CRST Dedicated Services, Inc. has invited you to orientation, welcome to the CRST Dedicated team! You probably have a lot of questions. We’ve included some important information here for you to review prior to your departure. If don’t find the information you need or have additional questions, please contact your recruiter directly or anyone on our staff for more information.
Now that you’re on getting on board with CRST Dedicated Services, your first step is completing our 2.5 day orientation process.
Orientation is an important step, even for experienced drivers. It will help you get to know the company, policies, procedures, how to get paid, enroll in benefits, etc. It is your time to become acquainted with the team and for us to get to know you. Take full advantage of this process as it will build the foundation for a successful and prosperous stay with our organization.
Your orientation will consist of 2-2.5 days of time here with the CRST Dedicated Services staff and will start every Tuesday at our main headquarters located in Cedar Rapids, IA.
We will provide a convenient mode of transportation to get you here and provide excellent accommodations during your stay. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all made available each day during orientation as well as transportation to and from the hotel.
Please review the following before your scheduled orientation start date.
You must have the following important documents with you upon arrival:
Valid U.S. Driver’s License. If you have a vision restriction you must bring a pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses
Valid Social Security Card. (Original and in good condition, no copies!)
Acceptable immigration documentation if you are not a U.S. citizen
Any employment documentation required to complete the CRST Dedicated driver application.
These include: unemployment records, tax forms for self-employment, W-2s, notarized letters, etc.
A voided check for direct deposit to your bank account.
If you do not have a voided check you may use a letter from your bank on bank letterhead that contains the name of the account holder, account number and the bank routing number.
You must have a current medical card in your possession
The medical card you bring must be your most recent DOT physical for which you have registered with your home state DMV for your CDL-A.
Suggested personal items to bring include:
5-7 days of clothes including jeans, sweats, short- and long-sleeve shirts, coat, winter clothing if necessary
Work boots or treaded hiking shoes. Sandals, flip flops, cowboy boots, and smooth-bottom shoes are not allowed
Battery-powered alarm clock
Your personal toiletries needed for your time in the truck
Bedding for the truck including sleeping bag, pillows, blankets, twin size sheets
Notebook, pen, etc.
Medications if you are currently taking any
Money for any personal items. All drivers are provided with complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner while here on site.
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