Quick Question About CRST

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Brandon T.'s Comment
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Ok so I had a phone conversation today with a recruiter for CRST and he informed me that because of my prior service to the military that instead of being paid the 26 cents per mile I would be looking at 40 cents per mile. Can anyone actually verify this? Everyone knows how recruiters can be and at the end of the day their job is to recruit so just looking for a little clarification.

Old School's Comment
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Brandon, I can't give you a definitive answer, but it sounds a little whacky because CRST is a team operation running expedited freight. They have some other divisions, but I think you need to ask some more questions and dig a little deeper into what it is that you'll actually be doing for them.

Brandon T.'s Comment
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Old School

It was because I wouldn't need them to pay for the company training. At least that's how it was explained to me. My GI Bill covers the cost therefore I wouldn't need them to pay for it thus allowing me to make more from the start.


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Old School's Comment
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All I'm saying Brandon is make sure you understand what it is that you'll be doing for them.

Ask them: "Will I be a team driver?" Then ask yourself: "Do I want to be a team driver?"

Ask them: "Am I contractually obligated to CRST for any certain length of time?"

If the answer to all of those questions is yes, then you've got a big commitment to make in order to make it work. I just want you to be informed and prepared. Everybody's rookie year is tough, but rookie teams have an extra high failure rate. Make sure you know what you're getting into.


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Rodney G.'s Comment
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CRST does pay for military service. I started at .38 and the wife at .33 plus a $500 hiring bonus for each.

Cwc's Comment
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The short answer is yes, CRST will pay extra for prior service. The long answer is Old School knows what he's talking about. RodneyG (no offence by the way) is probably teaming with his wife. (Much easier to get along with in a space the size of a closet)

And say you were stationed on a ship and your used to that kind of close quaters interaction. The person you team with might not be. It's not all downsides though. For the first ten months it's not bad having an extra set of eyes for backing in some bad spots. But that just about concludes the positives. In my opinion.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Swift also has a no money down plan for Vets. Look for a reply from Errol V. I just went through their program . I am very pleased with the whole process

Errol V.'s Comment
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I put "Swift veteran" in the search box, and the first answer is a detailed reply.

Basics: bring a copy of your DD-214. Show it when it's asked for. That's all you need to do. Don't worry about deductions or repayment or anything except driving out your year.

I checked: you must drive for Swift for the year. Any other Swift job, even up to the 30th day of the 11th month, and the jig's up. I asked that specifically.

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