Let me preface this by saying I'm NOT one of the school graduates of CRE nor am I an inexperienced driver. I have been driving over-the-road for over thirty years and have seen my share of good as well as bad companies. I'm not going to make a judgment here about CR England as a company...I'll leave that up to you.
I sighned on with England three weeks ago because my wife and I decided it was time for her to get her CDL. After researching, we decided that CRE had about the best traing program (at least from what their literature says).
I went through orientation and she went to school. After a week of orientation (with no orientation pay!!), I signed a lease on a truck (the only way I could be her trainer after school), and off I went, planning to pick her up after getting her CDL.
A week later I got a call from her saying she was at the hospital and had been raped. I emediately called my DM and asked for a load back to Salt Lake City and told him why. Now comes the good part.
The person who raped her was a "greeter and trainer" (at least that's what he claimed to be). I haven't got a straight answer out of England as what he actually does except that he is a driver.
Being a student, she was not allowed to be out in the truck parking areas, so when this man (and I use the term lightly) told her he would take her out to the truck to give her some practice shifting she informed him that she wasn't allowed. He was sitting behind the security counter with the guard at the time and the guard told her it would be OK. Let me repeat, the security guard said that it was OK for her to go out to his truck for a few minutes.
Somewhere along the way the security cameras for the parking lots were turned of at this same time. Quite a coincidence!!! Almost as soon as she was in his truck he raped her.
I'm not going to get into the graphic details here, But you get my point. She was told by security (the same one that turned off the cameras?) not to call the police, that they would handle it.
Now comes the kicker...I got back into the yard today and went into the office to find out what was going on. I was basically told that it was none of my business and that CR England would be doing nothing at all about it. According to them, there was no evidence that any crime had been committed.
Needless to say that today was my last day working for them. I can't wait for them to try to come after me for the lease payments and school tuition. They aren't the only ones with lawyers (as they will soon find out).