Maverick Flatbed Glass Division It Is.....

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Tyler Durden's Comment
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So looks like I will be heading to Little Rock in January to start orientation and then hopefully a job offer. Orientation starts on a Sunday and if you pass everything and they like you, you get a job offer on Thursday. I don't even want to think about what happens if they don't offer. Trying to focus on the positive.

They have a dedicated position they are holding for me so that is cool. I never even considered flatbed......ever. But I really like some of the things it offers. I like the idea of it being more physical then just doing reefer as it will get me some exercise which is always good. Plus it gets me home every weekend. Hauling glass most certainly will be interesting.

Through the entire process so far everyone at Maverick I have talked to has been very friendly and cordial, including current drivers. Beyond nervous and anxious and a little apprehensive all in one. But it's time to get out and do something with this license and I feel maverick is the right fit for me to start. Fingers crossed

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

C T.'s Comment
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I'm still dealing with recruiters but he said my app looked good and to call him back. Called 3 times with no answer. Still hopeful though. Do you know if they have all automatics or just a few?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Tyler still worries if he's good enough:

Orientation starts on a Sunday and if you pass everything and they like you, you get a job offer on Thursday. I don't even want to think about what happens if they don't offer. Trying to focus on the positive.

Tyler, you have you're CDL. Orientation is tomorrow - at least 3 days where you learn about company policies and how work gets done at Maverick. It's true that for the first few days you are not hired yet. But you're only real hurdle is the drug test. If you expect no problem there, I would say you are as good as hired.

So not to worry, Tyler. Congratulations on going through the whole course, and best of luck on your new career!

Also, don't be a stranger at Trucking Truth!

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Tyler Durden's Comment
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Errol is slightly confused 😜:

Tyler still worries if he's good enough:

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Orientation starts on a Sunday and if you pass everything and they like you, you get a job offer on Thursday. I don't even want to think about what happens if they don't offer. Trying to focus on the positive.

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Tyler, you have you're CDL. Orientation is tomorrow - at least 3 days where you learn about company policies and how work gets done at Maverick. It's true that for the first few days you are not hired yet. But you're only real hurdle is the drug test. If you expect no problem there, I would say you are as good as hired.

So not to worry, Tyler. Congratulations on going through the whole course, and best of luck on your new career!

Also, don't be a stranger at Trucking Truth!

Orientation doesn't start until January. And if I fail a drug test I got some serious explaining to do to my wife and kids. Gave that stuff up a long time ago.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Tyler!

What part of the country is this dedicated area you'll be working?

We deliver about once a week to PPG Industries in Nokomis Florida. They are a manufacturer of all sorts of windows. They use our aluminium extrusions in their product. I see Maverick glass trucks there all the time.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Congratulations Tyler!

What part of the country is this dedicated area you'll be working?

We deliver about once a week to PPG Industries in Nokomis Florida. They are a manufacturer of all sorts of windows. They use our aluminium extrusions in their product. I see Maverick glass trucks there all the time.

Thanks Old School.

It appears it will be a 500-600 mile radius of near Harrisburg PA.

Funny as I have talked to a few friends and they think I'm crazy for hauling glass and even considering flat bed. Will it be more difficult then reefer? Certainly. But I feel if I strap it proper and keep a eye on my load it will be fine. Plus like I said it gets me some exercise and not just sitting in the seat.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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I'm still dealing with recruiters but he said my app looked good and to call him back. Called 3 times with no answer. Still hopeful though. Do you know if they have all automatics or just a few?

Hello CT. I have had zero issues with my recruiter as she has been awesome. Are you calling the 1-800 number or a recruiter direct number? They say it's best to call the 1-800 and speak to any recruiter.

As far as the trucks. I can't say 100% but if it's not all auto then the majority are auto. I have not spoken to anyone yet who has a manual.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Orientation doesn't start until January. And if I fail a drug test I got some serious explaining to do to my wife and kids. Gave that stuff up a long time ago.

Sorry, I missed the "a" in "Starts on a Sunday"! My bad.

... and if the "stuff" is gone a long time, you should be good to go!

Old School's Comment
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Tyler, I think you will find that hauling glass is not as precarious as most people would expect. Many of the glass haulers I've spoken with are usually picking up pre-loaded trailers that are already tarped and ready to roll. I don't know what your dedicated situation will be like, but a lot of the trucks I've seen don't even use straps. They have a system for securing the glass with some type of padded bar which clamps the glass to the frame. It's a unique trucking niche and Maverick has definitely taken measures to meet that market demand.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Tyler, I think you will find that hauling glass is not as precarious as most people would expect. Many of the glass haulers I've spoken with are usually picking up pre-loaded trailers that are already tarped and ready to roll. I don't know what your dedicated situation will be like, but a lot of the trucks I've seen don't even use straps. They have a system for securing the glass with some type of padded bar which clamps the glass to the frame. It's a unique trucking niche and Maverick has definitely taken measures to meet that market demand.

With one post old school you just helped me become more comfortable with my decision.

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