Crete Carrier Corporation

Company Profile

  • Description: Crete Carrier Corporation
  • Headquarters: Lincoln, NE
  • Number of Terminals: 15
  • Number of Trucks: 5400
  • Number of Owner Operators: 300
  • Type of Freight Hauled: General Freight
  • Operating Area: 48 States
  • Equipment Type: Dry Van/Conventional Tractors

Hiring Area

  • Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


  • Minimum Age: 22
  • Type of Experience: Tractor/Trailer
  • Endorsements:

Company Driver Compensation

  • Starting Pay - No Experience: .36
  • Pay - 1 Year Experience: .46
  • Pay - 2 Years Experience: .46
  • Pay - 3 Years Experience: .47
  • Pay - 4 Years Experience: .48
  • Pay - 5 Years Experience: .49
  • Pay - 10 Years Experience: .49

Owner Operator Compensation

  • Owner Operator Pay: Call For Details

Other Compensation

  • Pay Cycle/Periods: weekly
  • Direct Deposit: Yes
  • Layover Pay: Yes
  • Breakdown Pay: Yes
  • Loading/Unloading Pay: Yes
  • Tarp Pay: No
  • N.Y.C. Pay: Yes
  • Stop Off Pay: Yes
  • Paid Lumpers: Yes
  • Per Diem:


  • Medical Plan: Yes
  • Waiting Period for Medical Benefits: yes
  • Dental Plan: Yes
  • Vision Plan: Yes
  • Retirement Plan: Yes
  • Profit Sharing: Yes
  • Bobtail Insurance (owner operators): Yes
  • Worker's Comp. Insurance (owner operators): Yes
  • Physical Damage Insurance (owner operators): Yes


  • Sign On: No
  • Safety: No
  • Performance: Yes
  • Fuel: No
  • Longevity: No
  • Recruiting: Yes

Additional Information

  • Slip Seating: No
  • 24x7 Dispatch: Yes
  • Rider Program: free rider program
  • Pet Policy: Animal 60 lbs. & under
  • Paid Orientation: Yes
  • Orientation # of Days: 3
  • Free Training: N/A
  • Lease Purchase Available: Yes
  • Home Time: Varies depending on where you live
  • Unloading Required: Yes
  • If yes, specify::
  • Take Truck Home: N/A

Additional Comments

New Pay Package!

Join one of the nations top paying trucking companies and start earning what you deserve. Crete Carrier is seeking professional truck drivers to join their national over-the-road truck driving fleet. Truck Drivers on this fleet will start out making $.46 to $.49 per practical mile and can expect to be on the road up to 21 days, earning one day off for every six days out. Crete Carrier has been awarded a Top Pay Certified company for the past ten years with top drivers averaging more than $72,000 annually. Earn the pay you deserve, apply now!

Benefits of Joining Crete Carrier

Our average OTR driver will earn $62,000, and the top 25% of our OTR fleet will earn $72,000 GUARANTEED Detention Pay 2% increase in paid miles over past year Gold Standard Driver Benefits Health from BCBS of Nebraska, Dental, Life, and 401K Profit Sharing Opportunities Deposited $7.5 Million in 2016 In 2016, our average driver received approx. 3.5% of their total earnings Pet Policy and No-Cost Rider Policy Industry Leading CSA Scores Average Equipment age of 2 years Dedicated Dispatch 24/7


Minimum 22 years old Stable and Verifiable Work History Acceptable Driving Record Valid Class A CDL Minimum of 4 Months OTR Experience No Alcohol Related Offenses or Positive Drug Screens in the Past Five Years

About Crete Carrier

Over the past 50 years, Crete Carrier has become one of the nation'€™s largest, privately owned trucking companies in the industry. Along with sister company, Shaffer Trucking, and wholly-owned subsidiary Hunt Transportation, Crete Carrier Corporation operates as a truckload and flatbed carrier for virtually any commodity. Our drivers are among the best, exceeding the CSA score standards required by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Along with being certified as a Top Pay Certified Company by the National Transportation Institute, we offer a gold standards benefits package that includes health benefits from BCBS of Nebraska, dental, vision, life, 401K, a profit sharing program. In addition, we now offer guaranteed detention pay AND have brought back our pet policy! This is an investment in our most valuable resource, our drivers.

At Crete Carrier, we take pride in our relationships with our drivers. Our professional drivers are among the best on the highways, meeting standards far exceeding those required by the U.S. Department of Transportation. At Crete Carrier, we are dedicated to our drivers. As a result, we have one of the lowest driver turnover ratios in the industry. Customer service and dispatch personnel are on-call 24 hours a day, coordinating loads and monitoring them en route. The close communications of our Operations Department with our customers and drivers is one of the key factors in achieving consistent, on-time performance. Crete prides itself on its responsive service, which has produced profitable operations every year since we've been in business. This prompt service is coupled with a safety record that shows concern, not only for the cargo for which we are responsible, but also our drivers and the public with whom we share the highways. Additionally, Crete purchases trucks every year, making the average age of trucks less than two years old.

Crete Culture

At Crete Carrier Corporation, there are no shortcuts. We hold high standards for the relationships we have with our drivers and customers. As one of the industry leaders in retention, drivers stay with Crete, Shaffer, and Hunt three times longer than the competition. Crete Carrier continues to prove itself as a driver-centric employer with gold standard benefits, and higher practical mile pay. Much of this success is due to the continued efforts to ensure drivers have the miles they want to make and good living that they deserve. Apply online at or call (888) 450-5072.

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