EXPERIENCE
THE POWER TO
LIFECHANGE
WITH CRST

Make the transition to CRST and get paid for your service while you earn your CDL-A with our Military Apprenticeship Program. Apply now.

How to Apply

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

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


Are you 21 years of age or older?


PAY

Our drivers asked for more;
we delivered.

Pay Increase for New Class A CDL Holders!
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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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  • Expert military recruiters, who are also veterans, are here to help you get started with one of the best veteran pay packages in the industry.
  • Regardless of your job in the Military, you will get at least 25% of your time in service credited towards your starting pay with an honorable discharge.
  • If you have at least two years of experience driving a commercial type vehicle in the military, you may be eligible for a CDL waiver to expedite the process of becoming a Professional Truck Driver with CRST.
  • Our Apprenticeship Program is accredited through the VA and the DoL allowing you to earn an additional $1000-$1300 a month, tax free, on top of your accelerated cents per mile.

PAY

Package

CRST is proud to honor our Veterans by crediting your time in the service towards your starting pay. It is one of our top priorities to see our drivers succeed and we believe nothing says that louder than improving pay.

+ An average 4 year enlistment with honorable discharge will start you at $0.42 cents or higher.

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OUR TOTAL REWARDS PACKAGE IS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU SUCCEED

  • PAY+

    Time in service credited to pay rate.

  • 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

A Real Life Change

“After leaving the military, truck driving with CRST gave me the freedom of the open road and the benefits to continue supporting my family. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Now, I’m looking forward to owning my own truck through their lease purchase program.”
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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.

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

Active military reservists and honorably discharged veterans receive a $500 bonus for your service to the country on top of any other bonus you are eligible for with CRST.

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FOUR DAY ORIENTATION

We'll start you off with a four-day driver orientation program at one of our major full-service terminals in Cedar Rapids, IA, Oklahoma City, OK, or Riverside, CA.

After orientation, you'll have the support you need to take on any challenge the road throws your way. We believe that it's in everyone's best interest to get you earning as soon as possible.

ONE

COMPLETE TESTING

Prove your knowledge and suitability via written tests, physical tests and a road test.

TWO

ABOUT CRST

Learn our policies and procedures inside and out.

THREE

MEET THE STAFF

Meet some of the staff that will be critical to your career success.

FOUR

START DRIVING

Hit the ground running with a co-driver or lead driver to solidify your transition to the CRST team.

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

I was tired of never seeing my family.

When I was younger, traveling with the military was ideal. But having a family now, it started to get difficult not seeing them for six to twelve months at a time. Truck driving gives me the best of both worlds. I can travel the county, get paid and still spend quality time with my family.

I was worried my VA benefits wouldn’t be enough.

When you leave the military, there’s the real fear of your GI Bill™ benefits running out before you can find steady work. When I found out I could put that money to work while I trained with CRST, I was all in. And, because I had four years of military experience, my starting pay was 25% higher.

Civilian jobs don’t usually give you this kind of job security.

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.

My military skills matter at CRST.

Trying to find the right job after leaving the military seemed daunting, but I knew what I had learned over my nine years of active service had to be useful somewhere. The people at CRST really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and that makes me feel good about my decision to drive here.