CRST International Reviews
CRST International
3930 16th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

CRST International Reviews

Program: Class A CDL Training 

Length: 3 weeks

Hours of Training: 160 

Classroom Instruction: 32 hours

Skills/Road Training: 128 hours

Student/Tractor-Trailer Ratio: 4 to 1

Part-Time Training: Available (depends on the school)

Over-the-Road Training: 28 days (CRST)

OTR Student/Instructor Ratio: 1 to 1

CDL Training Offered: 

  • Class A
Training Equipment:
  • Tractor-Trailers
Award: Certificate of Completion

Student Lodging: Yes

Student Meals: Yes (2 per day)

Guaranteed Employment: Yes (CRST)

First-Year Salary: $26K to $54K

Late-Model Equipment: Yes

Admission Requirements: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age for intrastate driving
  • Must be at least 21 years of age for interstate driving
  • Must provide your Social Security number
  • Must provide your home address history for the past 3 years
  • Must provide your current driver license number
  • Must provide your driver license history for the past 3 years
  • Must provide your employment history up to 10 years
  • Must provide history of traffic accidents from the last 5 years
  • Must provide history of traffic violations from the last 3 years
  • Must provide history of convictions from the last 3 years
  • Includes DUI or reckless driving conviction & license suspension
  • Must provide your criminal history
  • Must provide your military history (if applicable)

CRST paid CDL training is also available at various truck driving schools nationwide.

Classroom Instruction:

  • Orientation
  • Driver safety
  • DOT regulations
  • Trip planning
  • Cargo handling
  • Size & weight laws
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Hours of service
  • Accident prevention
  • CDL Written Exam prep

Skills Training:

  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Vehicle systems
  • Maintenance & inspection
  • Controlling
  • Shifting
  • Straight-line backing
  • Parallel parking
  • Alley docking
  • Serpentine driving
  • Basic Vehicle Skills Test prep

Road Training:

  • Observing the instructor
  • Visual search
  • Space management
  • Speed management
  • Inclines & Downgrades
  • Defensive driving
  • Rural road driving
  • City street driving
  • Highway driving
  • Road Skills Test prep

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