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 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.
Time in service credited to pay rate.
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
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.
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.
Prove your knowledge and suitability via written tests, physical tests and a road test.
Learn our policies and procedures inside and out.
Meet some of the staff that will be critical to your career success.
Hit the ground running with a co-driver or lead driver to solidify your transition to the CRST team.
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.
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.
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.
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.