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Crete Carrier Company Review

Crete Carrier

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Founded in 1966, Crete Carrier Corporation, along with operating division Shaffer Trucking and wholly-owned subsidiary Hunt Transportation, Inc., ranks as one of the largest privately owned trucking companies in the country, offering a full range of transportation services to customers.

Crete Carrier Corporate Headquarters

Map of Crete corporate headquarters
400 NW 56th Street
Lincoln, NE 68528
Phone: 1-800-998-4095
Website: Crete Carrier

Getting Hired At Crete Carrier

Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Minimum age of 22 years
  • Minimum of 1 Year OTR ****
  • Class A CDL with TWIC Card and Alabama Coil Certificate
  • Stable, verifiable work history
  • Acceptable Driving Record as reflected by MVR & PSP reports
  • No DUI or DWI convictions or positive drug screens or events in the past 5 years

****Exceptions to the one (1) year OTR requirement may be made for company drivers on an individual basis, based on a stable work history. Crete also accepts qualified student drivers who have successfully completed schooling at an approved school.

  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No Drug/Alcohol Violations in the last 5 years.

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Crete Hiring Area

Crete hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Age For Crete Carrier

Crete Minimum Age:
22 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Crete 22  
    .
  • PAM 22  
    .
  • Paschall 21  
    .
  • US Xpress 21  
    .
  • May 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Crete Carrier

Crete Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Venture  12  
    .
  • Groendyke  12  
    .
  • MVT  9  
    .
  • Dart  6  
    .
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Crete
    No Experience Required

Crete Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Crete Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
35 cpm

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • Wil-Trans  40 cpm  
    .
  • Crete  35 cpm  
    .
  • May  35  cpm  
    .
  • KLLM  34 cpm  
    .
  • Celadon  33 cpm  
    .
  • XPO  26 cpm  
    .

Crete Carrier Driver Benefits

  • Health Care Benefits - Crete Carrier offers Health, Dental and Vision insurance to drivers and their dependents. You can also setup health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts. Basic life insurance coverage and short term disability coverage are automatically provided by Shaffer.
  • Retirement Benefits - 401(k) contribution and company paid Profit Sharing Plan contribution.
  • Personal Time:
    • - Vacation Pay: Receive paid vacation time based on your years-of-service: 1 year of service equals 1 week of paid vacation, 2 years of service equals 2 weeks of paid vacation, and 10 years or more of service equals 3 weeks paid vacation.
    • - Military Leave: No need to use your vacation time - Crete will get you home for drill and training.
    • - Jury Duty: Receive up to $100/day for jury duty

Crete Carrier Operations

Driving Opportunities At Crete Carrier

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Flatbed
  • Refrigerated

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated
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Crete Operating Area

Crete operates all 48 contiguous states

Crete Company Terminal Locations

Crete Carrier terminal locations
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Marietta, GA
  • Omaha, NE
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Wilmer, TX
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Greensboro, NC
  • New Kingston, PA
  • North Salt Lake, UT
  • Deland, FL
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Columbus, OH
  • Lenoir City, TN
  • Cheyenne, WY

Crete Yearly Revenues

Crete: $1,008,100,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • Swift  $4.12B
    .
  • Southeastern  $1.07B
    .
  • Crete  $1.01B
    .
  • Carter  $208M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  $168.14M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Crete Yearly Miles

Crete: 539,060,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Crete  539.06M
    .
  • Gardner  125.15M
    .
  • May  94.3M
    .
  • Tango  85.99M
    .
  • Martin  57.2M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Crete Company Policies

  • Crete Home Time Options

    Crete has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly
  • Crete Rider Policy

    Take friends and family out on the open road with you with our NO COST Rider Policy. Authorized passengers are as follows:

    • Spouse
    • One child, stepchild, foster-child, niece, nephew or grandchild 4 years of age or younger, provided they are accompanied by the non-driving spouse or adult
    • One child, stepchild, foster-child, niece, nephew or grandchild 5 – 18 years of age, without the non-driving spouse or adult
    • One adult 19 years or older
  • Crete Tuition Reimbursement

    Crete does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Crete Pet Policy

    Crete does allow pets but no specific policy information was given.

Crete Programs For Military Personnel

Requirements:

  • Honorable Discharge
  • DD214 with 2 years of Active Duty Military experience in the last 5 years
  • 1 year of military semi tractor trailer combination experience in the last 5 years
  • Class A CDL License

Drivers will be compensated $600 a week during the 8 week training, and will earn between $.37 and $.44 cents per practical mile after being released from the road training program.

In August 2012, Crete Carrier, officially welcomed five very special trucks into its newly launched Patriot Fleet. The black International ProStar tractors differ from the other 6,000 company trucks in a significant way: they are proudly decorated with decals that honor the United States Armed Forces.

The Patriot Fleet trucks represent all of the veterans that have served and sacrificed for our freedoms, past and present. Crete Carrier is honored to have added the Patriot Fleet trucks to the fleet and proudly represent America’s heroes. Each year Crete Carrier will add new Patriot Fleet trucks to the fleet.

Crete Carrier is proud to hire veterans. As military friendly employers, veterans make up nearly 30% of our employee population. We salute all the men and women who have protected our country, and welcome them to transition to an office, shop, or driving career within our family of companies.

Crete Company Equipment

Crete Number Of Trucks

Crete Number Of Trucks:
5,000 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Crete  5,000
    .
  • ABF  4,100
    .
  • Groendyke  1,001
    .
  • Martin  950
    .
  • Gypsum  512
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Crete Number Of Trailers

Crete Number Of Trailers:
12,000 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Estes  24,592
    .
  • Crete  12,000
    .
  • Hirschbach  1,200
    .
  • CT  1,015
    .
  • Beelman  815
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Crete Governed Speed

Crete Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • Millis  66 mph
    .
  • J.B. Hunt  65 mph
    .
  • Transport America  64 mph
    .
  • Interstate  63 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • Crete  0 mph
    .

Crete Tractor Brands

  • Crete

  • Southeastern

  • Jim Palmer

  • Super Service

  • Hirschbach

  • May

  • Trimac

  • Transport America

  • TransAm

  • Watkins Shepard

  • Covenant

  • Dillon

Crete Transmission Types

Crete has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Lone Star
    • Hunt
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Prime
    • SRT
    • Covenant
  • Automatics
    • AAA Cooper
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Dillon
    • Maverick
    • Averitt
    • Koch
  • Mix Of Both
    • Jim Palmer
    • Trimac
    • Millis
    • TMC
    • CRST
    • Melton

Crete APU Policy

Crete has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Lone Star
    • Celadon
    • Hirschbach
    • Koch
    • Jim Palmer
    • Navajo
  • Without APU's
    • Hunt
    • Hub
    • NFI
    • Waggoners
    • Lynden
    • MCT
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

Crete Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Crete

    The training at Crete will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • Crete Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $600 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a solo driver during training with Crete

    From Crete's Website:

    Our specialized training program does not allow for 24 hour team driving. We believe that our trainees deserve hands-on supervised training in order to get the necessary training need to be a professional truck driver.

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Crete you will run solo after training.

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