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CRST International Overview

Cedar Rapids, IA
5001 to 10000 employees
1955
Company - Private
Trucking
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
CRST is one of the nation’s largest transportation companies with revenues of $1.4 billion and more than 5,000 employees and contractors nationwide. Through our eight operating companies we provide total transportation solutions and comprehensive logistics services to ... Read more

Mission: All of Us, Every Day, Delivering Promises and Driving Success to Ensure Everyone Has What's Needed to Live and Thrive.

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  • A big congratulations to CRST Expedited employee, Ian for winning a Q1 Extra Mile Award! Ian went above and beyond his normal responsibilities and took extra time to coach some of our drivers to keep them safe while on the road. Thanks for your commitment and hard work, Ian! ����

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CRST International – Why Work With Us?


The Transportation Solution since 1955.

CRST is one of the nation’s largest transportation companies, providing total transportation solutions and comprehensive logistics services to customers all over North America. Every year, we invest millions of dollars so that our customers benefit from having the best-trained drivers, the newest equipment, and the latest logistics technology. We value the trust invested in us every day as we carry millions of dollars of inventory across the nation.

Fiscally Strong

While other trucking companies were destroyed by the recession, CRST emerged even stronger with annual revenues exceeding $1 billion. We operate with zero debt, enabling us to reinvest in equipment, technology and human resources so that our customers get the best service at a competitive cost.

Superior Service

With more than 6,500 trucks, one of the industry’s newest fleets, and the largest roster of team drivers available, CRST’s customers can count on us. We never promise more than we can deliver and we always deliver more than we promise.

Innovation

CRST has a rich history of being innovative. In 1955 Herald Smith came up with the idea of contracting with owner/operators who were hauling livestock from Cedar Rapids to Chicago to return with loads of steel instead of empty trucks. CRST was born.

Seasoned Leadership

CRST is a second-generation family business, led by a senior management team with more than 250 years of combined experience. Because we’re family owned and operated, the long-term interests of our customers and our company drive our actions.

Community Focused

CRST believes in charitable giving and we are actively involved in our communities. We support and partner with a variety of organizations, including United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, Variety Club and Horizons, to name a few. 

“In my nearly five years with CRST Logistics,

I have been fortunate enough to experience many different types of opportunities. I started with the company in an administrative role and have progressed into an Account Executive role working on one of our largest accounts. CRST has also provided me several opportunities to participate in leadership development activities and programs, providing both online and classroom-style tools. My experience within CRST Logistics has been one that fosters a collaborative environment amongst its employees that spans all title ranges (from administrative level, up to the President), leaving an open line of communication that encourages growth and development for individual contributors.”
– Erin Cowden, CRST Logistics

We want employees who have
“moxie”–(aka. the ‘IT’ factor!) the ability to face challenges with spirit, courage and determination.

At CRST, you’ll have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and “put your footprint down” in an extremely successful, stable environment.

You’ll benefit from a senior management team with more than 250 years of combined experience. Advancement opportunities happen frequently within the company for those employees who make a difference and have a passion for winning!

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in a fast-paced, energetic environment, CRST is for you.

“Having graduated college with an IT degree, I didn’t quite know what to expect when I came to work for CRST. What I found was an exciting, fast-paced company that provides unique challenges on a daily basis. In my nearly 14 years with CRST, I have been given the chance to solve problems, identify opportunities and interact with people from all walks of life. Trucking is one of the most vital pieces of the American economy, and it is rewarding to know that I play an important role in making it happen at one of the most successful companies in the industry. CRST is a great place to work!”
– Chad Brueck, CRST Expedited, Inc.

mox•ie (mok-see) • n. Slang

1. The ability to face difficulty with spirit, courage and determination
2. Aggressive energy; pep, initiative, guts or attitude
3. Skill; know-how and expertise

We’re looking for it!

As one of the nation’s largest transportation companies, CRST has many career opportunities within its six operating companies. You might start in an entry-level position with one company and then be promoted to a leadership position with another. Because we operate on zero debt, CRST reinvests in our most valued asset: Our employees. Our culture of hard work is rewarded by an exceptional benefits package.

Your career at CRST can take you down many paths, including: 

  • Company leader—Management positions ranging from a front line supervisor to senior officer.
  • Driver—Drive for one of our operating companies.
  • Individual Contributor—From administrative support staff to analysts.
  • Mechanic—You’ll keep our fleet safe and on the road.

At CRST, you’ll be rewarded for your hard work.

You’ll receive an excellent comprehensive benefits package, designed to help you create a healthy, balanced life.

CRST offers:

  • Competitive pay
  • Major medical insurance and wellness plan
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible benefits
  • Short-term disability

CRST International Reviews

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    "Great place to start"

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    Current Employee - Class A Cdl Truck Driver in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Class A Cdl Truck Driver in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CRST International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Received all CDL training, testing, licensing and employment under one roof
    Professional management and good coworkers
    Good equipment and support

    Cons

    Pay is at an industry low
    OTR Team Driving isn't for everyone, but its you're only option starting here
    Miles and pay can vary, and driver suffers when the miles are low. They offer layover pay but it's not enough

    Advice to Management

    Revisit driver pay relative to other carriers, most new drivers can't afford to stay for the full 10 month hiring contract

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CRST International Photos

CRST International photo of: My "Office" (Or 3/4 cube)
CRST International photo of: University of Northern Iowa students, come visit Jacey & Dalton at the Career Fair TODAY from 11-3! We look forward to meeting you!
CRST International photo of: Hey University of Iowa students - we're at the Career Fair until 4pm, come and see Tanner, Camille, Dylan & Andre to talk about opportunities we have available!
CRST International photo of: Congratulations to Terry Pump, Director of Safety, for being the 2019 Iowa Safety Professional of the Year! Your hard work is appreciated!
CRST International photo of: In support of breast cancer awareness our employees are wearing pink every Wednesday this month!
CRST International photo of: "I am proud to be apart of this company because we give our Veterans opportunities to make the transition from Military to Civilian a very easy switch. We take pride in being one of the top companies
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CRST International Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Manteca, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CRST International (Manteca, CA) in May 2019.

    Interview

    The interview was overall my favorite interview so far. It was as simple as them just getting a feel for who you are and your goals to see if you would be the candidate they are looking to hire.

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CRST International Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 Best Private Company for Leaders, Chief Executive Magazine, 2016
  • Best Trucking Firm, Corridor Business Journal, 2017
  • Training for Existing Employment Needs, Corridor Business Journal, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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