The Maverick corporate blog has a new home!

If you haven’t seen it yet, we have some news — Maverick’s website got a shiny new look! With this change, we will be retiring We understand that many of you subscribe to our blog via email, so you’ll want to make sure you bookmark our new blog’s site that’s embedded into Maverick’s home page. (You’ll be able to view our older posts there as well.) will be available until April 20, 2017.

Without further ado, our new blog’s address! Enjoy!

2016 Driver of the Year Event Recap

For those of you who are unfamiliar with our Driver of the Month program/each year’s Driver of the Year event, you can check out our recap of last year’s event.

431a0088It’s always a special time when Maverick family comes together to celebrate and honor our Drivers of the Month. This year was no different, as both Maverick office employees and Black Hats (along with spouses) gathered to fellowship in Little Rock at Next Level Events for our annual Driver of the Year Banquet.


Those in attendance heard speeches from VP of Operations John Coppens, Chairman & CEO Steve Williams, and President John Culp. It was a memorable time reflecting on Maverick’s humble beginnings and giving praise and special recognition to the twelve Drivers of the Month.

The next morning, while the Drivers Advisory Committee held their quarterly meeting, our Black Hats’ spouses went sightseeing in downtown Little Rock! Their stops included the Clinton Presidential Library (with its current exhibit: The Beatles!) and lunch at Forty Two.

(Photo credits: Lea Anne Lindsey, Sueena Brasfield and Felecia Young)

Later in the afternoon, it was time for the Driver of the Year presentation! The Summit conference room was a packed house.




2015 Driver of the Year Roger Wyble


Then it was time for the Driver of the Year pronouncement! 12 outstanding and honorable Drivers of the Month were nominated, but the driver with the most votes throughout the fleet and office employees would be…


Raurii “Pineapple” Milbrandt pronounced as 2016 Driver of the Year

Raurii Milbrandt!


Emotions were definitely high as Raurii gave a heartfelt speech to the Maverick crowd.



Raurii with Driver Instructor Kurt Ebersole


Raurii with Fleet Manager Tim Seivertson


Raurii with December 2016 Driver of the Month Tommy Walters


Raurii with 2011 Driver of the Year Allen Coley


Left to right: VP of Operations John Coppens, Chairman & CEO Steve Williams, Raurii, President John Culp


Raurii with former Drivers of the Year


2016 Drivers of the Month


Congratulations Raurii! You will represent our fleet well throughout 2017 as our Driver of the Year!

Maverick Announces 401k Match for All Maverick Employees


As we plan for a new year it is often a time to reflect on the past and see how we can better position ourselves for the future.  We understand how important it is for you to plan for your own future as well as your retirement years.  Maverick would like to provide assistance in this planning process and therefore we are excited to announce the addition of a 401k Match effective January 1, 2017.

Maverick will match 50% of your contributions to an annual maximum of $1,500 per employee.  We hope you find the match to be beneficial as you strive to reach your retirement goals.  This match will be funded on a weekly basis and there will be a three year cliff vesting schedule.  This means you are 0% vested on the employer matched funds until you have been employed with Maverick for three years.  After 3 years of service with Maverick, you would be fully vested on the employer matched funds at 100%.  As always, you will be fully vested in your employee contributions no matter how long you have been employed with Maverick.

If you are already enrolled in the 401k Plan you do not have to do anything to take advantage of the Match as it will automatically start matching at 50% of your employee contributions.  For those that are not already enrolled, you may do so through Transamerica at any time online (upon completion of your new hire eligibility period) at or by phone at 888-676-5512.  Additionally, if you are already enrolled in the 401k Plan and wish to change your contributions and/or investment allocations you may make these changes online and by phone. You may also make these modifications through the Transamerica App that can be found in the Apple and Android stores.

Please contact the Benefits Department at 866-413-4410, option #6 if you have any trouble enrolling in the Plan or have any questions.

Thank you for all of your hard work over the past year and we look forward to a great 2017!

-Maverick’s Executive Team

Maverick Driver Mark McConachie Honored as a “Highway Angel”


It is with sincere congratulations that we share the wonderful news of Maverick driver Mark McConachie being recognized as a Highway Angel! Earlier this year, Mark administered CPR to another driver while at Atlas Tube who was having a heart attack. Maverick Safety & Load Inspector Sam Cope recognized Mark’s quick thinking and selflessness and nominated him for this Highway Angel honor.


We are so eternally grateful for people like you, Mark. And we could not be more proud of you!

To hear more about Mark’s Highway Angel story and to view his recognition letter, click here. For more information on the Truckload Carriers Association “Highway Angel” program, visit their website here.

Maverick Receives US EPA 2016 Smartway Excellence Award


Maverick Transportation was once again honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency! We are incredibly proud of the groundwork that has been laid by our leadership, as well as the joined efforts of our fleet in achieving this accomplishment.

Check out our official press release by clicking here.

2016 Driver Appreciation Week Wrap Up

While we appreciate our drivers all year long, we love being able to recognize them especially during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. This year’s DAW was no exception. This year, many of our office employees visited and grilled out at our locations for drivers, hosted table tennis, backing challenges, distributed goody bags, and showed their appreciation for what they do, day in and day out. Also, we were able to hold a giveaway for 5 lucky drivers (drawn from the entire fleet) anywhere from 8 to 40 hours of PTO!

Here are a few snapshots documenting this year’s Driver Appreciation Week festivities from our different facilities and locations throughout the week.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you, drivers, for all that you do!



At our Little Rock location, Maverick personnel not only hosted events/grilled out at HQ, they also volunteered at the local Petro hosting a free lunch!

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A very special thanks to Lea Anne Lindsey, David Rowdy, Kevin Thiry, John Coppens, Eric Grant, Jeff Faust, Tim Sales, and Justin Brown for submitting photos throughout the week at our offsite locations.

Driver Appreciation Week Food/Activities Schedule

Hey Mavericks! There’s a lot going on at multiple locations this week, so here’s a rundown of both our food schedule and activities schedule for the entire week. Please visit this particular post often, as schedules may change, but they will always remain updated on this post.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email and we will get back to you asap.

We truly appreciate all that you do, and hope that you can make it through one of our terminals this week!