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 trucks–five black tractors decorated with decals honoring the United States Armed Forces and the service of all veterans. Each truck includes custom dog tag decals detailing the service record of the driver selected for that truck. Since then, we’ve added five additional Patriot Fleet drivers to the fleet each year.
Our Patriot Fleet drivers serve as company ambassadors, showcasing their trucks at parades and special events throughout the country. We recently had the opportunity to participate in the Military Makeover project, a home makeover program for worthy veterans and their families. The Military Makeover program airs on the Lifetime network and included a special about employment opportunities for veterans which featured a segment about Crete Carrier.
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.