CRST- DESPITE WHAT YOU'VE HEARD

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  1. Lucky&FrogOTR

    Lucky&FrogOTR Bobtail Member

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    My husband started working for CRST Dedicated, running a flatbed. He has worked for the company for a few months now and we are both happy with the company. I'm mainly happy because he likes his job for once lol.
    From the day he put his app in it only took a day or two for someone to give him a call back. He then spoke to a great recruiter, Shonda, and she had him an email with his hotel, rental car and orientation information within a couple hours. She was very helpful and had an answer to every question. Then he went to Ashland, KY for orientation (which was 3 days), to pick up his truck and meet his dispatcher Mike. And although i dont know a lot about the over the road side of the business i do know enough to know that Mike is an excellent dispatcher. My husband has been home EVERY, yes! EVERY weekend since he has started. And even though i ride with him its one of the things they make sure of.
    In the 3 months he has been working for them not only has he been home every weekend but he has already got a .05/mi raise, paid loaded or empty, guaranteed 2000 miles a week, no issues getting a load and plus insurance(eye, dental, vision, 401k, etc)from day one and more. Basically if you can't tell we are happy with the company!
    Please note this is from our experience with CRST Dedicated flatbed. We have no clue about any of the other divisions of the company but we are always hear about how "horrible" CRST is to work for and that has not been our experience at all so I thought I would chime in. I mean there have been a few different drivers tell us to get away from them but we honestly currently don't have any complaints about the company and besides when it comes down to compare pay with "those^" drivers their company doesn't even come close to the pay. And as my husband would say, "Chrome don't pay the bills!" Either the truck or the paycheck can be pretty but not both usually, lol.
     
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  3. DJ Hughes

    DJ Hughes Light Load Member

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    Is he an owner/operator?
     
  4. Lucky&FrogOTR

    Lucky&FrogOTR Bobtail Member

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    No. Company driver, dedicated out of Kentucky.
     
  5. DJ Hughes

    DJ Hughes Light Load Member

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    Do you work for the company too? I thought crst only did teams. Please don't mind me picking your brain a bit, just trying to get new insight on this company. How much experience your husband have?
     
  6. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

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    If the driving thing don't work out
    Sounds like you'd be a good Recuiter
     
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    Puppage Road Train Member

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  8. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    Could be already.
     
  9. Lucky&FrogOTR

    Lucky&FrogOTR Bobtail Member

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    No I am not a recruiter and no I do NOT work for the company! This is a forum about companies you are happy with and my husband is happy with CRST. He is 35 y/o and has had his CDL since he was 21 but was raised around trucks his entire life(his grandfather was a driver) so no he isn't a greenhorn either. He has drove 53' van, dump wagons, hopper bottoms, flatbed you name it. He just really likes working for the company and I am tired of only hearing everyone's negative feedback so I decided to put our experience out there. There are plenty of expericened drivers that have been with CRST for 10+ years and they have been in business for quite awhile so I'm sure they are doing something right. They just happen to be one of the companies that offer a truck driving school, therefore they have some inexperienced drivers and yeah they mess up and make the company look bad but I'm pretty sure that CRST's rep comes from the inexperienced drivers or the drivers who think they can start their own business/own their own truck and fail cause they can't meet the requirements or its more responsibility than they expected.
     
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  10. Lucky&FrogOTR

    Lucky&FrogOTR Bobtail Member

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    I do not work for the company, only my husband does I just ride along. And He is 35 y/o and has had his CDL since hewas 21 but was raised around trucks his entire life(his grandfather was a driver)so no he isn't a greenhorn either. He has drove 53' van, dump wagons, hopper bottoms, flatbed you name it. He just really likes working for the company.
     
  11. DJ Hughes

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    How did he get out of the team driving as a company driver is my question. I don't know nothing about crst or other companies because Im a resent grad as of Monday. Im just gathering info.
     
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