I Have A NO Contract With CRST?

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Still grinding it out here at CRST 2nd year anniv coming up soon WOW time flies lol Retirement is December this year, 6 months. Wait n see mode what I'mma gunna do yet lol plan is retire get rid of last my stuff guess store my 40 year collection of tools, since no 1's gunna pay fair for any of em lol everyones going for the cheap.

With new pay rate 60 cents a mile and the TIPS program my first check with 1st bonus I cleared $2,000 on the 2 of em. TIPS is some bonus deal 4 levels, from 2 cents a mile extra to 5 cents/7.5 cents and 10 cents tops. weekly avg of 4300 miles for 2 cents, for a 2 month block, 5500 avg I think it is for the dime. Was a NICE surprise payday !

I figure if we can roll 6k a week thats 3k each for me would be `1800 gross/1375 net taxman got $520 OUCHie......Might be time to get on the per diem now at this 60 cpm rate dont wanna owe IRS next year ! Still rolling wild out here never did get set up on some A-to-B route dang nabbit oh well. Been doing lots of Fed Ex and XPO though, and some target dc to dc runs.

Camped out in Anthony TX Loves so co driver can regain hours back. My best night on miles was I finally broke 720 miles woot! 1 30 dot n fuel n never stopped hahahaha

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Still grinding it out here at CRST 2nd year anniv coming up soon WOW time flies lol Retirement is December this year, 6 months. Wait n see mode what I'mma gunna do yet lol plan is retire get rid of last my stuff guess store my 40 year collection of tools, since no 1's gunna pay fair for any of em lol everyones going for the cheap.

With new pay rate 60 cents a mile and the TIPS program my first check with 1st bonus I cleared $2,000 on the 2 of em. TIPS is some bonus deal 4 levels, from 2 cents a mile extra to 5 cents/7.5 cents and 10 cents tops. weekly avg of 4300 miles for 2 cents, for a 2 month block, 5500 avg I think it is for the dime. Was a NICE surprise payday !

I figure if we can roll 6k a week thats 3k each for me would be `1800 gross/1375 net taxman got $520 OUCHie......Might be time to get on the per diem now at this 60 cpm rate dont wanna owe IRS next year ! Still rolling wild out here never did get set up on some A-to-B route dang nabbit oh well. Been doing lots of Fed Ex and XPO though, and some target dc to dc runs.

Camped out in Anthony TX Loves so co driver can regain hours back. My best night on miles was I finally broke 720 miles woot! 1 30 dot n fuel n never stopped hahahaha

Good LORD you're keeping busy (and productive as ef!) for your last six, aren't ya ?!?!?

TIPS ....LoL. Didn't know truckers got tips; thought that was only for bartenders & servers, haha!

GOOD FOR YOU, Man.. sounds awesome.

Stop IN more often!!!!! Love it!

~ Anne ~

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Lol Anne......TIPS= Team Incentive for Performance & Safety

Basicly drive 2 month blocks no incidents/crashes get bonus pay by avg mileage that 2 month block. They restarted this last 1/4 of 2020, first our DM was blowin smoke up our skirts why we weren't in it. Co driver wasn't here a year, ( was 30 days employed of 60 day block) which they changed to 1 year. Then we had to sign up n take safety videos/quizzes to qualify (bout 65 to catch up)

So, see what earn next 2 month block. Debating to quit driving on 2 year date to get my stuff at home done. Dunno besides figured get a local route, to run like Az. Nev. Cali. Where I can have more hometime ......Getting my ducks in a row, for my 2nd half of life in Asia lol

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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How true is this? I'm attending TTDS (Tennessee Truck Driving School) in another week (the 29th). I plan on staying at CRST for 1 YEAR,if everything goes well. Don't plan on breaking my contract at all if I have one. Just wanted to know has anyone actually NOT have had a contract while working with this company. Any other helpful input is welcome☺️☺️.

Thank you.

As with so many things in life even good deals get shut down when lawyers jump in. The change is due to a class-action lawsuit (Montoya vs. CRST). One of the issues in the lawsuit is, "When does an applicant become a CRST employee?". My experience was pretty similar to to what the plaintiff's was. After finishing school in Colorado I was provided a rental car by CRST and drove it to OKC for orientation. CRST provided lodging at a local hotel and fed me twice a day. I attended orientation 8-5 for a week then got my QualComm card and an employee ID card on Friday. CRST says you're not an employee until you're given an employee ID. The plaintiff says that because he had an employment contract with CRST (back then you signed a, "Driver Employment Contract") and he was expected to drive to orientation and attend a week's worth of forms and instruction he should have been paid at least minimum wage for that time. CRST is just trying to clarify when someone is or isn't an employee.

CRST was always more than fair with me. If I had to do it over again I probably wouldn't drive team, but I have nothing negative to say about CRST. You're getting off light - it was 10 MONTHS to finish when I completed my contract.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Still is 10 months. But newbie pay increased to 34 cpm from 30 on May 1st this year.

Luckily I jumped from .43 to .60+ woot woot

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

PackRat's Comment
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Still is 10 months. But newbie pay increased to 34 cpm from 30 on May 1st this year.

Luckily I jumped from .43 to .60+ woot woot

34 CPM and split the miles?

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Still is 10 months. But newbie pay increased to 34 cpm from 30 on May 1st this year.

Luckily I jumped from .43 to .60+ woot woot

Nice bump, pre retirement, Stevo~!

Woot Woot !!!

~ Anne ~

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Correct Pack Rat split the miles..but each drivers cpm can be different.....me .60 cpm my co driver just under 1 year back is .50 cpm.

He drove for CRST 8 or 9 years ago and left due to family stuff. Just got back thru his re-orientation, and we met, talked, and we teamed up, almost a year now. At least he can drive a full shift lol When I leave here, he will also, and find a solo gig.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

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