CRST First 28 Days Pay??

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Smart C.'s Comment
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Hi guys,

I've heard very conflicting info on this. I've heard that during the 28 day period following school, you don't even make enough money to be comfortable on the road!

Others have said 400 - 600 a week. Has anyone recently been through this phase at CRST?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Hi guys,

I've heard very conflicting info on this. I've heard that during the 28 day period following school, you don't even make enough money to be comfortable on the road!

Others have said 400 - 600 a week. Has anyone recently been through this phase at CRST?

Good mornin Smart C. Happy Holidays. 😀I am the Ambassador for CRST here on this site and one of their Lead Drivers. I am most definitely glad to answer any questions you may have about CRST. If you have read a lot of the stuff on this site you will come to find that this industry is completely performance based. Yes there are students that have made that much before during their 28 day time on their Lead Drivers truck. It’s all about the miles. If we get good miles and are willing to run good loads then the pay will be good. If not then it won’t be so good. Where are you at in your trucking journey? Are you just inquiring, have you gone through school yet? If not and you are just in the research stages, then I recommend starting here:

Also make sure after you do those above links if you are still interested in CRST you check out my diary from my experience goin through school with CRST. It hopefully should give ya a good idea about what possibly could happen and what to expect.

Millionmiler24s CRST Diary

Especially check out that 2nd link in the starter package. Brett’s book is an EXCELLENT read and it gives a legendary account to also what could happen in this industry.

Also very important: CRST is a TEAM only company, so take that into account if you really want to join CRST. If you do decide to join up, welcome aboard and we will be glad to have ya. 😀

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Smart C. I just read through your previous posts and if ya don’t mind me askin, what happened with Prime?

Smart C.'s Comment
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This in a sense is my question that you sort of mentioned. Miles corresponds to pay. If my co driver and myself are willing to run hard and accept any load offered to us, what is the average miles driven in a weeks time? I'm looking to start in February. I know the winter can be slow. Is February at least better than December?

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Hi guys,

I've heard very conflicting info on this. I've heard that during the 28 day period following school, you don't even make enough money to be comfortable on the road!

Others have said 400 - 600 a week. Has anyone recently been through this phase at CRST?

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Good mornin Smart C. Happy Holidays. 😀I am the Ambassador for CRST here on this site and one of their Lead Drivers. I am most definitely glad to answer any questions you may have about CRST. If you have read a lot of the stuff on this site you will come to find that this industry is completely performance based. Yes there are students that have made that much before during their 28 day time on their Lead Drivers truck. It’s all about the miles. If we get good miles and are willing to run good loads then the pay will be good. If not then it won’t be so good. Where are you at in your trucking journey? Are you just inquiring, have you gone through school yet? If not and you are just in the research stages, then I recommend starting here:

Also make sure after you do those above links if you are still interested in CRST you check out my diary from my experience goin through school with CRST. It hopefully should give ya a good idea about what possibly could happen and what to expect.

Millionmiler24s CRST Diary

Especially check out that 2nd link in the starter package. Brett’s book is an EXCELLENT read and it gives a legendary account to also what could happen in this industry.

Also very important: CRST is a TEAM only company, so take that into account if you really want to join CRST. If you do decide to join up, welcome aboard and we will be glad to have ya. 😀

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Smart C.'s Comment
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I'm still going to try Prime as they seem like the far better company.

Smart C. I just read through your previous posts and if ya don’t mind me askin, what happened with Prime?

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