CRST International is one of the foremost trucking companies in the US offering a wide array of trucking services for any type of business. Started in 1955, the company now has more than a billion dollars in revenue every year making them one of the largest companies in the country. Their focus is on delivering cost-effective services to their consumers no matter what type of industry they are in. Today, CRST has served a variety of businesses in the United States ranging from manufacturing companies to wholesale and retail businesses. The business is family owned giving it a unique approach in their management of their customers and employees.
The beginnings of CRST are quite unique since its owner did not own a single truck. In 1955, a couple named Herald and Miriam Smith established the Cedar Rapids Steel Transport using a chicken coop which they bought for just a little over a hundred dollars. They contracted truck owners who were transporting livestock from Cedar Rapids to Chicago to haul steel on their return trips. This worked for both sides since steel companies were finding ways to cut costs with the transport of their products and truck owners are also getting additional in their livestock business.
From those very simple beginnings, the company has now grown to become one of the largest private truck companies in the United States. Today, the company now has six operating companies and is offering a wider array of services to their customers. It includes dry van, flatbed, dedicated, and moving services. They also offer brokerage and transportation management services for their clients. The company, being family owned and operated, offers services which are aimed at providing clients with custom-made strategies that will produce long-term benefits.
The company is operated by employees that have a combined experience of more than 200 years making them one of the most efficient and excellent providers of trucking services. This is proven by the various awards and recognitions that the company has received through the years. Some of them include the FedEx Group Carrier of the Year Award and the FedEx Ground Peak Performance Award in 2012, the Transport Topics Top 100 For Hire Carriers, and the latest is the SmartWay 2013 Excellence Award which is given to those who are providing an environment-conscious method of transportation. They are also members of a variety of trucking organizations such as the American Trucking Association and the Association for Retail Environments.
CRST trucking is one of the biggest trucking in the United States that offers a wide array of logistics and transport services. With more than a billion dollars in capital, this company leads in innovation as they continuously look for ways to provide more efficient method of delivery through newer technology. They also employ the latest truck models in their company and the largest group of highly skilled drivers that make them one of the most cost-effective trucking companies. The company has definitely grown and expanded if you take the fact that they started with literally no truck of their own. For more information about the CRST CDL school visit this page.
CRST International Inc.
3930 16th Avenue SW
P.O. Box 68
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