• Report: #870412
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  • Submitted: Wed, April 18, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, December 13, 2012

  • Reported By: Bonnie — salem New Jersey United States of America
16th st sw cedar rapids, Iowa United States of America

CRST Liars and Ripoffs big time!!! Treat people not fair cedar rapids, Iowa

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Hasta That they called me when I told them not to ever call me, they called me at 18yrs old I quote they said that " I know everything about you". Well they don't even know them selves. COmpared to t

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I started with CRST in Dec. 2011. I thought I could make a better life and maintain my living. I was wrong. CRST told me I would make so much money 22 cents a mile then after my training go up to 24 cents a mile. I had to take a refresher course at Kirkwood. I was told by one of the trainers there Women belong in the kitchen not in a semi!!I reported him and nothing came about that situation. I was told I don't have a contract because I was not suppose to take the training course because I had my liscence when I went there. enough said......

I had to wait 2 weeks for a trainer to do my 28 days over the road. I asked to be with a female trainer I was put with a male. So I figured ok I needed to get miles and I was tired of sitting. So I went on this truck 454M! Everything went ok for a week! I was told that I was terrible at driving when I was the one who watched the road and not drive with my feet up on the dash or text one my cell phone. I then called in the company about him. Nothing was done. The next day I noticed he was getting different to me!!!

He started saying I had a nice chest.... nice butt. (mind you this guy is old enough to be my father) I was not allowed to call my family or friends! He said I talked small talk!! I thought I could make it the 28 days but I could not! Christmas He sated I was not ready to get a shower with him and the sexual comments started, BAD. I called CRST from Lodi California to get a bus back to get on another truck. They got me a bus ticket back to cedar rapids. I had to stay on the truck another night with this sex maniace.... or stay out in the cold. When I got back to CRST I filled sexual harrasment on my trainer. I was told he would be fired "yeah right"

I was put on a bus to go home! After spending Christmas and New Years in a truck I wanted to see my family. I took my 4 day home time. I got intouch with my fleet manager at the time and I was put on a plane to Los Angelous California to go get on my next truck. When I got there it was a nightmare. The trainer said she didnt want a female co driver from NJ. After tring to get s**t staight for 5 hours! They finally gave me a hotel in fotana. I had to pay for a cab to get there thinking I would be payed back. that was a joke.

So I get on the truck with my new trainer and everything turned out really well. I finished and tested out no problem. I was then assigned my own truck. "best feeling in the world". I was looking for a co driver and no luck. I was starting to get disbated out on loads as a solo driver. I drove solo for 3 weeks. I then said to my fleet manager I wanted my home time. I had to sit in Troy Illinois for 5 days before they dicied to give me a load to NJ. I finally got home and was ready to go back out after home time drove my truck 2422 to Carlise PA.

Had to come back home that same day for a family emergency. They dinied me coming back home saying No I just had home time. So My friend came and picked me up and brought me home. Then I found a co driver that I thought would work out good. My friend drove me from NJ to Harrisonville PA to get on his truck. And with the understanding I would be payed back for gas and tolls. NOT!! I figured ok I have a co driver now and now I will be getting better miles better pay. Well still s**t miles.

He got off my truck when we broke down left it up to me to let fleet manager know he quit and took the rental car to cleveland ohio to get a bus home. I then got back to CRST in carlise PA and got truck 2828. piece of s**t!!!! But I needed to find another co driver. I drove solo until I found a co driver!!! Not a good one. We got a load to Florida and he brought drugs on my truck!! I called police and CRST to get him of my truck. So again SOLO! WTF. I got bit by a scorpion while in florida CRST did not care. My old co driver that I had wanted to get back on the truck with me.

So I said fine. He gets back on my truck just as I have my home time! Everything was going good. We get to Cedar Rapids IA and he gets off my truck! Over BULLSH*T!! So I sit at CRST for 3 days unable to move my truck. Finally they told me got you a load heading to NJ. NO PROBLEM!!! I didnt want to be in this company no more! I was tired of the Bullshit! No miles and the pay would make you vomit!!! They put anyone on your truck and you have to get along with them or you don't get miles and pay! Half of them wont drive there whole shift! Some of them are nasty no showering and piss in bottles and everything else! They are triflin!

My pay was 0.09 cents a mile I lost my house and my respect for this company. The Co driver I had tried to hard to get me fired but didnt happen. I left my self. If you want a good company look on here and find out the if and about places. Dont fall for this dumb out fit! they dont answer phones or qualcomms when you need. They have the biggest accident rate! and they lie about everything to get you there. They don't pay you back for tolls and they let your co driver take part that they payed tolls because they put it on there number 9 not you. They didnt' want to pay me back for the $400 in tolls that was authorized to me for tolls they payed my co driver and it put me in a hole that I could not get out of.............so take my advise dont go dont belive what they say its all bullshit to get you there.

