THE PATRIOT FLEET: OUR SALUTE TO VETERANS
At Crete Carrier Corporation, we’ve always believed the brave men and women who serve in our military represent the very best of our society. We’re proud of the fact that our workforce includes more than 1,400 veterans and military personnel. But we wanted to demonstrate our appreciation of their sacrifices in a bolder way.
In August 2012, we rolled out the Patriot Fleet: five black International ProStar tractors decorated with decals that honor the United States Armed Forces. Since then, we’ve added five additional Patriot Fleet Trucks in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017, bringing the total to 20 trucks.
A special video has been created to capture the meaning of the Patriot Fleet and showcase the trucks that honor the United States Armed Forces.
In addition to the Patriot Fleet, Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking offer a VA-approved military apprenticeship program. This six-month program not only allows service members who are transitioning from the military to receive on-the-truck training with us, but they may also be eligible to receive additional compensation through the GI Bill.
Crete Carrier Corporation is proud to hire veterans, and it’s an honor that we’ve been recognized as a top 100 Military-Friendly Employer.