Entries by Brad Penner

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking 2019 Terminal Drivers of the Year

Congratulations to the drivers below for being selected driver of the year for their respective terminal. Many elements are considered by the individual fleet managers in their selection for Driver of the Year. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a great deal of pride in their work. The qualities you exhibit on the road are exemplary of […]

2019 Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking Drivers of the Year

Crete Carrier Corporation celebrates another year of achievements in driver safety and productivity in 2019. In recognition of a successful year at Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking, we are honored to present the following drivers with our Driver of the Year Awards! Many elements go into consideration as the fleet managers make their selections for each Driver of the Year. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance are among the key traits […]

Protect those IFTA Decals!

It’s that time of the year when we need to place those 2020 International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) decals on our assigned trucks before February 1—but let’s be sure we can KEEP them where they belong! Imagine this scenario. It’s a cold January morning and you have done everything to be sure your equipment is ready to roll. You stop for a short break, then have to go into an open […]

November 2019 Drivers of the Month

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 are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a great deal of pride in their work. The qualities you exhibit on the road are […]

Getting Home for Christmas

Here we go—that last week before Christmas and many of us drivers are wanting to be home. While we may have plans to be with our families, our company’s operations personnel are collectively performing a major undertaking during the week leading up to Christmas and New Year’s Day. If you plan to be home, remember how important TIMELY COMMUNICATION from us drivers will be in helping our operations staff get […]

October 2019 Drivers of the Month

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 are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a great deal of pride in their work. The qualities you exhibit on the road are […]

September 2019 Drivers of the Month

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 are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a great deal of pride in their work. The qualities you exhibit on the road are […]

New Truck. New Issues.

Once a driver has been with the company for a while and demonstrated that they are safe and productive they are likely to be assigned to a brand new truck. While there’s a lot to be said for that new truck smell and a feeling of ‘starting off fresh’, we as drivers can’t just assume all is well and not pay attention to its overall condition. In my previous career […]

Keeping an Ear to the Ground with A CB Radio

Most of us who were alive back in the 1970s still remember the nationwide 55 MPH speed limits. Back then most everyone had a CB radio, regardless of what type of vehicle they were driving. In a sense, that was the ‘social media’ of the day. Why have a CB? To this day, many old school truckers like myself still understand the importance of keeping an ear to the ground […]

August 2019 Drivers of the Month

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 are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a great deal of pride in their work. The qualities you exhibit on the road are […]