Maverick Transport

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Bolt's Comment
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I have always planned on going to Prime for the first year then moving to either Maverick, TMC, or Melton. After messing around online today I see that Maverick is now offering company sponsored cdl training. Does anyone have any info on this? If this is true then I will go straight to Maverick, though TMC pays a little less they do have Pete and KW trucks. Yes I do have a measure of vanity! lol

So if anybody has any info on Maverick that would be great. Thanks Bolt

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.
TailGunner (Ken M)'s Comment
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From their website: "We are now offering sponsored CDL training with a partner driving school in Arkansas, more details to come soon!! Call to inquire, limited availability!"

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.
C T.'s Comment
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I applied and talked to a recruiter. Apparently there's a waiting list you're put on before you actually get in so I'm not sure how everything works.

James R.'s Comment
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We do not have kw trucks embarrassed.gif

All pete's all the time. You might see an o-o with a different type of truck occasionally.

Steve_HBG's Comment
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I applied and talked to a recruiter. Apparently there's a waiting list you're put on before you actually get in so I'm not sure how everything works.

I'm not sure how everything works, either. But, I have learned that Maverick limits its class sizes to 12 students per month.

Bolt's Comment
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Thanks for the replies. There are 2 driving schools here in Arkansas one in little Rock and one in Ft Smith. The one in Ft. Smith is used by PAM and USA truck. I'm several months from being able to go to school so Wladimir waiting list would work for me. I had already put maverick on my short list of companies once I had gained some experience so knowing they are now offering company sponsored training helps out a lot.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bolt's Comment
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James River do you work for Melton?

ATXJEHU's Comment
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Last I heard, Maverick has only automatic transmissions which is a negative for many drivers. Also, their hiring process is somewhat lengthy and involves passing muster with a hiring committee after all of the necessary paperwork is submitted. In my experience three years ago, it was well over 30 days after application that they finally gave a decision, but I was already long gone and working for another company by then. You could see this process as either a positive or a negative.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

James R.'s Comment
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James River do you work for Melton?

River confused.gif

I work for tmc but you should be happy at any company you pick, Melton was in my list too

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Last I heard, Maverick has only automatic transmissions which is a negative for many drivers. Also, their hiring process is somewhat lengthy and involves passing muster with a hiring committee after all of the necessary paperwork is submitted. In my experience three years ago, it was well over 30 days after application that they finally gave a decision, but I was already long gone and working for another company by then. You could see this process as either a positive or a negative.

Orientation begins on a Sunday and you will receive a job offer on Thursday. Of course that is if you pass your tests. Orientation lasts approximately 3 weeks then you are assigned a trainer for 21 days minimum. Usually 3-4 weeks. After that you go back to Maverick and test out. If you pass you are then assigned a truck. Orientation and training pay is 550 per week. Once you test out and pass you receive a 400 bonus. When you receive your first dispatch that is another 400 bonus.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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