've done a ton of research for you! We've contacted the company recruiters at Maverick Transportation and put together a fantastic review of the Maverick Transportation paid CDL training program.

We'll start you off with our opinion of their paid CDL training program and then we'll take you through all of the key features and important information you'll need to know. Some of what we'll cover:

  • Student Hiring Requirements
  • Truck Driving School Locations
  • Driver Pay During Training
  • Advantages Of Working For Maverick Transportation
  • Cost Structure Of CDL Training
  • CDL Training Itinerary
  • Maverick Transportation Pay And Benefits
  • Vacation Pay And Home Time

Maverick Wins Big Award in 2018 and 2019!

Maverick was awarded as one of the Best Fleets To Drive For in 2018 and 2019! Need we say more?

Read on!

Maverick Transportation Review

Maverick Transportation is an outstanding company as recognized in 2018 and 2019 by receiving the honor of being one of the "Best Fleets To Drive For" by CarriersEdge. They also have a fantastic training program which is very thorough and offers fantastic opportunities and very competitive pay.

Maverick Paid CDL Training: Why We're Better

About Maverick Transportation CDL Training

Growing up in the transportation industry and learning the lessons of the trade from his steel-hauling father, Chairman and CEO Steve Williams went into business for himself and formed Maverick Transportation in 1980.

After President Jimmy Carter signed the Motor Carrier Act of 1980, deregulating the trucking industry, Williams seized the opportunity to pursue his dream and started Maverick with friend and co-worker Larry Leahy in a one room office in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Maverick operates approximately 1,700 units coast-to-coast, in Canada and to Mexico providing customized logistics solutions to some of the nation's finest corporations.

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

Getting Hired With Maverick Transportation

Maverick Transportation Minimum Hiring Requirements

  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must live in Maverick's hiring area.
  • We review MVR based on our own point system.
  • We review job stability and criminal background as well.

Maverick Transportation Hiring Areas

Maverick Transportation Currently Hires From:
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Flatbed Division: AL, AR, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV
  • Glass Division: GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV
  • Student Division: AL, AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NY, OH, OK, SC, TN, VA
  • CDL Training Program: AR, IA, IN, KY, MO, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN

Maverick Transportation Facility Locations

Maverick Transportation CDL Training Facilities

maverick Transfer terminal locations
Maverick Transportation Headquarters:

North Little Rock, AR

Maverick Transportation CDL Training Locations:

Maverick currently has their own CDL school at their North Little Rock, AR Headquarters as well as working with Arkansas State University in Newport, AR.

Maverick Transportation Drop Lots And Terminals

maverick Transfer terminal and drop lot locations
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Fort Smith, AR
  • Madison, IL
  • Portage, IN
  • Green Bay, WI
  • Laurinburg, NC
  • Church Hill, TN
  • Burkburnett, TX
  • Au Gres, MI

Maverick Transportation Cost

Cost Structure Of Maverick Transportation

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 prepaid card as part of the sponsorship. This card can be used for meals while in school.

Will my room be paid for?

Yes, lodging is provided during training.

Can I pay for my CDL training up front and have no further obligation?

Maverick does not currently have a program in place to accommodate for that.

What are the obligations for paying back the schooling after graduation?

The debt is forgiven at a rate of $500/month once the driver goes solo, and is fully paid off after 6 months.

TruckingTruth's Take On The Cost Of Training At Maverick Transportation

Trucking Truth Logo

Maverick's program is very competitive and offers great terms. In fact, any costs associated with the school are completely 'forgiven' (meaning you don't pay anything) after only 6 months with the company. You really are getting paid to train without any tuition in the end. You can't beat that deal.

Maverick Transportation Preparation For CDL Training

Items To Bring To Maverick Transportation

What items should I bring with me?
  • Appropriate I-9 documentation
  • Driver’s License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Emergency Contact information
  • Alarm Clock
  • 25 Ft tape measure
  • Calculator
  • Pen and Paper
  • Social Security numbers and birth dates of everyone you would like covered on your insurance

Preparation For Maverick Transportation

Do I need to get my CDL permit before attending school?


Do I need a US Passport?

Yes if going into our glass division. If you are not going into glass it is not required.

Which CDL endorsements are required or encouraged?

None unless you live in the state of New York, in which case you will need the coil endorsement.

Maverick Transportation Itinerary

Maverick Transportation CDL Training Itinerary

Describe the schooling itinerary a bit:

Class days will be every Monday to Friday for 8 to 10 hours per day and / or night, covering:

  • Basic Commercial Truck Skills and Handling
  • Arkansas Commercial Drivers License
  • Basic Understanding of Drivers Logs
  • Basic Industry Specific Safety Practices
How long is the training overall?

Orientation will be 1 week, CDL school lasts for approximately 6 weeks. Once you return from CDL training, division training and Over-the-Road training is approximately 3-6 weeks.

How much time on the range backing up?

There is no set amount of time. It is based on a students ability to learn backing principles.

During the practice range phase, how many students share one truck?

With the class size at this time there is no sharing of equipment.

How much time in classroom?

1 hour per day.

On The Road Training Itinerary With Maverick Transportation

Do they run your trainer and you as a "team" operations or like a solo truck?

No. The trainer is always in the jump seat while you are training. It is hard to learn from someone who is asleep.

Is there more than one student per trainer and truck?

No, trucks are operated with one trainer and one student.

Do you have a "No sleeping in the top bunk while the truck is rolling" policy?

