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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:
Maverick was awarded as one of the Best Fleets To Drive For in 2018 and 2019! Need we say more?
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.
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North Little Rock, AR
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.
$3,000 cost which is forgiven at a rate of $500 per month once a driver goes solo.
We do not charge the applicant any up front costs, and the cost of the permit and fees is included.
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.
Yes, lodging is provided during training.
Maverick does not currently have a program in place to accommodate for that.
The debt is forgiven at a rate of $500/month once the driver goes solo, and is fully paid off after 6 months.
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.
Yes if going into our glass division. If you are not going into glass it is not required.
None unless you live in the state of New York, in which case you will need the coil endorsement.
Class days will be every Monday to Friday for 8 to 10 hours per day and / or night, covering:
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.
There is no set amount of time. It is based on a students ability to learn backing principles.
With the class size at this time there is no sharing of equipment.
1 hour per day.
No. The trainer is always in the jump seat while you are training. It is hard to learn from someone who is asleep.
No, trucks are operated with one trainer and one student.
No one is sleeping while the truck is rolling.
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.
Yes, a non-smoking trainer may be requested.
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.
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.
This is dependent on your division. The pay range will be $.52 - $.59 cpm
After 6 months as a solo driver you will receive a $.02 - $.06 cpm increase depending upon division
We offer a pay for performance bonus that is up to $.01 cpm and takes fuel into consideration.
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.
The first of the month after 60 days of employment
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.
No. No animals are allowed on Maverick property or in Maverick trucks.
Immediate family only 13 years of age and older. No charge to the driver.
It will depend upon the division. Most divisions do not go to NYC.
Yes we are forced dispatch and no load choices.
This is dependent on the division. We have divisions home daily, home on weekends and out 2-3 weeks at a time.
The Glass division has pre-loaded freight but company-wide it's about 65%.
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.
Yes we have a lease program and there is currently a waiting list for it.
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.
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.
All trucks are equipped with an electronic logging system.
Yes, all trucks are equipped with APU's.
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