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    Pleasant Hill, MO

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Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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My Maverick Transportation Diary

Just those "core" tests.

There is an app called "CDL Prep" if you know those questions on there you will do very well. Good chance you will see many of those questions again (word for word) ;)

“If anyone has any specific questions, send them my way and I will get an answer.”

Hey Jeremy, hope training is going well! You’ll have to let us know when you graduate. Anyway, I do have a question about the CDL school part. Do they do any endorsements or is it just what I call the core (general knowledge, air brakes and combination vehicles)?

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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My Maverick Transportation Diary

Just wrapping up week 1 on the trainers truck. Was a bit nervous going into this, wasnt sure how being in a truck with a strnger. All has gone very well! My trainer is certainly a knowledgeable guy. Been with Maverick for 8 years, with 8 years of safe service.

We started with runs in Texas, as far South as Loredo where it was hot and humid. Had runs in Illinois and Indiana where I'm wearing a hoodie.

Lots of securing loads, tarping, unloading, learning the peoplenet system, all the paperwork, lots to this job for sure. Far more than just "driving a truck".

Sleeping on the truck, showers in truck stops, brushing my teeth in the morning at the truck stops all have not been nearly as bad as I thought it might be. Got used to all that pretty quick.

Headed back to my trainers home town for the weekend. They put me up in a comfort suites, nice hotel for the weekend. I will get my laundry done, relax a bit, and back at it next week.

Still very happy with my choice. Still having a good time and have no regrets.

If anyone has any specific questions, send them my way and I will get an answer.

You all be safe out there!!

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

I think you will be very pleasantly surprised! I know I have been so far.

Congrats on being accepted!

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Did Maverick just raise their pay again?

I am at home now, waiting for my trainer to call me to set it all up. I should hear from him today and I'm guessing meeting up with him this weekend to head out Sunday or Monday.....excited!

Jeramy, you on the trainer truck yet?

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Did Maverick just raise their pay again?

That one is from Aug. As a new flatbedder you will get .52 plus .02 of performance pay, so .54 to start. That performance pay can go as high as .06 after your first quarter if you qualify. After 6 months that starting .52 goes to .54.

So if you qualify for full performance pay, you could be making .60 after 6 months.

Great company for sure!

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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My Maverick Transportation Diary

Good deal! If I can answer any questions just let me know.

Once I get out on the trainers truck I will post a bit more often. Just enjoying some hometime for now. Got my wifes honey-do list knocked out, so I am ready to get out there.

Hoping to hear from him soon. I know he is on the regional midwest account, so home most weekends. I am guessing I will meet up with him this weekend to head out Sunday or Monday.

Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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My Maverick Transportation Diary

Currently at home for some hometime before going out with a trainer. We do get paid for the week at the 600 a week training pay. They will reimburse me the cost of a greyhound ticket for the drive home, and again to drive to my trainer.

My trainer should contact me by Thursday to plan everything out. I will be out with him for a minimum of 21 days. Once we both feel I am ready to go out on my own I will graduate the training program, get my truck, and hit the road.

I have enjoyed everything so far. I have learned a ton, and still have a ton to learn.

Just a quick update, you all be safe out there!

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Passed my all of my tests for my permit.

Congrats!!!

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Maverick CDL Sponsorship Program

And absolutely true about Maverick and their promises....none broke with me. No misleading....just truth. Weston was great for me, all of their recruiters are "no BS" type of people. They will ask a bunch of questions to be sure you are a good fit. They do a good job of qualifying you before you are invited to orientation. I really liked that. I felt comfortable that there would be no issues once I arrived, just get to work and learn all I can.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Maverick CDL Sponsorship Program

For me.....the agility test wasn't hard at all. Just some basic stuff. I have seen several older people complete it with no issues. Craig Ryan has an awesome video on youtube that describes the agility test very well. I recommend going and checking that out. If you have any specific questions about it juat let me know.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Maverick CDL Sponsorship Program

If it is the same, except the amount....they do not actually deduct that $30 from your checks. They "forgive" the debt at the new rate of $30 a week instead of $350 a month. You dont pay anything out of pocket unless you leave for any reason. May be good to confirm this with the recruiter. That is how it is working for me though.

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I hope this worked. I tried posting a photo of where he told me about the contract....I mean “promisary note”. Potato~potäto

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Yea I hoped back on there to confirm it, it was Keller trucking that has the 6month contract. I’ll ask this week and make 100% sure it’s not a 2 year contract now.

