CRST Expedited Company Review

CRST Expedited Company Overview

CRST Expedited company logo

In 1955, Herald and Miriam Smith started Cedar Rapids Steel Transport out of a refurbished chicken coop they bought for $125. At the time, they had no trucks and no customers, but Herald, known as "Smitty," convinced firms he could save them money. He contracted with owner/operators who were hauling livestock to Chicago to return to the Cedar Rapids area with loads of steel instead of empty trucks. Family owned to this day, CRST has evolved from a trucking firm to one of the nation's leading providers of transportation solutions.

CRST Expedited Paid CDL Training

CRST Paid CDL Training

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  • Length Of Training At CRST

    The training at CRST will last approximately 8 weeks.

    CDL training will last from 2 to 4 weeks depending on the school you attend. That will be followed by a 4 day orientation session at a CRST terminal and a minimum of 28 days and 14,000 miles with a company trainer.

  • CRST Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $550 per week during your training.

    Training pay is up to $.32 for the first two months, up to $.35 from 3-5 months, and up to $.41 from 6-11.
  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with CRST

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At CRST you will run team after training.

    CRST runs almost exclusively with teams.

CRST Expedited Corporate Headquarters

Map of CRST corporate headquarters
1332 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone: 866-769-9730
Website: CRST Expedited

Getting Hired At CRST Expedited

CRST Expedited Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years old and pass a DMV/D.O.T. (Dept of Transportation) physical and a pre-employment drug screen.
  • You must have a good driving record and have been licensed in the United States for a minimum of 2 years out of the last 3 YEARS.
  • No DUI, DWI, or open container violations in the last 5 years. No more than 1 DUI in the last 15 years and no more than 2 DUI's in your lifetime.
  • Criminal convictions will be reviewed on a case by case basis
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    Reviewed case-by-case.

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No DUI, DWI, or open container violations in the last 5 years. No more than 1 DUI in the last 15 years and no more than 2 DUI's in your lifetime.

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CRST Hiring Area

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Here is a more precise hiring map for CRST:

Minimum Hiring Age For CRST Expedited

CRST Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Werner 21  
    .
  • United Road 21  
    .
  • Southeastern 21  
    .
  • Navajo 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • CRST 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For CRST Expedited

CRST Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Tango  12  
    .
  • Dart  6  
    .
  •  Covenant
    No Experience Required
  •  Central
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  CRST
    No Experience Required

CRST Average Weekly Pay

CRST Average Weekly Pay:
$1,000 weekly

Average Weekly Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  $1,307  
    .
  • Lone Star  $1,200  
    .
  • Millis  $1,115  
    .
  • Prime  $1,000  
    .
  • CRST  $1,000  
    .
  • Celadon  $850  
    .
  • Covenant  $780  
    .

CRST Starting Pay For Team Drivers

CRST Starting Pay For Team Drivers:
33 cpm

Team Starting Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  67 cpm  
    .
  • Marten  52 cpm  
    .
  • XPO  46 cpm  
    .
  • MTS  44 cpm  
    .
  • Super Service  43 cpm  
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  35 cpm  
    .
  • CRST  33 cpm  
    .

CRST Expedited Driver Benefits

  • Medical insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible benefits
  • Short-term disability

CRST Expedited Operations

Driving Opportunities At CRST Expedited

Driver Types:

  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van

Route Types:

  • OTR
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CRST Operating Area

CRST operates all 48 contiguous states

CRST Expedited Terminal Locations

CRST Expedited terminal locations
  • Jurupa Valley, CA
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Laredo, TX

CRST Yearly Revenues

CRST: $1,500,000,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • CRST  $1.5B
    .
  • Averitt  $1B
    .
  • Trimac  $760.7M
    .
  • KLLM  $743.68M
    .
  • Carter  $208M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

CRST Yearly Miles

CRST: 536,000,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • US Xpress  616.6M
    .
  • CRST  536M
    .
  • FirstFleet  185M
    .
  • Trimac  125M
    .
  • Melton  111.68M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

CRST Driver Unload Percentage

CRST: 1%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Averitt  10%
    .
  • Prime  5%
    .
  • CRST  1%
    .
  • Covenant  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .
  • Maverick  0%
    .

CRST Drop And Hook Percentage

CRST: 80%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Ozark  95%
    .
  • Dart  95%
    .
  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • CRST  80%
    .
  • Prime  50%
    .
  • Lone Star  25%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

CRST Company Policies

  • CRST Home Time Options

    CRST has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    1 day home time for every week on the road

  • CRST Rider Policy

    CRST does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • CRST Tuition Reimbursement

    Once training has been completed, the student will be eligible for Tuition Reimbursement, up to a total of $8,000
  • CRST Pet Policy

    CRST does not allow pets.

CRST Programs For Military Personnel

Active Military Reservists and Honorably Discharged Veterans receive a $500 bonus on top of any other bonus offered at CRST.

CRST is approved to honor your G.I. Bill benefits through the V.A., and also provides credit towards your pay for your previous Military service.

CRST Company Equipment

CRST Number Of Trucks

CRST Number Of Trucks:
1,575 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • KLLM  2,147
    .
  • CRST  1,575
    .
  • Koch  1,345
    .
  • Premier  971
    .
  • JBS  600
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

CRST Number Of Trailers

CRST Number Of Trailers:
7,300 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • XPO  33,300
    .
  • Crete  12,000
    .
  • CRST  7,300
    .
  • Trimac  5,000
    .
  • TMC  3,000
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

CRST Governed Speed

CRST Speed:
65 MPH

65
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • A&R  67 mph
    .
  • J.B. Hunt  65 mph
    .
  • Navajo  65 mph
    .
  • CRST  65 mph
    .
  • Jim Palmer  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

CRST Tractor Brands

  • CRST

  • Interstate

  • Carter

  • Marten

  • K & B

  • Crete

  • MTS

  • Schaffer

  • Smith

  • Watkins Shepard

  • USA Truck

  • Navajo

CRST Transmission Types

CRST has a mix of standard and automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • Crete
    • SRT
    • May
    • MTS
    • Hunt
    • Lone Star
  • Automatics
    • Dillon
    • Averitt
    • AAA Cooper
    • Koch
    • Maverick
    • Watkins Shepard
  • Mix Of Both
    • Navajo
    • Ozark
    • Schneider
    • XPO
    • Dart
    • Melton

CRST APU Policy

CRST does not have trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Wil-Trans
    • Paschall
    • Prime
    • Ozark
    • Marten
    • Stevens
  • Without APU's
    • Interstate
    • Transport America
    • Schneider
    • Crete
    • Hub
    • KLLM
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

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