Profile For Glen W.

Glen W.'s Info

  • Location:
    Lewistown, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    6 years, 9 months ago

Glen W.'s Bio

I'm Glen, 25 yrs old with a daughter and wife. Reading and absorbing knowledge for CDL A permit and the appropriate endorsements such as air brakes with combination vehicles. Grew up riding off and on with my old man as he drove day cab trucks. Currently drive for a package delivery company and am wanting better pay and better future for my family.

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Posted:  3 years ago

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I've been accepted to Maverick! Any other Mavericks with opinions?

I joined this forum years ago and after some personal issues I held off on pursuing trucking. Last month I applied to Maverick and I was contacted and even though I don't want them to contact my present employer, I was accepted and they will contact them last minute. The reason for the last minute contact is because my employer is known to cut hours/days from people when they know they're moving on to another job and known to corner good drivers like me with trying to negotiate pay and I don't want the drama while I'm there. I am a commercial driver on a Class C license, soon going on 5 years with the same company delivering with a cargo van which is anywhere from 250-450 miles depending on the stop count so not many miles with my current job. What should I expect while there? And is their health insurance good for a family? I'm excited to start another driving career and to experience the challenges that go with it since I'm not used to pulling and backing a trailer longer than 16' Lol. I just want to go into this prepared. I'm leaving my wife and kids behind to do this "dream" of mine and to try to provide better for them. I've been around trucking growing up as my dad drove OTR/ local Tri-Axle and for the past 10 years, local milk truck. Also, I still have the option to set in whether I want TCD, Flatbed or Glass.... I'm unsure which to be set on, the recruiter said they don't like you flip flopping. Flatbed and glass are the higher paid rate but do they slow down more during the winter? Bad roads during winter make for slower travel anyway, so would I be better to go with TCD or try one of the others?

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