I work for CRST at the moment. I love my fleet manager, he's the greatest. I have no real complaints about the company other then their opt idle on the trucks. It's no wonder they have so many accidents caused by driver fatigue. It gets so hot in the sleeper before the opt idle turns the truck back on, you can't get any rest. I especially feel sorry for anyone using the top bunk It gets like an oven up there. I bet none of the executives set their air conditioning at 80° in their homes, why should we in ours? In the winter, it gets so cold, you can see your breath. My co-driver and I are constantly battling colds.
I love this company and my job, but this freezing in the winter and roasting in the summer is for the birds.
The other big complaint is idle management. It is about the most unsafe feature I've ever encountered in my life. The truck shuts down after idling for 5 minutes. So, if you're stuck in traffic and don't keep hitting your accelerator, the truck dies. This is a major problem if you're on a hill, in traffic and have to keep on foot on the break, one on the clutch, that leaves you one foot short for hitting the accelerator. Very dangerous if you ask me.