PAY

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PACKAGE

EXPERIENCE
THE POWER TO
LIFECHANGE
WITH CRST

Train to be a truck driver with CRST and you can
take pride in changing your life. Apply now.

How to Apply

Fill out our driver application to learn more about getting started with CRST.

Have you ever served in the Military
(all branches including active service)?


Are you 21 years of age or older?


How to Apply

Fill out our driver application to learn more about getting started with CRST.

Have you ever served in the Military
(all branches including active service)?


Are you 21 years of age or older?


I DRIVE CRST

WHY BECOME A
DRIVER WITH CRST?

Earn a great living, be supported by professional grade people and experience unlimited opportunities to grow when you train to be an over the road truck driver with CRST.

CRST Supports Your Life Change


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  • We focus on getting you trained well and earning fast. Within four weeks, you’ll be with your training partner, earning money. You can forget training programs that last years and treat you like a newbie.
  • We help you make all the travel arrangements to training. Our recruiters support you with a packing list, bus tickets and a schedule of what to expect when you arrive at your training facility or hotel.
  • We don’t ask you to have your training permit in advance, like some schools might. We help you through the entire permit process once you’re at the training facility.
  • Driving a 53-foot trailer is an awe inspiring career change, but rest assured that our operations team is here to support you and always has your safety in mind. Our best-in-class safety program puts the decision to shut-down in your hands, should you ever feel outside your comfort zone. You’re never out there alone.
Best-in-class over the road training with expert drivers.
Transportation to our training facility is provided.
Stay in a comfortable dorm with Wi-Fi and amenities.
Steady pay while you drive with your over the road mentor.
Get on the road in as little as four weeks.
Two meals a day and all the coffee you can drink.

PAY

Package

CRST is proud to announce a significant leap forward in student compensation that brings our pay package to one of the top in the field. It is one of our top priorities to see our student drivers succeed and we believe nothing says that louder than improving pay.

+ CRST also offers pay increases every month your first year with us!

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ONCE YOU BECOME A CDL-A DRIVER YOU GET TOTAL REWARDS

  • Pay+

    Increase every month your first year

  • Home

    Earn one day off for each week on the road

  • Health

    Affordable medical, dental & life insurance

  • 401K

    Competitive match plan

  • High tech

    Trucks & equipment

  • Paid

    Layover & detention

  • Longest

    Average trucking miles in the industry

  • 99%

    No-touch, 80% drop-and-hook freight

  • Ownership

    World-class lease purchase program

Setting You Up for Success On the Road

After you complete our academy, you'll be matched with an instructor for 28 days of on-the-road training. After that, you can select any co-driver who lives in your area – even a friend or spouse.

What’s training
like for teams?

“CRST Driving Academy gave me the tools I needed to succeed in my life. After losing my job of 15 years, I thought I was done. But thanks to this program, I don't just have a career, I have a new lease on life.”
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I DRIVE CRST

The CRST Driving Experience

Attend one of our trusted programs to earn your CDL-A and have a guaranteed job upon completion in as little as four weeks. Learn from experienced CRST truckers and enjoy comforts like room and board with Wi-Fi, movie room and coffee, of course. With our unique blend of classroom learning and hands-on training, you'll be well prepared for your first drive.

I DRIVE CRST

More Women Than Ever Are Choosing CRST

In the past few years, we’ve had more women join us than in any period before. And we love it. In fact, CRST has double the national average of women truck drivers. Truck driving should be accessible to everyone and that’s true for our trainees as well. We focus on helping people launch successful careers, with great tools and support. Our track record for starting people in this industry is proof that we’re passionate about everyone succeeding.

$500 military
sign-on bonus

Military Apprenticeship Program Approved

  • Veterans get paid extra for their service as long as they have a good standing DD-214.
  • If you already have your CDL-A, no problem! You still qualify for extra pay.
  • CRST’s Apprenticeship Program allows you to use your G.I. Bill for additional tax-free income.
  • Proudly a G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Employer three years in a row (2016-2018).
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TIPS FROM EXPERIENCED DRIVERS

Sherri L.
Trip
Planning
A GOOD PRE-TRIP INSPECTION IS KEY.

You will hear this many times in training, but it's important. Not only will you avoid CSA violations, but you guarantee your safety and that of others on the road. We all know that time is important in trucking, but don't be afraid to take your time doing a thorough pre-trip inspection like you were taught.

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Roxie P.
Staying
Safe
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD.

Safety first, above all. Don't let yourself be distracted by screens or sightseeing on the road. Trucking is a great way to see the country, but remember you have a job to do. Get a good night of sleep and eat right so you can stay focused.

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Bruce L.
Constant
Support
DON'T BE TOO PROUD TO ASK FOR HELP.

CRST is a nationwide team of truckers working together to achieve one goal. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you are unsure of something. Your trainer and your co-driver are there to support you every step of the way and learning is an important part of driving with us.

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There are countless reasons to Life Change with CRST. Here are a few...

I came home to my last
eviction notice.

It was the worst day of my life, and it’s also when I made the best decision of my life to stop banging my head against the wall and start over as a truck driver. I did CRST's training and had a job in my hands the day I graduated.

I became a driver for three
simple reasons.

They are Nicolas, Martina and Sofia. When I come home, I’m proud that I can provide for them. I'm ahead of my bills because of CRST's generous pay and benefits. Now, I can put money away for all of our futures.

We had no car, no experience
and nowhere to go.

Going into debt at a trade school was going to take years, and still wouldn't guarantee me a stable job, let alone a career I could count on. Being a truck driver provides me the flexibility and stability that I want. I hope to purchase my own truck in the future.

I've put 2 kids through college and I’m looking forward to retirement.

I've also paid off my mortgage. And my wife and I are thinking about becoming a team so we can retire sooner. Driving is a hard job, sure, but it's a stable provider. Even in tough times, we still get bills paid and earn. I didn't want to drive a taxi, and CRST was a far better choice for me.