1K views
Not resolved
12 comments

I Came to CR England in April of 2010 after 12 years in EMS (Ambulance Paramedic), after getting burnt out on health care.I came there with little more than the clothes on my back.

My car had been repossessed, lost my house, and owed 40K in student loans. I attended the school in Salt Lake City, Utah from April 18 2010 to May2, 2010 and went out on the road for their 30 day phase 1 training. I had a great trainer, he was a lease/owner operator with two trucks, one he drove and the other by a private hire. He taught me a lot about the industry, and upon completing phase 2 I leased a 2009 century tractor.

I then became a p2 trainer and hired my first trainee as a second seat company driver. CR handled the payroll and only charges the lessee 12 CPTM (cents per truck mile) So i ran team doing 5-6K miles a week. While leasing I usually took home about 1200 per week and my second seat usually made 6-7 hundred. In November 2011 I completed the lease and did the lease purchase on my truck.

I am now a phase 1 trainer and bring home about 10K a month (yes I said ten thousand dollars!) I will own my truck outright by summer 2012, then my pay goes up another 3K a month. Of course I have plenty of complaints about little things at CR, but all in all this company has lived up to everything as agreed. I just capped my maintenance account at 10K and that means an extra 4-6 hundred bucks a week in my pocket.

So, for all the gripes you hear about this company and all the losers in the halls at the terminals complaining about being broke; there are just as many if not more successful IC's (independent Contractors) out on the road making it.Thanks for your time CRETRUCKERJ

Had an Experience with Cr England?

Write a review

Comments

Terms of Service
Post Comment
Cancel
Anonymous
#875917

CRE changed not as you knew...They are in so much hot water last suite 11yrs lost fines an such alone 1.2 B ...

Then they tell the judge to *** off ... Really... They won't pay it nor the money to pay it..... Right....

CRE has if an company employee s 98% turn over...Wonder why

Anonymous
#525086

England is what you make of it.I came to england after 2 years of straight trucking.

I had to fight but nothing more than what would be expected at any other job. England has programs to succeed and those who don't take advantage are the ones griping--OR are the ones who thought being a truck driver meant getting in, starting it up and going. U am a lease operator and plan on owning the truck in a year. England has given me many opportunities that other trucking companies only offer with millions of miles experience..

Thank you CR.Everyone B safe and stay shiny side up!

Anonymous
#523924

It is what you make of it.On average I drive 500 miles a day.

Then when I deliver in most cases I will have a load waiting for me to pick up. I am solo with England so I average anywhere between 2500 to 3300 miles per week. I do not hang out at truck stops except when I am down and thats just so I have internet to watch movies on netflix. I am a black sheep and outcast I guess and do not mingle with other drivers that often because thats all I here is fussing and griping.

I have come to realize many years ago that it is just part of the business. Not saying I am happy at England but it does pay the bills. I just don't get to go home at all. Personally I would rather do a reset sitting at home versus burning my fuel at a truck stop.

Every time I get close to needing a reset and ask for home time I get sent West so I am 1000 plus miles from my home. I did that to myself by being a good driver and never being late. I guess my DM is scared to send me home.

Problem is.It makes people leave when they are not happy lol.

Anonymous
#471169

In responce to CREtruck as you are a relatively new driver in the trucking industry let me say this those "losers" you speak of could easily reflect to myself and my 25 yrs as a profesional driver.2 of my friends have driven for this company and towards the end of both of their leases they lost just enough miles so that they could not finish their lease agreement.

Since your 2 year experience with cr is so extensive you will probably be okay, however if all you see are losers in the halls then maybe you are one of the lucky few!GOOD LUCK IN YOUR CAREER!

Anonymous
#471155

back in 1997 I went to their school and was put with a trainer and drove 3 days to end up in a gas station parking lot with no money and the trainer is going home for 3 days, ni shower no food no drink i called cr to get an advance on my pay so i could eat and they refused me i told them since they have abandoned me i would be happier not working for them and they sent me my money for a bus ticket, total cost to me for three days driving, over $800.00, Then they said on my dac report i had an accident??????

while sitting in a parking lot with no keys?

cr can kiss my a@#.I've driven over 3 million miles without a single accident and this company lied and said i had one with them.

