Maverick Transportation

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Travis B.'s Comment
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Hello All,

My name is Travis. I've lingered here for a couple of weeks and thought I'd join. I'm a (former) home inspector from FL - making the move to Oklahoma (outside of Tulsa) and looking to get into driving. I do have my GA CDL permit. I have a start date with Prime in October but recently found Maverick Transportation. With their higher pay and home time it certainly interested me more than Prime. I applied yesterday (I'm actually currently on hold with Maverick to go over my app). No accidents, tickets, DUIs etc. I have been self-employed for the last three and a half years and have about three and a half years of law enforcement experience prior to that. I'm an Army/Iraqi freedom vet and hold a B.A. in Criminal Justice.

I'd like to be a 'mid-west' regional diver. Flatbed appealed to me - but I'm open to other freight. I'd like to find a company that would allow me to be out a week, out two weeks, then out a week for the month as I do have two children.

Any other great mid-west companies open to new drivers with no experience that can be recommended?

Thanks In Advance!

-Travis

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
member avatar

Hello All,

My name is Travis. I've lingered here for a couple of weeks and thought I'd join. I'm a (former) home inspector from FL - making the move to Oklahoma (outside of Tulsa) and looking to get into driving. I do have my GA CDL permit. I have a start date with Prime in October but recently found Maverick Transportation. With their higher pay and home time it certainly interested me more than Prime. I applied yesterday (I'm actually currently on hold with Maverick to go over my app). No accidents, tickets, DUIs etc. I have been self-employed for the last three and a half years and have about three and a half years of law enforcement experience prior to that. I'm an Army/Iraqi freedom vet and hold a B.A. in Criminal Justice.

I'd like to be a 'mid-west' regional diver. Flatbed appealed to me - but I'm open to other freight. I'd like to find a company that would allow me to be out a week, out two weeks, then out a week for the month as I do have two children.

Any other great mid-west companies open to new drivers with no experience that can be recommended?

Thanks In Advance!

-Travis

Howdy, Travis!

Welcome to Trucking Truth;

Sounds like you're on the right track, good sir. If you'd put (at least) your state in your profile, it will help our members and moderators here, help you! Both are excellent choices, but what's your basis of Maverick's "higher pay?" There are many factors, and .cpm is hardly a basis for comparison, when it comes down TO it. Percentage pay is really hard to 'average out' between the two; more on that later.

More midwestern companies, that PAY and TRAIN? >>Apply For Paid CDL Training

We HIGHLY recommend the above, takes two minutes!! Here's something you should then take time for:

If you DO end up going with Prime, we have SO MANY folks that started with, and are still enjoying .. PRIME!

Prime Diaries on Trucking Truth...ALL

One of our moderators, and a trainer for Prime, has a channel: Truckin' Along w/Kearsey!

Hope that helps a bit; we STILL recommend this two minute venture, nothing to lose; much to gain: Apply For Paid CDL Training.

The High Road Training Program (link above) will surely get you where you need to be, no matter whom you choose.

Best wishes, stop back soon;

~ Anne ~

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Travis B.'s Comment
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Hi Anne!

Thanks for your reply. My basis for stating Maverick appears to pay a little better than Prime was CPM - and the reviews/videos I've come across during my research. However - with Prime I was looking @ refer - and with Maverick it would be flatbed, so not a truly 'fair' comparison. I do like that Maverick has regional mid-west, the Prime recruiter didn't mention that being an option, but I suppose anything is possible.

At any rate, I got through the initial screening today - was told my app should be processed in a couple of days - and if all was well they would call with a start date.

-Travis

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
member avatar

Hi Anne!

Thanks for your reply. My basis for stating Maverick appears to pay a little better than Prime was CPM - and the reviews/videos I've come across during my research. However - with Prime I was looking @ refer - and with Maverick it would be flatbed, so not a truly 'fair' comparison. I do like that Maverick has regional mid-west, the Prime recruiter didn't mention that being an option, but I suppose anything is possible.

At any rate, I got through the initial screening today - was told my app should be processed in a couple of days - and if all was well they would call with a start date.

-Travis

Travis;

Awesome news, man!! You're welcome, too~!

Congrats either way; BOTH excellent choices IMHO ... and I've been married to a driver for many years, LoL! Consider, however .. Prime sure puts out a GREAT batch of flatbedders!

If you have time, look at Turtle's and Rob D.'s diaries!!! (well, Rob D.'s is now Chief Brody!) ... all great stuff.

See? Now you have TWO great choices. If you don't get on w/Maverick and go reefer w/Prime ~ check out Kearsey's stuff, she's a mod here, and a trainer there. >>Truckin' Along w/Kearsey!

Stick around, ask away..we are here to help;

Always!

~ Anne ~

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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