Dedicated tyson foods account with CRST

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  1. dmcghee97

    dmcghee97 Bobtail Member

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    So I’ve pretty much accepted this job but was wondering if anyone has any experience with it. I’m a fairly new driver and I’m having some regrets with taking this job after reading some stuff online
     
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  3. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Road Train Member

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    I know nothing about crst but do know times are slow right now and as a new driver steady work would be hard to find. If they keep you moving avoid the politics and put some safe miles under your belt . PS I’ve had 3 jobs where everyone said I’d never work for those guys and all were fine at those points in my career.
     
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  4. AHayes90

    AHayes90 Bobtail Member

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    I'm curious if what you're experiencing in real life has anything to do with what you're reading online. If we go looking for horses, everything starts to sound like hooves. Every industry in America has its ups and downs and trucking certainly does. If you're new, do an assessment after six months on the job and again after 12. Create a Pros and Cons list and if your Pros outweigh the Cons then keep pushing forward.
    As long as you're being treated fairly, paid on time, and aren't being lied to about the job, you're better off than more than 60% of the people in Corporate America.
     
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  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Don't read the reviews. You have to understand that many truckers are a bunch of whiners. The reviews mean nothing because it's up to the driver him/herself to create their own experience. I've gone to places that had bad reviews and my experience was fine. There companies that have had good reviews, but some drivers dont like it there. As long you're making money and suits your needs, don't worry about what others say. You've gotta dedicated account and many drivers would love one of those....Hopefully it's going well for you.
     
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  6. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    CRST has there fingers in a lot of baskets, take it if you don't care for it simply transfer to a different fleet.
     
  7. dieselpowered

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    Well, I don't know your experience but Tyson foods is also looking for drivers they really don't pay much for sitting for waiting at the shippers ie their property. The real benefit aside from decent cpm pay is they allow you park on their property. I have heard certain companies hauling for them one specific KLLM could stay on the property do a 10-hour break. But a lot the places don't have the room they ones I get sent are middle of nowhere and parking was small. CRST I have met a few their drivers and they said they hated it they said they would stay long enough for another opportunity.

    I'm not sure but I think CRST is one the companies Chinatown doesn't even recommend he has a few again I am not certain. That said some have mention others may have different experience. That only applies if they have decent policies and or you know what your getting into if we talked They said here's a job pays well but you must drive till we tell you to stop and we will give you .18 cpm and have a strong accent people would assume its from Chicago land... you would get that one guy saying he could make it work and maybe a month or two later come to the forums saying how bad it was when everyone warned him....
     
  8. Powder Joints

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    My son drove for CRST and liked it ok, he did a lot of dedicated CAT work, but also made trip to Pennsylvania , I dont know what he picked up in in Pennsylvania but he liked the run, now runs Hazmat Chemicals for a water treatment company.
     
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