Entries by Jeff Barker-Driver/Trainer

Signs. Signs. Everywhere a Sign.

Many of us may remember this song that originally hit the AM radio airwaves in 1970—and it’s still relevant today. Even with the modern technology most drivers rely on for navigation we still need to pay close attention to posted signs. Those of us who are active on social media see the images every day—pictures […]

The State of Freight

There’s no denying that the demand for shipping has changed in 2019. In recent years the trucking industry benefitted from strong freight levels—particularly last year. In fact, during a recent Facebook Live broadcast, our President and COO Tim Aschoff said 2018 was the best year for freight during his career in the trucking industry. Aschoff […]

April 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 […]

Keeping It Cool and Clean

As more new trucks are coming into our fleet with built-in refrigerators there are a few things we as drivers need to do to take care of them. The refrigerators are a welcome addition—making it much easier to keep food and drinks at the right temperature so we can eat healthier out here on the […]

Culture and Communication: Thoughts from the Next Generation of the #CreteFam

Look around the Lincoln headquarters—and at terminals throughout the country—and you’ll see people with a wide range of ages and experiences. Recently radio host Mark Willis featured Crete Carrier on his “Three under 30” special on Sirius XM’s Road Dog Trucking. Asset Manager Ashley Hagerbaumer, Recruiter Katie Worley, and Customer Development Leader Joey Jones shared […]

March 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 […]

Preplan for Success

On a recent stop in Lincoln to get some truck issues attended to, I took the time to visit with the off hours second shift dispatch and load planners—taking a closer look at how things work after our day asset managers go home. Things were pretty slow so I was able to sit down and […]