- August 24, 2017 at 2:16 pm #1289
Does anybody have any information whether CRST is a good company to work for or not? I’m looking for someone to sponsor me to get my CDL. I know their website and there recruiter sounds good. Would like to have some third-party input on a company. Thanks for your time be safe.August 25, 2017 at 10:25 am #1308
This is lonewolf again any input on any other truck companies that train new drivers would also be appreciated. I’ve talked to recruiters from Swift, CRST, KLLM. I know there’s probably more trucking companies out there I don’t even know about. Just would like peoples input on which one you all think would be the best company as far as money and the way they treat their drivers for somebody new to the business.
You all take care and be safe.August 26, 2017 at 12:33 am #1326
I made a post in another thread about my experience with Roehl. I made the post while I was still in CDL school. I’m now about to wrap up my 2nd week of OTR training.
To add to that post, which I’ll link the thread here, I’ve been treated well so far despite the shortage of trainers. I’ve been kept very busy during my 2 weeks out despite having weekends off at one of the terminals and I’m learning a lot.
If you read my previous post about Roehl and still have questions, ask away and I’ll do my best to answer them.
Below is the address to the aforementioned thread. My post is the 2nd in the thread.August 26, 2017 at 3:08 pm #1328
What I’ve heard about CRST is not good. They seem to be open to hiring newbies but their pay is low and their trucks and working conditions are below average. TheTruckersReport.com has a ton of info on most companies, especially the big companies. You can be sure to read what current and former drivers have to say about CRST.
If driving a truck would be a boost in your pay, or you are underemployed/unemployed your state may pay for your CDL school through the Worker/Workplace Improvement Act. The WIA is administered through your local unemployment office. Through the WIA you can receive a grant to pay for CDL school. Most CDL schools find lenders for anyone wanting to get their CDL. If driving a truck doesn’t give you more income than your current job plus a student loan payment, to repay the school, you probably should NOT consider CDL school.
Picking a trucking company that doesn’t fit you is a recipe to be out of trucking quickly. Low pay, bad working conditions, low miles, will drive you to get tickets/accidents. Those will cause you to work for worse companies and put more pressure on your to take more chances. What trucking companies are in/near your town? Those are the companies I would investigate. Every recruiter makes every company sound like a dream job. They get paid when you get hired. If they can get one truck filled 5 times in one year they make more money than if they hire 1 driver for 20 years.
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