Crete Carrier Company Review

Crete Carrier Company Overview

Crete Carrier company logo

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

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.


Crete Hiring Area

Crete hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Hiring Age For Crete Carrier

Crete Minimum Hiring Age:
22 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
  • Crete 22  
  • Swift 21  
  • Koch 21  
  • CT 21  
  • Hogan 21  
  • USA Truck 21  

Minimum Experience Required For Crete Carrier

Crete Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
  • Waggoners  12  
  • Hunt  12  
  • Dart  6  
  •  Crete
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Knight
    No Experience Required

Crete Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Crete Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
35 cpm

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Maverick  55 cpm  
  • Averitt  37 cpm  
  • Crete  35 cpm  
  • Celadon  33 cpm  
  • Dillon  0:0,6:38,12:39,18:43,24:45  cpm  
  • TMC  0:45,6:46,12:47 cpm  
  • A. Duie Pyle  0:33,6:35,12:37,18:38,24:41  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

Crete Operating Area

Crete operates all 48 contiguous states

Crete Carrier 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
  • ODFL  $2.79B
  • Crete  $1.01B
  • May  $188M
  • Oak Harbor  $168.14M
  • G & P  $80M

Crete Yearly Miles

Crete: 539,060,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
  • Crete  539.06M
  • Cowan  150M
  • Melton  111.68M
  • Koch  80.65M
  • Gypsum  45.33M
  • 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


  • 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
  • AAA Cooper  2,400
  • Trimac  2,200
  • Eagle  698
  • Wil-Trans  200
  • Lynden  198

Crete Number Of Trailers

Crete Number Of Trailers:
12,000 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
  • Crete  12,000
  • Interstate  5,600
  • Jack Cooper  2,400
  • May  2,100
  • Decker  1,164
  • Wil-Trans  300

Crete Governed Speed

Crete Speed:

  • Millis  70 mph
  • A&R  67 mph
  • Melton  65 mph
  • Lone Star  65 mph
  • Interstate  63 mph
  • Schneider  60 mph
  • Crete  0 mph

Crete Tractor Brands

  • Crete

  • Schneider

  • Koch

  • CalArk

  • Gypsum

  • J.B. Hunt

  • Decker

  • Hunt

  • Dart

  • XPO

  • Celadon

  • Jim Palmer

Crete Transmission Types

Crete has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Hunt
    • Lone Star
    • Covenant
    • Prime
    • Schaffer
    • J.B. Hunt
  • Automatics
    • Maverick
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Millis
    • Carter
    • Averitt
    • AAA Cooper
  • Mix Of Both
    • Ozark
    • CRST
    • Wil-Trans
    • Schneider
    • Trimac
    • Jim Palmer

Crete APU Policy

Crete has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Koch
    • Ozark
    • Wil-Trans
    • Marten
    • Celadon
    • Trimac
  • Without APU's
    • CT
    • MCT
    • Quality Distribution
    • Gypsum
    • Heartland
    • Cowan
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

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