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Maverick program allows veterans to utilize GI Bill benefits

Maverick, based out of Little Rock, Arkansas, is active with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hiring Our Heroes” campaign and through that, has pledged to hire 1,000 veterans over the next two years.

The Trucker News Services

7/3/2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Maverick Transportation, LLC, is allowing veterans to use their GI Bill benefits to supplement their income during their first year of employment with the company, according to Maverick officials.

Maverick, based out of Little Rock, Arkansas, is active with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hiring Our Heroes” campaign and through that, has pledged to hire 1,000 veterans over the next two years.

“A driving career at Maverick is a perfect fit for many military men and women. The high level of dedication and discipline it takes to serve in the Armed Forces transfers over well to what we call doing things ‘The Maverick Way,’” a Maverick news release stated. “‘The Maverick Way’ includes highly structured training, continuously striving for excellence in all we do and an unwavering emphasis on quality and safety. Our business philosophy also includes doing ‘the right thing for the right reason with integrity, respect and commitment.’ While ‘The Maverick Way’ certainly isn’t for everyone, we find that this is a natural fit for many military personnel.”

Military members soon to be or recently discharged from service are eligible for GI Bill benefits in addition to a Maverick paycheck for a year. Maverick will assist veterans and work with the Veteran’s Administration (VA) to verify the qualifications and make sure the maximum benefits are received, company officials said.

Paperwork is to be filled out and submitted to the VA for approval during orientation at Maverick.

The company has a successful military student training program and has been recognized by several military organizations throughout the years, including The Arkansas Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Maverick officials said the company is committed to providing veterans with “flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.”

For more information on VA Benefits, visit, http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/index.html or call the VA Education line (888)-442-4551.

Visit http://www.drivemaverick.com/ for more details.

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