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Ways to Improve Your Electronic Communication

Posted on October 8, 2016

Electronic Communication can make or break your working relationships Electronic communication is a lifeline for drivers on the road. In fact, most communication is now done through a text, Qualcomm message, or email. There are many benefits, including the ability…

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Surviving Winter

7 Essential Items you Need for Surviving Winter

Posted on September 27, 2016

Surviving Winter isn’t an easy task. We’re here to help. A smart driver is a prepared driver. Thanks to Murphy’s Law we can always expect the worst in winter conditions, that’s why being prepared is always key. A lot of…

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healthy eating

Healthy Eating: Better Ways to Snack

Posted on September 16, 2016

Healthy eating is all about decisions Here at Crete Carrier we want you to do your best and part of that means living a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating. Deciding to take the initiative to make better snack decisions has…

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truck stops

Must see Truck Stops you Can’t Miss

Posted on September 10, 2016

5 Truck Stops You Need to Check Out Whether you’re looking for a place to relax, experience something completely new, or just trying to grub on something delicious, these are the 5 truck stops you can’t miss in the nation. Little America-…

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managing money

5 Tips to Managing Money on the Road

Posted on August 31, 2016

how to take the stress out of managing money Managing money as an over-the-road truck driver can be challenging. While technology has made it much easier to access your accounts quickly for balance checks, bill payments, and money transfers, you…

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The Truth About Women in Trucking

Posted on August 29, 2016

A Panel discussion about the unique challenges female drivers face Last week, we attended the Great American Trucking Show. While there are many take-aways from the show, one of the best events we were a part of was a panel…

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referring drivers

Tips on Earning More Money by Referring Drivers

Posted on August 17, 2016

Referring drivers will earn you unlimited income Driving truck is a rewarding career, and at Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking, we work hard to pay our drivers what they deserve. As you know, some of our best drivers are those…

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breakdown

Staying Productive During a Breakdown

Posted on August 13, 2016

breakdowns happen. use these tips to stay productive Managing uptime is the key for every driver when facing a breakdown situation. Breakdowns can be frustrating. We understand. Breakdowns mean you could be waiting in uncomfortable lounges or waiting areas, maybe…

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teamwork

Teamwork and Communication are Foundations for Success

Posted on August 9, 2016

How Teamwork and Communication help asset managers and drivers work together Teamwork is not possible unless you have trust and respect for each member of your team. For our driver Ronald Manuel and his asset manager Kim Patton, their teamwork…

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personality testing

How Personality Testing Helps Driver Trainers

Posted on August 6, 2016

Using real Colors® Personality testing helps driver trainers work with trainees As a driver trainer, you must be able to work with a multitude of personality traits. Trainers share their truck with trainees for up to eight weeks. At Crete,…

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