Paid Training By Maverick Trucking Company Overview Here In TT

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Rob's Comment
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As I was reviewing all the great information on trucking companies paying for training that TT has done I noted a discrepancy in Maverick Trucking out of Little Rock. It states the $3000 training fee is taken out at $500/mo then fully reimbursed once the two year contract is fulfilled. I realize there is no way to keep up with all the changes coming daily. So for those interested in Maverick, as I am, here is the current fee structure:

Maverick’s CDL Training program consists of signing a tuition loan agreement of $8,000. This will cover your tuition, housing, meals, tablet and additional equipment while in the program. When repaying Maverick for the loan, you will be responsible for paying $40 a week for 85 weeks. After this, you would have paid Maverick back a total of $3,400. At this point, you have paid in all you will be required to pay. Maverick will continue to forgive $40/week through 115 weeks. Keep in mind, this contract is for 115 weeks or 27 months. Should your employment with Maverick end before you complete your contract, you will owe Maverick the remaining balance.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Thanks Rob!

Yeah, it is a real challenge trying to keep up with all the changes needed.

Have you settled where you want to start yet? Are we going to be welcoming you to the world of flatbedding?

C T.'s Comment
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Had my cdl before I got there but stayed for 2.5 years. Great training and top notch equipment. Highly recommend.

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's Comment
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Flatbeds? It’s starting to look that way OS. I’m taking my time to square some personal business away and eat all the great online training I can. November is when I pull the trigger. Doing my research. For now Maverick looks top of the list for me as it’s nearby and I see a lot of professionalism in their training. Also on the list is Millis, Roehl, WilTrans and Prime. It’s tough wading through driver reviews though. Trying to sort sour grapes from plain whine (see what I did there?😁) is not easy.

Having been in the energy exploration business for 15 years, I am well aware of the rigors and demands of long periods away from home, schedule changes and the need to remain flexible while maintaining safety practices and a professional demeanor. I’ve carried a class “C” hazmat and worked under DOT , NRC, MSHA and OSCEA guidelines and regulations. I believe I’ll be a top rate employee and positive addition to any company I come aboard with. Hope to get lucky and find my “forever home”😂 first try. All suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks Rob!

Yeah, it is a real challenge trying to keep up with all the changes needed.

Have you settled where you want to start yet? Are we going to be welcoming you to the world of flatbedding?

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Rob's Comment
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That’s great to hear CT ! Appreciate it.

Had my cdl before I got there but stayed for 2.5 years. Great training and top notch equipment. Highly recommend.

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hay, Rob ~

I know I'm sticking my nose in kind of a 'nunya' place, but . .have you looked into Knight? Davy (and Stephen and Bush Country) have 'fresh' diaries in that section, relative...to flatbedding.

Also, Davy's diary is 'almost' complete, and amazing!! (He's Top Gun & Solo now, yet still adds to it, for us 'wannabes!' )

Grand Finale' ~ Our humble yet most astute mod & vet of TT pulls dedicated for Knight, as well. Old School, of course!

(Sorry, O/S . . . had to!!)

Wish you well, whichever road you take . . . safe travels!

~ Anne ~

Rob's Comment
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Heck no Anne! That’s why I am here. Looks like family in this house and I’m happy to get advice and leads. I’m in for the long haul😁

Thanks, Rob

Hay, Rob ~

I know I'm sticking my nose in kind of a 'nunya' place, but . .have you looked into Knight? Davy (and Stephen and Bush Country) have 'fresh' diaries in that section, relative...to flatbedding.

Also, Davy's diary is 'almost' complete, and amazing!! (He's Top Gun & Solo now, yet still adds to it, for us 'wannabes!' )

Grand Finale' ~ Our humble yet most astute mod & vet of TT pulls dedicated for Knight, as well. Old School, of course!

(Sorry, O/S . . . had to!!)

Wish you well, whichever road you take . . . safe travels!

~ Anne ~

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