Money

On Friday, Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking announced the companies will be increasing pay for OTR drivers.

The pay increase will go into effect on January 1, 2015.

Crete National OTR drivers will see an increase of $.02 per mile and Shaffer Trucking is increasing driver pay $.04 per practical mile.

In addition, Crete and Shaffer offer health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K and profit sharing to employees.

Crete and Shaffer have been recognized by the National Transportation Institute as “Top Pay Certified Carriers.”  Both companies were applauded for providing top tier pay, benefits and job stability.

“As a company, we have tremendous opportunities to grow. Hiring the best drivers allows us to retain our leadership in the industry. You can’t be a great trucking company without having great drivers and this pay increase is just one way we are rewarding our great drivers and achieving this goal,” says President and CEO, Tonn Ostergard. “We lead the industry in CSA scores, retention, our gold standard benefits package, and continue to lead in pay. Our drivers put in hard work to keep this country moving, so this pay increase is not an expense, but an investment in our most valuable asset!”

In the past 15 months, Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking have replaced half of the trucks in their fleet.  The average age of equipment is less than two years old.  In addition, the company is adding more than 1,500 new Freightliner Cascadias to its fleet this year.

About Crete Carrier Corporation
Founded in 1966, Crete Carrier Corporation and Shaffer Trucking, 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 www.CreteCarrier.com or email Todd Sanning at [email protected].