CR England Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

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CR England Company Overview

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CR England was founded in 1920 and is based out of Salt Lake City, UT. They have grown into one of the largest refrigerated carriers in the nation with over 4,500 trucks, 6,500 trailers, and 5,600 drivers. The company operates 24/7/365 throughout the united states and specializes in long-distance freight operations.

In addition, CR England operates its own driving schools. This allows the company to recruit and train those with no CDL or truck driving experience.

CR England Terminal Locations

CR England Terminals

Company terminals and drop yards are located throughout the united states with CDL schools located in the following locations:

  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Mira Loma, CA
  • Dallas, TX
  • East Chicago, IN

CR England CDL School Minimum Hiring Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Those 23 years old and younger need to have a clean driving record.
  • Have a satisfactory employment record.
  • Complete all portions of the driver application, including:
    • Three years of employment history.
    • Phone numbers with area code for all employment history.

CR England Driving Record And Physical Requirements

Have a clean driving record with:
  • No more than one preventable accident in the past year, and 3 in the past 5.
  • No more than three moving violations in the past three years.
  • Pass a mandatory drug screen.
  • No DUIs in the last seven years, no more than 2 in lifetime.
  • No reckless driving charges or license suspensions.
  • Be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical from a doctor at the direction of C.R. England.
  • Have results of the physical that meet minimum standards, including:
    • A blood pressure rating of 140/90 or less.
    • An eyesight rating of 20/40 or better.
    • A horizontal field of vision rating of no less than 80 degrees.

Where Does CR England Hire From?

While there can be fluctuations based on the need for drivers in any particular area, CR England typically hires drivers nationwide in all states except for North Dakota, South Dakota, Florida and Montana.

Additional Requirements

  • Pass a C.R. England road test.
  • Show an original Social Security Card that has not been laminated or copied
  • Understand that firearms are strictly forbidden on CR England property.
  • Felonies must be at least 10 years of age of older, taken case-by-case..

CR England CDL School Locations

CR England has schools located in the following areas, with Salt Lake City being the most widely used training facility:

C.R. England also uses many partner schools throughout the country through Premier truck driving schools.

What Are The Advantages Of Working For CR England?

  • Free CDL school with 9 month commitment.
  • No tuition fee deposits, approval without having great credit or co-signer.
  • Accelerated courses - earn your CDL in an average of 17 days
  • Guaranteed job upon graduation
  • Been in business for more than 90 years
  • New and well maintained equipment
  • Steady recession resistant freight
  • Average length of haul is one of the highest in the industry
  • Family owned and operated for 4 generations
  • Financially secure
  • Ongoing education
  • Competitive training pay

TruckingTruth's Insights Into CR England's Program So Far

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The hiring requirements at CR England are about average as compared to the industry standard. Work history and a clean driving record are very important as well as being free from any recent felony convictions. It’s important to be honest about any background issues you might have as CR England doesn’t perform their full background check until you arrive for orientation. That’s a bad time to be told you aren’t eligible for hire.

Preparation For Attending CR England's CDL Training Academy

Do I need to get my CDL permit before attending school?

If you are attending a school outside of your home state, you will need to get your permit first. In-state students are not required to have their permit before attending.

Do I need a US Passport?

Not required, but can be used for identification purposes in place of birth certificate.

Which CDL endorsements are required or encouraged?

None are required.

Items To Bring To The CDL Training Academy

  • Birth Certificate with raised state seal (Unless you live in Indiana)
  • $50 to $180 CDL Permit and administrative fees (depending on location)
  • Voided check if you want your paycheck direct deposited
  • Your current drivers license
  • Social Security Card (not laminated)
  • Toiletries
  • Pillow
  • Padlock
  • Sun Glasses
  • Alarm Clock
  • Flashlight, pens/pencils, notepad
  • Bedding (twin sheet and blanket or sleeping bag)
  • Enough money for food and necessities until your first paycheck (Approx. 30 days)
  • 2 government forms dated within last 60 days verifying current address
  • Enough Clothes for at least one week (remember: training is outdoors so dress accordingly)
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