CRST is a titan in the transportation industry that has grown since 1955. The company has been able to thrive thanks to their ability to earn the trust of the clients who allow them to ship millions of dollars’ worth of cargo at their request daily. CRST has enjoyed strong financial success even throughout the recession, which resulted in many of their competitors losing millions and closing shop. CRST currently has annual revenues, which exceed $1 billion. The company is proud to operate without any debt to speak of, which has allowed them to reinvest in the business through training, equipment and technology.
The sheer size of CRST has helped them offer superior service for years. Most of the 4,500 trucks in the fleet are 2 years old or newer. CRST is dedicated to taking the time to understand the needs of every customer and ensuring they never overpromise. Innovation is at the core of the company and has been since the company was founded in 1955. Back then, founder Herald Smith, saw an opportunity to contract operators who were hauling livestock to Chicago to return with loads of steel as opposed to empty trucks. This small idea soon turned into CRST.
The senior management team of CRST has more than 250 years of combined experience. As a second-generation family business, CRST takes a family approach to their client base. It’s not about making a quick buck; it’s about achieving the long-term interests of their customers. The family approach has also led to a focus of giving back. CRST is a proud partner of:
- Habitat for Humanity
- Junior Achievement
- Variety Club
- And More
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