Completed Maverick Student Program

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Kevin L.'s Comment
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Here is an update. As many of you know I went to orientation at Maverick on Feb. 4, 2018. I did the orientation and flatbed securement classes. Then I went out with a trainer. Maverick does not believe in team driving or training as teams. The first few days I was just a passenger then I got a lot of road time in. I was in the trainer truck till March 15 when they routed me back to Little Rock for evaluation which began Sunday and I was assigned a 2018 Freightliner Cascadia on Tuesday afternoon. I am currently doing my first solo load from Malverne Arkansas to Fairmont, West Virginia 46 miles MT 898 loaded miles. I am pretty happy with my decision to go with them at this point. It was very hard work though.

Rob T.'s Comment
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dancing-dog.gif thats awesome, I'm glad to hear everything is going great. Whenever you run into difficulties be sure to stop by to ask you for advice. You will face many things that make you just want to quit. When those kind of things happen just come in here and get some advice on how to best work through it. Your first year is going to be challenging, but it's very rewarding.good-luck.gif


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Zengrump's Comment
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Congrats!! I’m on their waiting list for sponsored cal training. Heard a lot of good things about them.

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations Kevin! Safe travels.

Old School's Comment
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Woo Hoo! Another flat-bedder is born!

I know some of you will be surprised at this, but I remember way back when we didn't have any flat-bed drivers in here. Now we've got a really fine group of them.

Congratulations Kevin, you just added to our numbers.


Remember, you've got a much steeper learning curve due to the additional issues with securing your loads. Don't be shy to jump in here with any questions you might have. It doesn't matter whether they're flat bed related, or just trucking related, there's plenty of helpful people in here who will be glad to give you some good advice when needed.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Congratulations. Good luck. We are always here to help. dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing.gifdancing.gif

PackRat's Comment
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Awesome news, even if you pull a skateboard!!!dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifgood-luck.gif

C T.'s Comment
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Wow. small world, I was there at the terminal Tuesday afternoon. went in a grabbed grabbed a drink, all the students were on lunch break. maybe I saw you? Anyway, welcome aboard and congrats on getting this far. that malvern place is a doozy for your first work assignment but you've got plenty of numbers to call and videos if you need help. stay safe and keep us updated


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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