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 veterans and military personnel make up about 30 percent of our workforce. 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 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 what the Patriot Fleet means to our drivers, office, and shop employees, explain the program, and showcase the trucks being wrapped with decals honoring the United States Armed Forces.

In addition to the Patriot Fleet, Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking offer a VA approved, military apprenticeship program. This twelve-month program not only allows service members who are transitioning from the military to receive on-the-truck training with Crete and Shaffer, they may also be eligible to receive additional compensation from their GI Bill.

Crete Carrier is proud to hire veterans, and it’s an honor that we’ve been recognized as a top 100 military-friendly employer.

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