No one is sleeping while the truck is rolling.

On The Road Training Policies at Maverick Transportation

What is your policy for handling disputes between trainer and student?

Every week the trainer fills out a questionnaire on the student and the student fills out a questionnaire on the trainer. Any disputes are handled on a case by case basis.

Can you get a non-smoking trainer?

Yes, a non-smoking trainer may be requested.

What are the company's minimum qualifications to be a trainer?

You must have one year with the company as a solo driver. We also have criteria in regards to fuel usage, out of route and safety issues. We request that you drive for Maverick during all four seasons. We also have criteria in regards to safety & performance.

Working For Maverick Transportation

Advantages Of Working For Maverick Transportation

  • One of the best student training programs in the industry.
  • The student signs a promissory note to work for Maverick for two years and then they are debt free.
  • After obtaining your CDL, you will learn flatbed or specialized trucking from the best instructors in the industry.
  • Our equipment is second to none. As a Maverick driver, you will drive our top-of-the-line Freightliner trucks
  • Since driver comfort is a priority we spec all new tractors with auxiliary power units and feature air ride suspension for a smooth ride as well as a roomy sleeper.
  • The safety of our drivers, our customer's freight, and the general public with whom we share the road is something we hold in the highest regard.
  • While other trucking companies offer their students substandard pay, Maverick stands above the competition.

TruckingTruth's View On Working For Maverick Transportation

Trucking Truth Logo

With a large variety of opportunities to choose from it's hard to beat the flexibility you'll find at Maverick. They offer a wide variety of freight options, fantastic equipment, and a large number of divisions to choose from. It's great to have all of that under one roof so a driver can move around as his preferences change.

Maverick Transportation Company Driver Pay And Benefits

Maverick Transportation Company Driver Pay

How much will I be making once I'm running solo in my own truck?

This is dependent on your division. The pay range will be $.52 - $.59 cpm

When will I receive pay increases?

After 6 months as a solo driver you will receive a $.02 - $.06 cpm increase depending upon division

Do you offer a fuel bonus?

We offer a pay for performance bonus that is up to $.01 cpm and takes fuel into consideration.

What health insurance and benefits do you have?

Health and dental benefits are available to you the first day of the month following 60 days of employment. Other benefits include 401(k) and profit sharing, paid life insurance, disability insurance, employee assistance program, paid vacation time, section 125 cafeteria plan, and credit union membership.

What is the average cost of benefits?

  • $45.00 = Single
  • $127.50 = Family
  • $109.00 = Employee + Spouse only
  • $109.00 = Employee + Children only

Maverick Transportation Company Driver Benefits

How long until you qualify for benefits?

The first of the month after 60 days of employment

What about vacation time?
  • After 1yr, drivers earn 1 week of paid vacation.
  • After 3yrs, drivers earn 2 weeks of paid vacation.
  • After 10yrs, drivers earn 3 weeks of paid vacation.

TruckingTruth's View On Maverick Transportation Company Driver Pay

Trucking Truth Logo

Maverick's pay is quite competitive and they offern a nice benefits package also. Pay should never be the only consideration when choosing a company but Maverick's pay and benefits package is right in line with the top players in the industry.

Maverick Transportation Employee Policies

Pets & Travelers Policy

Do you allow pets?

No. No animals are allowed on Maverick property or in Maverick trucks.

What is the company's rider policy?

Immediate family only 13 years of age and older. No charge to the driver.

Maverick Transportation Dispatching Policies

Can a new driver run regional or dedicated right after school?


Will there be any NYC? How soon would a new solo driver be expected to go there?

It will depend upon the division. Most divisions do not go to NYC.

Are you forced dispatch? Is the driver given any options for different loads?

Yes we are forced dispatch and no load choices.

How often can I expect to be home? For how long at a time?

This is dependent on the division. We have divisions home daily, home on weekends and out 2-3 weeks at a time.

What percentage of freight is drop and hook?

The Glass division has pre-loaded freight but company-wide it's about 65%.

TruckingTruth's View On Maverick Transportation Dispatching Policies

Trucking Truth Logo

It's great that Maverick has both dedicated and regional opportunities available to new drivers coming out of training. Often times these opportunities require at least a little bit of experience before you qualify. They also have a wide variety of opportunities for home time which is nice because you can change divisions as your preferences change without leaving for a new company.

Maverick Transportation Company Driver Opportunities

Do you have a leasing program, and will I be persuaded or incentivized to lease?

Yes we have a lease program and there is currently a waiting list for it.

What divisions do you have? (local, dedicated, regional, tanker, flatbed, reefer)
  • Flatbed Division:
    • OTR
    • Regional
    • Dedicated
  • Glass Division:
    • OTR
    • Regional
    • Dedicated
  • TruckingTruth's View On Maverick Transportation Company Driver Opportunities

    Trucking Truth Logo

    Having such a wide variety of freight types is a very big deal. Every type of freight you haul has different characteristics and can even have its own unique lifestyle. You also have different regions of the country to choose from. It's really nice being able to try different types of freight or different regions of the country while working for one company.

Maverick Transportation Equipment

All trucks are Freightliner Cascadias.

We spec all new tractors with auxiliary power units and feature air ride suspension for a smooth ride as well as a roomy sleeper.

Do you run electronic logs?

All trucks are equipped with an electronic logging system.

What are your trucks governed at?


Do you have APU units?

Yes, all trucks are equipped with APU's.

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More