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Tyler Durden's Comment
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I am just opening this thread to offer my help to anyone who may have any questions about Maverick. As I continue to go through my progress with the company I am willing to try and answer any questions you may have. If I don't know the answer, I will do my best to get the answer for you.

If any information I provide helps you choose Maverick I will message you my name for the referral. I never found too much on TT regarding Maverick so hopefully I can help answer any questions.

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.

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.

Rob S.'s Comment
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That's awfully nice of you Tyler (did you now there is also Tyler Durden that posts on Zerohedge?)

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Anyways, I digress, but I looked at the Glass Division of Maverick and the pay is quite decent at 50 - 54 cpm's starting.

Do they have a Canadian subsidiary? Or would they hire Canadian drivers?

Thanks for your input.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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That's awfully nice of you Tyler (did you now there is also Tyler Durden that posts on Zerohedge?)

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Anyways, I digress, but I looked at the Glass Division of Maverick and the pay is quite decent at 50 - 54 cpm's starting.

Do they have a Canadian subsidiary? Or would they hire Canadian drivers?

Thanks for your input.

Yes the pay for glass is very good to start. Sadly they do not hire in Canada. Ironically though they do run to Canada quite often in the glass division.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

C T.'s Comment
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I've pretty much decided to go with maverick at this point. How hard was the physical to pass with the weights and all? Also, I plan on starting with flatbed Atlantic regional , and possibly transferring to glass later. Can I do that? Also, how's the insurance there and who's it through? I have lots of questions if you couldn't tell lol

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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I've pretty much decided to go with maverick at this point. How hard was the physical to pass with the weights and all? Also, I plan on starting with flatbed Atlantic regional , and possibly transferring to glass later. Can I do that? Also, how's the insurance there and who's it through? I have lots of questions if you couldn't tell lol

Good choice.

As far as the physical although extensive it wasn't difficult. Seems to be a concern of many. Drug test, hair follicle, weight and eyes. At this point they also determine about sleep apnea if needed. Then move on to movement tests. They test all your joints and range of motion. Bending and so forth. Then onto weights and cardio. On a stepper thing for about 3 minutes to check heart rate. Then lifting. Basically lift bags from one bucket to another then back. Then lift a milk crate onto table then one above head. None was difficult. Then out to trailer. Must be able to climb off and on trailer. Then onto trailer to climb onto box stand and then back down. Again, nothing difficult.

Transferring is an option if a position is open. They are very accommodating to transfers as they want you to be happy.

Insurance. Only have it for my self. 80/20. Like 35 per week.

If you have other questions please feel free to ask. Either post here or send me a private message.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

C T.'s Comment
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Thanks for your replies Tyler. Few more questions. I read on their website that glass division starts at 50 cpm. Is that accurate for newbies? Also what kind of mileage could I expect? I live across the street from Wal-Mart and home depot, can I park the truck there for resets? Also, I read they offer performance bonuses up to 6 cpm I think? How exactly can you obtain that? Got a few more questions but that's it for now lol.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Thanks for your replies Tyler. Few more questions. I read on their website that glass division starts at 50 cpm. Is that accurate for newbies? Also what kind of mileage could I expect? I live across the street from Wal-Mart and home depot, can I park the truck there for resets? Also, I read they offer performance bonuses up to 6 cpm I think? How exactly can you obtain that? Got a few more questions but that's it for now lol.

Starting rate varies based on location where you reside. Check the website for your area.

Mileage also varies on account. Generally 2000-2500 per week is safe bet.

Parking. If those places will allow you to park then that is fine. Always check with management before parking at Walmart or Home Depot. Just common courtesy to let them know.

PFP or Pay for performance bonus is based on you. Many things go into calculating it but yes up to 6cpm can be earned per quarter. It is paid out quarterly. If you earn 6 cents for a quarter you will be paid 6 cents times every mile you drove for that quarter.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
C T.'s Comment
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I understand how the bonus was added to pay I was more wanting to know how to get it. For example fuel mpg, not turning down loads, being on time I'm guessing things like that?

Tyler Durden's Comment
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I understand how the bonus was added to pay I was more wanting to know how to get it. For example fuel mpg, not turning down loads, being on time I'm guessing things like that?

Yes fuel mpg is big. Average miles driven, safe driving even making sure your truck is washed as often as required. I can't think of them all off the top of my head, but you get the idea.

And all loads are forced dispatch. There is no turning down a load.

C T.'s Comment
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Thanks again Tyler. By the way how long is orientation? Did you have roommates?

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