When it gets down to it “The Crete Advantage” is our people. Experienced professional drivers who won’t take shortcuts when it comes to safety. Experts in transportation technology. And a team of logistics and customer service pros on a mission to get your freight from point A to point B safely and on time. We’ve grown to become one of the nation’s largest and most trusted carriers because of our people, “The Crete Advantage.”
James Dabney, Crete Carrier driver five years
“I feel very good with this company, and any time I have a problem, they’ll look at that problem and they try to find the solution that would fit not only the company, but also fit me as well. That’s the confidence I have. So it’s not just the availability of loads but also the staff and how they treat drivers.”
Jordan Rapp, Shaffer Trucking Operations Area Team Lead
“When a challenge pops up it’s go-time. You don’t have four days to solve the issue, you have maybe four hours. It gets your heart going a little bit. Being able to go back to the customer and say, ‘Hey, don’t worry about us. We’re fine.’ feels good.”
Our top guiding principle is “Safety: First and Foremost” and we live by those words at every level of Crete Carrier Corporation. By operating as safely as possible we prevent needless delays and provide better on-time service for our customers.
Experienced drivers are safer drivers. Our safety scores consistently rank at or near the top of the industry.
Newer equipment is safer equipment. The average age of our trucks is two years or less. Our trailers average three years old or newer.
Regular maintenance and timely repairs keep our fleets running smoothly and safely. We have full-service shops at 14 of our terminals throughout the country to minimize downtime for drivers.
Today’s carriers are driven by constant advancements in technology and the smart implementation of freight management. Crete Carrier Corporation can strengthen your competitive advantage by utilizing our tools and technology, such as:
Load and network optimization
Satellite tracking for tractors and trailers
Proactive service failure module
Systemized appointment-setting capabilities
With Crete Carrier, you’ll have a shipping partner that is nimble, flexible, and properly equipped with cutting-edge technology to adapt to any situation the road throws at us.
Even the best-made plans can encounter bumps in the road. That’s why our 24-hour customer service team is in constant communication with both the freight management department and our drivers on the road.
By constantly monitoring shipments and routes, our service team can take a proactive approach in addressing potential issues before they arise—ensuring your freight arrives safely, securely, and on time. And you can check on the progress of your shipment anytime with our Load Tracker technology.
In today’s world markets can shift quickly. At Crete Carrier Corporation, we believe in providing business solutions that are customized to meet your unique needs and nimble enough to adapt to any situation. Whether you have a vision in mind or a current operation within your network, our specialized services division offers a variety of options. Dry van and refrigerated services expand into dedicated, regional, power only, shuttle and yard management. Whatever your need may be, we strive to find a solution.
Dedicated fleets work full-time for you. We have dedicated fleets ranging from two to 200 drivers. Each is custom-designed to meet the needs and expectations set forth by you, the customer. Experienced drivers provide reliable and professional service from pick-up to delivery. And our skilled operations team ensures the wheels keep moving with a commitment to service, timely and efficient customer communication and active fleet interaction.
Regional fleets have been strategically developed throughout the country based upon natural transportation flow and our diverse terminal network. For those short to medium length of haul shipments, our various fleets provide efficient solutions for customers shipping/receiving in defined areas of the country. The 700+ regional drivers are familiar with the consistent roadways and develop connections with frequented customers. This type of familiarity leads to an exceptional level of service.
Local services include spotting and shuttling services operating in various locations throughout the country.
While the above highlights our specialized services division, don’t be afraid to ask if you have a special request. We’re always up for a challenge and we’ll do what we can to meet your needs. Our team of skilled logistics specialists works with customers to further optimize networks.
We don’t set out to win awards. We simply strive to be a straightforward partner with our customers. Listening to their needs and responding to their challenges. We’ve built decades-long relationships based on trust. Our company-wide commitment to deliver every load safely and on time has led to recognition by customers such as Walmart, Kellogg’s, Lowe’s, Kimberley Clark, ConAgra, General Mills, Georgia Pacific and more. We take the same approach with our drivers and staff—which landed us on the Forbes list of best employers in America and recognition as one of the “Best Fleets to Drive For” by CarriersEdge and the Truckload Carriers Association.
“Best operations we deal with. Ops and sales are ROCK STARS.”
Randy KeithDallas/Ft. Worth Logistics Manager, Ben E. Keith Company
“We appreciate the great relationship we have with Shaffer Trucking from both a sales and an operations perspective. Our sales representative continues to communicate how and where Shaffer can best serve Daisy Brand and in what capacity. Operationally, their team has done a great job helping us serve our customers. We hope to continue to grow with Shaffer in the coming years”