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I wonder if they give you a choice of paying more to shorten the the 2 years?

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Maverick CDL Sponsorship Program

Weston was my recruiter and knows his stuff. That must have very recently changed. Interesting.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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My Maverick Transportation Diary

Good deal! Maverick has done right by me so far. If I can answer any questions just let me know!

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Maverick CDL Sponsorship Program

I graduated ASUN CDL school 2 weeks ago.

They really do the "contract"....they take the cost of the CDL school and divide that by 12. Each month you are there 1/12th is paid back. So if you leave at 6 months you owe them half the cost of the school. That is how it is for me at least. If they have changed that I do not know any details on that.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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Maverick CDL Sponsorship Program

At ASUN they use all manual transmissions and you will test in a manual. So your CDL will not have the automatic restriction.

All Maverick trucks are automatics.

I am not sure if their new CDL program they are ramping up will use automatics or not. I am in securement training right now, so I will see if anyone knows tomorrow.

I do know they are looking for CDL instructors for now, so I would think that program may still be a while before it is up and running.

Hope this helps, if yoy have any other questions just let me know and if I don't know I will see what I can find out.

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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My Maverick Transportation Diary

Quick update....

Been in securement training for flatbed. Tons of great information. It is a mix of classroom and hands on practice. Lots of information to absorb. Lits of notes for sure.

Good thing is they say the classroom materials (pdf and videos) are on the peoplenet systems in the trucks. So I can refresh when needed. Maverick has a 24 hour securement hotline as well, if I ever have securement questions I can call to ask, it is the securement instructors that answer that line, so a HUGE resource for us flatbedders out there.

Really enjoying it all still. I dont regret anything about coming to Maverick.

Posted:  4 months, 4 weeks ago

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My Maverick Transportation Diary

First I have heard that. We know they are starting a CDL school through Maverick. I dont doubt your recruiter though.

My Maverick recruiter called me today and said they are going to start requiring a two year contract to go through their school. I'm considering going to a school here on my own now. I'm hoping I really like flatbed and don't plan on quitting but I'm just not sure about a two year commitment.

Posted:  5 months ago

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Trucking School started today! DAY ONE

If you are a technology guy, try downloading the CDL prep app on your phone and study those practice tests. That along with the study material they have given you will help a great deal.

The app has a steering wheel icon. I used that app and it really helped me out.

Hope this helps! Good luck!!

Posted:  5 months ago

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My Maverick Transportation Diary

Quick update...been keeping me busy, but thats a good thing!

After CDL school I came back to the Maverick campus in Little Rock. I did have to repeat orientation since I missed a couple of days the first time around. But the information is good stuff, so a refresher is not a bad thing at all. I am in orientation now.

I start securement training tomorrow since I am going flatbed. Then I go home for a week. Then out on a trainer truck for a minimum of 21 days.

Everyone here has been great. Everyone is there to help if you need it. Every promise made to me has been kept. So honestly I have zero complaints at all. Really enjoying the experience. I am just trying to be a sponge and soak in as much as I can. They throw alot of information at you so lots of note taking is a good thing.

Posted:  5 months ago

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My Maverick Transportation Diary

Hey there Larry,

You are correct in everything you said. You will get your permit, then CDL in Arkansas. You will also get your physical in Arkansas as well the 2nd day you are in orientation.

Transferring back to Missouri was a breeze. I needed my medical card that I got from Arkansas, my birth certificate, and my Arkansas CDL. Paid $45 and that was it. No tests to retake or physical. Was very smooth and easy.

When I returned to Maverick after CDL school they did have me repeat the physical to get me a fresh medical card. I did not have to do the agility portion, nor the hair folical. They do this for anyone from outside of Arkansas. No big deal really, very quick in and out.

I hope this helps, if you have any other questions just let me know.

Hi Jeramy,

I don't live far from you (Warrensburg,MO) I have been approved with Maverick to go through there CDL sponsored school in April. I don't retire from my current career until then.

I have a question about transferring the CDL. The way I understand it is you get your permit and then CDL in Arkansas and then you come back to Missouri and transfer it back so you have a Missouri CDL.

Do you have to retake any tests or the CDL physical to get the license transferred back to Missouri?

Thanks

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