Crete Carrier: Taking the Road Less Traveled

jobs with Crete Carrier CorporationFounded in 1966, Crete Carrier Corporation – along with its operating divisions Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation – ranks as one of the largest privately owned trucking companies in the country, offering a full range of transportation services.

Crete Carrier provides dry van service, Shaffer Trucking offers temperature-sensitive service, and Hunt Transportation covers flatbed and specialized transportation. Collectively, the group operates more than 5,600 tractors and 13,000 trailers, serving customers throughout the United States.

From its corporate headquarters and central dispatch in Lincoln, Nebraska, Crete supervises an extensive fleet of modern equipment operated by experienced drivers serving shippers and receivers throughout the country. The Crete Carrier fleet is one of the newest in the industry, with an average age of two years. Crete’s newest tractors are a mixture of International ProStar+ and Freightliner Cascadias.

Crete Carrier itself employs more than 4,200 drivers, and its fleet consists of more than 3,900 tractors and 9,630 53-foot dry van trailers. Crete’s terminals are located in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

In addition to running a successful trucking company, Crete actively looks for opportunities to benefit the people whose lives it touches. This is done through partnerships, programs, and community initiatives aimed at delivering effective results, particularly in the Lincoln, Nebraska, community.

Dry Van Trucking Jobs with Crete Carrier
As a nationwide company specializing in dry van trucking jobs, Crete is currently hiring National, Regional, Home Weekly, Dedicated, and Team drivers.

Crete drivers must be at least 22 years old and have one year of verifiable tractor trailer experience and a Class A CDL with Haz-Mat endorsement issued by their state of residence. Crete does accept qualified student drivers who have successfully completed training at an approved school. In addition, Crete drivers must have a stable work history and an acceptable driving record, and they must pass the company and Department of Transportation physical exam, drug test, and driving test.

All applicants cleared for hire by Crete Carrier are required to attend truck driver orientation at one of four locations: Lincoln, Nebraska; Lenoir City, Tennessee; New Kingstown, Pennsylvania; or Wilmer, Texas. Transportation, lodging, meals, and a stipend will be paid to company drivers upon successful completion of orientation.

Being independently certified as a Top Paying Carrier by the National Transportation Institute, Crete offers one of the most comprehensive truck driver pay packages in the industry. Crete pays drivers using Practical Route Miles, which reflect about 2 to 4 percent more miles than competitors’ Short Route Miles. Additional compensation includes stop-off pay and breakdown pay, load and unload pay, and hazmat reimbursement.

In addition, Crete Carrier offers health, dental, and vision insurance to drivers and their dependents. Drivers can set up health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and basic life insurance coverage and short term disability coverage are automatically provided. In terms of retirement benefits, drivers can combine their 401(k) contribution with the company-paid Profit Sharing Plan contribution to secure a retirement plan second to none in the truckload industry. Plus, drivers benefit from military leave, jury duty pay, and paid vacation time based on years of service.

If you want to work for a company that takes the road less traveled by emphasizing long-term performance over short-term gains, consider becoming a driver for Crete Carrier.

About Robyn Tellefsen

Robyn Tellefsen is an NYC-based freelance writer and editor who specializes in career education. In addition to writing for The CollegeBound Network and Employment Network's suite of sites, she provides proofreading and copyediting services for various publishing companies. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from Wheaton College (IL).