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Jerry D.'s Comment
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I'm trying to get out of a contract with crst since I got sick in the middle of my contract with them. I want to find a new local job driving but don't know if that will be possible with crst contract still in effect. Anybody have any information on what I should do to get out of it? I also only did a refresher course there not the entire schooling. Please help!!!!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Well you can always just quit but expect a large bill in the mail shortly. It's either you finish out the contract or pay for your schooling.

But honestly man, CRST offers the shortest contract length of any carrier. I think you need to get back in that drivers seat and finish your end of the bargain. It'll save you money and won't be a big stain on your work history.

Old School's Comment
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Jerry, Daniel is right. You will do your self a big favor by concentrating on finishing what you started rather than wasting so much time trying to figure a way out of it. Contracts are designed to protect both parties. It is only honorable that you do what you promised. They held up their end of the bargain, they helped you get a CDL. Why should they release you from doing what you said you would do?

The last thing you need is a big hit on your credit score, and bill collectors after you from now on. Get back in that drivers seat and give them what you said you would. They are going to pay you while your working for them, and you will be improving your own character at the same time because you kept your word.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Jerry, I just realized that you did a refresher, and that means you already had a CDL. But I still stand by what has been said. They did what they said they would, now you need to man up and do the right thing. If nothing else it should make you proud of yourself for sticking it out. The benefits of finishing it out far out weigh the problems that will come from bailing out.

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.
Jerry D.'s Comment
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Thanks for your comments it helps to have another persons opinion

Jerry D.'s Comment
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I have 2 months left on the contract

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I have 2 months left on the contract

That's all the more reason for sticking it out. Take the two months to start looking for great opportunities. By then it's the height of summer, everyone is hiring hard and fast, and you'll likely have some sweet candidates lined up. Telling them you have to finish out your contract with CRST makes you look that much better in their eyes and you'll need that when you're looking to land one of the better jobs out there.

Definitely stick it out. Those two months will be over quickly.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jerry D.'s Comment
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My only problem is that its been a rough year and i cant make it on what they pay, Schneider has offered me a job. I might have to take it so i can survive! when I say its been a rough year i mean ROUGH! when i got ill while i was working for crst i had no income coming in, HELP! any thoughts? thanks for the input!

Jerry D.'s Comment
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If I leave crst I wont feel good about it but I have to think about supporting my kids an surviving. really confused.

Ms. Tomboy's Comment
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I agree with the guy's as well, only 2 months is really not to long for what headaches you might get out of it. And an unneeded bill, more of a financial burden. I understand about the need for family support, I haven't worked in 2 years due to caring for family member and looking for work myself. I will be signing with CRST on the 22nd. Can you please give me some info., on the contract. Such as what they take out every week? What your average mileage is? Contract length? Any info would help me as well. Get well soon, BTW.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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