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Tyler Durden's Comment
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Thanks again Tyler. By the way how long is orientation? Did you have roommates?

Orientation will vary based on your division. All starts on Sunday. Job offers are Thursday and then you start securement training. This info is based on flat bed or glass and not TCD. Securement typically runs about a week. If going glass, you will start that after flatbed securement. Glass training is about 4 days.

Yes. You will have a roommate and they are pre chosen. You don't get to pick. Arrive Saturday and you will stay at the maverick hotel (on site at maverick). Approximately Friday you will transfer to the Galloway hotel down the road about a mile. Same roommate but the Galloway has a tv in each room. No tv in rooms at maverick hotel.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
The Kraken'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

C.T,

Check out Dale Clay's YouTube videos about his Maverick experiences. He has documented over a year's worth of videos describing orientation, securement training, and life on the road. He is retired Air Force.

Dave

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.

C T.'s Comment
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Yes I've seen quite a few of his videos, very informative. Its faster to get direct answers here however. I only have 3 weeks of school left and hopefully I've chosen a good starting point.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
The Kraken's Comment
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Yes I've seen quite a few of his videos, very informative. Its faster to get direct answers here however. I only have 3 weeks of school left and hopefully I've chosen a good starting point.

Sounds good. Best of luck

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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

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C.T,

Check out Dale Clay's YouTube videos about his Maverick experiences. He has documented over a year's worth of videos describing orientation, securement training, and life on the road. He is retired Air Force.

Dave

And you would be amazed at how much money that man has made in referrals doing those videos. Well deserved as he does an amazing job. Let's just say over 20k in a year

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
The Kraken's Comment
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And you would be amazed at how much money that man has made in referrals doing those videos. Well deserved as he does an amazing job. Let's just say over 20k in a year

WOW!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tyler Durden's Comment
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Anyone else have any questions?

C T.'s Comment
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Hey Tyler, meant to ask if you have their insurance and what the deductibles are like?

Steve_HBG's Comment
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Tyler: How long is the application review process and how soon after submitting an application does it normally take until the potential driver attends orientation?

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.

Amos R.'s Comment
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So will sleep apnea disqualify me? I use a CPAP every night. Hopefully starting weekend classes at Roadmaster this Saturday.

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.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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