CRST Expedited

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CRST Expedited Reviews

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Pros
  • They have good equipment and lots of work (in 5 reviews)

  • its a place to start but there are far better places to receive training (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Often sitting in truck stops with out a load (in 3 reviews)

  • well make sure u get a load thats going near one of the terminals (in 2 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    difficult,i was new to trucking,if you get through your first year-things get pretty cool

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    Former Employee - Driver in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Driver in Riverside, CA

    I worked at CRST Expedited full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    newest top uf the line volvo 780's,freightliner cascadias,etcpay every tuesday and thursday,lots of loads to haul ,zero downtime,the best 13 million dollar terminal at riverside,the people will give you space to unwind between runs--really i wish all trucking was this cool

    Cons

    they act as though you are stupid and their slave--but when you figure out the scam--you have control over them--remember-if you don't haul the load--they don't make the money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take away the power from driver managers to play stupid games

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Driving for CRST

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    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at CRST Expedited full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have good equipment and lots of work

    Cons

    You are out on the road 28 day at a time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They've been doing this for 50 years, I've got no advise

    Recommends
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  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    NEW RECRUIT IN CRST..NOW IN TEMP CONTROL DIVISION.....LOW EXPECTATIONS...V.HAPPY

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at CRST Expedited full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good miles
    Good equipment
    Good Fleet managers
    If your 100% dedicated to the job..you wont have a problem.....its like this..

    If your not driving your not making money
    if your not making money...the fleet managers arent either.
    if your reliable and ontime...the fleet managers will assign you more jobs

    Cons

    school they use for student training sucks....unless you really wanna be a trucker..your never gonna pass your test.Basically its a 4 week course cramped into 2 weeks.
    I only got 4 hours driving time in school.....not much more on pre trip....and hardly anything on alley docking and backing....
    Some trainers are terrible.....but if your not happy..well make sure u get a load thats going near one of the terminals...Fontana,CA,Oklahoma City,OK,Cedar Rapids,IA or Carlisle,PA....then request a new lead driver....Once you get a decent trainer..loisten to what he's trying to teach you...doesnt matter if u 'think u kno it all' or not...he s just trying to help you

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad company if you know your team driver well.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CRST Expedited (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of miles, air freight loads, drop and hook. Weather alerts sent to qualcomm and mandatory slow downs/shutdowns help new drivers. If you run hard your dispatcher will notice and give you plenty of miles.

    Cons

    Knowing your team driver well will help, if you just meet them at CRST, problems will likely develop within a couple of wks. I've seen that too many times and it will affect you negatively and your miles. Too many people are sitting due to not finding a team driver and team driving isn't easy. Night/weekend dispatch are often rude. I was an experienced driver as well as my boyfriend and we were off the road for 3 yrs so we had to go out with trainers. My trainer was not qualified for the job, couldn't back, or drive more than 5-6 hrs of her shift. That was disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All trainers should have to take a backing test to train, my trainer did not. Night/weekend dispatch should be held accountable for the way they treat drivers.

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hard to tell

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    Current Employee - Company Driver
    Current Employee - Company Driver

    I have been working at CRST Expedited

    Pros

    Provides very good long freight.

    Cons

    Ability to pairing good co-driver sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need develop good system how to help team up good co-driver.

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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    so far they been pretty good company to work for but pay could be alot better though!

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    Current Employee - Dry Van Long Haul
    Current Employee - Dry Van Long Haul

    I have been working at CRST Expedited

    Pros

    well they work with you pretty good on most things my dispatcher brian though does awsome job poor guy least trys to do his best he can. they do have good safety program especially when winter is around if weather gets to bad they dont mind you shuting down till weather is good for driving again.they do pretty good job about fixing trucks or traillers if driver send a request for them to be repaired .

    Cons

    well there pay could be alot better than what it is. lease program is not best industry i talked to alot drivers that had lease with them 1 out 10 actually made good money . but i guess just depends on how ya mange ya money also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    well i think they should change the training program around abit myself . i think it would be safer for driver to have least one yr at exp. of overroad driving in 6months exp. winter driving . cuz if would cut down accidents in make easier for trainer do his job as well . also now that crst is using elog on there trucks they need to do better job on training they guys on how to use this new system cuz they class they do have doesnt help drivers every at all .

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  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    so far dont have any major issues

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    Current Employee - Lead Driver
    Current Employee - Lead Driver

    I have been working at CRST Expedited

    Pros

    got real good equipment here and really like their weather updates they send you on the qc. and their policy on weather shutdown is a real plus here

    Cons

    the way they do training is kinda odd compared to other companys i have drove for and wish they would bump speed on trucks up a little when you run the western states

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont really think you need to do any major changes company seems to be ok as it is

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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    its very good

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    Current Employee - Lead Driver
    Current Employee - Lead Driver

    I have been working at CRST Expedited

    Pros

    decent miles good management great dispatcher good home time good equipment knowledgable and communication is good they do what they say

    Cons

    not very much driver recogintion driver of month use to be alot better no real good bonuses for the hard work we do

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly satisfied, better than others I have tried, MUCH!

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    Current Employee - Independent Contractor, Over the Road Driver
    Current Employee - Independent Contractor, Over the Road Driver

    I have been working at CRST Expedited

    Pros

    As an independent contractor, you can in many instances choose where you run. How much you make is up to you. How much time off is up to you also. I have been here a year and a half now and have the best fleet manager I have had in over seven years.

    Cons

    Some of my student drivers don't always get treated fairly after getting onto company trucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the company side dispatchers spend at least 2 weeks a year out on a company truck with the drivers. I think it would improve communication and understanding of the problems out here, and help get them improved fast.

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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is a company that treats people well, if you want a career this is a compant to consider!

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Truck Driver

    I have been working at CRST Expedited

    Pros

    They are a solid company, if you want to move forward in the company you can, they treat people fairly, they are leaders in the industry, generally they do exactly what they say.

    Cons

    The only negative that I can offer is the fact that you are teamed with a person that may not share the same work ethic or values as you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to be more aware of the people that have poor work ethic's, look at the log book to find out who is doing what. Some drivers pull twice the load as others so that the job gets done.

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