CRST Van Side Lease Purchase

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  1. NJ LADYTRUCKER

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  2. NJ LADYTRUCKER

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    Actually, yes we did right after the original post and have been over here almost a year and a half. (Sorry for the delay in answering!) We are doing well here but decided to buy our own truck and go to Roadrunner. CRST pays 70% of line haul and 97% FSC. They do a lot of expedited stuff (FedEx, UPS, etc..) Lots of times, you don't even have time to breathe on a load and the delivery times are impossible. It's not bad as long as you have a good co driver but I wouldn't train and that's what they try to force you to do if you come in solo.
     
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  3. NJ LADYTRUCKER

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    That's a good idea. The only way to make money over there is to get a good co driver like I have with my husband. The reason I say this is because you will pay them 0.09/mile to train THEIR students! I've seen people go broke trying to train. We came in as an established team and we've done well, but just bought a truck so it's time to move on.
     
  4. wolf98

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    do they deduct .09 for you to train their students as a lease operator or company driver?
     
  5. NJ LADYTRUCKER

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    As a lease op. As company, my hubby made 0.45/mile when training but because the students are new, he barely made much of anything
     
  6. wolf98

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    so is this the truth:
    I was told that I will start off at .042cpm as a solo and .50cpm with a student. do these sound accurate for pay?
     
  7. NJ LADYTRUCKER

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    Not at all! If anything, it's 0.50 split. When my hubby was a company trainer, he made 0.44 as long as he had a student. If he was solo with no student, it was 0.25. If they are offering you that, I would get it in writing before coming over. If they can't or won't do that, something is wrong. Even on the internal website, they have the pay scale and it's not even that high coming thru the door with 10 years or better experience!
     
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    I already have it in writing in my email. but thank you very much for your honest answers.
     
  9. NJ LADYTRUCKER

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    If you decide to train, watch your pay stub also cause I've seen some guys say that they were getting paid 0.10/mile for deadhead miles which is why I said that I don't know if what you have is correct. They were getting paid the higher amount for loaded miles only which can be a bummer also because sometimes you will deadhead a long way like when picking up new students or for certain loads. Good luck and if you have any questions that I can answer, I'll be happy to help!
     
  10. wolf98

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    thanks so much. You have already been a great help. Just told my recruiter today to never mind and not worry about the rental car. Caught him in a massive PAY lie. not going anywhere yet. Back to square 1 with trying to find somewhere I can remain.

    here is what the recruiter told me today about the way the miles work with a student:
    The miles are the only thing that is split. With a student, you will get .50/mile. If your truck goes 5000 miles, you get paid for 2500 miles at .50. That would be $1250 for you.

    His original answer was with a student onboard I would get 100% of the miles ran regardless of me or student driving then he changed it to the above. wont drive for someone that does this kind of recruiting. might just say heck with driving for a major and find something different to do until I can save up and increase my credit score.

    thanks again
     
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