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Brad O.'s Comment
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Hi all, I'm starting my trucking journey soon and I'm curious about something. I'm going to a private training school and I've noticed that they push certain company's when I talk with them. Do they make money from this? It's hard to tell who is being trustworthy or looking out for themselves. For example, I told them I'm looking at Maverick and he said I want to do more research on that. I've never heard a bad thing about them till he said that. Thanks, love the site.

Cwc's Comment
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I haven't heard anything bad about Maverick either. Not from people on here not from people at truckstops (rare) and not from a couple I've spoke with about Maverick when I was still pondering pulling a skateboard.

Who knows it might eventually happen but for now I'm happy where I am.

Cwc's Comment
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I can't really speak on them receiving any kind of kickback for sending students on place or another cause I just don't know for certain.

Also are you looking at Maverick for flatbed or dry van?

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Brad O.'s Comment
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Well, I was thinking of refrigerator for the first year then going flatbed after I learn the ropes. Should I just jump in and do it?

Cwc's Comment
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That is totally up to you. But if I were really interested in flatbedding Maverick would and is really "my" first choice because of all the really good things I've heard from Maverick and non Maverick drivers about there securement and tarpping training. And if your going to do it you may as well dive in head first.

Brad O.'s Comment
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O.k., thanks for the advice.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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If you are thinking of both .you could go to a company that has both...do the first year as reefer...then change divisions if you like. Changing back if you don't like it would be easy in the same company while allowing you to gain marketable experience in both divisions and providing a stable history for future employers.

We have members here who have recently bounced around different divisions or routes in their own company who didn't realize the company offered such until they asked.

Good luck

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Farmerbob1's Comment
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Well, I was thinking of refrigerator for the first year then going flatbed after I learn the ropes. Should I just jump in and do it?

Reefer or dry van is a good place to start. Load securement complexity is FAR less than flatbed load securement. Center of gravity issues are typically less complex with dry van or reefer as well.

Some new drivers do start as flatbed drivers, but it's going to be a steeper learning curve.

Another flatbed company that hires new drivers is TMC.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Brad O.'s Comment
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Thanks

Brad O.'s Comment
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