Cedar Rapids Steel Transport (CRST) International is a privately-held company of the Smith family. It began its operation in 1955, and the company initially hauled iron and steel articles from Chicago to Cedar rapids. It grew from one man to now more than 5,000 employees nationwide.
CRST International Offers "just-in-time" and other premium transportation services, concentrating on longer length of haul and selected traffic lanes. To meet this challenge CRST invested on the latest technologies to organize the transportation process and provide their clients with accurate, up-to-the-minute shipment data. These include: Global Positioning Satellite (GPS), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), TMS Management Software, High-Tech Warehousing, Internet Tracking & Tracing, and Internet Proof of Delivery Imaging.
CRST International is made up of 5 companies:
CRST Van Expedited. It is one of the nation's leading long-haul truckload carriers, this is the company to call for rapid, reliable van service throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Their services include: Expedited Team Truckload, Regional Truckload, and Air Cargo Expedited. They have 1,100 company-owned tractors; 2,1500 van trailers; 2,00 team drivers; 350 single drivers; and more than 250 independent contractors, they have the equipment and the people to get the customer's freight moving.
CRST Malone. They're flatbed roots reach all the way back to 1928, making them one of the country's oldest flatbed carriers. They are also among the industries largest, with three key service areas: National, Regional, and Dedicated Services.
CRST Dedicated Services is the perfect solution to create a tailor-made, dedicated services application to address the client's unique transportation requirements whether it be specialized equipment, specialized services, or a combination thereof. They can help the customer's company generate superior Return On Investment through: Dedicated Contract Carriage, and Private Fleet Conversion.
CRST Logistics can help clients reduce costs, improve performance, and more effectively manage the client's supply chain, with solutions customized to their specific needs, like: Outbound & Inbound Transportation Management; Carrier Selection & Rate Negotiation; Freight Bill Auditing & Payment; and Private Fleet/Dedicated Fleet Management.
CRST Capacity Solutions is a division of CRST Carrier Group. An Iowa based logistics company with offices located throughout the 48 adjacent states. Partnered with CRST Carrier Group gives them the capacity to offer the best of both worlds to their clients; a non-asset-based solution in conjunction with an asset-based platform to cover all of their transportation needs.