What’s the Average Maverick Trucking Pay?

When you think of trucking companies, Maverick may not be one of the first names that comes to mind. But with a steady stream of work and competitive pay, Maverick Trucking should be on your radar. Whether you’re thinking of getting into the trucking industry (and don’t have your license yet) or you’ve been a driver for decades, there’s a job opportunity that will appeal to you.

Who is Maverick Trucking?

Maverick Trucking

You probably haven’t read too many Maverick Trucking reviews online, but this 35+-year old company is a leader in the industry.




Maverick first opened its doors in 1980 when the trucking industry was deregulated. Steve Williams, CEO and Chairman of the company, started this business from a small office in Texarkana, AK with his co-worker and friend Larry Leahy. Three short years later, Williams bought his partner’s share, and the company is still 100% owned and operated by the Williams family today.

With a fleet of about 1,500 units, Maverick hauls just about everything from building materials to steel, temperature-controlled products and flat glass.

Maverick Trucking Jobs and Salaries

Maverick Trucking Routes

Maverick offers a number of job opportunities to drivers in 5 departments: flatbed, temp control, glass, specialized and dedicated.

First, a few key things that Maverick requires for all drivers:

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Driving record, job history, hiring area and references must meet the company’s requirements

Maverick Flatbed

Drivers in the flatbed division enjoy competitive pay, bonuses, benefits and more.

  • Regional pay starts at $0.44-$0.48 per mile with 6+ months of experience
  • New hire rate/performance bonus introductory: $0.3-$0.4/mile.
  • USA division starting pay: $0.46-$0.50/mile with 6+ months of experience
  • Paid tolls and PrePass $1,000 orientation pay with 6+ months of experience
  • $1,000 flatbed training with 6+ months of experience
  • Referral bonus: $500-$1,000
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • $15/hr. detention pay
  • Paid vacation Pay increases Breakfast/lunch, travel and lodging paid $25 tarp pay Health and dental insurance Passenger authorization program Pay for performance bonus program Weekend guarantee pay

Glass Division

As part of the glass division, drivers are responsible for hauling delicate, fragile sheets of glass. It takes a skilled driver to live up to the task of hauling glass, which is why Maverick offers competitive pay rates.

  • Starting pay: $0.50-$0.54 per mile with 6+ months of experience
  • New hire rate/performance bonus introductory: $0.3-$0.4/mile.
  • Paid tolls and PrePass
  • $1,000 orientation pay with 6+ months of experience
  • $550-$1,000 glass training pay
  • Referral bonus: $500-$1,000
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • $15/hr. detention pay
  • Paid vacation
  • Pay increases
  • Breakfast/lunch, travel and lodging paid
  • $25 tarp pay and $30 glass pay
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Passenger authorization program
  • Pay for performance bonus program
  • Weekend guarantee pay

 

Temp Control

Temp control is Maverick’s newest division, and drivers enjoy the benefit of driving new, advanced trailers with door sensors, two-way communications, fuel sensors and the capacity to hold up to 47,000 pounds.

  • Starting pay: $0.42-$0.46 per mile with 6+ months of experience
  • New hire rate/performance bonus introductory: $0.3-$0.4/mile.
  • Paid tolls and PrePass
  • $1,000 orientation pay with 6+ months of experience
  • Referral bonus: $500-$1,000
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • $15/hr. detention pay
  • Paid vacation
  • Pay increases
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Passenger authorization program
  • Pay for performance bonus program

 

Specialized

The Specialized division is home to some of the most skilled and experienced drivers at the company. Every day offers new challenges to those who work in this unit, according to Maverick.

  • Starting pay: $0.48-$0.50 per mile with 6+ months of experience
  • Paid tolls and PrePass
  • $1,000 orientation pay with 6+ months of experience
  • Referral bonus: $500-$1,000
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Passenger authorization program
  • Pay for performance bonus program
  • Weekend guarantee pay

Independent Contractors

Maverick also works with owner operators who are at least 21 years of age, hold a valid Class A CDL and have at least one year of OTR experience. Drivers in this division enjoy the following benefits:

  • Pay: $1.24/mile on average, or 64% or 68% depending on lanes.
  • Qualcomm program
  • Premium freight
  • No forced dispatch
  • Tarp pay
  • Referral bonuses
  • Volume-priced fuel network
  • 100% fuel surcharge
  • Paid liability/cargo insurance
  • Passenger authorization program
  • Occupational Accident insurance availability

Maverick also offers its own lease purchase program, so drivers can transition to an owner operator with ease.

 

Maverick Trucking Average Salary

Maverick Trucking Pay

Although all divisions offer different pay rates depending on experience level and the complexity of the job, most drivers will earn an average salary of:

  • $47,687 per year

Some employees claim to earn a bit more – closer to $60,000 – but higher paid drivers are the experienced ones. Don’t expect to earn this high of a salary as a rookie.

Overall, pay is competitive, and the glass division offers an even more lucrative salary, although it comes with more stress and requires more skill.

 

Getting Started – What You Need to Know

Maverick Transportation

If you’re considering a career with Maverick Trucking, you’ll first need to attend orientation. Orientation will be required no matter how much experience you have, but if you have at least 6 months under your belt, you will get paid for your time ($1,000 in most cases).

In the majority of cases, travel, lodging and food is paid for by the company during orientation.

Those who have yet to earn their Class A CDL can enroll in Maverick Trucking School. Here are some of the benefits of choosing Maverick’s student program:

  • $550 orientation pay with meals, lodging and travel included
  • $550 per week while finishing school
  • $800 in graduation pay: $400 once you start driving solo and $400 after your first dispatch
  • Raise at 6 months
  • Full tuition reimbursement plan

Maverick’s student pay package is hard to beat, and is largely considered one of the best in the industry. If you’ve yet to earn your license, you may consider enrolling in the student program to get your foot in the door.

Whether you’re a rookie or veteran in the industry, Maverick Trucking offers career opportunities that are hard to beat. With competitive pay and a family environment, Maverick is an excellent trucking company to work for.




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