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Troubador222's Comment
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Hey all! Have not been in, in a while. Just kind of busy and not on line very much. I finished my contract with CRST, left and went to Knight for a while, was not happy with Knight, so I ended back at CRST, where I am now working as a lead driver/trainer. My first two students did not make it. 1st one broke down in tears, screaming and crying and left me stranded in the Mojave desert for 8 hours waiting on my time to come back. He just had a massive anxiety attack. Second student's mother had a heart attack after he had been out for 2 weeks. He was not a contract student, so he left to see about his mom. He had been doing very well, but I understand why he left. Family comes first. My third student is starting his 4th week, and is just doing great. It is a pure joy to teach someone who wants to learn.

Glad to see everyone here and that things are going strong!

Troubador222's Comment
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Woops, double post. Dont know how I did that

Old School's Comment
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Man, it's good to hear from you! I've been wondering about you, I almost had decided you had folded your hand and went back to fighting alligators and property lines. Wow, so you're back at CRST. What's your truck number? I want to keep an eye out for ya, I see CRST everywhere along the highway.

PorkChop's Comment
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I'm so glad that you've posted! The only company that has responded to me (as a new CDL trainee) is CRST. I suppose it is because that my current mailing address is Plantation, FL (near Ft. Lauderdale). My biggest concern with them is that they are almost exclusively team-trucks and I was really wanting to go solo. What can you tell me about CRST that could get my fat a$$ in gear and sign with them?

LittleJoe

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.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I'm so glad that you've posted! The only company that has responded to me (as a new CDL trainee) is CRST. I suppose it is because that my current mailing address is Plantation, FL (near Ft. Lauderdale). My biggest concern with them is that they are almost exclusively team-trucks and I was really wanting to go solo. What can you tell me about CRST that could get my fat a$$ in gear and sign with them?

LittleJoe

Here is the biggest reason and frankly the only reason......because they are the on company that offered you a job. To me that would be a pretty good reason.

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.
Troubador222's Comment
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Because I live in SW Florida, there are very few trucking companies that hire out of here. CRST does, and CRST got me a CDL , and allowed me to pay off that contract period and do well. CRST is a big company and you are a number. But CRST did everything they said they would do. That is the long run, but,............. you want a CDL, willing to go team........... CRST will put you to work. The pay aint great starting, but it goes up at 3 months, then 6 months. 6 months into your contract, you are making 32 cents per mile with a performance bonus. That is tiered to milage driven in months with 1,2 3 4 possible to miles as a bonus.

Old School, long stories and life.......... Good to see you, just graduated my 3rd/!st student! I held out for a while lookiing for FB work and no one out of where I live was hiring. SW Florida is the bane of truck driving jobs. And Knight did not work out. I wont bash them here and no reason. It all is what it it is, I am in my 50s and I go with the flow!!!!!!!!!!!!! And God Grant me the Serenity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still looking for that FB job. One day, when things are right!

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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