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CRST International Overview

Cedar Rapids, IA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Working at CRST International

CRST International 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 seven operating companies we provide total transportation solutions and comprehensive ... Read more

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  • Congratulations to our employee, Rebecca, on winning the CRST Quarterly Extra Mile Award! The Extra Mile Award is chosen, based upon employee and peer nomination to the exceptional employees who go above and beyond the call of duty!
    Rebecca has continued to help the Health Science division by booking loads that help fill empty miles on our trucks in the division. The management team continually get emails from Customers about how great it is to deal with Rebecca through the day with one of the customers calling her “their Angel” due to the help she provides. Rebecca has been with Pegasus for almost 11 years. She is one that does not ask for anything extra, but continues to take on added tasks and handling them all in stride. She has been a pleasure to work with through the years and our pharmaceutical customers adore her.

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    Careers - CRST International

    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.

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CRST International – Why Work For Us?

The Transportation Solution since 1955.

CRST International 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 4,500 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.


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


    Everything has been going fairly smooth through 45 days of employment. The more experience I get, the more comfortable I feel and everyone around me is very helpful if I ever have a question. I laugh at least 5 times a day and leave with a sense of accomplishment.


    I am happy to say I can't think of any! :)

    Advice to Management

    You guys rock!

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CRST International Photos

CRST International photo of: My "Office" (Or 3/4 cube)
CRST International photo of: Having fun and raising money for HACAP
CRST International photo of: 2017 United Way
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CRST International photo of: We love our drivers
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CRST International Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
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    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at CRST International (Cedar Rapids, IA) in October 2017.


    I had heard of CRST from living around the area, and they came to a career fair up at my college campus. I talked to them, and they told me to apply online with them for the program. Once I filled out the application, I got a call back from them telling me to come down and do an interview with them. At the interview, it took probably about an hour, but there was 3-4 people in there interviewing and asking you questions. There was a lot of situational analysis questions. I thought all of the questions were fairly common interview questions, just be prepared to back up why you did something, or the reason that you felt it was best to take a certain action.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you describe a situation where there was a problem that your manager couldn't handle that you had to action for. How and why did you take the actions that you did?   Answer Question
    • Why should we hire you?   Answer Question
    • What traits do you think describe you well?   Answer Question
    • Do people consider you to be a leader? What leadership traits do you think you exhibit well?   Answer Question
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CRST International Awards & Accolades

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