crst school

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  1. Dawg Gone

    Dawg Gone Bobtail Member

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    I have been contacted by a recruiter from crst and they want to send me to a school in opelika, alabama has anyone been there what should i expect?
     
  2. Everett

    Everett Crusty Shorts, What???

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    :biggrin_2556: When i was with crst back in 1990 , i live in Ia, they sent me too the collage in town, called Kirkwood, top nocth trainers there:biggrin_25514:, but before that i went thru a private school in granite city, mo, but they said i need a refresher course, cause i took a year off, np i said , so i just went there, other then that cant tell you much about the other, :biggrin_25513:Everett.
     
  3. Temptinfates

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    you will be staying in the travelodge at exit 62 off I85. If you have no experience, they will teach you enough to get your CDL. Many students take repeat visits to DMV to test. The school is ok. the practice field is a gravel field. The equipment is shoddy, but should still enable you to do maneuvers to get them down. There are three trucks running max for about twenty people or so. When you aren't in a truck practicing, you will be watching a pre-trip video or practicing pre-trips.

    I went there for a refresher course. keep your nose clean. Don't let some of the petty rules deter you from why you are there. They will try their best to help you get your CDL.

    Not sure if this is what you are looking for....

    Temptinfates
     
  4. Dawg Gone

    Dawg Gone Bobtail Member

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    yea thanks how is the hotel?
     
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    The hotel is adequate=nothing fancy. You may be asked to swap rooms if roommate leaves. micro / small fridge. can make waffles in morning in lodge. waffle house next door. western sizzlin, Cat. D's close enough to walk. subway, popeyes, MCd's across bridge. I ate chef boyardee and cost me $20 for two weeks. lol
     
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    Thanks a lot for the info just what i was looking for, i don't know about the chef for two weeks lol
     
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    Glad to help
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    this is what I was looking for, I stumbled upon this website looking for info on CRST, I too was contacted by a recruiter and was told about the school(21 straight days) then after graduation train for 3weeks continuos@ $350 a week, I live in Atl. Ga and was told this is a good location to be in...offered 20 days on the road then 10 off..he called it 20/10....unemployed since Dec. 09 and starting to get worried about my situation and dont want to get stuck making the wrong decision...thanks for any feedback weather or not I should go with CRST.....????
     
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    HEY DAWG GONE let me know what you decided...might see you out there in ALABAMA....looking for feedback...unemployment ended and have enough savings for about 6months ..then all hell breaks loose
     
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    The school in Opelika is just to get your CDL. It was m-f. After that, orientation in OKC or CR, then out with trainer for 28 days. CRST is teams. Alot to learn and know.
    Alot will depend on what kind of trainer you get- I have heard good and bad stories. Not sure about the 20/10...that may depend on whether other drivers in area want to do that too. Any starter company is going to require you to pay your dues. Do evrything to keep your nose clean. Temptinfates
     
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