CDL Sponsorship Program

Professional Grade? Become Maverick Made.

A better career is out there. Mavericks CDL Sponsorship Program will help you get started!

Maverick Transportation is committed to helping hard-working people like you find a better career. If you feel like you’re ready to make a change, we’re here to help you enjoy a career that offers more freedom, more pay, and more job satisfaction! Maverick is proud to sponsor Commercial Driver’s License training through our partner schools in Arkansas. Receive industry leading training to start a rewarding career as a professional Class A CDL driver – with no previous experience necessary!

Join a leader in the transportation industry today!

  • Tuition, Housing & Prepaid Card provided for school!
  • Breakfast & lunch provided
  • First year average potential up to $64,000!

Pay and Benefits
  • Starting Pay $.43 – $.50 per mile (depending on division)
  • Addt'l $.02 per mile Pay for Performance Bonus Introductory/New Hire Rate
  • Pay increases up to 5 years
  • $600 Orientation Pay (with travel, lodging, breakfast and lunch provided)
  • $600 per week Training Pay (after school)
  • $800 Graduation Pay ($400 upon evaluation from trainer truck & additional $400 on first dispatch)
  • Up to $.06 per mile raise at 6 months (depending on division)
  • $1,000 - $2,000 Driver Referral Bonus
  • GI Bill™ OJT approved!
  • Excellent home time
  • Weekend Guarantee Pay
  • Flatbed, Glass and Temp Control Division openings (dependent on hiring area)
  • Paid Weigh Station Bypass & Tolls
  • Pay for Performance Bonus Program (up to $.06 per mile bonus)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Modern, well-maintained equipment
  • Passenger Authorization Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan + Match
  • Health/Dental Insurance & Rx card
  • Paid Life Insurance Policy



Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the CDL School and training for the Sponsorship?

As a CDL sponsorship student, after completing our 5-day orientation in North Little Rock, AR – you will receive a tuition offer. After orientation, your CDL course will be up to 4 weeks and then you will complete Maverick’s innovative training program. You will then begin required business unit training at our corporate headquarters in North Little Rock, AR (up to two weeks, depending on division) followed by OTR training. You will also receive extended home time after schooling before your OTR training begins. 

What is provided during school and do I get paid?

Travel, housing, breakfast and lunch are provided. In addition, you will receive a prepaid card as part of your sponsorship to assist you with any additional expenses. 

When does paid training begin?

Maverick’s orientation and student training program pays $600 per week and this begins after you accept job offer upon completion of CDL School. 

What will it cost me?

Maverick’s tuition offer consists of signing a promissory note of 1-year of employment and your debt is forgiven.

What are the requirements to become a Maverick driver?

You must be at least 21 years old and live within the hiring area. Your driving record and hiring criteria must match up with Maverick's requirements and will be evaluated when you apply with us.

What is the best way to fill out an application?

You have several options. You can apply directly online, download an application by clicking on the printable application link (top of the page) or call us at 800-289-1100 and a recruiter can mail, email or fax you an application. 

How does the application process work?

When you submit your application, it will be evaluated and we will contact you to review your application and begin processing. We will then order your background reports and verify past employment. Once this process is complete, we will send your application to our hiring committee for final approval.

What is your policy on traffic tickets and criminal background?

At Maverick we have our own point system we use to evaluate your MVR. We also have a policy regarding criminal convictions and evaluate each applicant on a case-by-case basis.

Can my significant other ride with me? What about animals?

Maverick's passenger authorization program allows one rider at a time, 13 years of age & older and is no cost to you. We do not allow animals in our trucks.

When can I get medical benefits and how much do they cost?

Health and dental benefits are available to you the first day of the month following 60 days of employment. For example, if you are hired on May 21st, then the first of the month after this falls on June 1st; 60 days from June 1st is August 1st. So, you would be eligible for benefits on August 1st. Coverage is offered at $42.75/week for individual or $121.25/week for family. Employee + Spouse only OR Employee + Children only is $103.50/wk.

Other benefits include 401(k) + match, paid life insurance, disability insurance, employee assistance program, paid vacation time, section 125 cafeteria plan, and credit union membership.

What speed are your trucks set at?

Maverick trucks are set at 65 miles per hour.

Where are your facilities located?

Maverick's home office is located in North Little Rock, AR. We have facilities in Portage, IN; Madison, IL; Green Bay, WI; Laurinburg, NC; Fort Smith, AR; Church Hill, TN; Burkburnett, TX; and Au Gres, MI.

Where will my training take place?

Maverick's training facility is located in North Little Rock, AR.

Will I get to take my truck home with me?

Yes, on home time you will take the tractor home with you.


Let us help you achieve the career goals you’ve committed yourself to. Contact Maverick Transportation now to learn more about our CDL Sponsorship Program!