Maverick Flatbed Glass Division It Is.....

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Errol is slightly confused 😜:

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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!

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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.

This is something I have wondered about.

The only company I have contacted is Maverick, and they want to have their recruiter call me. The only openings in my area is in the glass division, and from what I have read here is home time is not so hot in glass. That wouldn't be a deal breaker for me, but it might be for my wife. :)

Anyway, before I ask the question, I'll give some background. I have gout, which is mostly controlled by meds, and I also broke my ankle (both bones, foot was hanging from my leg at a 90 degree angle. It should be fully healed, but it does still give me pain, mostly at night, which prevents me from sleeping. I signed up for the medical marijuana program here, hoping it would help. It does not, so after finishing my last pills, I have decided to not bother refilling it. In NY, medical marijuana is NOT smoking marijuana, it is pills or oil with the part that gets you high taken out. But I am sure it will show up on a drug screen. In NY, I cannot be denied or fired from a job for a positive drug test, but that does not apply to DOT , since it is federal.

I'm not worried about a urine test, as by the time I finally start school, it will be out of my system, but I have read that companies take a hair sample, which will show up to 6 months or possibly longer. That part does worry me, I would hate to get my CDL and fail for a prescribed medicine that I no longer use.

Is this something that should worry me?

Also, any info on Maverick's glass division is appreciated.

Logve this forum by the way, lots of good info.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

andhe78's Comment
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Grumpy, where in ny are you. I know we are always looking for dedicated glass drivers out of Geneva and that would get you home every weekend if you happen to live in western ny.

Glass does stay out, although they will try to get you home every other weekend if that is what you choose. But you will do better the longer you stay out.

I am from ny myself. If you want to do flatbed and get home regularly, Tmc or Roehl would be better options. Maverick doesn’t have a lot of freight lanes in ny and it’s often a struggle to get me home. Have done some long deadheads.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

C T.'s Comment
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I'd wait at least 6 months before going forward to be safe. Failing a drug test is a big deal, even if it was due to medical reasons. Like andhe said, we don't have a lot of flatbed stuff up there but there is a glass plant in Geneva we run glass for. You are correct though, glass does not offer the best home time unless you land a dedicated gig.

PS. this post is 2 years old, might be time to make a new thread lol

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy, where in ny are you. I know we are always looking for dedicated glass drivers out of Geneva and that would get you home every weekend if you happen to live in western ny.

Glass does stay out, although they will try to get you home every other weekend if that is what you choose. But you will do better the longer you stay out.

I am from ny myself. If you want to do flatbed and get home regularly, Tmc or Roehl would be better options. Maverick doesn’t have a lot of freight lanes in ny and it’s often a struggle to get me home. Have done some long deadheads.

I am in Grand Island

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I'd wait at least 6 months before going forward to be safe. Failing a drug test is a big deal, even if it was due to medical reasons. Like andhe said, we don't have a lot of flatbed stuff up there but there is a glass plant in Geneva we run glass for. You are correct though, glass does not offer the best home time unless you land a dedicated gig.

PS. this post is 2 years old, might be time to make a new thread lol

Thanks, I had just decided a few minutes ago that even though I would like to start the process, I should wait 6 months or more to be safe.

andhe78's Comment
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Grumpy, where in ny are you. I know we are always looking for dedicated glass drivers out of Geneva and that would get you home every weekend if you happen to live in western ny.

Glass does stay out, although they will try to get you home every other weekend if that is what you choose. But you will do better the longer you stay out.

I am from ny myself. If you want to do flatbed and get home regularly, Tmc or Roehl would be better options. Maverick doesn’t have a lot of freight lanes in ny and it’s often a struggle to get me home. Have done some long deadheads.

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I am in Grand Island

Nice, I’m just down the road in Williamsville. Surprised you couldn’t get USA flatbed, since that’s what I do and am almost next door. Anyway, when you decide to go, definitely look into Geneva dedicated glass. I know they say they want you within fifty miles, but they told me it was no problem if I was ok with the commute.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy, where in ny are you. I know we are always looking for dedicated glass drivers out of Geneva and that would get you home every weekend if you happen to live in western ny.

