CRST 7000$ Contract

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Zachary T.'s Comment
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If one was to break CRST contract would it go on your credit score? Because I know this is a often asked question but doesn't seem to have a direct answer.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I think a credit score would be the least of your troubles in that case lol, great question that i cant answer, but im sure the contract details all the consequences.

Zachary T.'s Comment
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Well reason I'm asking is that bring away from my newborn baby is very hard and this MIGHT not have been the best time to start this career choice im not looking at driving for another company.

Tractor Man's Comment
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They will Absolutely send you to collections, and yes, that will negatively affect your Credit Report. You do not want collections on your credit file. I went through a very expensive divorce 20 + years ago. Got stuck with lots of credit card debt and more. It took almost 15 years to be able to start to establish credit again. You do not want that, TRUST ME. It will affect your ability to rent, it will cause you to pay higher auto insurance premiums, it can even affect employment opportunities. By the way, these are BIG CORPORATIONS that will pursue you to the end of the earth. It gets worse when they sell the debt to someone else. The Companies that buy this debt for pennies on the dollar, can be ruthless. Do not bail on that contract. Fulfill your contractual obligation. Aside from the above, it's just the right thing to do. Just my $.02. My Sermon has now ended. We will now continue with your regularly scheduled programming.

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Tractor Man's Comment
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Was typing my last response when you replied. You are obviously young. You really don't want to F up your credit right out of the chute. Figure out a way to fulfill your obligation or make payment arrangements!

Zachary T.'s Comment
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Thank yall I'm 4 months into my 10 month contract but I'm afraid that it will tear my marriage apart because I am gone 5-7 weeks at a time and only home for 4 days. I do take my contract's serious and im very commented to my work but before I signed the contract I was told 3 weeks out 5 days home and once I signed I was told different that is the only reason I asked.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Explain to your wife that it will benefit your marriage, and your child to stick it out for 6 more months. Financial problems can shred a marriage as well. That debt will haunt both of you longer than 6 months.

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Pianoman's Comment
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Thank yall I'm 4 months into my 10 month contract but I'm afraid that it will tear my marriage apart because I am gone 5-7 weeks at a time and only home for 4 days. I do take my contract's serious and im very commented to my work but before I signed the contract I was told 3 weeks out 5 days home and once I signed I was told different that is the only reason I asked.

Marriage and trucking don't mix well for the average marriage--I know first-hand. smile.gif

It shouldn't go to collections if you can arrange regular payments with CRST. They should have a department you can talk to to find out for sure. But Tractor Man's right. If you can stick it out for another 6 months without ruining your marriage, it would be so much better. At that point you can leave the trucking industry with no debt.

Parrothead66's Comment
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I would start first with dispatch. I drive regional and home every weekend but from what I've gathered most OTR companies I thought were for each week out you earned a day off. I understand the importance of the family but if there's any and I mean anything you can do to keep from breaking that contract it would absolutely be best for your families future.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Zachary T.'s Comment
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With CRST you get one day for every week up to 4 weeks nothing more after that but I am also trying to get either dedicated or regional because it would help out alot back home

I would start first with dispatch. I drive regional and home every weekend but from what I've gathered most OTR companies I thought were for each week out you earned a day off. I understand the importance of the family but if there's any and I mean anything you can do to keep from breaking that contract it would absolutely be best for your families future.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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