Find another company I have a lawsuit on CRST due to the way I was being payed. $0.09 a mile for 3 months!! Look at there rates over 200 people a week go to this company! No experience. They refuse to give experenced drivers new trucks but give inexperence drivers new trucks and then you see them sitting at the yard due to accident!!!! CRST has favorites and they pick and choses who they want. The co driver thing I don't want to do because I went threw 5 co drivers in 6 mounths! They tell you you will roll 6,000 miles with a co driver and with hazmat you roll 750 more they are so full of sh*t. Go there if you dare! But as for me I am done and I will not ever go back there and I will never refure anyone there. CRST has lost all my respect!

CRST stands for Crappy Rigs and Sh*tty Trailors You will be broke down more then anything and everytime you conect to a trailor it needs a PM inspection. So go to this bullsh*t place if you want to!!!

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Hasta That they called me when I told them not to ever call me, they called me at 18yrs old I quote they said that " I know everything about you". Well they don't even know them selves. COmpared to t

AUTHOR: Silos06 - (United States of America)

I made less than 1,000 for each of three months I was there.

Also I get a call 2 days after I was sent 60 miles with no prepaid gas to get a truck, Almost boxed in on the highway with some one making a total right fro 3 lanes over to exit. THE TRUCK WASNT THERE, my codriver was warned by me and broke company policy taking the truck in the shop on home time. I told him to do it more than once on the road. The best he can do was get a radiator cap, no fix and tighten hoses, no fix worse we broke down cause the squeaky belt supposedly got belt dressing IDK.

My First Driver trainer, am sure was arrested for lots of drugs once and had a miss trial. Not even a week in he had me wait
6 days at a truck stop in his truck. He was a smoker, I wanted a non smoker. He took pictures of a boy in Houston Texas before the hometime in a car next tothe truck. He was so insulting I told him to shut up. As of 12/5/2012 that boy is missing. He later left me stranded in Pensylvania, I wasnt allowed on a truck stop nor was I left at carlisle. I had to beg for money for a flight
home. I got home the second trainer am sure was in some there to harass me.

Aside form them playing games behind the curtain at times making me suspicious of messing with my food, this guy was sure that his clorox bottle had to stay in the lower compartment. It ruined 2 luggage bags one is not replaceable and some of my cloths as it leaked all over. I recognize him as someone who lived near me in the 80's. Aside from that my first co driver , lie to me. He had a past Defensive Driving Course he deliberatly lied about and was supposed to be on his second 28 days as per company policy. He put me in the shop twice for trailer damage. Subsequently making me look "BAD". My next co driver was hooked that he already owned the truck because he "was going to lease it". Nor did I want to work with such a recognizable person. As I had lay over I never got paid tolls i never got paid, gas money, plane tickets, taxi cabs, bad driving record (they tried to frame me with tickets in Washington state with, per orientation, dont input ypur trailer number etc on qualcom that will end a level dot test with a log violation instead of a shut down: Yet message after message and even a dot check in Fontana, It is my responsibility to "push" the issue till its resolved. I would like to add that I reported theft of tires in Oklahoma to the company, 3 weeks later they where arrested and fired. I get nothing from this but only had my trainer snub his input in the message as he was oblivious as to what was happening. He am sure then labeled me a "insider" and this happened while there was at least 5 squad cars at the closest pilot to that yard. BUT I CANT EVEN SUPPORT MY SELF NOR MY FAMILY. I get threatened on the phone with 4,000 abandonment "dinged" recored. That kirkwood is not their problem as an instructor told me to shut when I asked a legitamet question that they used to then sacm a reasoning behind me not getting on a truck. Saying that " its a new dot thing that you need a cdl from your home state" I have a florida cdl book from 1993 that states the same thing. Why was my first recruiter from 2012 no longer with CRST. Was that to make it seem I called first. Also I was never given a copy of the contract nor a map pack. On the phone the threats persisted that He can give me "16 copies of the contract". That I am a liar because I
refered to my girlfriend in florida as my wife as we had almost died the night before getting a truck that wasnt where it was said to be. ETC!!!!! I want leagl representation if you know of anything 305-968-8303 and SILOS06@aol.com..... now I have to deal with a 399$ tuition for selling cars that thier helping with and cant even make rent, ETC@@@@@@ ALTHOUGH ALLOT OF COMPANIES GET DEFENSE CONTRACTS
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