Glass does stay out, although they will try to get you home every other weekend if that is what you choose. But you will do better the longer you stay out.

I am from ny myself. If you want to do flatbed and get home regularly, Tmc or Roehl would be better options. Maverick doesn’t have a lot of freight lanes in ny and it’s often a struggle to get me home. Have done some long deadheads.

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I am in Grand Island

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Nice, I’m just down the road in Williamsville. Surprised you couldn’t get USA flatbed, since that’s what I do and am almost next door. Anyway, when you decide to go, definitely look into Geneva dedicated glass. I know they say they want you within fifty miles, but they told me it was no problem if I was ok with the commute.

I have only spoken with Maverick so far, as I am 6 months out. The recruiter lost interest when I told her it would be 6 months or so, and rightfully so, I understand she doesn't want to waste her time with someone who could change their mind in a few months, though I am pretty committed.

My only issue with running glass, other than home tiome is climbing to tarp, as I broke my ankle a year ago, and have a plate and screws holding my foot on (literally), and it still gives me pain. I am not sure I could do a lot of climbing to tarp the load if I have to climb those A frames. I am going to see if I can find a better picture of an untarped frame to see how hard much climbing and what I would be climbing.

I'm not particularly stuck on any particular company, Maverick just seems to have a good rep as far as how they treat drivers. I haven't seen very many bad reviews for them.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Grumpy, where in ny are you. I know we are always looking for dedicated glass drivers out of Geneva and that would get you home every weekend if you happen to live in western ny.

Glass does stay out, although they will try to get you home every other weekend if that is what you choose. But you will do better the longer you stay out.

I am from ny myself. If you want to do flatbed and get home regularly, Tmc or Roehl would be better options. Maverick doesn’t have a lot of freight lanes in ny and it’s often a struggle to get me home. Have done some long deadheads.

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I am in Grand Island

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Nice, I’m just down the road in Williamsville. Surprised you couldn’t get USA flatbed, since that’s what I do and am almost next door. Anyway, when you decide to go, definitely look into Geneva dedicated glass. I know they say they want you within fifty miles, but they told me it was no problem if I was ok with the commute.

I am in Niagara Falls, we are all neighbors!

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy, where in ny are you. I know we are always looking for dedicated glass drivers out of Geneva and that would get you home every weekend if you happen to live in western ny.

Glass does stay out, although they will try to get you home every other weekend if that is what you choose. But you will do better the longer you stay out.

I am from ny myself. If you want to do flatbed and get home regularly, Tmc or Roehl would be better options. Maverick doesn’t have a lot of freight lanes in ny and it’s often a struggle to get me home. Have done some long deadheads.

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I am in Grand Island

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Nice, I’m just down the road in Williamsville. Surprised you couldn’t get USA flatbed, since that’s what I do and am almost next door. Anyway, when you decide to go, definitely look into Geneva dedicated glass. I know they say they want you within fifty miles, but they told me it was no problem if I was ok with the commute.

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I am in Niagara Falls, we are all neighbors!

I will have to try to meet some of you local guys sometime

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Grumpy, where in ny are you. I know we are always looking for dedicated glass drivers out of Geneva and that would get you home every weekend if you happen to live in western ny.

Glass does stay out, although they will try to get you home every other weekend if that is what you choose. But you will do better the longer you stay out.

I am from ny myself. If you want to do flatbed and get home regularly, Tmc or Roehl would be better options. Maverick doesn’t have a lot of freight lanes in ny and it’s often a struggle to get me home. Have done some long deadheads.

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I am in Grand Island

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Nice, I’m just down the road in Williamsville. Surprised you couldn’t get USA flatbed, since that’s what I do and am almost next door. Anyway, when you decide to go, definitely look into Geneva dedicated glass. I know they say they want you within fifty miles, but they told me it was no problem if I was ok with the commute.

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I am in Niagara Falls, we are all neighbors!

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I will have to try to meet some of you local guys sometime

I am home until Friday, early afternoon. My number is in my profile. Give me a call, if you like.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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