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CR England Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

Get Your CDL Training At CR England Driving Academy

CR England Training School Video Overview

Additional Training Academy Details

During the practice range phase, how many students share one truck?

Depends on class size, 1-6 students, can be more if practicing after hours.

How much time in classroom?

Only about an hour per day will be spent in the classroom. The rest of the time will be spent out with the instructors.

TruckingTruth's Insights On The CR England CDL Training Program

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The CDL program is a fast paced course so it’s better suited to those who learn well in a short amount of time. As compared to most other company sponsored programs, there is a heavy emphasis on actual driving and range practice, rather than classroom time.

On The Road Training Duration And Pay

Is the training period based on number of days, number of driving hours, number of miles, or some combination?

Phase 1 Training you will be required to complete 180 hours behind the wheel driving, which takes approximately one month. From there you will begin Phase 2 training with a Lead driver which takes approximately 1.5 months. When you begin Phase 2 training, you can request home time.

How much will I be making when I’m on the road with a trainer?

Phase 1 is paid $10 per hour for driving hours, and your states minimum wage for on duty not-driving work time. The average pay in Phase 1 training is $505 per week.. Phase 2 training is $0.28 per mile split for all paid miles the truck runs even when you’re not driving. The average pay in Phase 2 training is $580/wk.

On The Road Training Policies

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Do they run your trainer and you as a "team" operation or like a solo truck?

The first couple of loads are generally run at a solo speed or slow team speed, after that they run team freight if needed.

Is there more than one student per trainer and truck?

Not usually, but can be if necessary.

More On The Road Training Policies

Do you have a "No sleeping in the top bunk while the truck is rolling" policy?

Yes, while the truck is in motion students must sleep in the bottom bunk.

What is your policy for handling disputes between trainer and student?

Any trainer / trainee disputes are handled through the trainees assigned dispatcher on a case-by-case basis.

More On The Road Training Policies

Can you get a non-smoking trainer?

Yes. Trainees are placed based on smoking preference and gender.

What are the company’s minimum qualifications to be a trainer?

6 months with the company, no chargeable accidents in past 60 days, no higher than log level 2. Must get driver manager approval.

TruckingTruth's Thoughts Of The CR England On The Road Training Program

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The company paid training program appears to be very comparable to other companies of its size, as is the pay scale for trainees.

Spending about 1 month with a company trainer is a decent amount of time, especially since that’s followed by a 45-day period teamed up with a lead driver.

CR England Company Driver Pay

What will be my starting pay after training?

Starting pay varies by route, state, and solo or team. Generally it varies from $.24/team split to $.35 cpm solo.

Average driver pay for 1 year experience is $986/wk, trainer average is $1,377. Top 10% pay is $1,449/week ($75,348/year). Pay results will vary depending on many factors, including tenure-based pay rates, your fleet, how hard you work, and how much you drive.

Once you obtain your CDL you can begin earning trainer pay in as little as 6 months of driving.

When will I receive pay increases?

It depends on the lane and how much you are willing to drive.

Additional Pay and Bonuses

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Do you offer a fuel bonus?

No, C.R. England does not currently offer a fuel bonus program to company drivers.

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