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Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Maverick vs TMC

So I'm assuming theres a lot of ladder work for tarping as I don't think anyone is that tall just to "roll it over"

That is correct

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Maverick vs TMC

Main questions are 1) is the pay as good as the recruiter made it out to be, and 2) how in the hell do you tarp glass that's pyramid shaped?

On the pay side, I have no complaints. In the glass division, the starting pay for someone fresh out of school is .46 cpm. And at 6 months in jumps to .50 cpm. I've been averaging between 2400-2700 miles per week. And the best part is that you are paid both empty and loaded. On the glass side, you will get a ton of deadhead miles.

flatbed trailer with racks used to haul glass

On some of our trailers the tarp is attached to the trailer so once you complete loading the glass, you just have to pull the tarp back and secure it with rope. On the other trailers, such as the one picture, as soon as the driver completes securing the glass, one of two things will occur: either they will drape the tarp over the load, or they will place the rolled tarp on top. Keep in mind, alot of times the load of glass reaches the top of the A frames which gives a flat surface to roll the tarps across.

Oh, and i was in the Army Guard

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Maverick vs TMC

We as a class have all been very careful to evaluate at arms length what we have been told by recruiters and we we have asked many of the questions outlined in another thread here on the forum. Of the 4 companies that have visited us, I don't believe any have created a sense of excitement amongst the group. I personally want to feel encouraged that the organization that I am henseforth going to dedicate a tremendous portion of my life energy and time for is equally excited about having me and my classmates onboard. Perhaps our expectations are too high but I think I can speak for the group and say we've been left feeling sorta flat with perhaps the exception of maverick for some.

So of course I can only give my personal experience with Maverick. I started with them at the end of last year and the day I arrived in Little Rock for orientation, I could tell that they were on another level. I called my wife that day to tell her how impressed I was. I am a veteran and I have very low tolerance for BS. They are very big on being on time to classes and will not hesitate to send someone home for being late to a class. They do everything in their power to get you home when they are supposed to. In fact, in my time here, I have only been stranded out one time and that was because of inclement weather. Everything that my recruiter told me was actually true, believe it or not. I'm not a big fan of writing long posts so if you have specific questions, I'll answer to the best of my ability or try to find the answers for you,

Posted:  3 years, 2 months ago

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Maverick vs TMC

So, I registered on this site just to respond to this topic. I currently haul glass for Maverick and I can honestly say that I really like it. A short glass run for me is around 800 miles. You will deadhead quite a bit. For example i'm currently heading from Perrysburg, OH to Laurinburg, NC empty. However, I'm getting paid for all miles loaded and empty. Having transferred from Maverick's flatbed division, I can say that live loading glass is alot of work. However, in my short time hauling glass (4 weeks), I have only had to live load 3 times. Every other load has been preloaded and pretarped. Another thing that I can say is that you will never have to un tarp your load outdoors out of the fear of a random rainstorm popping up. The glass cannot get wet.

I've been jumping all over the place with my response, but let me know any questions that you may have about Maverick Glass Division. (Oh yeah, and I love my automatic truck. I've driven a manual truck before and I much prefer sitting in traffic with this truck)

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