CRENGLAND Trucking Company
james

Lisbon Falls, ME

#21 Oct 26, 2010
get your cdl with them get some experience with them and get out and find a better company! there are some people making money out there but the vast majority of them dont make money with england.
jlfd12

Greenwood, AR

#22 Nov 17, 2010
Ok, now lets see they have 4 training schools and prob. have 50 students at each school per week. ok thats 200 students per wk. now how many of them report stuff like this. out of that 200 per wk.? thats my question... I've been a otr driver for about 3 yrs when i got out of it and became a down grade MEDIC / EMT-Basic now that there is no jobs in my area i'm forced back in to the trucking industry or go to a chicken plant... for get that.. so trucking it is.. now i've signed up with c r england i leave out dec 6 for training again.. since its been 7yrs since i last drove a big rig. I'm fine with that and i've leased before and made great money at it very well i made 10,553 in one month and a day with ROCOR they are shut down now went bankrupt. Now I plan on being here for at least 3 yrs to save money for Paramedic school.. also I'm thinking of being a Trainer with my background I dont think I'd have a problem with Training at all.. well I just hope that I make a great trainer.... I have 4 winter seasons under me. and along with that my EMT cert. along with Fire Fighter 1 and i'm also Level 2 Hazmat certified as well... Ive done a lot in past 7 yrs.. and hope it pays off for training u fresh students.. take care and hope to see some of you on the road.. chow..

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#23 Nov 17, 2010
jlfd12 wrote:
Ok, now lets see they have 4 training schools and prob. have 50 students at each school per week. ok thats 200 students per wk. now how many of them report stuff like this. out of that 200 per wk.? thats my question... I've been a otr driver
Your making a big mistake going to england. I would do a little more research and find another company to refresh your skills. One thing I don't understand with this trucking industry is why the big deal if you have been out of a truck for a bit? If you have a CDL then you are qualified to drive a commercial vehicle and should know the FMCSA rules regardless if you drive OTR or local. I drove anything you can think of local for 15 years and only needed to train to see how to survive on the road. Everything else is the same if not more difficult when driving local. You don't have a map of restricted routes so you are more attentive to weight limits and using your better judgement when picking your routes. However, please reconsider your choice since you plan on doing this for a bit. Anyone would be better than england. My brother-in-law has been a trucker for 32 years and has driven for many different companies and he told me that england is lower than the cows%$t in a farm field.
allylab50

Chicago, IL

#24 Nov 25, 2010
Jlfd12 I am currently going through the training program at Cr England's Burns Harbor school. It just floors me that so many people put trust in one person on a blog, because he couldn't hack it. So far training has been great. Have not been pressured into anything as of yet. Granted this is my 1st week of training. My advise to you is decide for yourself. You"re the only one that knows what is right for you.

With that said don't expect great accommodations when you get here . You wont be in a 5 star hotel. But it is a room with a bed and hot water. Bring some food with you unless you have transportation, don't expect to get fed at school the day you arrive, wont happen. All I can say is decide for yourself. But so far I'm glad I'm here!
Karen

United States

#25 Nov 28, 2010
The England lease deal is great .... if you are a trainer or at least husband/wife team. For a solo you better plan on living in the truck because you won't make enough to pay rent anywhere else. The training is not bad, but with any company it will depend on the trainer you get. Some good ones, lots of bad ones that are just trying to make that truck payment and don't know how to teach.

As for working hard? Try running two log books if you want to make money as a solo driver with England. Not legal guys, no matter what your work ethic is.
Vie L0109

Bethesda, MD

#26 Dec 1, 2010
I must admit I never do any postings, however I felt that it was pertinent to do so in regards to CR England. I went to school and trained with CR England and to say the least, this company is mortifying beyond words. I had a trainer who was very unstable (mentally) and could have lost my life and CR England would have never questioned my whereabouts. Upon contacting CR England repeatedly about the critical situation I was in, they did nothing and even went as far as covering theirselves and calling me a liar, even after I was escorted off the truck by the police. I sincerely agree that this company should be looked at carefully and destroyed before something critical happens, if it already hasn't and they have covered it up. In my experience with CR England they tried to do the same exact thing. This is a travesty!!!! Blessings to you all who have families that you support and need you.
bigdog

