Maverick CDL Sponsorship Program

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Jason R. (Ruck)'s Comment
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Hey everyone, I have been researching Maverick CDL sponsorship program (I chose Maverick because I have heard such good things of them. And not even from people that are getting a referral bonus, but from all sorts of people. People who have even left the company on “not their own terms” and even they have nothing bad to say). I’m gonna call the recruiter back for some follow up questions, but was hoping someone here might know the answer to the biggest question I have.... From what I read on here, they use AR State University for their training. I am interested to know if ARSU uses manual transmission tractors because I DO NOT want an automatic only restriction on my CDL.

Thanks, Ruck

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
andhe78's Comment
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There is a recent Maverick training diary that will give you a lot of information. But last I knew, they are still training on manual transmissions. Have heard some changes are going to happen in the cdl schooling, not sure if that will change too.

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.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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That auto restriction is becoming less important. Our Charlotte drop yard is a TCW terminal , in talking with someone there, their trucks are all auto. More and more companies are switching to them.

I don't have that restriction, however outside of school, I have only driven automatic. If I had to transition into a manual, there would be a huge learning curve. I would definitely want some training.

The safe driving experience is most important. Good luck.

Terminal:

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.

MightyQuinn's Comment
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Look on the training diary Jeramy H is there going through school now. He might be out with his trainer by now. I put my app in for maverick yesterday they say there’s a 1-2 month waiting period unless you get called earlier for fill-ins.

Jason R. (Ruck)'s Comment
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Thanks everyone! MightyQuinn I was told the same thing about the waiting period. Good luck! Hope to see you in the barn in a couple months!!

MightyQuinn's Comment
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I just read on Jeramys diary someone said that it’s a 2 yr contract now the recruiter told them that. I was under the impression that is was a 6month contract. What did they tell you?

Thanks everyone! MightyQuinn I was told the same thing about the waiting period. Good luck! Hope to see you in the barn in a couple months!!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I just read on Jeramys diary someone said that it’s a 2 yr contract now the recruiter told them that. I was under the impression that is was a 6month contract. What did they tell you?

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Thanks everyone! MightyQuinn I was told the same thing about the waiting period. Good luck! Hope to see you in the barn in a couple months!!

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From their web site.

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MightyQuinn's Comment
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I just read on Jeramys diary someone said that it’s a 2 yr contract now the recruiter told them that. I was under the impression that is was a 6month contract. What did they tell you?

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Thanks everyone! MightyQuinn I was told the same thing about the waiting period. Good luck! Hope to see you in the barn in a couple months!!

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From their web site.

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Yea I hoped back on there to confirm it, it was Keller trucking that has the 6month contract. I’ll ask this week and make 100% sure it’s not a 2 year contract now.

Jeramy H.'s Comment
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At ASUN they use all manual transmissions and you will test in a manual. So your CDL will not have the automatic restriction.

All Maverick trucks are automatics.

I am not sure if their new CDL program they are ramping up will use automatics or not. I am in securement training right now, so I will see if anyone knows tomorrow.

I do know they are looking for CDL instructors for now, so I would think that program may still be a while before it is up and running.

Hope this helps, if yoy have any other questions just let me know and if I don't know I will see what I can find out.

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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I graduated ASUN CDL school 2 weeks ago.

They really do the "contract"....they take the cost of the CDL school and divide that by 12. Each month you are there 1/12th is paid back. So if you leave at 6 months you owe them half the cost of the school. That is how it is for me at least. If they have changed that I do not know any details on that.

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.
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