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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 for less than a 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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Don't understand how they stay in business

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    Former Employee - OTR Driver 48 States  in  Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - OTR Driver 48 States in Fontana, CA

    I worked at CRST Expedited full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only pro I can think of is they give you an oppurtunity to see the worst of how to treat truck drivers

    Cons

    The dispatchers are rude, the safety rating is one of the worst in the industry, causing them to not be able to acquire pre-pass. This equates to more time in scales, more inspections and having to maintain cash to pay tolls instead of flowing through wiegh stations and toll booths. The pay is horrendous, you start at .23 and make it to 31 after a year, then it goes up even slower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some sort of concern for drivers and thier well being.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Definitely not what I expected

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

    I worked at CRST Expedited full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Paid transportation to orientation.
    Getting paid to see the country.

    Cons

    Supervisors don't know what they are doing.
    Supervisors are hypocrites. We were told, that if we were tired , to pull over and rest for a while. On one of my trips I wanted to do that and was told not to, that I had to keep going. The home time is a joke. My partner and I were always held up for a day or two when we wanted to go home. We had 4 different supervisors in 2 1/2 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smarten up. A lot of people don't want to work for your company. I was told that by many people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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