Bellevue, WA

#27 Jan 7, 2011
I filled app. today to get on with cr. then found this site. maybe i'll keep looking
i don't want to own a truck did that before. don't sound like company drivers do well either. thank you
Hammerdown-Hamme rlane

Renton, WA

#28 Feb 23, 2011
Karen wrote:
The England lease deal is great .... if you are a trainer or at least husband/wife team. For a solo you better plan on living in the truck because you won't make enough to pay rent anywhere else. The training is not bad, but with any company it will depend on the trainer you get. Some good ones, lots of bad ones that are just trying to make that truck payment and don't know how to teach.
As for working hard? Try running two log books if you want to make money as a solo driver with England. Not legal guys, no matter what your work ethic is.
UR correct about running 2 log books to make $ as solo driver with this sorry ass carrier.Last place I would consider,alongside Swift, to receive training.Don't forget about signing that employment contract obligating you financially to them.No such thing as total free lunch training with any trucking company.If you are dead set on learning with the Swift of reefers-go with CR England.At least they have nice color trucks,just like Prime-a better reefer carrier to train with vs CR England.More negative comments than positive ones pretty much sums it up for companies like CRE+Swift.Like you say-illegal logs are just that no matter your work ethic.Now with CSA 2010-electronic logs will become compulsory within the next few years.Werner;Transport America and others are already using electronic logs.Look at the comments on Topix.com :CR England-Total Scam.NO-I never drove for them.So, not a comment from an ex-CRE contractor or employee.Mash On It But Don't Crash On It!
Hammerdown-Hamme rlane

Renton, WA

#29 Feb 23, 2011
bigdog wrote:
I filled app. today to get on with cr. then found this site. maybe i'll keep looking
i don't want to own a truck did that before. don't sound like company drivers do well either. thank you
Good for this Topix.com site you read about CR England. Don't walk but RUN from their infamous lease-purchase AKA FLEECE-PURCHASE deal.Good deal for company but bad deal for you or other broke ass drivers with no credit+no down pmt and expect to start a business with no savings/preparartion whatsoever! Kinda like lease-purchase furniture from Rent-A-Center.Should call them Rent-A-Reefer:-). I don't think company drivers do much better.However, I would rather be a company driver than be reponsible for that FLEECE-PURCHASE!
confused

United States

#30 Feb 24, 2011
started checking for cdl schools,seems their all bad. Just want bodies in trucks so they can pay low wages.What about paying your own way,then what? I have a little child(3yrs) at home so no way am i going on the road for a month home two days and gone again.Im not that desperate yet. Anyway say i go thru the school(driveco-indiana)i get my cdl then no one wants to hire you unless you have minimum six months drive time.What then? Any suggestions?
Hammerdown-Hamme rlane

Warsaw, IN

#31 Feb 25, 2011
confused wrote:
started checking for cdl schools,seems their all bad. Just want bodies in trucks so they can pay low wages.What about paying your own way,then what? I have a little child(3yrs) at home so no way am i going on the road for a month home two days and gone again.Im not that desperate yet. Anyway say i go thru the school(driveco-indiana)i get my cdl then no one wants to hire you unless you have minimum six months drive time.What then? Any suggestions?
Not about desperation but about obtaining actual OTR driving skill.
Tough to get a local CDL-A job as a new inexperienced driver.Most local jobs wil require some experience.However,Coca-Cola and Pepsi offer CDL-A beverage route sales drivers that represent an excellent opportunity to drive and stil be at home.Otherwise,I would still avoid CRE or Swift;but,that's your decision.They do offer training.So does Roehl;Transport America;HO Wolding just to name a few dry van carriers.You really want REEFER MADNESS:grocery warehouses,lumpers,and long detention times (paid+unpaid),go with Prime;Frozen Food Express;or Willis Shaw Express anyday over CRE!Keep your CDL clean and mainatain a good attitude even if you decide to stick it out 1YR OTR (at least 6MOS Min Exp-JB Hunt).Good Luck and Mash On It But Don't Crash On It!
James Huggins

