Did You Finish Your CRST Contract

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Rennell G.'s Comment
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Hello everyone,

I'm in Riverside CA waiting on my lead driver. I'm pretty excited to begin ny trucking career.

I did my research on the company before joining. I know the goog and the bad. Still, I believe this is a good opportunity for someone with no experience.

The pay does worry me though because I have a young family of 4. It's going to be hard to live off that much for at least the first 6mo while I'm learning the ropes.

I want to hear from people who finished their contract and either moved on or moved up. What was your experience?

I also want to hear from those who didn't finish their contract and how things worked out for them.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Doug C.'s Comment
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Welcome Rennel. I start school with CRST in Cedar Rapids May 6. I have heard their contract is pretty much iron clad. If you make a commitment it's best to stick it out. Just know how things are before you start. Sounds like you got a good start on things. Good luck. I am excited to get underway.

Wildone's Comment
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Hello Rennell, I started in Cedar Rapids as well. Your in for a crazy ride. I didn’t finish my contract but I feel they broke it first. I loved my dm there. I’m still driving and still learning everyday. I’ve been with my currant company almost a year. Good luck and hang in there.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Rainy 's Comment
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Hello Rennell, I started in Cedar Rapids as well. Your in for a crazy ride. I didn’t finish my contract but I feel they broke it first. I loved my dm there. I’m still driving and still learning everyday. I’ve been with my currant company almost a year. Good luck and hang in there.

They broke it first... how so?

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Big T's Comment
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I started my career with CRST. At the time they used CR Englands school in Colton, CA. They put me through the school in exchange for a year contract which they shortened to eight months after I'd been there I think six months.

I left them after completing the contract only because I moved to Oregon and at the time they weren't hiring in that area because they were having a hard time getting people home.

If you break the contract most companies will not touch you. Swift may, but I don't know under what circumstances. Only reason I know is because my last student came from CRST with three months experience. Swift bought out his contract and then treated him like he went to our school.

Wildone's Comment
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They drop my pay when team members quit. I had several team members that couldn’t back and could hardly go straight. They also didn’t pay me a dime positive money for a month.

Big T's Comment
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How does you taking out more in advances then you earned (not getting positive pay) equal CRST breaking a contract?

They drop my pay when team members quit. I had several team members that couldn’t back and could hardly go straight. They also didn’t pay me a dime positive money for a month.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Here is a link to Millionmiler's profile. He is our CRST ambassador. Reading through his comments and threads you will find out all the great things that can happen to hard working drivers at CRST. Good luck to you.

Rainy 's Comment
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They drop my pay when team members quit. I had several team members that couldn’t back and could hardly go straight. They also didn’t pay me a dime positive money for a month.

So you went to a training company of teams only and expected to have an experienced co-driver. How did the co-drivers feel about your skills?

Your team members kept quitting why? Maybe that had to do with you.

There is no "i feel" when it comes to black and white contracts.

Cwc's Comment
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I started and finished my contract. I also had several codrivers drive themselves home and quit. If you've done your research you know what to expect. So... I did move on and that's been a few years ago. If you have any direct questions I'll try my best to give direct answers.

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