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Jarrell Byrd

Driver Feature: Jarrell Byrd, A Simple Old Country Boy

Posted on December 2, 2016

live simple and stay organized Jarrell Byrd is just one of Crete’s dedicated drivers making a life behind the wheel. He has racked up close to 2 million miles and continues to work hard to be the best driver he…

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healthy lifestyle

Creating a Healthy Lifestyle and Sticking to it

Posted on November 28, 2016

Creating a healthy lifestyle takes determination As a driver, you already know that you face an uphill battle when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. It’s more challenging to find and buy groceries you can keep on the truck,…

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Truck Driver Pay

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking Raise Truck Driver Pay

Posted on November 18, 2016

Leaders in truck driver pay with new pay package! Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking have always been a leader in the industry when it comes to driver pay and benefits. For the past ten years, the National Transportation Institute has…

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Truck Driver Awards

September 2016 Drivers of the Month

Posted on November 9, 2016

Congratulations to all of the drivers below for being selected driver of the month for their respective terminal. Many elements are considered by the individual fleet managers in their selection for Driver of the Month. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance…

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make more money

7 Tips to Make More Money – A Driver’s Guide to Success

Posted on November 4, 2016

looking to make more money over-the-road? If you’re looking to make more money as a truck driver these tips may help. We interviewed some of our best drivers to find out some of the keys to their success. There were 11…

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Driver Feature: Thomas Thomas – The Halloween Man

Posted on October 29, 2016

Life outside the Truck Bearing the name Thomas Thomas isn’t the only interesting thing this Crete Carrier driver brings to the table. Summers in the San Juan Islands, jumping from planes, magazine features, and the nickname Halloween Man are just…

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small wins

Celebrating Small Wins to Motivate Employees

Posted on October 27, 2016

How the Power of Small Wins makes a Big Difference in Motivating Employees For as long as most people can remember, employee motivation has been a hot topic for managers. How can we keep employees engaged to produce the best…

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A Look at Trucking Around the World

Posted on October 25, 2016

Want a glimpse into Trucking around the world? Truck driving is a lifestyle, one that differs within place and culture along with regulations and guidelines. It’s clear that trucking varies drastically in different parts of the world, but one thing…

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CPAP Machine

Conquer the CPAP Machine – Tips for new users

Posted on October 20, 2016

How to get used to your CPAP Machine You’ve been tested and diagnosed with sleep apnea and are ready to begin your treatment. One major concern you have is adjusting to your CPAP machine. We have put together a list of…

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trucking apps

Trucking Apps you Need to Make Life Easier

Posted on October 15, 2016

There are trucking apps for that Nearly everyone has a smartphone these days and apps have become a way of life. There are apps available to do just about anything. In fact, you are probably familiar with the saying “there’s…

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