Expirenced driver's at CRE

Discussion in 'CR England' started by mattbh23, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. mattbh23

    mattbh23 Medium Load Member

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    Thanks, yea no more leasing here for awhile especially after what I've been through in the last few months.
    I've trained before and I know you get some crazies and some good ones. I try to train hands on where my student is doing 98% of the backing, trip planning with the map and not night driving.
     
  2. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    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.
     
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  3. Puppage

    Puppage Road Train Member

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    NavigatorWife Road Train Member

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    You will have some good trainees and some that bail at the first chance, and then some that shouldn't even been behind the wheel at all. Good idea to stay company, the wear and tear on the truck is murder. Plan on training or they like to cut miles. Husband has five that I can think of that are trucking still, at other companies now. He kept them on his truck until he felt they were trained, whether it was 3 mo or 6 mo. He also trained women too and one had never ever driven her car at night. Good luck if you go, but most comments are true about how bad they are.
     
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  5. bamamac

    bamamac Medium Load Member

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    I hear how bad CRE is , but most of the stuff you read is not alot diferentes than most mega training co. Now that they are not pushing the léase like they use to what makes them worse than the other megas?
     
  6. JackLumber

    JackLumber Bobtail Member

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    I would steer clear of that company. There is so much better out there.
     
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  7. TruckDrivingtn

    TruckDrivingtn Light Load Member

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    If you have experience and you want more money switch companies just not that one. I had a neighbor in the early 90's based on what I am reading and his experience nothing has changed. As far as the training aspect being that I work at Truck driving school and I will agree with the Freaks. However a good majority actually are nervous and want to be taught. I hear more bad trainer stories than good. So if you go the training route remember your time training and cut them some slack.
     
  8. Jim007

    Jim007 Bobtail Member

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    My thoughts exactly!
     
  9. biker dave

    biker dave Medium Load Member

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    why 3 people in a truck,why is training longer than other companies, also most reefer companies have APU'S do to waiting at the docks not cr england, and pay is lower than stevens which is very low
     
  10. jraulpilot1998

    jraulpilot1998 Light Load Member

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    CHECK MY COMMENTS IN DRIVER RANTS...SECTION.
     
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