Flatbed Division - CDL Training Program



Chances are you've seen those shiny maroon flatbed trucks traveling down the road with a perfectly tarped load. Want to join us? Do you have what it takes to be a professional Maverick driver? We believe it takes a special type of person to be a true Maverick. Pride, hard work, a professional appearance and attitude are just a few of the things that make our drivers so unique. Maverick made its name in flatbed and we have several opportunities available for drivers that meet our standards of excellence.

Experience is great but not required. We offer flatbed training to prepare you for the road. During training, we will teach you the proper securement techniques required of a Maverick flatbed driver. Our extended training program is available to those without flatbed experience or who might need extra flatbed training.

Pay and Benefits
  • Weekly Minimum Guarantee Pay!
  • Starting Pay Regional & OTR Flatbed $.55 per mile
  • Pay for Performance Bonus Introductory/New Hire Rate ($.01 per mile)
  • $700 PAID PRE (Pre-Employment Evaluation Pay) with travel, lodging, breakfast, and lunch provided + Prepaid Card to Assist with Expenses
  • $700 Flatbed Business Unit Training
  • $1,000-$2,000 Driver Referral Bonus
    • Based upon the experience of a hired driver
    • Drivers who are considered a rehire are not eligible for the referral bonus payout
  • $500 Non-CDL Referral Bonus
    • Includes securement, technicians, and office positions.
  • $15/hr Detention Pay
  • $50 Tarp Pay
  • Paid Weigh Station Bypass & Tolls
  • Paid Vacation (Earned Monthly!)
  • Holiday Pay-$100/day for 6 holidays per year
  • Modern and well-maintained equipment
  • In-truck WiFi
  • Refrigerator, APU/EPU, and location to hang flatscreen television!
  • Pay increases up to 5 years
  • Pay for Performance Bonus Program (up to $.06 per mile bonus)
  • Dedicated, Regional & OTR options are available
  • Passenger Authorization Program
  • Health/Dental Insurance & Rx card
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan + match (Maverick will match 100% of your contributions up to 3% of your weekly pay, on a weekly basis, for each week that you contribute.)
  • $30,000 Paid Life Insurance Policy (FREE)
  • Per Diem
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

Frequently Asked Questions

What benefits do you offer and how much do they cost?     

Affordable, Industry-Leading Health Insurance Plan that goes into effect the first of the month, 30 days after your first date of employment!

    Weekly Premiums

  • $36.75 = Single
  • $89.25 = Employee + Child(ren) or Employee + Spouse
  • $105.00 = Employee + Family

      Eligibility: 1st of the month after 30 days

      RX: Tiered plan with co-pay structure ($20/$40/$60/$80)

      Wellness Care: 100% Coverage 

      Deductible: Individual - $1,100

      Other Insurance Plans Available

      Dental, Vision, (Paid) Life, Disability, Accident and Cancer.

      401k + Match

      Maverick will match 100% of your contributions (up to 3% of your pay with a max of $3,000) annually.


Start earning your paid time off in your 3rd month of employment! Time earned increases with your experience.

3 - 18 months of verifiable OTR experience as a new hire, .5 day/month (4 hours)

19 - 48 months of verifiable OTR experience as a new hire, 1 day/month (8 hours)

49 - 108 months of employment, 1.25 days/month (10 hours)

After 109 months of employment, 1.75 days/month (14 hours)

Maverick also has a Driver Holiday Pay Program that pays $100/day for 6 included holidays.

What speed are your trucks set at?

Maverick trucks are governed at 65 mph. We also provide a new technology called PasSmart that is available on each Maverick truck. This technology allows you to drive up to 70 mph for 1 hour during an 8-hour driving period.

*(Divisions that go to Canada will not have the PasSmart option at this time.)

How much home time do Maverick Flatbed drivers get?

Maverick drivers get home most weekends in regional divisions. Keep in mind that this is the trucking industry and things will come up. Family is important to Maverick and this is of the highest priority. And, new for 2022, you earn your PTO on a monthly basis! You can use this in half day or full day increments. 

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. 

What if I don't have flatbed experience?

We offer flatbed training. During training, we will teach you the proper securement techniques required of a flatbed driver. Our extended training program is available to those without flatbed experience or to those who might need extra flatbed training.

How long is the training for the Flatbed Division?

If you have at least six months over the road in the last three years, you will complete one week of paid PRE (Pre-Employment Evaluation) and one week of paid Business Unit Training. If you have less than six months of over the road experience, you will need to complete our student training program

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 Motor Vehicle Report. 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 at no cost to you. We do not allow animals in our trucks.

Do I need a Hazmat endorsement?

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

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 and Burkburnett, TX.