Crst Experience And Truth

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Tractor Man's Comment
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Go to joincrst.com you can judge for yourself.it says 74000 after 10 months.is it company driver or lease.Crst needs to be more honest in the recruiting process.the tuition cost is not mentioned. They should let people know exactly what it is they are selling.a little goodwill and honesty goes a long way in business. Otherwise you lose credibility.If you have to put in the ad that's not a typo what does that tell you?.lol

You REALLY need to do your homework in this business. A new car is never the price advertised, Satellite TV is never 19.99 per month. The same holds true for Trucking. "Our top drivers earn". "Earn up to". All advertising has "fine print". There are a ton of resources on this site, use them. Too many people jump into this business with NO IDEA what they are getting into!!

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Tom H.'s Comment
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Thanks for the tip tractor man.I have had my license for 10 years.i gross 1000 a week home everyday and weekends off.Plus I get time and a half over 40 hours.i only work fifty hours a week.so apparently I did do my homework.

G-Town's Comment
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Tom wrote:

Thanks for the tip tractor man.I have had my license for 10 years.i gross 1000 a week home everyday and weekends off.Plus I get time and a half over 40 hours.i only work fifty hours a week.so apparently I did do my homework.

Awesome, so after at least your fourth try you might have gotten it right. 👍 US Foods, CRST, Schneider then your present employer. Possibly others.

The 74k was an example of a L/O, gross amount before expenses and taxes. READ the fine print!!! They advertise between $880-1380 per week after 13 months as a new company driver. How is that false advertising? It isn't a gaurantee, it a possibility. You weren't there long enough to experience that potential or to claim it was false "anything".

You may have had your license for 10 years, however you indicated CRST required you to take a refresher course...so your actual experience isn't 10 years.

So Tractor's reference to "not doing your homework" had everything to do with the commitment you initially made with CRST not your current employer. And I agree with him, you didn't do your homework.

Look...as a rule we focus on truthful assessments of potential carriers. If you want to bad mouth your formers please take it to some other forum that allows and encourages this sort of thing. Clear?

Tom H.'s Comment
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10 4 moderator.i won't waste anymore time here.I guess we'll take your word for it.Like I said in my earlier post it's easy to criticize people who bash crst.So you can defend them all you want.My experience with them is what it is.i have no reason to lie.but I'll say this.it was the worst decision I ever made and I've been around a while.

G-Town's Comment
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10 4 moderator.i won't waste anymore time here.I guess we'll take your word for it.Like I said in my earlier post it's easy to criticize people who bash crst.So you can defend them all you want.My experience with them is what it is.i have no reason to lie.but I'll say this.it was the worst decision I ever made and I've been around a while.

What word? I quoted accurately what their website stated. You left out important details to support your point. If that's defending them in your opinion, so be it....

Your experience with them clearly wasn't good, not arguing that at all. However if you did your homework it's likely you wouldn't have gone there if you thought their policies were unacceptable.

Tom H.'s Comment
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OK.so it's my mistake to sign up for crst in the first place.however where in there ads does it say you pay for the training if you can't complete the contract?And where does it say how much that costs.I figured at least 2500 miles a week at .26 cpm.i grossed 5200 in 4 and a half months.thats less than 20000 dollars a year.i made 15000 in 1987.so how am I supposed to eat?All I am saying is that it may be OK for some people.which at least I acknowledged.but the evidence is out there.They have been sued multiple times.they just had one filed against them in California for a serious accident.And they are also being sued in California for there per diem program.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

Tractor Man's Comment
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10 4 moderator.i won't waste anymore time here

10-4 Tom. They LOVE "Experts" like yourself down the road at Truckersreport. Drive safely!

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Tom asks:

where in there ads does it say you pay for the training if you can't complete the contract?

I was staying out of this discussion, but this question begs an answer. Sure, advertising isn't much of a legal contract, but when you sign a contract, you acknowledge that you read it all (I know, as if!).

So let me guess: the contract says CRST will teach you some trucking, and you promise to pay them for the service. And for CRST in particular, you promise to not work for another trucking company until your debt is paid off.

Tom H.'s Comment
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I don't claim to be an expert on anything.i had to do what was best for me.and I was certainly not going to let crst drive me into bankruptcy and lose everything I've worked my whole life for.so I felt sharing my experience would help.isnt what this forum is for?Facts can be established as truth.opinions are not truth.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I don't claim to be an expert on anything.i had to do what was best for me.and I was certainly not going to let crst drive me into bankruptcy and lose everything I've worked my whole life for.so I felt sharing my experience would help.isnt what this forum is for?Facts can be established as truth.opinions are not truth.

Tom, yes, TT is all about personal experience. We all share the good, and possibly the not-so-good. What happens next is that others comment on the posts, and sometimes, in all respect, point out maybe a misunderstanding or a "wrong" expectation. Sharing your experience has added to what Trucking Truth is all about.

The bottom line is we are here to help all comers become successful in a trucking (and any other) career.

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