Profile For Jason R. (Ruck)

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  • Location:
    Clendenin, WV

  • Driving Status:
    Company Driver In Training

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 10 months ago

Jason R. (Ruck)'s Bio

Finally following my dreams. I have wanted to get into the industry since I was a kid and just never had the support. I do now and I am gonna take full advantage of it. I have not started school yet but will be soon. I have been in the emergency medical field for over 20 years and am ready to follow my dreams.

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Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Pay from companies?

Maverick starts new drivers (recent grads or cdl sponsorship students) at $0.52/mile for flatbed and $0.53/mile for glass. Plus they give an introductory $0.02/mile performance pay which can go up to $0.06/mile after your evaluation period. I have not found ANYONE that comes close for new drivers right out of school. And the flatbed is regional or OTR so you get home most weeks. I was there and loved the pay and the people. My body however is now repaying me for all the stupid crap I did when I was younger and I had to leave for my health sake. So I have now been looking at every company that I can and again, no one pays new drivers with little or no experience anything close to them. Oh....average is about 2200 miles a week for me when I drove and I was not super fast because of those dang tarps, which they do pay you to tarp as well. $20/tarped load. Also have detention pay and breakdown pay as well. Not sure what those amounts are though. This is as of May 1, 2019 when I left.

Hope this helps some. Ruck

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

Hey everyone, I have a week of training left and then will do my evaluation and get my own truck! Been a busy few weeks, and eventful ones also! I’d like to thank everyone for their support and thank Brett for creating trucking truth. It helped me in so many ways! From helping me decide whether trucking is for me to helping me decide on CDL sponsorship with Maverick and finally helping me study for my CDL! Thanks to everyone else also for your support and wishes of good luck. I am hoping that the feeling I get of brotherhood in trucking is true. It sure seems that way!! My last career was like that. Sure we competed with each other but in the end if someone needed help then we were all family amd helped each other. I’ll keep everyone posted. Stay safe out there!!!!

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

I want to start by saying that i alpreciate everyone who has given me support on here. I am so glad that i found TruckingTruth.com amd read Brett’s book. Also I am very glad that I did the High Road to CDL course. Everything that I did here helped me achieve my goal and my dream! So since the last time I posted I have passed the driving/skills test and gotten my Class A, I was officially hired at Maverick and finished securement training. I am waiting to hear from my driver trainer in the next couple days. Then I will go out on the road with him for 3 - 5 weeks before I do my final eval at Maverick. Then, if all goes well, I will get my own truck!!! I am doing some videos on youtube to vlog my journey. If you like, check them out and subscribe to my channel. Everyone have a great day and stay safe!!

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

Hey everyone, sorry it’s been a while. Been doin the cdl schoolin thing. I passed my written two weeks ago and been training for the pre-trip amd skills/road tests. I will test next week sometime. Been a great experience so far. Never thought I would get that damn 90°, but I am kicking it in the teeth every time now!! Keep ya posted. Fingers crossed!

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

Continued update for 1-10-19. After doing the written test and passing, those of us that did had to go to the DMV (revenue office) and get our plastic permits. Then when we got back we went out on the road woth an instructor. It was awesome! Two students to a truck and we (at least my truck) drove about 12 miles each student. Y’all stay safe! Keep ya posted

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

Hahha. True!

Congratulations Sir! See there, being built like an old Cadillac hasn't hurt you yet!

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

UPDATE 1-10-19. PASSED MY WRITTEN! More to come later this evening.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

Hey everyone!! Sorry for the delay in posting. Here is a step by step on my orientation. *Day 1. Which will be a Sunday: 06:30 - Arrive at Maverick’s student lounge. 07:00 - Class begins. You meet your instructors and they begin to go over expectations and the Maverick way. I am gonna put this the best way I can. Do not go there expecting to be a slacker or be in an unstructured environment! They have rules and thise rules will be followed. That may sound mean or harsh, but it is not a bad thing at all. I thrive in that type of environment! ABSOLUTELY DO NOT be late! Period! Do not be rude. These are very important to the Maverick Way. Think about this....who do the customers (shippers and recievers) enteract with the most?...US, the driver. So if you can’t be on time for class and you are rude to the instructors, how can they trust that you will make deliveries on time and be polite to customers? Between 07:00 and 11:00 - Filling out paperwork for work 11:00 - Lunch 11:30 - Back from Lunch and continue working on paperwork. Also some lessons in map reading and trip planning. They want to ensure that if something happens to modern technology (if your gps and omnitrax break), that you can get where you need to get. It isn’t too hard once you get the hang of it. 16:15 - Q/A time I will not put an end of day time because it varies from day to day. *Day 2. Monday (no breakfast today) 06:00 Class starts. Today is DOT Physical and Maverick Physical Abilities testing day. They usually take about 6 back at a time. The ones still in the classroom do work on the conputer (different videos and evaluations on those videos). This goes on until everyone is done with everything. Lunch is served in there somewhere! I want to tell anyone who is thinking about going to Maverick and are worried about the abilities test. Do not give up on an ability. Keep trying until you are physically unable to go on. And THINK OUSIDE THE BOX on the climbing obstacle, do not be afraid to ask if you can re-stack or re-arrange something that is there to help you. *Day 3. Tuesday If you make it to this point CONGRATS!! (Just so you know, no one failed the abilities in my class. Even this old Cadillac!!) 06:30 - Breakfast 07:00 - Class starts. This is where things will differ for other classes. My class fell on a holiday so it made things different. Do not misunderstand, you WILL have class even on holidays as far as I know. We sure did. But it is because there is so much that has to be done. 11:00 - Lunch 11:30 - back to class and more mapping and videos and evaluations. *Day 4. Wednesday 06:30 - Breakfast 07:00 - Class starts. At some point through the week you will meet with HR and go over their benifits. *Day 5. Thursday If you are in the ASUN program you will be going to Newport Arkansas. Not sure what happens if you are in the MDA (Macerick Driving Academy)

And that is orientation week. Once at Newport you go to the college and get registered. Friday is DMV day to get your license switched to an Arkansas Drivers license.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

David L, Here’s how it works. They will pay for a Greyhound ticket for you. But if you are like me...I did not really want to apend 23-1/2 hours on a bus when I could drive it in 11-1/2. So they gave me that option amd they WILL re-imburse you up to the cost of what the greyhound ticket would cost. However, you won’t get your re-imbursement money until your first “paycheck” with them. If you are doing the CDL sponsorship program then that means no pay check until AFTER CDL school. But they do give you a pre-paid credit card when you go to CDL school. Look below for my post on Orientation week. Hope this helps. And good luck!!!

Hey Ruck, I've been reading through your thread due to you going to Maverick paid CDL Training, I sent the application in and am going to be calling a Recruiter soon. Looking forward to reading more from your experiences in their training. Did you pay your way to Training School, or did they pay your way?, just wondered, and how did you get there bus,plane train?

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

Hey everyone, I am in North Little Rock and start orientation tomorrow. I’m excited and scared. I’m a bit nervous Bout the agility test. I’m built like an old cadilac....low to the ground and pretty heavy. Anyway, I’ll try to keep up my posts on here. If I make it through orientation, I go straight into CDL school.

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