I was a student at one of CR Englands facilities and was excelling at everything in class. top 2 in class no questions. When it came to time in the yard everything changed. I was treated like an idiot by trainers who were obviously there because they had bad records and were forced into it to stay employed, which was stated to me by one of them as well. As i was learning techniques in driving on the road in which i was new at, i was yelled at and called many names. especially by people who's lifestyles had much to be desired to say the least. As i was just trying to get through it everything came to a head when i was told by them that we would be going to SLC to get our phase 1 trainers to hit the road,and be based out of their. i was informed by my recruiter that i would be based out of my home state with no problems because family was important to me. As i questioned what i learned i started doing more digging into this co. (which i should have done before hand,my eff up). Man was i blown away by what i had learned. Needless to say i left when i read all of this. I never finished my CDL but i will .
BUT,Here are a couple of amazing facts that i have learned in the past couple of days:
Carl Moyes and the Knights
Carl Moyes was a driver for C.R. England in the 1940s, and his two
sons, Jerry and Ronald, were childhood friends with Jeff England, son of
Gene and grandson of Chester. Carl left CR England to start his own
company with his wife, Betty, B & C Truck Leasing. Carl and Betty
later employed the Knight cousins to drive for them. Maude Knight
married Chester R. England in 1916. Carl and his two sons moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1966, and founded Common Market, the company that later became Swift Transportation
in 1969. Brothers Kevin and Keith Knight and along their cousins Randy
and Gary Knight, who also moved to Phoenix and worked for Swift, then
founded Knight Transportation in 1990. Jeff England founded Pride Transport in 1979 in Salt Lake City.
**this is the finance company for school loans and most like truck leases............
Business Contact and Profile for Eagle Atlantic Financial Services
Eagle Atlantic Financial Services
4701 W 2100 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84120-1223
Original Business Start Date:
Mr. Daniel England, Owner
Mr. Daniel England, Owner
Type of Business:
Consumer Finance & Loan Companies, Collection Agencies
Eagle Atlantic Financial Services is not a BBB Accredited business.
Additional DBA Names:
Eagle Atlantic Financial
Additional company management personnel include:
Mr. Stephen R Brinkman - Director
Mr. Dean England - Director
Mr. Todd England - Director
Mr. Keith Wallace - Registered Agent
Mr. Eugene England - President
Mr Todd Chaston - Manager
things to ask ourselves about this outfit,because they own us as far as the transporting of goods in the U.S. .............
**could it be that:
-CR Englands lot/yard personnel have accumulated bad driving
records due to CR Englands unsafe driving demands from their drivers,and are forced to "light" duty to stay employed. (Basically unlicensed or licensed drivers with bad records can drive and teach on the private property)
-CR England makes TEAM driving teams out of a student/trainer team, while only paying a solo or a solo/student team (much less cost) but still getting the same amount of deliveries done by doing so.
-CR England forces or at least heavily pushes new people into leasing a truck by Horizon Truck Sales,and they actually own Horizon.
- CR England leases the same vehicles numerous times because none of the people leasing them ever are capable of following through with it because they are never offered the amount of miles to pay for them.
-CR England recruits people that will and will never be qualified to be a licensed CDL driver ,including homeless people,people with criminal records,bad driving records and drug habits.just to get government grants and loans. And when the loan goes through told that they are disqualified from the school and either sent home or left on the street.