CR England Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Pros
  • If you truly want to be a truck driver this is the place to start (in 4 reviews)

  • The training is very fast paced and it gets your CDL-A in no time (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Thirdly, they give you little to no home time what so ever within your 9 months (in 10 reviews)

  • CR England will do everything in their power to force you to be on the "Lease" program, where you lease a truck from them (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great people awesome company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CR England

    Pros

    Continued growth in a forward thinking company

    Cons

    Advancement could be much faster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved in the day to day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Driver Impressions of he Company

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at CR England full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training. A lot of customers. Never runs out of miles to give their drivers.

    Cons

    Company too big. Does not listen to its drivers. Executives seem to have a hearing problem when drivers bring up problems that need to be solved. Good company for getting experience. Bad company for retiring in. Salt Lake City Head Office is very dysfunctional. People in head office only listen to voices in their own heads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could save more money if you only listen to your drivers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Not a flexible company to operate.

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Bartlesville, OK
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Bartlesville, OK

    I have been working at CR England

    Pros

    Decent equipmen, pay is decent.

    Cons

    Trying to get home. Contract bound for 9 months coming out truck driving school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Great place to start as long as you can communicate with your manager.

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at CR England

    Pros

    You will stay moving if you can communicate. Will normally get where you ask to go.

    Cons

    Poor communication will leave you without enough miles to pay for food. Communication is very important in any detached position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your pay for new drivers. 25 cpm is barely lunch money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    It's all about shipping period.

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at CR England

    Pros

    They are really good about road and personal safety.

    Cons

    It's all about getting loads to destanations first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the drivers a little bit more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Industry leading company with great senor leadership, but doesn't pay as much attention to IT as it should

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at CR England part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Stable management
    - Great work environment
    - Industry leaders

    Cons

    - Super competitive industry
    - Low margins
    - Not the best reputation for compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Over worked and very much under paid.

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    Former Employee - Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Driver in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at CR England full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good OTR learning experience and that's where it ends. Just good training at the school house.

    Cons

    Lousy pay, the company could care less if any of their drivers ever make it home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your drivers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Liars, from start to finsh! Don't believe anything they tell you

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Reno, NV

    I worked at CR England full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you like being lied too, treated like cattle, don't want or have a life away from work. Well this company is for you!

    Cons

    There truck driving school is nothing but a joke. I was there for a total of 14 days. Out of the 14 days only 3 days was spent behind the wheel. And out of the 3 days about two and a half hours was actual drive time. You spend most of your time in a class room learning very little about drive a truck. Most of your time is spent on learning C.R. Englands policies, how great it is working of them and how much money you can make. What they convently leave out is; C.R. England is the laughing stock of the trucking industry just ask any truck driver at the nearest truck stop. The amount of money they tell you will make is true but not with C.R. England. C.R. England pay is the lowest in the indusrty. Oh, when they say were a family orientated company; what they are referring to is there family not yours.
       Now after you "graduate" there wonderful trucking school you move on OTR training. Which is nothing but a joke. Most if not all of the driver trainers themselves have less than a year driving experence. Second your paid minimum wage about 450 a week. If you were getting paid by the mile it would average out to 1700 a week or more depending on the miles. C.R. England is making a killing off there student drivers.
      Now that all of your "training" is done you get dropped off in Salt Lake City not have a clue who to talk to were to go, etc.. Here you retake test that you possible failed, pick if you want to be a solo or team driver. And recieve a phone call from a DM offering you a job.
       From start to finsh you are lied too. Your nothing but a number and the company could care less about you. Run as far as you can from this company, stay away from it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. Pay your drivers. Better benefits. Stop treating your drivers like there cattle, they are the ones who are making you your millions a year. Ask yourself this question: what would you do if you had The Teamster knocking on your door and all of your drivers stopped what they were doing until you and the union can come to a agreement. Personally i'm not a big fan of unions but your company is one place that needs one. Are you proud being the laughing stock of the trucking industry or is greed that important

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    The truck driving school is the only worth while thing about them; EXCEPT FOR THE HOTEL ITS DEPLORE ABLE!!

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - OTR Driver in Houston, TX

    I worked at CR England full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    NONE!! HORRIBLE the driver managers there treat you so disrespectful. They sell you a dream about how it will be to work for them, that's all a pack of LIES

    Cons

    The training at Premier School is it, nothing else. The MOTEL they put you up in is atrosous the pool is full of green and black slim

    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    rants

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CR England

    Pros

    Benefits, cdl training, see the country: deer, antelopes, mountains, snow, ice, rain, sleet, wind that will that will try to push you over, highways, cities, more highways...

    Cons

    No home time, no wife, no kids (oh I am sorry some might see that as a Pro).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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