Heading For Little Rock! Maverick

Discussion in 'Maverick' started by JimTheHut, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Papacranberry

    Papacranberry Bobtail Member

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    I'm a new driver looking into Maverick. However, I'm recovering from major knee surgery and I'm a heavy, short guy (5'6 325). I've been fairly strong despite my health, but Mt. Maverick has me worried. Is it automatic fail if I can't climb up unassisted? Can I use a step ladder or stool if I provide it? I know that sounds dumb, but I would imagine a trucker or 2 out there carries a small ladder to get up onto the 13' loads....
     
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  3. Flatbedder 1966

    Flatbedder 1966 Light Load Member

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    What happened to JimtheHut? He’s been gone for a long time. Wondering if he left trucking altogether?
     
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  5. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Road Train Member

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    I don't believe that you are allowed to use a ladder but there is a rolled up tarp that you can stand up and use to stand on to boost yourself up but most can get up there without it.

    I'm not sure why they expect you to climb up like that without a ladder since they do expect you to bring a ladder on the truck and they may have even changed all this. The newest glass trailers have ladders installed on the front and back so something must have happened in the past couple years.
     
  6. Flatbedder 1966

    Flatbedder 1966 Light Load Member

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    Something did happen, it’s called falling off the trailer and injuring yourself and then losing your job. If they’re going to require you to climb in a trailer, they should have a ladder provided. Some dry van trailers now have ladders and a grab bar built on the back. If you’re having problems climbing, you should probably look for another company. They are going to black flag you from the get go. there’s no sense in wasting your time with them. When their team of physical therapists check your range of motion, they’ll probably eliminate you at that point. There are many other companies out there that will take you and not require you to climb in the trailer.
     
  7. Truckermania

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    Last I heard, which has been awhile, he started driving for YRC but disliked it and quit. I have not heard anything since.
     
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