Student Program

Roll Better. Stronger.
The Maverick Way.

If you’ve just received your Class A CDL or could use more experience on the road, Maverick Transportation student driving opportunities provide the training you need to become a top earning professional driver. Our innovative student program offers paid hands-on training in flatbed, glass, and temperature controlled divisions. You’ll work with the best instructors and the safest equipment in the industry to get your new career in gear!

No other student program in the industry comes close to the pay package we offer.

Pay and Benefits
  • Starting Pay $.38 – $.45 per mile (depending on division)
  • Addt'l $.02/mile Pay for Performance Bonus Introductory/New Hire Rate
  • Pay increases up to 5 years
  • $550 Orientation Pay (with travel, lodging, breakfast and lunch provided)
  • $550 Training Pay
  • $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 - $4,000 Driver Referral Bonus
  • Full tuition reimbursement program
  • GI Bill™/OJT approved!
  • Great 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/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
  • CDL Sponsorship Program Available



Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to be 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 or call us at 800-289-1100 and a recruiter can mail, email or fax you an application. 

How long is the training for the student program?

If you have less than six months over the road you will have to go through approximately 6 weeks of training. After one week of orientation is completed, you will begin required business unit training in Little Rock (up to two weeks, depending on division) and then you will be out with an instructor for the remaining training period. 

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 is for immediate family only, 13 years of age and older, one rider at a time 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 $40.75/week for individual or $115.50/week for family. Employee + Spouse only OR Employee + Children only is $98.50/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.

Do I need a Hazmat endorsement?

No, Maverick only requires a Class A CDL issued in the state that you reside in.

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 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 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.

What if I don't have my CDL?

We currently offer a CDL Sponsorship program. Maverick will cover your housing and tuition. In addition, your breakfast and lunch is covered during orientation and CDL school. We will provide you with a $500 pre-paid card to assist with additional meal expenses while in school. Start your driving career with the best.  Roll the Maverick Way! Call today as spots are limited!!

How do I find a driving school to get my Class A CDL?

The Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) and the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) are the two largest trade associations representing the interests of truck driving schools, students, motor carriers, and the businesses that depend on their services. Click to locate accredited and state licensed CDL Training schools through the CVTA and NAPFTDS.