Profile For Jonathan P.

Jonathan P.'s Info

  • Location:
    Shreveport , LA

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 1 month ago

Jonathan P.'s Bio

31 yr. Male from Shreveport,La

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Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Should Not Have Left Maverick

Appreciate you fellows input Ive been thinking long a hard about calling them back besides they can either say yes or no flatbedding is they way I wanna go I got a email from Melton a few days into my oreintation with Maverick but out of all the companies I looked at Maverick offered the best hometime an best pay.

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Should Not Have Left Maverick

I think i made a horrible decision got thru the training with Maverick went over the road for a week an decided to come home, being home sick got the best of me, i had a great trainer we got along great he say i was catching on fast he told me i was the best student driver he'd seen since he'd been training im at home now an starting to realize what huge mistake i made my trainer tried to tell me this would happen an i dont think maverick do rehires.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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TMC or Maverick?

They sent a guy home for walking on the grass they have brand new training facility its really nice they help u in every way they can but if u fail a test twice u get sent home u have to the a physical agility test easy so dont worry about that they do a sleep apnea test they throw a lot of info at u at one time lots an lots of test i thank its a very good starting company hometime once u become solo is every week or every other week flat bed of course

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Update on my training with Maverick, finish hands on training tomorrow, after that I find out who my trainer is flatbed training aint no joke but is was fun to learn all the different builds they throw a lot of info. at you at one time but I took very good notes. So my flatbed career begin in a few days.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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TMC or Maverick?

I just finished training with Maverick flatbed division, I can tell you that they dont play they are very serious. They have very good training, u stay on campus they have a hotel on their property wuth vans u can use, they have a gym an a basketball goal plus a walking track, its a real nice place but you will have a roomate. You do classroom for a week they feed you the first week an give you $50 they only feed lunch your on your own for breakfast an dinner, you do hands on training the next week, that last day of hands on you find out who your trainer is. Overall the training is great but some of the reasons they send people home is petty but i understand.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Have a questioni have a test on trip planning ttryingto figure out the best route from PPittsburgh,PA to Ft. Dodge Iowa i came up with 800 miles my instructor said i came up forty miles short can anyone give me a hand.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Starting With Maverick

Thanks for the advice Im heading out to Maverick Saturday to begin my flatbedding career me an a classmate of mine leave out at the same time. Still a little intimidated but failure is not an option, keeping a open mind an ready to learn as much as I can an get my career started. Keep you guys updated on my progress.

Question: can u pay bills or shop off line with the cards they put your check on, i have a savings account but it takes my bank forever to issue a new atm card.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Starting With Maverick

I got my cdl June 20 i got approved for Maverick Transportation. I was suppose to start yesterday but Thursday i got a call for an interview on Tuesday for a local job driving for Pepsi. Thursday i got a call from Swift they want me to come out next Monday. A lil confused right?

The entire time i was in school the only company i applied for was Maverick but after talking to a classmate that already went through their training got cold feet don't know should I go to Maverick, Swift Transport, or take the local job at Pepsi. My classmate say maverick is very strict and will send you home at the drop of a dime.

Posted:  7 years, 10 months ago

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Adding endorsements to my CDL

If i already have my cdl if i go back an add endorsements do i have to pay for another license or just the endorsements

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Past my test for my CDL today i go take my picture for my license Thursday morning already got approved for Maverick just gotta set a orientation date.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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On my way to Maverick

Gotta call from my recruiter Adam real nice fella saying everythings good to go my flatbedding career begins in a couple weeks nervous as but ready an willing to learn. Maverick here i come.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Maverick Flatbed Training

How intense is Mavericks flatbed training.

Posted:  7 years, 11 months ago

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Got the call from Maverick today my recruiter say everything was looking good hopefully I'll be ready to start my flatbedding career in July.

Posted:  7 years, 12 months ago

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New Career

The recruiter from Stevens said that flatbedding is a limited job that their average length of haul is never longer than a reefer are dry van, he says that flatbedding is not a recession proof job, he kinda makes it seems like flatbedding would be a bad choice over driving reefer or dry van. But I'd rather find out on my on flatbedding is what im more interested in than reefer or dry van i must admit he had a pretty good sales pitch but he lost me when he say he had guys making seven figures working for Stevens me personally i couldn't imagine making seven figures an be working for somebody else i would have been struck out on my own.

Posted:  7 years, 12 months ago

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New Career

Our trainers always tell us to take off in 4th but the trucks are so old an raggedy that the safest gear to take off in is 4th an these are empty trailers but the truck we're training in the clutch sticks really bad so we have to raise the rpms to round 20 so the truck wont kill an if we kill the truck on test day thats automatic failure. I figured I'd take off in 3rd on test day just to be on the safe side.

P.S. any maverick drivers on here care to shed any light on the companies training program talk to the recruiter Adam this morning i think im approved for their flatbed division.

Posted:  8 years ago

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New Career

Appreciate the advice from u guys i actually did my first drop a hook at school after bringing up the subject to a trainer it wasn't to bad like i say i test out in a few weeks an was curious wat would be the best take off gear third are fourth, also wats the best turning gear to be in i always take off an turn in fourth gear but i dont want to get nervous an kill the truck trying take off in fourth. I was on a steep incline an almost killed the truck taking off in fourth.

Posted:  8 years ago

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Need Advice - Application (Can't Remember Stuff)

I need some advice. How strict are trucking companies when it comes to dates and addresses. Because I was unemployed and looking for work, I was living in several locations within the past three years. I also don't have a current address. I'm required to fill out the addresses of my previous residences but I can't remember any of the addresses or dates. Plus, I had a speeding ticket back in 2005 or 2006, but I can't remember it either. This is really stressing me out.

I was talking to a recruiter from Stevens they won't even give you a pre hire if you have big gaps in your work history or wasnt able to hold a stable join in the past three yrs. Now i dont no if every companies is like that but Stevens is strict about the situatio. You could do wat i did i called every ccompany i work for and got the dates i was working for the. You could called the courts are the dmv in baton rouge an find out about your ticket.

Posted:  8 years ago

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New Career

I have about two weeks left before i get ready to test out at Diesel Driving Academy in Shreveport still looking for a company to go with im really interested in flatbedding, i want to do a lil labor work rather than just drop an hook. I have a question for any other recent graduates did your school teach how to drop an hook cause it wasn't mandatory at my school which i thought was kind of odd since thats a crucial part of trucking. Im really interested in Maverick Transportation or Prime Inc because TMC Transport said i wasn't eligible because of a seven yr old felony but i already have a pre hire from Stevens Transport.

Another question would getting experience from a small private owner be just as good as one of these big companies.

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Driving An Automatic Tractor Trailer After CDL School

Thanks a lot do you have any insight on any good flatbed companies

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Flatbed companies

I graduate from DDA in Shreveport in June an was looking to get in flatbedding I've been talking with Maverick any insight about the company are other flatbed companies.

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