At Crete Carrier Corporation, there are no shortcuts.

Crete Carrier Corporation is one of the top 20 largest privately owned trucking companies in the country. While this makes us big in stature, we like to think of ourselves as having the heart of a small business that believes in treating our customers and employees as family. Our company is
composed of three different divisions: Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation, Inc.



Each of these divisions offers a unique expertise like dry van services, refrigerated items, flatbed and specialized transportation.
This means that no matter the challenge or size of the load, we can deliver a customized solution to meet your needs.

The Crete Carrier difference.

When you go with Crete Carrier, you go with the very best. We offer:

  • Over 5,000 power units and more than 13,000 trailers
  • Extensive fleet of modern equipment
  • Professional drivers who rank among the very best on the highways, meeting standards that far exceed those required by the U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Customer service and dispatch personnel who are on call 24 hours a day, coordinating loads and monitoring them en route
  • Freight management team that keeps in constant communication with our customers and drivers, helping us to be efficient and achieve consistent, on-time performance

Located in the heartland.

Crete Carrier Corporation is proudly headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, with 18 facilities across the United States, including driver centers, drop yards and maintenance shops. We supervise an extensive fleet of modern equipment and employ more than 5,000 drivers and almost 1,000 office and shop workers.

Meet the leaders of Crete Carrier Corporation:

Crete Cares

Crete Carrier cares about the people in the communities we serve. In addition to running a successful trucking company, Crete actively looks for opportunities to benefit the people whose lives we touch. This is done through partnerships, social programs and community initiatives aimed at delivering effective results.
Listed below are just a few of the ways Crete cares:

  • Crete Carrier supports the United Way through volunteering, donations and pacesetting activities. Crete takes pride in the fact that this could not be accomplished without our employees’ generosity and willingness to help.
  • Crete Carrier drivers support Trucker Buddy International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping educate and mentor schoolchildren in grades two through eight through a pen pal relationship with professional truck drivers. Since 1992, Trucker Buddy has helped educate more than 500,000 schoolchildren throughout the world.
  • Crete Carrier’s Maintenance Division routinely hires technicians from accredited diesel college programs on a part-time basis during school with the possibility of employing them full-time upon graduation. This on-the-job training, along with the education the students receive, combines talent and opportunity that benefit both the students and Crete Carrier.
  • Crete Carrier provides mentoring opportunities for young people. These opportunities include job shadowing, mock interviews, on-site tours and participation in Junior Achievement.
  • Crete Carrier holds an annual on-site blood drive to benefit the local blood bank. In addition, blood pressure screening stations have been installed in Lincoln, NE; New Kingstown, PA; Marietta, GA; Wilmer, TX; and North Salt Lake, UT. Although these machines do not take the place of a certified medical technician, they will help you determine if you should see a doctor.
  • Crete Carrier sponsors the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in its mission to influence present and future generations through conservation, education and interaction. Crete has assisted the zoo with renovation and construction projects such as the Bear Habitat and Education Center.

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