October 18, 2010

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking now have home weekly fleets available in several areas throughout the country. Drivers will be paid on practical route miles, and can enjoy home time on a weekly basis. A safe driver with a good background can join Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking with pay for experience. Our wage levels for drivers combined with an excellent benefits package is among the best in the entire industry.

At Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking we know that being a top pay carrier is important, and that’s why we recently increased starting driver pay 3¢ per practical mile, but as a family owned company we also know that it’s important to provide drivers the opportunity to be home regularly. The new home weekly fleet allows drivers to get home while still being productive and earning a great paycheck.

“Hiring drivers who wish to be home weekly will help position our company to grow.  We feel it is very important to provide drivers with numerous lifestyle choices.  The creation of our new fleet allows us to provide a driver excellent home time and still allow them to run good miles and earn a good paycheck,” says Craig Wingle, Director of Recruiting at Shaffer Trucking.

Over the last few years the trucking industry has been directly affected by the down economy. Driver capacity has made the headlines of most every industry magazine stating a large deficient in the driver pool. This makes filling empty trucks a very high priority for all companies. As a result, companies are using short term hiring tactics such as hiring bonuses to lure drivers to their companies. Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking have a different approach and continue to use long term strategies that benefit our drivers such as:  top pay and benefits, profit sharing and 401(k), late-model well-maintained equipment, a Safety First and Foremost culture, sleep apnea and driver health programs, and now home weekly fleets.

“We recently announced to the industry our ability to have drivers home on a week to week basis from several areas and customer lanes throughout the country. I’m proud to announce our weekly home time for drivers. I encourage prospective drivers to talk with our current drivers, visit our websites ( or or call our Recruiting teams for more details,” says Richard Snyder, Director of Recruiting at Crete Carrier.

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking are poised to prosper from the economic recovery, and we are constantly striving to create better opportunities for drivers to be home more often, and enjoy their home time with their family.

Drivers can visit the websites or to apply or learn more about Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking. Drivers can also call Crete Carrier at 800-998-2221 or Shaffer Trucking at 800-669-0322 to speak directly to a recruiter.

About Crete Carrier Corporation

Founded in 1966, Crete Carrier Corporation, along with operating division Shaffer Trucking and wholly-owned subsidiary Hunt Transportation, Inc., ranks as one of the largest privately owned trucking companies in the country, offering a full range of transportation services to our customers. For more information about Crete Carrier Corporation, please visit or email Andy Brabec at