By: CRST Expedited

Cedar Rapids, IA – CRST (Cedar Rapids Steel Transport) is proud to announce the opening of their new training and lodging center, which is located at the CRST complex on 16th Avenue.  The new $3 million facility is a two-story, 36,000 square foot building that includes a game room complete with pool tables, a big screen TV Room, a patio with grills, internet access, vending, laundry, and sleeping rooms with individual temperature control units.


In addition, the drivers have immediate access to CRST personnel to assist them with all their training, safety, and any operational needs.  All of the lodging and perks in the new facility is an added benefit to students.  Experienced drivers benefit from the new facility as well.


“Ongoing driver training is a top priority,” explains Mike Gannon, president of CRST Van Expedited.  “A separate technology training room allows drivers to complete continuing education safety training on computers at private work stations.”


The new center will host 75 to 100 drivers a day.  Many of those drivers will be participating in CRST’s company sponsored CDL-A training program at nearby Kirkwood Community College.  Although their primary focus will be in the Cedar Rapids area, CRST will continue to contract to train with other schools in the country.



Whatever your level of experience may be, there is a future for you at CRST. We are the nation’s largest team carrier, and we run the longest average length of haul and the most miles per tractor per week in the industry. To become a part of the CRST Van Expedited team, call us today, and we’ll get you on the road to your own successful and satisfying professional truck driving career! 800-980-2778 or apply online at