Man i just find it hard to believe that a company like cr england can do all the things that they do, when started driving back in the beginning of the 80's i thought they were a great company. I seen their trucks all over the place, i wondered what it would be like to drive for them. I drove for different companies up until the early 90's and found a local company to drive for and I did that until i got laidoff,
so i put an app on-line with england and they called me to see if i could make it to their orientaton in salt lake, i couldn't make the first of the month but went to the one on the sixteenth, i greyhound it down to salt lake got there on sunday morning and waited for the shuttle to show up,a couple of hours later one did and there was seven other guys headed there too. I got to cr england main headquarters and thought i was impressive and went to check in and that's where things started getting interesting, the motel wasn't!
it was a dorm and one bathroom for how many others that were there. what was good for me is that i had a place to stay just a couple of miles from there. Monday, i went to the orientation and had no idea where i was to be or what class until one lady got me pointed in the right direction. i was told that i was to go through a refresher course and then i would go out on the road for 9 days that ended up being 3 months and i found out there in the class room that it would cost me 500.00 for the course i was not told that on the phone with the recruieter,
i came down there with the intention of going to work asap, not play romper room, i went out the second day for a drive and i was with six other guys in the truck and it came to my turn to drive i was a little rusty but did fine until the instructer was telling me that i am to drive the way cr england wants me to drive so i just did my thing and pulled over and let another guy take his turn. so things started to get even worse there so i decided to head for home, i felt that i have more than enough experience driving and i did'nt need to be treated like a dumb a*s. it is one thing to prove that you can drive and one thing to go overboard just to drive for them!
I have no ill feelings towards them but i was not willing to go along with what they expected. i just think they need to treat their drivers better and be a good company! When i was sixteen i picked up an overdrive magazine and it had a fold out picture of a really nice yellow peterbuilt and it had a nice refer trailer with the cr england coat of arms on the side of it, man i thought it was the nicest truck out there and on the bottom it said [ The Pride of England!] which is what i think they have lost or sold out to greed! happy trails there cr england you were not for me!!!!!