So all of you who say it is so good for you congratulations but don't reflect negativly to those who reflect negativly against cr, after all you don;t know me, and you surely don't know my circumstances with cr, or the promises made to me.they are liars, connivers, and cheats...PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!

CREtruckerJ
#459683

In response to Lorraine, i am sorry that you guys had a bad experience, but i question the validity of your complaint due to a lack of details.What did the company lie about?

How long did y'all work there?

400 miles a week is unrealistic, how many miles did y'all really run?Sounds like a lack of communication with the DM (driver manager).

Anonymous
#455633

I am supposed to start school in Utah April 9th 2012.I have never drove druck before and I am also female.

Reading this stuff has made me worry. Is there any good thing about this company???

I sure also dont want to be put where i cant shower or chage my clothes *** like that.Please email me so I can figure out if doing the right thing or not.

Anonymous
#450123

The transportation industry is a cut-throat business.Everyone is going to say "stay away", because the less drivers, the more money available.

Of course the drivers are going to say "Don't sign on".

I know several CR England drivers. They say, if you can just "*** the Bullet" for the first year, it's great. BUT, if you have family and you miss them, this is not the business for you.

This is a single person's career/lifestyle.To make it in trucking, you have to take all the loads you can get.

Anonymous
#443292

been employed with CR England since January 2012, have brand new truck in shop for 10 days now not making any money not turning any miles.Haven't been home since December and it is March.

However I am confident when our truck(2012 Cascadia) is released we will be well on our way to earning a suitable wage. And home time will follow there shortly after. Honestly England is corporate America and it is what u make of it.

But one must clearly factor in the other 50% of the equation, that is out of ones hands.Have a lovely day and BESAFE out there.

Anonymous
#440342

:) that,s what i like to hear truckers doing good ........i my self have 3 trucks and im working on my 4th truck making good money.what u put in is what you get out of it .......

You May Also Like

Executive Moving and Storage and CSI Pros what a Joke! Executive Moving And Storage "We moved from Indiana to Arizona and what a nightmare experience! Stay clear of Executive Moving and Storage- CSI pros handles their claim process, they are not much better. They..." Read more Xpo Logistics - Unbelievable how bad this company is Xpo Logistics "They delivered our washer and dryer from Home Depot. The dryer was damaged, we refused it. Three days later they delivered the dryer. The washer hook up was not done..." Read more Bekins Moving And Storage - BEWARE OF BEKINS Bekins Moving And Storage "BEWARE OF BEKINS VAN LINES I hired Bekins for a move from CA to WA, During the transport of my shipment, at least 50% of my items were damaged severely, lost..." Read more Uhaul - I will never try to rent a truck from U Haul Uhaul "I made a reservation for a truck on June 14, 2017 with the number 27219830 for July 2nd 7:am. One day before moving, July 1st, an U Haul representative from..." Read more Southern Motion Furniture - Product RECL296-17/ETCH MOCH Southern Motion Furniture "Just wanted to let you know how disappointed I am in your product. I purchased a recliner from Levin Furniture in Mentor - over paid in my opinion for the..." Read more Richmond American Homes - Fixing issues after move in Richmond American Homes "First off the sales guy acted like a used car salesman for about 75% of the time we interacted with him either in person or on the phone. We should..." Read more Ikea - shop the store and not online!!!!! Zero Customer service Ikea "My elderly mother has a home in the country, not close to any big cities. We used IKEA online to order a kitchen item for a rental unit. This item..." Read more Dominos Pizza - Experience sucked Dominos Pizza "Ordered 2 pizzas two chicken bacon ranch sandwiches which it what we normally order. The meat on the sandwich was not bacon it was very thick and chewy. I called..." Read more