1979

1979

1979 – Our Expansion Continues In 1979, Crete Carrier Corporation continued our expansion into refrigerated trucking with the purchase of Sunflower Carriers, a refrigerated trucking company out of York, Nebraska. The Sunflower line was then eventually merged...
1974

1974

1974 – Crete Carrier Goes Cool In 1974, Crete Carrier Corporation acquired Shaffer Trucking, a temperature-sensitive carrier based in New Kingstown, Pennsylvania. Since joining Crete Carrier Corporation in 1974, Shaffer Trucking has continued to build on its...
1973

1973

1973 – Putting Down Our Roots In 1973, the Acklies relocated Crete Carrier Corporation to our current corporate headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Acklie family purchased a 5-acre plot of hard-surface parking for a West Lincoln terminal. According to Duane,...
1971

1971

1971 – A Legacy in the Making Duane and Phyllis Acklie purchased Crete Carrier Corporation. Duane was an attorney and Nebraska native who served nearly 10 years in the United States Army. Midwestern values and a commitment to service provided the foundation for...
1966

1966

1966 – The Beginning of a Business The Crete Carrier Corporation story starts in Crete, Nebraska, in 1966. We began with six leased trailers and our very first customer, ALPO dog food. Our operation was small, but big things were just around the...
1937

1937

1937 – Shaffer Gets Its Start Shaffer Trucking began in New Kingstown, Pennsylvania delivering chocolate for nearby Hershey, which remains an important customer. Shaffer started out as one of the first domestic shippers of confectionery products and has grown to...