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Current Employee - Jan 10, 2022
They care about safety and as a truck driver you should too! A good beginning company to start out in the industry with! Go CRE!
I can’t think of anything bad at all. Anything that is a challenge is just mostly normal day to day things that most likely happen at any business and CRE does their best to minimize those discrepancies. I think CRE wouldn’t be a major player in the industry if they sucked that bad! Go CRE!
Current Employee - Dec 1, 2021
Plenty of work
Low pay and terrible customers. Also their equipment is junk.
Former Employee - Nov 1, 2021
Not a damn one
Don’t come here
Former Employee - Apr 21, 2021
Get to see the country, terminals are nice especially LA (I almost want to go back just because of that terminal) you get experience I guess
pay can be $20 a week even during guaranteed pay time of $500/week, $6k contract, forced teams is like torture.
Former Employee - Jan 23, 2021
There are none
6 day 10-12 hour work week. You deserve to be paid better for these kinds of hours. Everyone complains about the same things, moral sucks, this includes the shop mechanics.
Company Driver - 6-11 Months CDL Experience
Surveyed in Salt Lake City, UT on Dec 1, 2021
Company Driver - 1 Year CDL Experience
Surveyed in on Nov 1, 2021
Company Driver - 1-5 Months CDL Experience
Surveyed in Oklahoma City, OK on Oct 7, 2021
Company Driver - 6-11 Months CDL Experience
Surveyed in South Holland, Illinois on Apr 21, 2021
Company Driver - 4 Years CDL Experience
Surveyed in Franklin, VA on Mar 26, 2021
mudding in 18 wheeler lol
Jun 8, 2016
I used cre to get started out as well. Did otr and was lucky to find a team driver that I got along with well. Cannot complain because cre was fair, I did my six month requirement driving for them and then was able to get an easier job paying around a thousand each week.
Once you are satisfied with your driving experience and ability keep an eye out for a chance to move up.
Feb 26, 2015
i pull for CRE, just a rook but that is why i came here first for my career, i got my license and endorsements before hiring on, CRE is considered a "training" company and there are many opportunities here as a new driver
i am on a dedicated fleet and one of my fellow drivers who is a solid veteran driver told me a story yesterday about when he was caught in an adverse weather situation in Washington state, he was hauling $250k worth of avocados in his refer and almost ran out of refer fuel while he waited on the side of the road for two days, this driver siphoned fuel from his tractor into his refer and saved the freight
when he got back to the CRE yard in Salt Lake City,
Gene England was there waiting for him and when he got out of his truck, Mr.
England thanked him for his initiative and handed him a check for $1,000
Feb 26, 2015
we have 4,000 drivers at CRE so CRE is not at the bottom of "everyone's list" and please know i am not here to promote or defend CRE, just sharing my personal CRE experience which has been pretty great so far
both of my phase 1 trainers were making six figures--they showed me their pay settlements
you may not believe this story either but here goes: when i was in Phase 1 my first trainer jack knifed on black ice and was terminated, then a couple days into my second trainer's truck, who was mentally unhinged and likely clinically depressed, he flew into a rage and suddenly kicked me out of his truck at midnight at a small ts in the middle of Tennessee, he said i did not accelerate onto the highway "fast enough" so he made me immediately pull off and ordered me and my gear out of his truck, and then he drove off into the night leaving me there alone
a few days later after i submitted my "trainer
review" to the company, Mr. Dan England called me on my cell phone to
discuss the Tennessee incident and he apologized for the trainer's behavior
Jul 5, 2014
But for those of us who have actually read the book, our warnings are just that. The decision is yours to make, but you will also have to suffer any/all consequences that could very well happen.
As for their SLC facility, I found it to be their best location... however, beware of bed bugs at both the motels and dorm rooms. Good luck.
BTW, I hope you will resist the urges to buy all of the overly expensive CRE jackets/t-shirts/mugs/etc that will on sale at the school. That crap is nothing but a waste of money and the school is simply taking advantage of kids who don't know any better than to buy the junk... and it certainly won't help you pass the tests or get an actual job/LEASE offering.
Plus, be sure to lock all your stuff up -- CRE roomates have been know to steal stuff as they're leaving to go back home.
