Entries by Brad Penner

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 […]

March 2020 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 […]

Answers to Drivers’ COVID-19 Questions

The following is a lightly-edited transcript of the April 10, 2020 edition of Asked and Answered, an occasional video series featuring Crete Carrier President and COO Tim Aschoff and Shaffer Trucking President Erick Kutter. In this edition Tim and Erick answer questions related to COVID-19, submitted by Crete and Shaffer drivers. You can view the full Asked and Answered program on our YouTube channel. Tim Aschoff: Hello everybody and welcome […]

February 2020 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 […]

Surviving COVID-19 and the Road’s Unhealthy Reality

As over the road drivers we often have no choice but to use public facilities in our travels. Whether it’s public restrooms, restaurants, grocery stores or anywhere else where human foot traffic and interaction is heavy there are ways to minimize our chances of contracting an illness. Let’s face it—any experienced driver knows that becoming ill on the road is never a pleasant experience. I’m sure many of us have […]

How We’re Handling Covid 19

Covid 19 has prompted businesses and organizations across the country to take steps to slow the progress of the virus. At Crete Carrier Corporation the safety of all of our team members, including our drivers, is our highest priority. Here’s what we’re doing to address the situation. We’re stressing following the CDC’s recommendation, including hygiene practices. Frequent hand washing with soap and water. Covering sneezes and coughs with the inside […]

January 2020 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 […]

Crete Carrier Diesel Tech Facility Opens

As demand for diesel technology programs grew, the Milford (Nebraska) campus of Southeast Community College (SCC) faced a challenge. How could they meet that demand? The answer: Build a $13 million facility with the latest technology, big enough to house multiple bays for trucks and agriculture equipment. The Crete Carrier Diesel Technology and Welding Center opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 19, 2020. SCC President Dr. Paul Illich […]