Don't Believe Anything They Tell You During Recruitment
Almost Employee (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – November 1, 2013
The things I was told by my recruiter turned out to not be the case. When I arrived and went to orientation, I was told "Your recruiter lied. It's their job to get you out here any way they can." I was stuck at their facility in the middle of nowhere trying to figure out what to do. The one thing I knew was that I would NEVER move forward with any company that lacks integrity. They admitted their recruiters out and out lie to recruits to get them to come. Once you get there, you find out the truth and then you're stuck. If you go, make sure you have bus fare home because they do NOT provide it. They pay your way out there but don't expect a paycheck. Even if your recruiter says your employment starts that day, it's "Unpaid" until you complete your school. Getting it in writing makes no difference. I got several confirmation emails about my Driver Job, but when I got there, was told I would not be paid until I completed my training.
Run as fast as you can in the other direction. If they are dishonest and lie to you up front, there's no way they will change that once you finally do go onto their payroll. You'll be in for a long, hard, disappointing ride.
There are some really good, legitimate, forthright trucking companies out there who act with integrity. Choose them and leave CR England alone.
Truck Driver, Truck Driver Trainer (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – March 1, 2016
They were the company who first gave me a chance in trucking and for that I am grateful. I think their school did a pretty good job preparing me. I picked it up quickly and it was a perfect fit for me .Also, they let me train other new students a short while after I started my driving career. I was a great opportunity and I'm grateful.
a great school that got me started in trucking industry.
a good starter job, but easily found better pay and benefits after just a couple years experience.
Chained to the truck, even when you are not driving
Professional Driver (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – February 2, 2016
CR England has a great driving School, called Premier. Instructor were great and they made it easy to pick the concepts up. Driving for them was a little stressful, and Driver Managers made it that way. Drive, Drive, Drive that is all they wanted from you and asking for some home time made it seem like you had to fight the Driver Managers to give it to you. Home time was promised and then taken back every time. Pay was not all that great, some drivers lived on peanut-butter and bread, or cup of noodles. You spent a lot of time at docks and little way in compensation.
Driver Recruiter (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – March 14, 2016
If you love being told you are not good enough. This is a place for you! Managers always wanting to write you up if you had a bad week. They have changed the pay structure so many times it makes it so hard to get paid out at all. They don't have a good training program. Most team leads have to train new recruiters. There is alot of favortism.
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – November 24, 2015
I dont even want to do the review for the company! They treat you as if you don't even exist but to solidly work, and as breaks are mandatory that is the only time you will get to yourself. They never give you days off and they always mess up your paychecks and you will always be missing miles on your checks, you will also notice that getting a raise never happens with them unless you decide to train someone. Oh and did I mention they stick you with students that don't even know how to really do the job yet and expect you to learn from them.
Professional Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, Ut – August 12, 2015
Typical day at work was driving 8-9 hours with a few breaks in between. Learning was for the most part was very good, training and counseling was always available in numerous States. Management always made themselves readily available. Co-workers were team players, willing to lend a helping hand. The hardest part of the job was often sharing the truck with a stranger/new driver. The most enjoyable part of the job was you were never alone, someone was always there with you.
Very closed attitudes with lots of politics and infratructure.
Western Reagional OTR team driver (Former Employee) – West Valley City, UT – March 9, 2016
went to CRE for additional training, certification and OJT hours and miles. Completed in-house certification in mid-August, Phase 1 training and OJT miles by Sep. and left with 1st P2 trainer on Oct 23 ; Kevin Green at WVC yard, UT, 2nd P2 trainer on Nov 20 at Bolt Harbor, Il, P2 upgrade took 2 days (admin delays!) from 4-5 Dec. On 6 Dec, drove home for R&R using POV Marvin, cleaned out all storage and accounts from WVC complex. Transferred to Weastern Regional route with a pre-arrainged partner in Nampa ID, was cashiered when I turned down "training other students in my own truck" opportunity.
lots of work as long as you are fast enough and efficient enough.
not much opportunity for advancement or advanced training.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – May 26, 2016
Every day I have an opportunity to work on interesting projects to improve processes or that make a positive difference. The culture is friendly and everyone helps one another. Employees share information to help one another learn. Achievements are recognized. Veterans are honored. Everyone works hard, but it's also a fun environment. I thoroughly enjoy my job and being part of an environment that really cares about the drivers. The best part of my job is I learn something every day and I get to help drivers!
