Entries by Brad Penner

Making the Most of Your Minutes

Every day a professional truck driver is on the road is a day defined by the clock. Federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules prescribe how much time a driver can spend doing his or her job every day. But HOS rules really boil down to minutes—660 minutes—the maximum amount of time a driver can be […]

December 2018 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 […]

Getting the Most from Social Media

Social media has become an important part of life for many Americans—and people around the globe. We wanted to share a little bit of how Crete Carrier Corporation approaches our use of social media. If you break down the term, “social” is about the way we interact with each other; “media” refers to the content […]

ICYMI—Winter Driving Edition

In Nebraska, we have a saying. If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. This winter season (which really started in the fall) has brought the usual challenging conditions at different times throughout the continental U.S. The south Atlantic Coast was paralyzed by an early December storm that dropped 1-2 feet of snow in […]

Aiming higher in 2019

With 2018 now in the rear view mirror we can reflect on recent changes in our industry and how we do our daily routine. Freight has been better than I’ve seen it in a long time. Driver pay has increased—in some cases quite dramatically. And in almost every area of the country, parking has become one […]

November 2018 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 […]

Taking time for yourself

We as professional drivers are certainly among the most self-sacrificing and hardest working people in the world. We routinely miss special events with family members and holidays—and those who love us know it comes with the job. But I’m probably one of the biggest perpetrators of neglecting myself—and often times my family. I’m a terrible workaholic. […]

October 2018 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 […]

Proactive Parking

Now that the industry has fully converted to elogs, those who once relied on creative logging when searching for parking must master a new skill—finding a safe and legal place to park within the hours of service limits. In days past, many drivers would simply continue on well past their actual driving hours until finding […]