Jul 7, 2014
I really didn't want to drive for England either after 7 years off the road but so far as I'm about to complete my phase 2 training, it hasn't been as bad as I was led to believe..... I'm sure that my previous experience help me a lot and I understand many positive changes have been implemented in the past few months.... Having said that, I doubt very much I'll be staying after my 6 month comitment is up......not a solo friendly company.......teams/training is push and so far that's what I've done..... I have been training my phase 1 and 2 trainers, lol, a scary thought...... Drivers with 6 months or less experience have no businesses training anyone..pay has been OK.....$9 to $10/hr while on duty or driving, in my case I've done well...good luck to you....
Jul 7, 2014
Well that good attitude and positive attitude I
went in with got me through and I stuck with it to get my cdl. And the
instructors do teach u how to drive the England family is the problem and how
they treat everyone that works there I'm still positive I'm not going to let
that place bring me down its only goingto make mw so much better
Apr 9, 2016
Met a driver trainer with 10 months at CRE and truck driving today at the pumps. He was training two girls in his truck at the same time.
He asked about my company.... Just waiting out his two months.
He said he knew he was at the wrong place right away but he couldn't just incur that amount of debt and be unemployable.
Then he asked me what I make... Not really sure how to answer this question. Is it normal to discuss these things at a gas pump?
"I am well compensated for my time."
Mar 11, 2016
I work for Cre running a dedicated lane. I don't train but do run as a team. Money is good and don't plan to leave anytime soon.
Jul 7, 2016
Cr england has some decent dedicated accounts. When I was training with them my trainer was making forty something cents a mile for both him and me. We were doing the jc penny accounts out of Spanish Fork Utah. Pretty much the same routes all week then a 34 hour reset on Friday.
After my first day of driving my trainer said Nice Job and spent the rest of the time in the sleeper when I was driving. He was making around two grand each week for a virtual team operation that month.
Jul 7, 2016
I'm currently working for cre. As with comments
you've read before about how bad it is mostly true they don't take care of
their drivers in any way. I'm in a dedicated fleet out of front royal va at
there best payed account. Currently being payed 40c/m 2-3000 miles a week
(solo) so that's not to bad. Our record of being accident free is 28 days
(three years ago) on average we get 10-20 people a month replaced due to
wrecks, log violations, dsp points and in general where a lot leave. that's
just what I've personally seen myself. If ur on I-64 and see a red peterbilt
that would be me
Jul 27, 2016
Q: Are there any experienced drivers that came over to C.R.E. even after hearing the negatives and you came over and are doing pretty well. Just want to get some feedback. I have 4 years experience and they want to bring me in as a trainer. I've heard a few drivers say they are doing well.
I'm guessing you want to stay a company driver?
You will make money as a trainer. You will spend all your time living with a stranger, that doesn't know anything about trucking except what he's going to learn & experience with you. 6 or 7 out of 10 of your students are going to be FREAKS. You will not sleep a whole lot while you have a FREAK, they don't have much common sense, hence they become FREAKS.
If you consider doing it as a lease op, take some sand paper, rub your balls with it, that's about how it's going to feel if you lease a truck.
Just stay company and let the students tear up the company truck.
Take the extra accidental death & dismemberment insurance.
CRE is a weird place. BUT they do have some hot women.
You probably make 65 to 70 a year as a company trainer. Probably make 45 to 50 as a lease trainer after you pay for all the stuff the students do to your truck. Just do it as a company driver if you do it.
As long as you do it as company you'll never lose at least, just sleep lol. I use to have them back when we had a down day, and you will, at truck stops, until they get tired, they only learn so fast. When they were exhausted backing, then map, always map, after their shift, constantly, CRE has it set up so that a chunk of the students pay comes from them completing training module every week while they are with you, and taking a test on the QC. They really do have a good training program. And the student must pass their obstacle course before he's hired to even get on your truck, that means he's got at least a little bit of a clue. So many of them just do such dumb stuff though, omg, you'll see lol.
Jul 27, 2016
A: They booked me for orientation in a few weeks, I have four years of experience and I already know their reputation. I've heard mostly bad and a few goods about CRE. I was told by the recruiter that the trainer pay is "0.34 cpm" for all miles. I've been off the road for about 3 months and one thing I can say about CRE is that are a true 48 state company which I am looking for Just don't like the negatives I hear, but that is at every company. Still praying about it.
A: You'll make money at that rate. You should average 4500 miles a week. If you get a strong student you'll do almost 5000. Yes CRE you will get around lol. They have some long runs.