Does Anybody Have Experience Driving For CRST.

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Scott S.'s Comment
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Thanks Steveo and Cwc for your replies. Steveo are you getting paid for driving with trainer. I am wondering because that is really great if so after only 14 days in school. I have decided to go with CRST and should be headed off to school the 2nd week in Oct. Also Steveo i noticed in one of your replies somewhere on this great site that you are from the so cal area, used to live in Yucaipa and also Montclair areas myself, now in Kansas... Looking forward to getting started on this new path... Thanks again to all for the input it is such a blessing that this site is available to everyone who is considering taking on this career.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yes Scott I am a Cali native born & raised. Yes I am getting paid my CPM while training.

First 3 days my trainer has to be up while I drive. We had to do a 34 reset here in Phoenix, he had no preload until today...

So will be headed out to Redlands for pick-up then off to Kansas....

CRST says trainees cannot drive from 12 a.m. til 5 a.m. hmmmm...then it's real team driving.

My trainer says he will have me drive as much as possible so I can probably upgrade within 2 weeks time (10,000 miles)

So far so good he thinks I"m doing good so far lol....Can only get better in time , liking it so far just wanna run as hard n safely as possible....

good-luck.gif Good luck Scott when you get started in school

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Scott S.'s Comment
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Thanks Steveo i can hardly sit still i am so ready to get my career started. I pace around half the day and spend the other half reading everything i can on this site. Going thru the HIGH ROAD CDL MODULES that Brett and the good folks here have provided.... what a great tool. Thanks for your words of encouragement.thank-you.gif Be safe out there

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.
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