CHANGE YOUR LIFE

WITH CRST

Start your career today
We want your new life with CRST, The Transportation Solution, Inc. to have the best possible beginning, which is why we have provided this step-by-step guide. Many of your questions will be answered on this page. For all other questions, your recruiter will be happy to help.

Expectations for Your New Journey

Onboarding Schedule

Day
ONE

  • Final Application & Qualification
  • Completing Pre-hire Paperwork
  • Drug Testing/Physicals
  • Road Testing
  • DOT Required Courses

Day
TWO

  • Training
  • Focus on CRST Expedited Culture
  • This is a paid day of training

What You’ll Need to Bring
Be prepared to bring the following items on your first day of training.

You must have the following important documents with you:
  1. Valid United States driver’s license.
  2. Valid social security card. In order to be valid the card must be in original and good condition. It cannot be laminated or be a photocopy.
  3. Acceptable immigration documentation if you are not a U.S. citizen.
  4. Any employment documentation required to complete the CRST driver application (i.e. unemployment records, tax forms for self-employment, notarized letters, etc.).
  5. Voided check for transfer to your bank account, if you want to enroll in direct payroll transfer.

We suggest you bring the following personal items with you:
  1. 7 or more days of clothes including jeans, sweats, short- and long-sleeve shirts, coat, winter clothing if necessary.
  2. Work boots or treaded hiking shoes. Sandals, flip flops, cowboy boots, and smooth-bottom shoes are not allowed!
  3. Work gloves, hat, sunglasses, battery-powered alarm clock & flashlight.
  4. Personal toiletries needed for your time in the truck.
  5. Bedding for the truck including sleeping bag, pillows, blankets, twin size sheets, and wash cloths/towels.
  6. Notebook, pen, etc.
  7. Motor carrier atlas, truck stop guide, and calculator.
  8. Medications, if you are currently taking any.
  9. Bus or rental car confirmation number.
  10. Money for personal items. This would include laundry, evening and weekend meals, and any other items you need to purchase while in training.
  11. Do not bring tools!

What to expect and how to prepare:
  1. Transportation: If necessary, your CRST recruiter will order a bus ticket or rental car. If you plan on providing your own transportation, please contact your recruiter for directions. Those who leave the program are responsible for their own transportation.
  2. English Language: Drivers must be able to read, write, and understand English.
  3. Foreign-Born Applicants: Apart from proper documentation, your INS card must be current and cannot expire for at least six months.
  4. Team Driving: CRST drives in teams only.
  5. Hometime Policy: One day off for each week you are on the road with a maximum of four days off with the truck. You will be expected to be away from home for 3-4 weeks at a time. *Hometime varies based on division and route types.
  6. Money: Enough to cover meals outside of what the onboarding site provides, plus personal expenses.
  7. Alcohol: We have a ZERO tolerance policy toward the use of alcohol anytime and anywhere while training or working.
  8.  DOT Physical exam, DOT drug screen, and an agility test will be done on the first day.
  9. 20% of your time will spent in a classroom and 80% will be spent driving.
  10. Expect to be busy Monday-Friday and possibly weekends, depending on your training location
  11. Be attentive and take good notes. Keep a positive, professional attitude – after all you’re on your way to a new career with CRST Expedited

A Life-Changing Decision

The decision to join CRST was one of the best I've ever made. My first year really catapulted my driving career and now I mentor the next generation of drivers.

FAQs

  • WHERE IS ONBOARDING HELD IN DALLAS, TX?
    Onboarding is held at 1096 S. Interstate 45 Hutchins, TX
  • WHAT IF I ARRIVE IN DALLAS BY BUS OR FLIGHT?
    Call 951-275-5759 upon arriving at the bus station or airport with your location for CRST to order an Uber to take you to the Days Inn, where you will be staying. The hotel is located at 1401 N I35E Desoto, TX 75115.
  • WHAT IF I ARRIVE IN DALLAS BY RENTAL CAR?
    Please return the car with a full tank of gas to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport upon arrival. Save the rental car return receipt and all fuel receipts. After turning in the rental car, call 951-275-5759 for CRST to order you an Uber to the Days Inn, located at 1401 N I35E Desoto, TX 75115.
  • WHAT DO I DO IF MY LUGGAGE WAS LOST?
    If your luggage was lost on the bus, please follow the steps on the Lost Luggage Procedure Document.
  • WHAT TIME DOES ONBOARDING START?
    Onboarding starts at 7 a.m. A shuttle will pick up drivers from hotels at 6:00 a.m. If you are local, there is no parking on site, so you must be shuttled from the hotel.
  • HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED TO BRING TO ONBOARDING?
    Bring enough money to cover your evening meals and personal expenses for the length of your stay.
  • WHERE DO I EAT DURING ONBOARDING?
    Breakfast and lunch is provided at onboarding, but you are responsible for providing yourself with dinner. There are restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.
  • DO I GO HOME AFTER ONBOARDING?
    No. You’ll be on the road for approximately 28 days after onboarding.
  • WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE A QUESTION?
    Please contact your recruiter with any additional questions. If your recruiter is unavailable, contact your onboarding site.
  • WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO BE HIRED?
    At the end of onboarding – 2 days.

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Location and Contact Information

CRST Onboarding
1096 S. Interstate 45 Service Road, Hutchins, TX 75141

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham DeSoto
1401 N, I-35E DeSoto, TX 75115

972-224-7100