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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.
The decision to join CRST was one of the best I ever made. My first year really catapulted my driving career and now I mentor the next generation of drivers.
WHERE IS THE CRST TERMINAL LOCATED?
The main building is located at 3930 16th Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids, IA. The training building is located at 3750 16th Avenue SW.
WHAT IF I ARRIVE BY BUS?
Call 1-800-366-8460 upon arriving at the bus station for a direct CRST shuttle.
WHAT IF I ARRIVE BY RENTAL CAR?
Return the car to the Cedar Rapids – Eastern Iowa Regional Airport located at 2121 Arthur Collins Pkwy SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Then call the CRST shuttle at 1-800-366-8460.
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.
HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED TO BRING TO SCHOOL?
Bring enough money to cover your evening and weekend meals and personal expenses for the length of your stay. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided Monday-Friday, but you are responsible for providing yourself with dinner. We recommend at least $200-$300.
WHERE DO I EAT DURING SCHOOL?
Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided Monday-Friday, but you are responsible for providing yourself with dinner. There are many restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance of your room.
DO I GO HOME AFTER SCHOOL?
No. You will be on the road for approximately 4 weeks to train with a lead driver, after which you’ll have a road test and exit interview. Then you will be out on the road with a co-driver for an additional 2 weeks.
WHAT KIND OF PAYROLL DEDUCTION SHOULD I EXPECT?
The items listed below are paid for by CRST up front. Total payroll deductions will not exceed $40 per week.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO BE HIRED?
Students will be hired after they have successfully completed training which is usually 4 weeks after your arrival. Non-Contract Drivers are usually hired after 2 weeks.