Crete Carrier Corporation currently owns and operates 19 terminals across the United States. Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking share a corporate headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska and also share terminals in the following locations:
While there may be temporary hiring freezes in some areas of the country at various times, Crete typically hires from all of the lower 48 United States.
Crete operates throughout the entire continental United States.
The minimum hiring qualifications include, but are not limited to:
All students will need to complete a paid 4 to 8 week on-the-job-training program with a Crete Driver Trainer.
No, drivers are not forced to team after training. Even during training, trucks are run as solo operations. Team divisions are available for those who choose to drive a team truck.
While Crete only hauls dry van freight, their sister company, Shaffer Trucking, hauls refrigerated and temperature controlled freight.
During the 4 to 8 week company training period, trainees are paid a flat salary of $500 per week. After that, drivers will earn the following:
Crete Carrier pays their drivers using a "Practical Mileage" calculation. The average annual earnings for Crete Carrier drivers for 2010 was between $52,000 and $62,000 depending on the division they were in.
Crete offers the following benefits to drivers after 30 days of employment:
No tuition reimbursement is offered.
Drivers in the national OTR division will run all 48 states and be home every 21 days for 3 days of hometime.
No pets are allowed, but a family rider program does exist. The requirements for the family rider program are as follows: