Fill out our driver application to learn more about driving with CRST.
Fill out our driver application to learn more about getting started with CRST.
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.
Increase every month your first year
Earn one day off for each week on the road
Affordable medical, dental & life insurance
Competitive match plan
Trucks & equipment
Layover & detention
Average trucking miles in the industry
No-touch, 80% drop-and-hook freight
World-class lease purchase program
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.