At TruckingTruth, we've done a ton of research for you! We've contacted the company recruiters at CRST and put together a fantastic presentation of their company-sponsored CDL training program, along with our own advice and helpful insights about their CDL training. We'll start you off with an overview below of how we feel about their CDL training, and then we'll take you through all of the key features and important information you'll need to know.
So here we go!
While CRST seems like a great place to begin your trucking career, you must consider the fact that you will be driving a team truck. Generally, I recommend new drivers first start driving for a company where they can drive solo. Most companies do offer a team training program if that's something you're really interested in. Otherwise, solo driving is highly recommended for new drivers.
However, if you have a friend, family member, or spouse who you'd like to drive a team truck with, CRST could be a very unique opportunity for you. Further, team operations tend to receive the best of everything - longer length of haul, nicer trucks, more miles, mostly coast-to-coast runs, etc. It definitely offers unique advantages.
While I think CRST could be right for those seeking a team based trucking company, be sure to do your own research and weight the many options that exist to start your trucking career.