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Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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I been looking a Maverick

I am with my trainer right now in week three. My trainer has been very patient and professional. Maverick has been great. I can give you details of my experience so far. Do you have concerns? I will be with the glass division.

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Swift physical?

I went through Maverick orientation recently and you get a new one done during their orientation. It was a smooth process.

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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How I Managed to Get An Extra 535 Miles On A Load

Patience and understanding go a long. Some of the greatest advice was "Calm Wins". Always. s You should change your to title to "Old Wise One". Your posts are so valuable.

Thanks.

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Well I'm screwed.

DId you sign up for a Driver legal service at orientation? Would they help in this situation? I signed up and hope never too have to use it. But am curious if they would help with this tragic story.

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Pre Aps

Hello Joe,

My first two weeks at Sage school I created a list of all the companies I was considering, my list was eight companies. I created a poster board chart, with companies down the left, benefit categories across the top. I called and pre applied and talked to all of them at lunch, on break and in the evening. My last week I narrowed it down to two, then chose Maverick. Maverick has been very good to me, I have no complaints.

They have a Glass division, Flatbed and Temp control. My trainer was from NY so I think you could sign onto the Glass division which has dedicated and OTR. You can call Marshall who is a recruiter and give him my name. Glenn Minnick. He was very honest and could help you. If you have any questions about the training and orientation at Maverick I would be glad to describe my experience.

Hope this helps, good luck friend.

Glenn

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Inexperienced 26 yr old male interested in company sponsored otr trainining

I drive for Maverick OTR Glass. I just recently went through training it was a good experience. They have flatbed which I will occasionally do when there isn't a Glass load. I do get paid for dead head miles. Maverick has been very professional and a good choice on my part. When I was deciding I created a poster board with companies down the side and categories across the top and then I called each one.

You could call Maverick recruiting and ask for Marshall give him my name as a referral. He was very helpful and honest.

Hope this helps good luck friend.

Glenn.

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Looking for insight.

Maverick has a dedicated Glass division. They are very family orientated and try their best to get you home depending on the division you choose communication and positive understanding attitude go a long way.

I paid out of pocket and now maverick reimburses me $100 per week for as long as I work for them. No contract.

They do have a school but there is a waiting list. I did not go this route, I wanted to start making the money.

Call Marshall at the recruiting and give him my name Glenn Minnick. He can answer any of your questions. I can also give you more details of my experience.

Good luck friend.

Glenn

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Looking for insight.

They Call me Dave,

They call me Glenn, I am 45 and was in just about the same position as you 4 months ago. I went to Sage CDL school through a technical school, paid out of pocket which lasted about six weeks in Allentown Pa. Sage school. CDL school is manageable with a calm confident attitude. I passed and then choose TMC because of the home weekends and tuition reimbursement. TMC has 13 speeds and I did not do well and was not offered a job at the end of two weeks of orientation. TMC is no nonsense and not interested in helping you along if you struggle. So my second choice which should have been my first was Maverick, Maverick has been excellent! Professional attitude great safety and very driver friendly. I am almost done my time with a trainer, it is going well I feel confident they will give me keys in about a week. I am going to be with the Glass Division, which is not available to everyone depending where you live. They do have dedicated out of Corisicana I think. Glass pays 45 cents to start. They also have flatbed and Temp Control Division. I can answer anyone questions about Maverick. I look forward eagerly to being with them a long time. Private Message me and I can give you more details. Maverick has been a great decision for me.

Good luck Friend.

Glenn

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Does not advancing out of orientation effect your DAC and going to another companies orientation.

So completed Maverick orientation, what a difference. Totally professional and welcoming, things happen for a reason I am glad I ended up with Mavericks glass division. If anyone is considering Maverick I would be glad to answer any questions you may have. I am presently in a truck with my trainer, day 10 things are going well. Glass pays really well and is somewhat easier than flatbed. Sometimes the trailers are preloaded and if not you mostly tarp inside the plant. I have 11 more days at a minimum so if all goes well the earliest I can be back at Little Rock to eval out would be the 22nd. Living with my trainer has been a challenge. Patience and understanding go a long way.

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Does not advancing out of orientation effect your DAC and going to another companies orientation.

TMC said I could come back in six months. I am almost certain I will not return, I appreciated the culture there and how on point they are but to be honest, there were way to many instructors there that have forgotten what it is like to be completely new at something. There were also some that were also absolutely outstanding. The older we get the harder it is to learn new tricks, I put a lot of pressure on myself because of my family and finances. I was not able to relax in the truck with their road instructors. One sat in the seat with his arms crossed the whole time like he was being tortured, (maybe he was with my shifting) would it have killed him to appear like he was interested in my success. Would one compliment have helped me relax...maybe. I really wanted to tell one of them where to go but didn't, I remained a good student throughout and came up short at the end. I do see it as their loss because I am determined to succeed. I realize also now I should have went with my first choice and been patient until they were ready to take me. Because I went to TMC and was not hired I lost out on my tuition reimbursement with my next company. Lesson learned be certain with your decision and set yourself up for success and relax. Easier said then done for some of us.

I am set up with Maverick temp control with the understanding that I can transfer to the flatbed division or glass in the future. I hope this is true, the recruiter Marshall was real helpful each time we talked. My heart is set on flatbed for the extra work involved, to break up the driving hopefully over time their flatbed division expands to include my area I am just outside of it now in Allentown PA. I realize there are other flat bed companies but they all have manual transmission and while I'm not scared I may be scarred by the 13 speed experience. I can't afford to screw it up again.

I leave out Friday and start orientation on Sunday morning. Thanks everyone. I hope to keep posting.

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