Great working environment, Continuous learning, The opportunity to really make a positive difference!
The starting benefits are a little on the low side, but overall they're comparable.
Commercial Driver (Former Employee) – Fontana, CA – April 24, 2016
Do your research before you come here. There are plenty of YouTube videos I suggest you watch them.Great place to come and get your commercial license. You will learn a lot from the school they offer. By the time I had been driving for 3 months with the company 90% of the people that were with me in class had quit. The pay during your training is horrible but they do pay for a cheap hotel. It was so bad that most of the students were stealing breakfast from the hotel and having it as lunch and dinner. I also had a chance to speak to the hotel staff when they asked me how much we got paid because a couple of students asked not to throw away the left over food and to give it to them. You will pretty much become broke during the training period, that's how low the wage is.
Independent Contractor / Trainer / Driver (Former Employee) – West Valley City, UT – July 7, 2016
C.R. England will teach you how to drive a Semi+Trailer and charge you $6000+ If you leave them within 9 months. You are put under contract for those 9 months, good luck seeing your family. You will work normally 14 hours a day and drive maximum of 11 hours of the 14. On average will will work 70 hours a week but being paid only 14-16 cents a mile. average pay per week is only $600 after taxes FOR 70 HOURS a week and no home time.
C.R. England is by far the worst company to learn from and drive for. Most companies are flexible with their drivers and treat them with respect, but not this company.
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – September 10, 2015
I learned how to drive while working for them and they were good about keeping all their trucks moving and if the truck isn,t moving no one makes money(the name of the game) I felt like a smaller company was more to my liking.
roadside service agent (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – January 19, 2016
typical day of work is to answer phones, diaginos mechanical repair issues, deal with repair shops thru estimate and billing. Learned to use different forms of office programs, company software, tech data sheets. Management is a little hard to work with on some of the issues past supervisors have tried and failed with and doesn't include employee's input. Co-workers preform bonds thru friendship with others and work more as a team. Hardest part of the job was the amount of calls coming in and the poor scheduling of people needed to correctly handle the position.
monthly bonus program, vacation/sick time earnings, hourly wage
management my way or highway attitude, prefers no friendships between co-workers
the culture is to put out as many drivers as they can as soon as they can
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – June 23, 2016
I received my training and was given a student even before they gave me a truck to drive. I had just finished my training and now they expected me to train new students. for me that does not make any sense. I should have been given the opportunity to drive for the company for at the very least about six months before expecting me to train students. The thing that made me upset was that the students I got were getting home time before I was.
OTR Driver (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 21, 2016
This is not the company to work for. I started with them in July 2015...left in November 2015 and it was worth it. They pay is absolutely horrible! You can work at McDonald's and make more money a week. The DM's are not qualified and have no idea how to handle any situation that comes up. Planners don't know how to plan for the driver. They DO NOT honor home time! They will avoid giving you a trip to or around your home state with the fear that you (drivers) won't come back. It is best to obtain your CDLs on your own do not go through CR England. They are a major rip off.
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) – Burns Harbor, IN – April 13, 2016
Worked for England as a Otr truck driver for a month. Went out with a trainer for 180 hours then had to team drive for 6 months if wanted to solo. 1st week out on the road with partner he wrecked us in Nebraska. Team driving is not for me and your life is in someone else's hands. The pay sucked at $12 cents a mile. You can go to McDonald's and make more then with this company. If you just want to get experience and get out and not make money then go for it. They do have nice equipment and plenty of miles to offer on good side.
Driver (Former Employee) – Casa Grande, AZ – June 15, 2016
A C.R. England driver hauling a Wal-Mart trailer intentionally tried to run me off the road as I passed him on AZ State Hwy 187. The driver is a white haired, white bearded old man with a blue rig. California plates 2082439. Wal-Mart trailer #128201. The driver waved his arms, made hand gestures and yelled profanities out his window as he was forcing us out of our lane.
Nice type of people you hire C.R. England, I bet you are real proud of this one!
Lets hope he doesn't kill someone while on your clock!