My Maverick Transportation Diary

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Jeramy H.'s Comment
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Hey there Larry,

You are correct in everything you said. You will get your permit, then CDL in Arkansas. You will also get your physical in Arkansas as well the 2nd day you are in orientation.

Transferring back to Missouri was a breeze. I needed my medical card that I got from Arkansas, my birth certificate, and my Arkansas CDL. Paid $45 and that was it. No tests to retake or physical. Was very smooth and easy.

When I returned to Maverick after CDL school they did have me repeat the physical to get me a fresh medical card. I did not have to do the agility portion, nor the hair folical. They do this for anyone from outside of Arkansas. No big deal really, very quick in and out.

I hope this helps, if you have any other questions just let me know.

Hi Jeramy,

I don't live far from you (Warrensburg,MO) I have been approved with Maverick to go through there CDL sponsored school in April. I don't retire from my current career until then.

I have a question about transferring the CDL. The way I understand it is you get your permit and then CDL in Arkansas and then you come back to Missouri and transfer it back so you have a Missouri CDL.

Do you have to retake any tests or the CDL physical to get the license transferred back to Missouri?

Thanks

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.
Jeramy H.'s Comment
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Quick update...been keeping me busy, but thats a good thing!

After CDL school I came back to the Maverick campus in Little Rock. I did have to repeat orientation since I missed a couple of days the first time around. But the information is good stuff, so a refresher is not a bad thing at all. I am in orientation now.

I start securement training tomorrow since I am going flatbed. Then I go home for a week. Then out on a trainer truck for a minimum of 21 days.

Everyone here has been great. Everyone is there to help if you need it. Every promise made to me has been kept. So honestly I have zero complaints at all. Really enjoying the experience. I am just trying to be a sponge and soak in as much as I can. They throw alot of information at you so lots of note taking is a good thing.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Im glad you're enjoying yourself and i look forward to following along (mostly silently).

Larry, the only state im aware of that requires additional testing upon transferring an out of state CDL to a different state is illinois. Other states just require you to go in and pay your fees.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Larry B. 's Comment
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My Maverick recruiter called me today and said they are going to start requiring a two year contract to go through their school. I'm considering going to a school here on my own now. I'm hoping I really like flatbed and don't plan on quitting but I'm just not sure about a two year commitment.

Jeramy H.'s Comment
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First I have heard that. We know they are starting a CDL school through Maverick. I dont doubt your recruiter though.

My Maverick recruiter called me today and said they are going to start requiring a two year contract to go through their school. I'm considering going to a school here on my own now. I'm hoping I really like flatbed and don't plan on quitting but I'm just not sure about a two year commitment.

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.
David John's Comment
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Jeramy, I am enjoying your Maverick thread. Thank you for posting! I also appreciated your comments, to me, elsewhere previously. I too am finding the input and guidance on this site invaluable. A supportive ‘community’. The comparison of all that you are doing, as it parallels my experience, is helpful.

Larry,
The only state I’m aware of that requires additional testing upon transferring an out of state CDL to a different state is Illinois. Other states just require you to go in and pay your fees.
—Rob T.

Rob T., California will require a person to take all written tests when transferring a CDL from another state.

For me this would have involved taking all written tests in Arizona and then returning a couple weeks later and taking all written tests in California. It would have also resulted in paying all licensing fees in both states, within a few weeks.

Fortunately I learned that for a student training to become a CDL-A holder in California, this process, it is possible to obtain a California CDL permit before going to Driver Training School. I took all written tests in California and obtained the California CDL permit.
Then I went to Phoenix Arizona, using my California CDL permit, and completed class and driver training in Arizona. After completing training and passing my driving test I provided my Arizona driving test results (via CSTIMS, a National Database the DMV used to obtain the results) to the California DMV for the purpose of completing my CDL permit / California CDL License transition. The California DMV accepted the driver test results from Arizona. I believe states are required by Federal Mandate to accept driver training/testing results from other states. (Though this is the case, one school explained that some states still do not accept results from elsewhere, Illinois may be one.)

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.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Jeramy H.'s Comment
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Quick update....

Been in securement training for flatbed. Tons of great information. It is a mix of classroom and hands on practice. Lots of information to absorb. Lits of notes for sure.

Good thing is they say the classroom materials (pdf and videos) are on the peoplenet systems in the trucks. So I can refresh when needed. Maverick has a 24 hour securement hotline as well, if I ever have securement questions I can call to ask, it is the securement instructors that answer that line, so a HUGE resource for us flatbedders out there.

Really enjoying it all still. I dont regret anything about coming to Maverick.

Jason R. (Ruck)'s Comment
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That is awesome Jeramy H. I have talked to a recruiter already and am lookibg forward to calling him back and telling him to sign me up! Your diary has helped me decide what i already knew....Maverick is where I want to be! Stay safe out there!!

Just finished testing....

I PASSED!!

I will sleep good tonight!

Jeramy H.'s Comment
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Good deal! Maverick has done right by me so far. If I can answer any questions just let me know!

Jeramy H.'s Comment
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Currently at home for some hometime before going out with a trainer. We do get paid for the week at the 600 a week training pay. They will reimburse me the cost of a greyhound ticket for the drive home, and again to drive to my trainer.

My trainer should contact me by Thursday to plan everything out. I will be out with him for a minimum of 21 days. Once we both feel I am ready to go out on my own I will graduate the training program, get my truck, and hit the road.

I have enjoyed everything so far. I have learned a ton, and still have a ton to learn.

Just a quick update, you all be safe out there!

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