CRST Experiences

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Byeee's Comment
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Hi everyone. I want to know what everyone’s experiences and their outcome working with CRST. I never see good reviews of the company but that will not change the fact that I want to work for the company. I believe that there will be good along any of them. I would love to hear from anyone that are currently or were with the company of how it all went and is going.

Thanks everyone. 🙂🙂

G-Town's Comment
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Welcome to the forum.

As you pursue the path required to enter this career, it’s suggested to review and study the following starter kit links:

My question for you; “what is it about CRST that appeals to you?”

Keep in mind they are a 100% team company, meaning you will be sharing the space in the truck with another driver throughout your employ with CRST. Including sleeping while your teammate drives.

That said, consider all of your options and arrive at a short list of 3 to 4 choices and apply to all of them.

Paid CDL Training Programs

Apply using this link:

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Come back with questions once you have ingested all of the information in the links. Good luck!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Sorry I didn’t make the connection, you’ve been here a while and already know CRST is all team.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Millionmiler24s CRST diary

That link will give you all the information you need about my experiences. Brett if you can think of any others that may work also do let me know and post them in a reply here. Thanks. 😀

Byeee's Comment
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It’s okay. I look forward to joining with CRST. I feel with a team there will be a lot of gaining experience on the road & a second set of eyes for safety. Thank you for the starter kit links.

Sorry I didn’t make the connection, you’ve been here a while and already know CRST is all team.

millionmiler24's Comment
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It’s okay. I look forward to joining with CRST. I feel with a team there will be a lot of gaining experience on the road & a second set of eyes for safety. Thank you for the starter kit links.

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Sorry I didn’t make the connection, you’ve been here a while and already know CRST is all team.

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This here is one of the main reasons I love CRST. Havin your co-driver there to spot ya, even as an experienced driver comes in so handy and will help prevent accidents. However havin said that, don’t rely on your co driver all the time. Even if they say you are good to go still GOAL even if you are the LEAST bit unsure.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Not only that, but codrivers are not paid to train you. relying on them too much and expecting them to get out of bed during their 10 hr break to help you constantly can cause resentment.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Not only that, but codrivers are not paid to train you. relying on them too much and expecting them to get out of bed during their 10 hr break to help you constantly can cause resentment.

So true.

Byeee's Comment
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That I understand but it does help when needed. I wouldn’t mind helping my co driver if he needed help even if I don’t get paid for it. It’s all about the trust and safety. I don’t usually rely on others to help me since I have always been able to get things done on my own. I just hope to get a good journey with anyone I team up with.

Cwc's Comment
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For the sake of just getting "on with the show" my first codriver was my roomie at cdl school. Nice enough guy but he had not one but five different pairs of glasses, none of them had the same job as the other. A little scary and not to long after we started driving it became apparent that driving wasn't for him. So he drove himself home while I was asleep and unloaded his stuff from the truck.

I had lots of interesting codriver experiences and with those experiences I learned that what I really wanted... was to not have a codriver.

Go buy a really long bus ticket and try to sleep while it's barrelling down the road.

And imagine the person driving has been sitting next to you for half of his or her ten hour brake watching you drive cause they can't sleep... and now it's your turn to sleep while they (whom you know couldn't have slept much) drive the 80klbs land missile.

I had much the same idea of the "second set of eyes" must be better than one.. and don't get me wrong I made it and had some fun and some money but... I probably wouldn't do it again.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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