Owner operators with Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking will receive a $0.05 per mile pay increase on May 31, 2022. Crete Carrier Corporation President and COO Tim Aschoff says the decision to raise pay comes as circumstances are changing for many owner operators.
“We know it’s been challenging out there as an owner operator. Your costs are going up and you deserve this rate increase,” said Aschoff.
Owner operators for Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking haul contracted freight for stable, well-known customers—protecting them from the impact of falling rates for freight on the spot market.
“Some owner operators at other companies were maybe living off that spot market. But we’re consistent here. We provide good quality freight and a good quality pay rate,” said Aschoff.
Director of Driver Development Issac Phillips oversees the owner operator program. He says the company’s fuel program also reduces the impact rising fuel prices have on Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking owner operators.
“We always pride ourselves on our fuel program passing through fuel surcharge and discounts. If you’re at 6.8 miles per gallon or better, and you’re following our fuel solutions, we can keep your cost at or below $0.75 a gallon,” said Phillips.
Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking are also extending surge pay, and higher safety and productivity bonuses through September 30, 2022.
Drivers interested in the Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking owner operator program will find more information on the owner operator section of this website:
“We know it’s been challenging out there as an owner operator. Your costs are going up and you deserve this rate increase.”
Crete Carrier Corporation COO Tim Aschoff