In 1955, Herald and Miriam Smith started Cedar Rapids Steel Transport out of a refurbished chicken coop they bought for $125. At the time, they had no trucks and no customers, but Herald, known as "Smitty," convinced firms he could save them money. He contracted with owner/operators who were hauling livestock to Chicago to return to the Cedar Rapids area with loads of steel instead of empty trucks. Family owned to this day, CRST has evolved from a trucking firm to one of the nation's leading providers of transportation solutions.
No DUI, DWI, or open container violations in the last 5 years. No more than 1 DUI in the last 15 years and no more than 2 DUI's in your lifetime.
CRST hires from all 48 contiguous states
CRST operates all 48 contiguous states
CRST has the following home time options available:
1 day home time for every week on the road, up to 3 days.
-Once training has been completed, the student will be eligible for Tuition Reimbursement, paid back to them at a rate of $100 a month up to a total of $4800.00.
Active Military Reservists and Honorably Discharged Veterans receive a $500 bonus on top of any other bonus offered at CRST.
CRST is approved to honor your G.I. Bill benefits through the V.A., and also provides credit towards your pay for your previous Military service.
CRST offers a full company-sponsored training program where you can get your CDL for little or no money up front. Click the button below to learn more about it:
The training at CRST will last approximately 8 weeks.
CDL training will last from 2 to 4 weeks depending on the school you attend. That will be followed by a 4 day orientation session at a CRST terminal and a minimum of 28 days and 14,000 miles with a company trainer.
You will average approximately $550 per week during your training.
Training pay is $.25 for the first two months, $.26 for months 3-5, and $.33 for months 6-11.
You are dispatched as a solo driver during training with CRST
At CRST you will run solo after training.
CRST runs almost exclusively with teams.
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