Crete has discontinued the prework screening

Discussion in 'Crete' started by Bry, May 4, 2016.

  1. Bry

    Bry Light Load Member

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    I really like Crete but when I tried to rehire on with them in 2014, I failed a stupid strength test where I had to press 78 lbs against a device that was 61 inches high. I easily passed all the other tests, but because I am so short, I failed this one due to having very little leverage. (The reason I was told they did this test was to prove the driver could secure freight.)

    I did lots of push ups, ate extra protein, and was ready to take that test on again in March this year, but right before orientation, my recruiter, Todd, called me and said that they stopped the pre-work screenings. So that was something less to worry about! I didn't have any trouble getting back on with Crete.

    I know for a fact that plenty of drivers have not been able to pass that particular test that gave me trouble. Spread the word that that hurdle is GONE.
     
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  2. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

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    I rather not spread the word, but thx
     
  3. alghazi

    alghazi Road Train Member

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    Any company that requires a PT test to be a #### truck driver isn't worth working for.
     
  4. iraqralph43

    iraqralph43 Heavy Load Member

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    Now if they would also stop the...sleep apnea test...even more drivers might apply
     
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  5. SHOJim

    SHOJim Road Train Member

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    But why not?
     
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Crete has bare bone trucks governed at 62.
     
  7. carramrod32

    carramrod32 Heavy Load Member

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    Yeah but they have those propaganda trailers, makes me feel nice and cozy when I see those trailers. I mean tucker works there so it's gotta be awesome. Calling @tucker, now I want to go work for Crete, I'm applying right now. .. .
     
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  8. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    I never had to do a strength test on a pyshical (Apple spellcheck is the besst)
    My pyshical is about due too,
    The sleep apnea is a farce, as long as the driver naps when they're tired, who cares if they die a month early because they have a sleep disorder,
    But me? I've proven to be immortal so far, heck, I might be the One.
    Crete is annoying as hell, so am I, they could have checked my references and known what they were getting. wmt
     
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  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    CR England has "sheep apnea" test. Wonder what that implies?
     
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  10. iraqralph43

    iraqralph43 Heavy Load Member

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    Lambs led to the slaughter? ... Baa Baa Baa....Or maybe means...drivers are getting sheared....Or driver is getting fleeced? ??....having the wool...pulled over drivers eyes?....maybe c.r. england...is the wolf in sheep clothing
     
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