Brooklyn, NY

#32 Mar 2, 2011
The training is one of the best in the trucking industry. Once trained there, you are DOT certified and all other companies will hire you. This the only good thing about CR England. When I trained I never came one from April 1, 2010 to May 26, 2010. They lied about work in the Northeast. Although there are dedicated runs in the Northeast, you have to work in UTAH or Atlanta for 2 years before you can get the work. I had to leave.
James Huggins

Brooklyn, NY

#33 Mar 2, 2011
Also CR England pay is lousey. I have a CDL job paying .425 per mile and I am home on the weekends here in the Northeast. They train you extensively, but they have no regard for you as a person, you are a piece of machinery to them.
Amy

Reno, NV

#34 Mar 27, 2011
"As for working hard? Try running two log books if you want to make money as a solo driver with England. Not legal guys, no matter what your work ethic is.

Karen, I don't understand what age of time you are coming, but I drove for England in 2009/2010. The logging is done through EOBR, in case you don't know what that means, it is an Electronic device powered by satellite, also called: Qualcomm.
There is no such a thing as "running two log books". Beside that, C.R.England takes a huge pride in logging accuracy, they fire drivers over the log violations.
wife of a trucker

Hazleton, PA

#35 Mar 28, 2011
jimswife wrote:
what can u expect if you lease will you have enough to pay expenses and have money left to take home. ron how is the training program my husband is supposed to leave saturday for indiana do you feel its worth it
Hello...My husband has been working for england for about a year now as a lease operator...some times you will see no paycheck to bring home and then there was a few times he brought home 700 or more for the week thats after all his expences....To be successful with england you have to try to learn as much as u can about running your truck as your bussiness that means watching how much fuel u can save and also try not to turn down to many load because then that pisses them off and they end up scewing u...all i can say from what me and my husband as seen it is not as bad as some say...u can not go there thinking oh all i have to do is get in the truck and drive na thats not gonna work...and of coarse in the beginning there are a lot of expences that u need to come up with for things your husband needs for his truck in order to survive well i want to wish u both good luck
wife of a trucker

Hazleton, PA

#36 Mar 28, 2011
dontdoitt wrote:
CR England should be stopped dismantled and destroyed they are the worst company in the United States. I wish someone could shut them down once and for all
Hello I am not trying to be mean but not everyone has the same experiance at england as your husband and his friend did...my husband has been working for them for a year now and yes i will agree they are not the best company to go with but everyone is different u really need to learn everything u can about owning a truck to be able to run it sucssefully and also be willing to work hard
Newbies

West Columbia, SC

#37 May 23, 2011
Is there any company out there that will school and train teams together the entire time. Me and my husband want to go to school and do the training on the road together. I have looked into CRE but you have to be 23. I am 22 he is 21. PLEASE HELP!!!
beezie

United States

#38 Sep 4, 2011
My husband is a solo driver for England. He works Walmart dedicated. He makes about 1000.00 dollars per week. If your not making money leasing it is because your too lazy to keep track of your business. FUEL MANAGEMENT!!!!!! DONT FOLLOW ENGLANDS FUEL PURCHASES ON HOW MUCH TO FUEL, DO THE MATTH YOURSELF!!!!! ALSO IF GETTING MORE THAN 6.5 MPG, GO TO REBATE. You could pay a lot less than 1.25 dollars per gallon. You run your business no one else. P.S. don't use equinox. It is a rip off. If your not lazy you can do the bookkeeping yourself.
ana

Phoenix, AZ

#39 Sep 28, 2011
U need more exp. On how to recruit people. You give thm false hope n judge thm by there back ground. Or Wht thy been through.
for Ana- banana

Phoenix, AZ

#40 Sep 28, 2011
Inexperienced recruiter thy should have kept the one thy fired. Ur worse need more training. False hope leader.

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