Student Program

Earn up to $77,000 your first year! (depending upon division)

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 Business Unit Training in flatbed, glass, marine and dedicated 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.

Flatbed Division

Glass Division

Pay and Benefits
  • Starting Pay $.55–$.60 per mile (depending on division)
  • $.02 per mile pay increase at 3 mos, $.02 per mile pay increase at 6 mos
  • Weekly Minimum Guarantee Pay* (once solo)
  • Addt'l $.01 per mile Pay for Performance Bonus Introductory/New Hire Rate
  • Annual Pay Increases up to 5 years
  • $750 PRE (Pre-Employment Evaluation Pay) with travel, lodging, breakfast, and lunch provided
  • $700 per week Business Unit Training Pay
  • $400 Graduation Pay (paid out on the first dispatch)
  • $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.
  • Monthly Technology Stipend
  • GI Bill™ OJT approved!
  • Great Home Time!
  • Flatbed and Glass openings (dependent on hiring area)
  • Paid Weigh Station Bypass & Tolls
  • Pay for Performance Bonus Program (up to $.06 per mile bonus)
  • Paid Vacation (Earned Monthly!)
  • Holiday Pay-$100/day for 6 holidays per year
  • Modern, well-maintained equipment
  • In-truck WiFi
  • Refrigerator, APU/EPU, and location to hang flatscreen television!
  • Passenger Authorization Program
  • 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.)
  • Health/Dental Insurance & Rx card
  • $30,000 paid Life Insurance Policy (FREE)
  • Per Diem
  • CDL Sponsorship Program Available
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program- $5,000

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.)

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 of over-the-road experience, you will have to go through approximately 6 weeks of training. After 5 days of paid PRE (Pre-Employment Evaluation) 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 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 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.

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 can 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 PRE (pre-employment evaluation) and CDL school. We will also provide you with a pre-paid card to assist with additional meal expenses while in school. Start your driving career with the best!

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.