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?



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

Driving with
a Trainer

Learn first-hand from an industry veteran as part of a driver team, gaining exposure to real-world driving situations such as load monitoring, driving in all conditions, practicing defensive driving techniques and much more.

First Months on
the Road

After graduating from the CRST Driving Academy, you’ll be matched with an instructor for 28 days of on-the-road training with the industry’s highest student pay. After that, you can select any co-driver who lives in your area – even a friend or spouse to work through the shortest employment contract in the trucking field.

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.
Qualify for 11 pay raises your first year.
Steady pay while you drive with your over the road mentor.
Get the industy's shortest employment contract.

Setting You Up for Success

CRST is here for you every step of the way as you progress through your trucking training and develop your career. Our unique, hands-on training model provides the individual attention you need to succeed while you drive for us. We also offer 24-hour support for drivers if any questions or issues should come up on the road.



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

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



    Employment Contract in the industry

  • Hometime



    Affordable medical, dental & life insurance

  • 401K

    Competitive match plan


    Trucks & equipment

  • PAID

    Layover & detention


    Average trucking miles in the industry

  • 99%

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


    World-class lease purchase program

What is Over the Road Driving Like?

The view from the CRST driver’s seat is unforgettable. Learn why more people are choosing to be an over the road trucker with CRST.

A Life of Adventure

Experience the beautiful USA with the newest equipment in the trucking business. Our truck fleets have an average age of 18 months, making them some of the most comfortable and reliable you can drive. Experience adventure and earning with us.

Opportunities for Growth

With continued growth forecasted in the trucking industry, there is no doubt that this is the lifeblood of the American economy. Start earning immediately and enjoy opportunities for growth in your career when you drive with CRST.

Excellent work-life balance

When driving an over the road route with CRST, you can focus on what's important - getting your freight from point A to point B, safe and sound. Our drivers enjoy our 99% no-touch freight and 80% drop-and-hook freight for the ease it provides them on the road.

99% No-Touch Freight

When driving an over the road route with CRST, you can focus on what's important - getting your freight from point A to point B, safe and sound. Our drivers enjoy our 99% no-touch freight and 80% drop-and-hook freight for the ease it provides them on the road.

Hear What Our Alumni Have to Say

“CRST is a nationwide team of truck drivers 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.”

A Place to Grow

Career Advancement

With our eight company divisions, you can go from training to an experienced driver with a route that fits your life and career goals. When we say, “Start here, stay here,” we mean it.

Support for the Long Haul

No matter your experience level or long-term plans, our expert and friendly support staff – from recruiters to driver managers to mechanics – are behind you all the way, 24/7/365.

CRST Operating Companies

CRST's strength is in the cooperation and support of our eight high-performing operating companies. Together, we excel at providing logistical solutions and delivering results.

CRST Expedited
CRST Malone
CRST Dedicated Services
CRST Specialized Transportation
CRST Logistics
The BESL Transfer Company
Pegasus Transportation Inc
Gardner Trucking Inc


You’ll complete your training with a four-day driver orientation program at one of our orientation locations in Cedar Rapids, IA; Jacksonville, FL 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.