Old Man Leaves Six-Figure Salary To Begin Training As A Trucker- Psychiatric Evaluation Pending

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PackRat's Comment
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Great updates as always. You're going to be fine.

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Old School's Comment
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Your training diary is really great. A lot of people are going to appreciate the effort you put into it. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Welcome to the world of flatbed!

Ryan B.'s Comment
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From drivers who have YouTube channels, to this forum (and other forums), to truck stops, I have never heard much negativity about Maverick. I take that to mean the company takes care of its drivers. I am always happy when a fellow driver finds a good company for which to work.

Grandpa Clark's Comment
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Great updates as always. You're going to be fine.

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Thanks, PackRat...I appreciate the encouragement!

Grandpa Clark's Comment
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Your training diary is really great. A lot of people are going to appreciate the effort you put into it. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Welcome to the world of flatbed!

Thanks, Old School! I appreciate your encouragement and look forward to continuing the journey.

Grandpa Clark's Comment
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From drivers who have YouTube channels, to this forum (and other forums), to truck stops, I have never heard much negativity about Maverick. I take that to mean the company takes care of its drivers. I am always happy when a fellow driver finds a good company for which to work.

Based on my limited experience, I'm thankful I decided to come to Maverick. I was torn between TMC, Melton, and Maverick, but having gone through the entire recruiting process, the in-house orientation and securement training, and finally the 14-day in-truck training portion, I have zero complaints. Being at Maverick HQ for my final evaluation is a bit intimidating, but everything I've seen so far leads me to believe that Maverick is doing everything in their power to ensure our success as students. Thanks for your comment and I appreciate your support.

G-Town's Comment
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Great job Driver!

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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From drivers who have YouTube channels, to this forum (and other forums), to truck stops, I have never heard much negativity about Maverick. I take that to mean the company takes care of its drivers. I am always happy when a fellow driver finds a good company for which to work.

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Based on my limited experience, I'm thankful I decided to come to Maverick. I was torn between TMC, Melton, and Maverick, but having gone through the entire recruiting process, the in-house orientation and securement training, and finally the 14-day in-truck training portion, I have zero complaints. Being at Maverick HQ for my final evaluation is a bit intimidating, but everything I've seen so far leads me to believe that Maverick is doing everything in their power to ensure our success as students. Thanks for your comment and I appreciate your support.

Standing in the stadium, waiting for the grand finale' here, too! Super awesome, Grandpa Steve; Tom says you look too young to be a 'full' Gramps, haha! (Yeah, you do!)

I'm happy you've made the right choice for YOU, indeed! That's huge. Realizing you ARE busy, still just miss ya bouncing in the 'general' discussions every now & again; hopefully soon~!

Best to you, good sir;

~ Anne & Tom ~

Grandpa Clark's Comment
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Great job Driver!

Thanks G-Town...I appreciate the encouragement!

Grandpa Clark's Comment
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From drivers who have YouTube channels, to this forum (and other forums), to truck stops, I have never heard much negativity about Maverick. I take that to mean the company takes care of its drivers. I am always happy when a fellow driver finds a good company for which to work.

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Based on my limited experience, I'm thankful I decided to come to Maverick. I was torn between TMC, Melton, and Maverick, but having gone through the entire recruiting process, the in-house orientation and securement training, and finally the 14-day in-truck training portion, I have zero complaints. Being at Maverick HQ for my final evaluation is a bit intimidating, but everything I've seen so far leads me to believe that Maverick is doing everything in their power to ensure our success as students. Thanks for your comment and I appreciate your support.

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Standing in the stadium, waiting for the grand finale' here, too! Super awesome, Grandpa Steve; Tom says you look too young to be a 'full' Gramps, haha! (Yeah, you do!)

I'm happy you've made the right choice for YOU, indeed! That's huge. Realizing you ARE busy, still just miss ya bouncing in the 'general' discussions every now & again; hopefully soon~!

Best to you, good sir;

~ Anne & Tom ~

Thanks, Anne and Tom. Trying to keep up with all these 20-something aspiring flatbedders has definitely been a challenge! The first few days of throwing chains, working binders/ratchets etc., definitely had me (and my wife) questioning my decision to start the flatbed game at 57! However, since I knew I wanted the challenge and was fascinated by the mechanics of the whole flatbed world, I was motivated to push through. I hope that as I become more proficient, I'll learn tricks and tips along the way to make things a bit easier. I'm sure that just like everything else, it's always going to be most difficult at the beginning. Sometimes I find the young guys glancing at me and I'm sure they're wondering, "What's up with the old guy? What's he doing here?" One thing I've always had in spades (Maverick pun intended) is enthusiasm and motivation. I've always told my boys to walk with purpose...don't shuffle! Look like you've got somewhere to go, even if you're not 100% sure what you'll do when you get there! Whenever an instructor needed a volunteer, I always jumped right up. Enthusiasm and a positive attitude have always served me very well, no matter what I've tackled. Policing, technical training, aviation, and now flatbedding. In my opinion, there's no use being tentative. Might as well jump into the deep end with both feet! I might just be dog-paddling at this point, but I'm thrilled to be in the pool! Thanks again for all your encouragement. I'll jump over into the general discussion forum to share a rather strange observation about Maverick. I'll check in later here to give you the update on my final evaluation that I just completed today.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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