CRST Expedited is Training & Hiring Student Drivers
28 Days of CDL-A Training is all it takes to start a solid career.
CRST has been training new drivers for over 70 years. Thousands of drivers got their start just like you. After about a year of safe driving experience, it gets better and better. Your earnings jump, your incentives jump and you can even buy your own truck and be your own boss. As the U.S. economy and jobs keep fluctuating, drivers will always be in demand. This is a great time to launch a real career, earn real money and get yourself set up for a successful career.
As a student with CRST Expedited training for your CDL-A is Company sponsored and you will have job security with your new career as a truck driver.
With your CDL-A, the opportunities to grow are huge. From OTR, to local to anything in between. It starts with you.
Without training and onetwo years of experience, it can be hard to find a job as a truck driver. CRST can help.
What is training like at the academy?
We offer Company Sponsored CDL-A training and room & board is provided up front while you’re at our academy and, in return, we’ll ask you to driver for us for ten months. It's not the plaza hotel, we wish it could be, but it's clean, safe, and a way to get you trained and earning quickly.
Thousands of successful drivers have come through our driving academy and gone on to earn well over $100k per year. That's not a typo.
Learn more. Talk to a recruiter now!
These CRST CDL-A Drivers were where you are now.
They did it, and so can you.
INCOME: $15,000 per year
CRST OTR Truck Driver
INCOME: $62,000 per year after 10 months
FUTURE: Bright. He is planning on becoming an owner operator and jumping income to over $100,000 per year.
House cleaning and odd jobs
INCOME: $12,000 per year
CRST OTR Truck Driver
INCOME: $58,000 per year after 10 months
FUTURE: Wide open. She is getting a dedicated route in 9 months.
Kitchen help at fast food restaurants
INCOME: $17,000 per year
CRST OTR Truck Driver
INCOME: $74,000 per year after 10 months
FUTURE: Amazing. He already made a lease purchase and considering a second to sub-lease out the truck.
”I had an awesome experience obtaining my cdl through CRST Trucking Training program! I have no experience; but with the training I received at CRST, I am safely driving tractor trailers across the country. The instructors are great and are very patient. I am so excited to finally drive over the road. If you are thinking about getting into trucking, CRST will be your best bet and a great opportunity!”
- Michelle N. Page
How much can a CDL-A OTR Driver earn?
That is a great question!
1st 28 Days with Trainer: $400$515 Avg. per week
This pay scale applies to all drivers with no experience who need to go out with a trainer for OTR training.
Contract Students: $500$990 Avg. per week
This pay scale applies to contract students in the CRST sponsored training program. It does not apply to those who have prepaid their training costs.
Recent Grads & Prepaid Students: $660$1,050 Avg. per week
This pay scale applies to drivers with a CDL who need OTR training with a lead driver. It also includes those who prepaid their training costs.
After 13 Months of Training you can earn really big.
Experienced OTR Drivers: $660 $1,380 Avg. per week
This pay scale applies to experienced drivers who do not need OTR training with a lead driver.
$0.46Per mile at the top of the scale!
What is it like being out on the road for a few weeks at a time?
We asked CRST drivers who started just like you about their experience. They gave some tips and advice too. Hear their stories.
Insurance? You bet!
In addition to earnings potential, we give every driver real benefits: Comprehensive insurance, incentives and more. We want you earning big, safe and happy.
Yes, happy! If you're not happy, we lose you and we don't want that. Our pledge is to keep you happy and always be looking for ways to improve the job.
Ten great reasons to train and drive with CRST
- Affordable top-carrier medical, dental, and life insurance.
- Matched 401(k) plan.
- Guaranteed home time: one day off for every week out.
- 99% no-touch and 80% drop-and-hook freight.
- The longest average trucking miles in the industry.
- Average fleet age of just 1 1/4 years.
- Hundreds of new trucks with late-model equipment.
- Industry-leading truck driving safety program.
- Chances to advance in driving career
- Hazmat Mileage Bonus
Support is everything when you're starting out and there is no one better than CRST. We've been helping people just like you get a fresh start for over 70 years.
Will you always have to drive OTR and be out weeks at a time?
With only 13 months safe driving experience, a wider range of driving opportunities opens up to you. Advance your career with an industry leader as a professional driver in any of our top-notch divisions.
Let's Get Started 866-810-6543
Put yourself on the right career track with CRST.