I plan to get back into trucking after a seven year hiatus and am strongly considering Maverick.. I've never driven for them, nor do I have any friends that can give a personal testimony about the company. Everything I see about them online says GTG but I have not had the privilege of speaking to someone that actually drives or has driven for them. If I were young and had nothing to lose, I would just take the gamble and jump right in but things aren't so simple. I have been without my CDL for several years now so I fall outside of the parameters required by most trucking companies to gain employment. Maverick claims that they will take me anyway and without having to go to a ripoff school like DDA, CTC, etc.. They say that if I want to get my CDL on my own, they will take me afterwards and train me just like the rest of the guys that are coming from said schools. Sounds great, right? Well, is this true, or are they like CR England and the rest of the government grant farms that just bring you in long enough to get a check and then send you back home, telling you that you're just not Maverick material? Everything I read about them says that they are a honest organization but I am not in a position to make the gamble being that I'm basically pissing away a $70k a year and home every night/weekend career when I go back into trucking. I don't mind throwing this career away though, as it is not what I want to do with my life, I just don't want to throw it away on a false promise.