CRST Expedited announced new opportunities to out-of-work men and women through its paid training program and student-tuition programs. CRST will assist novice drivers in obtaining their commercial driver’s licenses over 2-4 weeks, going through 4-day orientation and receiving 28 days of in-truck training. CRST will pay the driving school tuition for a prospective driver in return for an 8-month commitment to work for the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based carrier. A student begins earning a paycheck once he finishes the orientation phase of the process.
“We are happy to be able to provide options for people who may be considering changing careers,” says Brooke Willey, vice president of human resources. “Our recruiters will work closely with each prospective driver to match them up with the school and orientation location that best suits them. Once they gain some experience, we offer drivers the chance to own their own trucks with a lease-purchase program that requires no downpayment.”