CRST (originally Cedar Rapids Steel Transport) is based out of Cedar Rapids, IA and began with a 50 mile freight radius in 1955. Now, the company boasts a 1,500 mile average length of haul with more than 1,100 company-owned tractors, 2,500 van trailers, 2,000 team drivers, 350 solo drivers, and more than 250 independent contractors.
Since the vast majority of the fleet consists of team truck operations, they are considered an expedited freight carrier with the ability to transport cargo across the country quicker than most other carriers.
In addition, CRST is responsible for training thousands of drivers each year through their CDL sponsorship and training programs.
CRST hires from most states, but may include or exclude certain states and areas based upon demand. See the hiring map below.
CRST operates one of their own driving schools in Cedar Rapids, IA, and they also contract out to multiple independent CDL schools in Dallas TX, Riverside CA, and Jacksonville, FL.
You have a choice of either attending a company-sponsored school training program and signing an 10-month contract, or simply choose to prepay the tuition with no contract to sign and a higher starting pay.
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