Profile For Doug C.

Doug C.'s Info

  • Location:
    Annandale, MN

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 5 months ago

Doug C.'s Bio

I am married with five grown children. I have always wanted to be a long haul truck driver. I read an article in the paper in May 2018 about the trucker shortage. This rekindled the old fire, so I've decided to pursue the dream. I got my DOT medical card and CDP in March. I will start training with CRST May 5.

I have backgrounds in open pit and underground mining, surgical technology, property management/ maintenance, years volunteering with hospice, and full time pastoral ministry. I also have a BS in psychology. I play guitar and piano, and enjoy photographing birds and animals.

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Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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CRST Update

Ron, thanks for the reply. At this point I have to decide how best to go forward to solve this situation. Like most, I don't have that kind of money so perhaps a payment plan can be made once it goes to collection. Also, I will admit that after this experience I'm not as excited about trucking as I was before I went off to school.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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CRST Update

Just to update on my situation that took place in May. Today I finally received a statement from CRST for $5,280.00. This is the ONLY correspondence I received after contesting wrongful dismissal in early July. Anyone going to CRST be sure you read the Pre-Employment Training Agreement. Even if the company dismisses you for any reason, they will hold you to that agreement. Good luck to everybody, and I hope the best for you. Even though things didn't turn out the way I had hoped I would like to say that there are a lot of really fine instructors at Cedar Rapids school.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Thanks guys for taking the time to respond to my update. The support here is the greatest. Good luck to each of you in your endeavors. I hope the best for all of you.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Hey guys, know it been a while. I submitted letters to CRST HR on August 8 and have never received a reply, nor have I received a school bill. I specifically asked exactly what were my obligations to the school because I wanted to know what I owed, and if I was under any obligation not to go to any other company. No response to date. Thanks.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Nothing to report. Sent letter to CRST H.R. about a week and a half ago, no reply. No school expense statement either.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Millionmiler, I will keep you posted.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Thanks G-Town.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Thank you Bird-one. I respect your input and thoughts.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

Thanks Rob, and G-Town. I am drafting a letter that will go to CRST's Human Resources within a few days. I will enclose a written statement of about the safety issue, and a copy of the letter I sent to the school's director asking why I was dismissed when I was improving. I will update as the process goes along. Again thanks to everybody that been supportive through this ordeal.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

G-Town, thank you for your input and believing me. I didn't know about the Swift incident, how sad. So far I have not received a billing statement from CRST, but I also do not have a release either. I don't want to be a trouble maker in all this unless it could save someone from injury or death. As far as I know the school might have already dealt with the situation. But I will consider filling a report with CRST's Human Resources/ Safety Department.

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