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Health Insurance And Benefits

What benefits are offered?

Full discounted life, health, dental, and vision coverage is offered. 401k with company match.

What is the average cost of benefits?

$21.06 to $101.94 per week depending on chosen plan.

Additional Info About Benefits

How long until you qualify for benefits?

Benefits begin the first of the month following 60 days of employment.

What about vacation time?

Vacation time varies by state, but generally:

  • After one year, you will receive one week paid vacation.
  • After two years, you will receive two weeks paid vacation.
  • After ten years, you will receive three weeks paid vacation.
  • After fifteen years, you will receive four weeks paid vacation.

TruckingTruth's Thoughts About CR England's Pay And Benefits

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While the starting pay at CR England is slightly below the industry average, after one year of employment, driver pay is about average for the industry.

C.R. England also emphasizes it's higher trainer pay, available after 6 months of safe driving. We would usually recommend waiting at least a year before getting into becoming a trainer. At 6 months experience you are still, basically, a rookie.

Dispatching Policies

Can a new driver run regional or dedicated right after school?

6 months experience needed. After about 3 months experience it is possible to be taken to a dedicated or regional lane sooner if they live in an area where there is a need.

Find regional and dedicated positions in your area here.

Will there be any NYC? How soon would a new solo driver be expected to go there?

Not typically. Most NYC runs are local positions run by drivers with significant experience.

Additional Dispatching Policies

Are you forced dispatch? Is the driver given any options for different loads?

Drivers are expected to run the given load if they can legally do so. No options for a different load unless the driver has home time and we switch some loads around.

How often can I expect to be home? For how long at a time?

Depends on type of run and lane. OTR is generally 3-4 days every 3-4 weeks, Regional and dedicated home times are lane specific, and range from daily, weekly and every 2-3 weeks

What percentage of freight is drop and hook?

About 65% of the freight is drop and hook.

Company Policies

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Do you allow pets?

Pets are not allowed on company equipment.

What is the company’s rider policy?

Must have at least 30 days accident-free driving, passenger must be at least 8 years of age, driver must obtain accident insurance for passenger through the safety dept. Driver and passenger must sign release prior to commencement of the trip. One passenger at a time.

CR England Driving Opportunities

Do you have a leasing program, and will I be persuaded or incentivized to lease?

No, C.R. England does not offer leasing.

What divisions do you have? (local, dedicated, regional, tanker, flatbed, reefer)

CR England is a refrigerated carrier only. While a limited number of local, regional, and dedicated positions are available, the majority of drivers operate in the OTR division. Drivers for regional and dedicated positions are chosen based upon experience, service, performance, and safety records.

TruckingTruth's Notes On CR England's Policies And Driving Opportunities

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Even though the regional and dedicated freight at CR England is growing, new drivers should expect to remain in the OTR division for at least one year. Even at that point, most regional and dedicated drivers are hand chosen. Those positions normally do not come with any additional home time or pay increases.

One aspect to consider is that C.R. England will generally try to avoid sending inexperienced drivers into New York City.

CR England Equipment

What kind of trucks do you have?

C.R. England has a varied fleet, using a mix of Freightliner, Kenworth, Peterbilt, international, Western Star, and Mack trucks.

Trailers are newer model Utility and Great Dane’s equipped with refrigeration units.

Do you run electronic logs?

Yes, 100% of the fleet is on electronic logs.

More Info On CR England's Equipment

What are your trucks governed at?

Company drivers are restricted to 62.5 mph.

Do you have APU units?

No APU's.

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As with most companies of this size, equipment appears to be well maintained and consists of newer aged trucks and trailers. Often times, larger companies have a distinct advantage over smaller companies as far as equipment is concerned. They have the ability to purchase trucks, trailers, and parts in bulk orders enabling huge savings which affords them the ability to run newer equipment that is well maintained and less prone to break-downs.

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