CRST is a company that will sell you the moon and stars and had you sand. I know it is a training company and started me on my career in OTR driving. I am a trainer I went this rout to make extra money and impart what little knowledge I have on future drivers. CRST has a handbook they issue every driver.. if you get on throw it away the rules in the book do not apply. If you want layover pay, breakdown pay the rules apply to benefit the company and expect them to change and not to get paid. When you submit a trip sheet be ready to fight for your pay the will leave off tolls, and items you had to purchase such as chains. It took two months to get those paid to me and I had to resubmit my paperwork three times. I am still fighting to get paid for three trips over 1000 miles. You will sit if youre a lead waiting to get routed to get a student no wheels turning no pay. You split your miles and the first week with a new student you run solo miles so you go negative in your funds. Once you dig out by week four you go right back in the hole.
CRST has asked me to drive my truck past my log hours and to push It they preach dont break the law the will do this on the phone ask them to put it on the quall com and they will back down. Or they want you to drive a truck 100 miles with a blown trailer tire while your hauling haz mat to save 10.00 on a tire. Tolls oh my god they will advance you toll money per trip that requires a toll the will charge you $4.00 for each transaction though not to mention if you have to cash the check or pay an ATM fee of $3.00. it adds up. Then they dont get the reimbursement on your pay and you have to fight to get it back. Home time whats that? They will ask you to stay out past the 28 days or not approve your home time forcing you out. I have been home 3 times in 9 months at 4 days each. This company does not care about your family or the drivers the talk a great game and never back it up. I have been told be my dispatcher the truck is our concern not your family is this what we want? If you can balance work and home and deliver on the promices you make and having a safe work environment you can do well anywhere. CRST will abuse, use and ask you to break the law and not pay you to do any of it.