Maverick Transportation, LLC Announces Temperature Control Driver Pay Increase

Citing customer growth and continued company expansion, Maverick Transportation, LLC announced a pay raise for its temperature control drivers, effective April 29, 2012.

The new plan implements a $.02/mile across the board increase for drivers in the temperature control division. All current Maverick drivers, as well as new drivers coming into this division will receive an increase in starting pay. In addition, Maverick raised detention pay to $15 an hour, almost doubling the previous rate. Starting pay for experienced temperature control drivers will now be $.41 – $.42/mile. Students with no experience will start at $.35/mile and increase to $.38/mile after 3 months. Drivers receive a $.01/mile increase after 1 year. An additional longevity incentive each year, for up to five years, was also recently announced.

“Our goal is to stay competitive in driver recruiting while simultaneously rewarding and retaining our existing drivers,” said Director of Recruiting Brad Vaughn. “This is the second pay raise that Maverick has implemented in 2012.”

Maverick announced significant investments in new equipment during 2011 and 2012. The fleet currently operates 2010-2012 model Freightliner tractors providing drivers one of the safest, most comfortable rides in the industry.  With safety and technology leading the way, Maverick’s temperature control trailers are equipped with two way communications, door sensors, fuel sensors, and more. “We anticipate a considerable increase in utilization with our recent investment in additional temperature control trailers,” said Drew Selig, Director of Temperature Control Divisions. “We know that a larger trailer pool means more options for both our drivers and our customers.”

Based in Little Rock, Arkansas and operating over 1,200 units, Maverick provides OTR and dedicated service to the flatbed, glass, machinery, and temperature controlled transportation markets throughout North America. To learn more visit their website at www.maverickusa.com

Maverick Transportation Announces New Truck Order of 350 Units

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Maverick Transportation, LLC, recently announced that they will begin taking delivery on 350 new trucks in the 1st quarter of 2012. The new equipment will be 2012 and 2013 Freightliner Cascadias equipped with electronic onboard recorders, auxiliary power units, and the latest in safety technology, including collision avoidance, and roll stability control. Trucks will also contain the latest Daimler engine technology and Eaton electronic shift transmissions.

190 units will be replacements as Maverick strives to reduce maintenance costs and lower the average age of the fleet. The remaining 160 units will represent growth as the company continues to expand its service offering and provide additional capacity to its customer base. Additionally, Maverick took delivery of 500 new trucks throughout 2011.

“Maverick’s latest truck order means the vast majority of our fleet will be 2010 year models or newer,” said Vice President of Maintenance Mike Jeffress. “We want our professional drivers and customers alike to enjoy the best equipment in the transportation industry.”

Based in Little Rock, Arkansas and operating over 1,200 units, Maverick provides OTR and dedicated service to the flatbed, glass, natural gas and temperature controlled transportation markets throughout North America. To learn more visit their website at www.maverickusa.com

Maverick Transportation Announces New Truck Order of 500 Units

Maverick TrucksMaverick Transportation, LLC, recently announced that they will begin taking delivery on 500 new trucks in the 2nd quarter of 2011. The fleet upgrade will consist of 2011 Freightliner Cascadias equipped with the latest in safety technology and driver comfort. 300 of these units will be replacements as Maverick strives to reduce maintenance costs and lower the average age of the fleet. The additional 200 units will represent growth as the company continues to expand its service offering and provide additional capacity to its customer base.

“Maverick has a long standing reputation for having the newest, best equipped and safest trucks on the road,” said Vice President of Maintenance Mike Jeffress. “We take pride in our fleet as a company and want our professional drivers and customers alike to enjoy the best equipment in the transportation industry.”

Features on each new unit include electronic onboard recorders, collision mitigation, roll stability, and lane departure technology as well as the latest Daimler engine technology and Eaton electronic shift transmissions.

“Purchasing new equipment and expanding our fleet during these uncertain economic times is a testament to our company’s stability and the overall confidence Maverick has in the continued growth of business units throughout the company,” said President and COO Stephen Selig.

Based in Little Rock, Arkansas and operating over 1,200 units, provides OTR and dedicated service to the flatbed, specialized, dry van, and temperature controlled transportation markets throughout North America. To learn more visit their website at www.maverickusa.com


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