student (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – October 19, 2016
School is straight forward. they teach you the skills needed to pass cdl examination. day 1 is paper work. day 2, 3 and 4 you spend learning to shift, drive and turn properly (6am-4pm). day 5,6,7 is spent learning to back (6am-5pm) however range is open till 9pm for those who want extra practice. testing is scheduled starting on the 8th day. if your not testing your either on the road practicing or on the range practicing. lodging provided dorm style 8 per room (bunk beds). facility is nice. restaurant, basketball court, theater, couple TV rooms, game room, gym, shuttle to Wal-Mart and surrounding stores. arrive determined and listen to what the instructors/ trainers say and there's no reason you shouldn't pass very knowledgeable. my otr trainer had 3 million miles experience. just passed Monday orientation on Wednesday after that you wait for a trainer to begin phase 1 of training (180hrs). waiting time ranges. ive heard people have left right after orientation and others had to wait weeks I guess it depends.
nice facility, knowledgeable instructors
low pay, rooms stink, have to provide your own food
OTR Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – October 18, 2016
My employment with this company was very informative and adventurous. I would say the most difficult part about operating an fifty three foot semi including the trailer; was backing up into some of the most difficult spots for delivery. This is still a great company to be employed by, with it's rich and long standing history.
Driver/Laborer (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – October 17, 2016
The job seems pretty straight forward and the company is a Buisness and runs like other businesses in similar fields. The staff seems knowledgeable about the equipment and procedure, for the most part. The bus could be better I have had to wait multiple times at Walmart for 2 or 3 hours and I had to walk home Saturday from the mall. I also found the hotel staff could be more helpful. Then it would be nice to have all the people who snore in the same room like the other member mentioned. I Overall they seem fair and I am excited to see where this company takes me. I think it will be fun to see.
Beds, rooms, nice people
Confusion, self-image of company, and integrity issues
Driver (Current Employee) – United States – October 17, 2016
the rush you through training and put on the road fresh out of school. they put you with a random trainer and you go out for at least 160 drive hours. then they put you with someone how is at the same level as you and you don't know if you are going to wake up in the morning. They pay you the bottom of the barrel and never get you home when they are supposed to.
Driver Phase 1 (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City Utah – October 17, 2016
CR England is a great place with balanced work and training to socialism.... all key ingredient's in making a successful company work like a well pre tripped rig....the motel is really nice there are restrictions that are enforced but not abused just make sure your food that you want to keep is out of the fridge on Wednesday by 8 pm lol its only the rules they are plastered every where its only fair...
Phase 1 (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – October 17, 2016
seven days a week classroom and on hands training in and out of truck, fast passed, good instructors who are helpful in most aspects, small rooms with no TV or small fridge like in hotels, have to share with 50 other people.....overall good place to train
Trainee (Current Employee) – Burns Harbor, IN – October 17, 2016
They pay for your room and school for you to get certified but after that my experience was over a month of sitting in my hotel room waiting for my trainer, my DM is completely clueless and I still haven't gotten to drive a truck, my advice is get your cdl, put in your 9 months and find someone else. Also no local jobs unless you live near one of their schools or California.
Commercial Driver (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – October 15, 2016
DMs dont call. They arent worried about you like you are told at school. Was informed that they are to be helping you and get more info thats beneficial for you and the company. Fast paced course. Which is good. Starting pay absolutely sucks. Especially for driving and 80000 missle down the road. Starting pay still needs to be a bit more. Glad my trainer is giving me as much time behind the wheel that he is. He does understand !
Career, Benefits, See the country, For the most part you are your own boss
Not enough home time. Other companies offer better. Even for the begining guys and gals.
Good company to get experience but not for long term goals.
Driver (Former Employee) – Bethlehem, PA – October 13, 2016
Picked up a lot of experience with this company but wasn't able to see myself or anyone building with this company.I enjoyed working for them but they take no consideration on the drivers their main concern is the load not the driver or anything else.
I started at Cedar Hills, Tx facility, I think the instructors there need a little more training on patience. This is coming from a person that use to be teacher. Anyways Texas DPS was backed up. Would've been waiting 3 weeks for my appointment. So Arron came and transferred us to Utah. The facility and staff in Salt Lake treat the students better. I have finally passed. I am really grateful. There are few companies that dedicate themselves in training students and hiring the students that pass. So, great school. Great staff. And cant wait to get out on the road.
Truck Driver Class A (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – October 10, 2016
This is a cool place, I like being here at C.R. England because I get to meet new people everyday AND I get ta Drive Big Freakin Trucks >:D!!!!! I also like that they provide you the shuttle bus thing!!!! Y'all should give Free Food ta everybody ta make this place better :D AND.... Y'all should group all the snoring people in one room to sleep so everybody else can sleep lol XD!!!!! AND (most important) y'all should give more Drive time for learners!!! After my Trainer Dude graded me he told me the things I needed to work on then when I asked for more Practice they we're like "Nah" and just told me to go to the backing range lol!!!!
Meet new people everyday and....learn to Drive Tractor Trailers (eventually - lol)
Not enough Drive Time/Practice for learners!! AND the freakin Food is EXPENSIVE :'o!!!!!!