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Behind The Wheel With CRST Dedicated

Life on the road is both a career and a lifestyle.

From mountains to oceans to the store down the street, CRST Dedicated drivers can see it all.

Our Behind The Wheel blog brings you information about topics affecting dedicated drivers as well as the trucking industry as a whole.

Every business and industry has its own terminology. The trucking industry is no different. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of jargon in truck driving that can be confusing to the newcomer. Even worse, sometimes the exact same term can have different meanings depending on the company you are working with. One area that we get a […]

Trucking is the heart of the U.S. industry — just like the heart is a vital organ to the human body, trucking is a vital component of the U.S. economy. Don’t believe it? Read on to see how much trucking affects your daily life, whether you’re a part of the industry or not.

When you start with a new trucking company, figuring out exactly what to expect from day to day may take a little while. Some things may never actually be “set in stone.” For instance, the term dedicated means different things in the trucking industry, depending on the situation. At CRST we are, first and foremost, […]

August 17, 2017

Great Pay, Home Time, & Advancement Opportunities    So, you ask, why drive for CRST Dedicated Services?  Whether you’re new to the industry, getting back into, a seasoned or semi-seasoned driver and, “this ain’t your first rodeo” –  you’ve got some general idea of the differences in carriers and the pros and cons to what […]

It’s hard to go online today without finding a slew of company reviews. And that’s definitely true for the trucking reviews. Let’s face it. Truckers talk, no doubt. Given the high turnover in the industry, there will always be plenty of disgruntled workers talking trash. So, how do you know if a trucking company is […]

In many jobs, the grass always seems greener on the other side. This is especially true with trucking jobs. In fact, the American Trucking Association (ATA) reports many truckers change jobs within a year, giving the trucking industry one of the highest job turnover rates in any industry. Given the cost of changing jobs, that’s […]

Whether you’ve been in the trucking industry a while or are just starting out, you know that anywhere there’s open road, there are bound to be surprises. Have you ever asked, “Why didn’t the trucking recruiter tell me that?” If so, you’re not alone. But in the end, the answer is pretty simple. You didn’t ask. Trucking […]

Lots of trucking companies will claim to have the best salaries, best benefits and even the best equipment. But let’s face it. Connecting with the right job in the right company is a two way street. It has to be a good fit for both of us. We have to be the right company with […]

Truckers know the good and the bad of over-the-road (OTR) trucking. The freedom of being out on your own, seeing the country. But with that type of driving come days, weeks and even longer away from home. Where you’re a 20-year-old and just starting out, there’s nothing cooler than OTR trucking. But as you mature, […]

Some of the most successful companies in the United States have employee referral programs. In fact, some companies boast that up to 50% of their new workers come from referrals made by current employees. There are many advantages to referrals. New members of the fleet come in knowing at least one other person. And knowing […]