Crete Carrier Corporation is one of the largest privately held asset based trucking and logistics companies in the country. Crete Carrier, along with its divisions of Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation operate over 5,400 power units and 13,000 trailers. Our product offerings include dry van, protective temperature control trailers and flatbeds servicing all 48 states. Whether you need national or dedicated service, we can provide “one stop shopping” for all your transportation needs.
Crete Carrier’s largest division and fleet is the national over-the-road fleet. This fleet, which consists of over 4,100 tractors and over 10,000 trailers, transports commodities made up of food, paper goods and consumer products.
Crete Carrier’s temperature control fleet operates under the name of Shaffer Trucking, which began doing in 1937 as an irregular route truckload carrier of general commodities. Shaffer joined the Crete Carrier Company in 1974, and today is one of the largest premier temperature control truckload carriers in the United States with over 1,100 tractors and over 2,700 trailers.
Crete Carrier’s flatbed division operates under the name of Hunt Transportation, Inc. and is headquartered in Omaha, NE. Hunt started doing business in 1927 and became part of the Crete organization in 2001. This flatbed division consists of over 260 tractors and over 600 trailers, which transport agricultural and construction materials/equipment and any commodity which requires flatbed, single drop, detached, curtain van and stretch-flat type trailers.
Crete Carrier Corporation offers dedicated fleets for Customers where service or capacity requirements warrant this option. Dedicated operations are tailor made to customer specifications, and current fleets range in size from 2 to 200 trucks. Crete has both dry van and temperature controlled dedicated fleets, and offers on-site personnel, specialized trailers, and on-site maintenance facilities if required by our customer.
Crete Carrier Corporation offers team service for many of our customers. This fleet runs in both the random and dedicated environment, and can provide critical transit time service when required.