Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking Announce Driver Pay Raise

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking is raising pay for drivers on national and regional over the road fleets beginning October 1, 2020. Starting pay for national drivers will now range from $0.51 to $0.57 per mile depending on experience. The pay cap for over the road fleets will also grow to $0.58-$0.61 per mile. The pay increases apply to all solo, team and owner operator drivers on our national and regional over the road fleets that pay by the mile. Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking pay is based on practical miles, which pays an average of 3-5% more than pay based on short route miles.

Crete Carrier President and COO Tim Aschoff says the pay increase is a reward for performance during the challenges of 2020 and a recognition of growing demand by Crete and Shaffer customers.

“Our drivers have helped keep America’s shelves stocked during a pandemic. They’ve run more miles per driver than last year. And they’ve come through for our customers time after time,” said Aschoff. “Now our customers are asking us to do more, allowing us to provide a well-deserved pay raise for our drivers.”

The performance of Crete and Shaffer drivers along with customer service and operations support teams has led to new opportunities for growth with existing and additional customers. Aschoff says it’s important to continue to hire experienced drivers with solid safety records.

“We believe we have the best drivers in the business and we’re looking for more top drivers to join the Crete/Shaffer family,” said Aschoff.

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking have been recognized by the National Transportation Institute as a Certified Top Pay Carrier, which includes pay, benefits and carrier stability. Crete Carrier Corporation is a family owned, debt free business. In addition to top per mile pay, drivers can participate in an affordable full benefit package. And in 2019 Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking contributed $12 million in profit sharing to employees’ retirement accounts.

In addition to the pay raise effective October 1, 2020, Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking will increase the quarterly safety and productivity bonus for the October thru December quarter. Eligible drivers who meet the bonus criteria will receive an additional three cents per mile.