Lead Truck Driver Program
How do truck drivers make more money and help others with their driving careers? Our Lead Driver Program is the answer. At CRST, our drivers take pride in teaching new CDL holders to build careers in trucking while earning great pay, up to $.49 per split mile pay.
Trainer drivers teach new drivers how to navigate the early stages of their careers. Lead Drivers must be 21 years old, have a hazmat endorsement and six months recent OTR trucking experience including winter driving experience
Train Your Driving Partner
Our "Train Your Partner" program is a great way for an experienced driver to bring a co-driver into the trucking industry and be their Lead Driver. The new driver can get their CDL through CRST’s sponsored training, come in as a recent truck driving school graduate or have little to no experience.
This is how it works:
- CRST helps partner get CDL truck driving license
- Team members go through driving orientation after their CDL is earned
- Lead Truck Driver course is taken on last day of truck driver orientation, to learn policies and procedures for training new drivers
- Driving partners train together for 28 days (Lead Driver Pay in effect), then, you both get 5-6 days off
- When driving resumes, partner driving teams are out for 21 days, home for 4-5 days
$0 Down Lease Purchase
CRST Expedited has outstanding opportunities for company drivers to become owner operators through our one-of-a-kind Lease Purchase Program. In addition to great equipment, pay and maintenance support, CRST also gives Lease Purchase participants guidance so that they become profitable small business owners. We understand the transition from driver to business ownership and will educate you and prepare you for success.
$0 down payment
No credit check required! If you meet CRST's standards as a professional driver with 8 months of OTR experience, you can gain entrance into the program.
Well maintained, late model, Freightliner Columbia [Series 60 Detroit engine (14.0 liter), Straight 10 transmissions, Jake Brakes and 72" raised roof sleepers]
Guaranteed bumper-to-bumper maintenance
No charge for pulling CRST's plentiful trailers (2-to-1 trailer to tractor ratio), which have a high percentage of drop-and-hook
3-Man Driving Teams (20/10)
CRST Expedited's Three Person Team Driver Program (20/10 Program) teams three professional truck drivers that live in the same area to run for 20 days and then come home for 10 consecutive days. Two drivers are on board the truck at all times, routed through home areas every 10 days to switch driving partners.
You work 20 days with 10 days off at home. Because of truck utilization, 20/10 drivers earn similar paychecks to teams driving a full month - the best combination between driver home time and miles/pay you'll find in the industry.
NEW PROGRAM: We utilize Independent Contractors as Lead Driver trainers.
This is a very successful program since 70% of the revenue goes to the truck. CRST pays the student wage, so you do not have that as a cost. Instead, you receive the revenue generated by the student's miles. Through this program, you can double your profits. Train your driving partner and run with them as a team!
Earn Your Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
Call us at 800-553-2778 for more information about this program.
No time for sitting with this group. We want team drivers who want more and deserve more. Bring your tractor or lease-purchase one of ours with $0-Down.
60-70% drop-and-hook transit freight
Consistently pre-planned 2 and 3 loads in advance
Priority planning - Planned ahead of any trucks sitting in the area