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Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

Andhe78, I sure will say hi! And the “higher miles” thing is mainly because I know absolutely nothing about miles when it comes to trucking. It sounded like a lot of miles to me but I am currently piled up in an ambulance and usually put about 200 miles a shift (12 hours) on the truck (which is a lot by our standards). So when it said like up to 2600 miles a week I was thinking that was a lot. I know a lot of things depend on the miles. And not gonna get upset for the first few weeks when I don't make good miles. Man, I am just so excited to be getting to do what i have always wanted. Be safe out there!!!

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

I report to Maverick on December 30th. I am so excited and scared to death at the same time.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Andhe78, Thanks for the response. That is exactly why I said “in someone’s eyes”. Because everyone knows it is NEVER the complainer’s fault....(TOTAL SARCASM THERE). You are right about the division, however I am going Atlantic Regional not USA. When I watched that ONE video...and yeah there was only one person that *****ed about not getting miles or making money at Maverick. And I kinda figured it had something to do with work ethic. lol!! I have a friend that drives for them and he and I just had this conversation today. I am changing my career for two reasons....one personal and one financial. So if my ass is going to be away from my family, I am damn sure going to be busting it to make money!! I am not going to be lolly-gagging around and not trying my hardest to make a good living. I hope to meet you some day and maybe get some of your “game strategies”.

Old School, You all don’t realize how much you help a newbie....or a wish-to-be like me. This site, all you experienced guys and the experiences you share is awesome! I totally get what you both are saying. It is what you make it to be! If you are a lazy ****, then you are gonna make **** pay, if you are a professional, you are gonna make professional pay!! (I sum things up in some weird ways I know). I have my own flaw of sorts. If I am not the best I can be at whatever I am doing, then I can’t stand myself! I have done things to get my current company out of a pinch, and have no problem with it. It is what I think “being a team player means”.

Again, thanks for all the comments and keep em coming. I love the knowledge.

Wow, you have been the victim of some very erroneous information.

TL;DR- any Maverick driver not getting the miles, odds are it's the driver's fault.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

Old School, G Town, Thank you both. I was going to go to private achool. But I started thinking after I joined this site amd did some reading, if I spend money out of my own pocket to do that, I still am not guaranteed that I will get a job right out of school....Ok, so truck drivers are in high demand (according to the private school couselor...which is a recruiter in their own way), but I didn’t feel that was enough of a guarantee. Then I looked at all of those companies that Brett (and whomever else helped) put reviews of the paid training. That along with the following is how I made my decision.... 1. My schooling can be paid for with a small commitment to that company. 2. That small commitment may be one to two years....you all recommend staying at least one year with your first company anyway. 3. And this is probably the MOST important thing....I AM NOT LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB, I AM LOOKING FOR A NEW CAREER!! So I am not looking for someone to pay for my training just so I can company hop. I want someone who I feel will be the best fit for me.

**Disclaimer** I am not accusing anyone of doing the above stated. I am simply giving MY personal feelings and thoughts/rationale in making my decision.

I will let everyone know when I get a spot in the school. Maverick is in the process of starting theor own CDL Training program and I am excited for this!

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Thanks Bruce K. I have checked out Maverick pretty extensively. I am the type to be overly cautious. I have talked to drivers themselves because I feel that no one knows better than the enployees of how a company treats people. I have heard nothing but good things....well, for the most part. Every company has it’s flaws in someone’s eyes. Mostly it was the miles...but it was the division that they chose that caused the shortage of miles. My particular division is the higher mile (harder work/physically demanding) division. But I accept that and I have never had a position anywhere that wasn’t the most physical demanding for that field (Paramedic and Firefighter). I do appreciate you giving me advise and to tell you the truth, I am kinda getting discouraged. It has been 2 months and I still don’t have a spot in school yet. I KNEW THIS GOING IN and was never lied to about it being a waiting game. My discouragement comes from being totally mentally burnt out from 20 years of seeing other people’s worst day and a lot of times last day of their life. I can’t leave there until I am secured into having a spot at the other company. Didn’t mean to ramble on, just trying to keep myself inspired. Lol. I’m a goober like that. Be safe! Good luck! And feel free to comment, post, update us as much as you want!

Good luck Jason. And before you accept a job, consult with as many unbiased people as possible. I've been able to do this because I'm going to an independent school without ties to any one company. All the company recruiting presentations are interesting, but we all need objective advice before make the big decision.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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My Maverick Transportation Diary

Maverick posts their “graduates” on their Facebook page. I have trued to keep an eye out for him (someone named Jeremy and a Last name starting with an H) but haven’t seen anyone like that. Problem is, Jeremy could be his middle name or something amd I may have missed him. I will keep an eye out. I am anxious to hear from him. On another note, Maverick is starting their own CDL training program and I am still waiting to go to either Ark U or their new training program.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Illinois: Automatic Restriction removal

Thanks for creating this thread.

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

I will try to keep a good joirnal of my experiance at school and then once I get out there on my own I will try to be one of those youtubing truckers. I will try to keep focused on providing educational content though. I have learned a lot from some of those videos (Dale Clay, Craig Ryan, CDL College) and I want to pay it forward.

Stay safe out there! Ruck

Also, I wanted to make sure that this is known to anyone wanting to get there CDL..... This site, Trucking Truth has been such a great resource!!! And I HIGHLY recommend the “High Road CDL Training Program”, it has been wonderful! I have finished all of the sections I need for my CDL + endorsements and am going through it a second time! AWESOME TRAINING MATERIAL!!!!!! And the Pre-Trip guide is amazing as well!!

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Thanks Han Solo! I have wanted to drive truck all my life, well since I was a kid. I could say I wish I had done it when I was younger but I would not trade that for my daughter for that. And I would not have her if I had not taken the path that I did. I have over 20 years in emergency services (fire and ems) and like you it isn’t that I don’t love what I do now, it’s just that I have seen enough, dealt with enough of other people’s tragedy and I am fortunate enough that I can lock in my retirement at the 20 year mark at my company. I also want to be able to give my family a better life financially.

I will try to keep a good joirnal of my experiance at school and then once I get out there on my own I will try to be one of those youtubing truckers. I will try to keep focused on providing educational content though. I have learned a lot from some of those videos (Dale Clay, Craig Ryan, CDL College) and I want to pay it forward.

Stay safe out there! Ruck

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Waiting list for Maverick’s CDL Sponsorship

Good mornong everyone! I got a call from my recruiter yesterday evening. Still don’t have a spot in class yet. But he did say that the actual Maverick CDL training program is getting closer to rolling out and once that happens they will be able to take more people at a time. I’m not upset, they were totally upfront and told me that there was a 1-2 month waiting period. I am just anxious to get started!! It is getting tougher and tougher to go in to my current job everyday. I didn’t realize how long two months was I suppose! Lol I’ll post an update when I get my notice that I have a spot in class. Stay safe out there everyone!

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