Entries by Brad Penner

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking Announce Driver Pay Raise

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking is raising pay for drivers on national and regional over the road fleets beginning October 1, 2020. Starting pay for national drivers will now range from $0.51 to $0.57 per mile depending on experience. The pay cap for over the road fleets will also grow to $0.58-$0.61 per mile. The pay increases apply to all solo, team and owner operator drivers on our national and […]

July 2020 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all 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 exemplary […]

Taking Freedom on the Road to a Higher Level

I’m sure some of my fellow drivers have seen trucks with bicycles being carried in some fashion on other trucks out here and then thought about it later. A bicycle makes it possible to get some great low impact cardiovascular exercise while getting away from the truck to explore an area where your truck is safely parked. I have been carrying a bike on the road with me for almost 15 years […]

The Accidental Trucker

We’re fortunate to have a lot of long-time drivers at Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation. Careers stretching over multiple decades are relatively common, drivers who find their professional home with the Crete family and retire here. Alice Glover is one of those drivers. She recently retired and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to talk with her a bit about her life as a driver. The first […]

June 2020 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all 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 exemplary […]

Striving to Be the Best

Crete Carrier Corporation Principle #5: Be the best trucking company in the country. With our company roots in rural Nebraska we tend not to toot our own horn. Humility is in our DNA. But we also believe in setting the bar high. And over the last year we’ve reached that bar in many ways. We wanted to take a moment to recognize the extraordinary performance of the entire Crete Carrier […]

May 2020 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all 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 exemplary […]

April 2020 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all 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 exemplary […]

Poems from the Road

Like many drivers, Gordon Horton has another passion. An outlet for his creativity. He says he began writing about three years ago and has published a couple of books. He says poetry “is not really my thing” but we wanted to share a couple of his poems with trucking themes, especially “Can You See Me Now?”, a reflection on the current times of the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you Gordon, for […]