Maverick Transportation recently held an official grand opening of its new driver training center.

The company has added 13,000 sq. ft. to the facility at a cost of $4 million. The center now has seven classrooms and eight training bays where drivers live load all products hauled and are trained in the Maverick techniques.

The facility features energy-saving design techniques such as custom louvers to filter sunlight and automatic lighting throughout the building. Many of the design elements of the new facility incorporate products that Maverick hauls including steel, lumber and glass.

With the additional space, Maverick said it now has the ability to train 210 drivers at any one time.

“The new driver training center effectively doubles the amount of space, classrooms, and students we can bring through our program,” said vice president of safety and training Dean Newell. “This is where our drivers start their career with Maverick and that says a lot.”