Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking have announced that they will offer a pay increase for their over the road drivers.
According to a November 18th news release, “Effective January 1, 2017, Crete and Shaffer national over-the-road drivers will receive a $.01 per practical mile increase in pay. Many of our regional and dedicated fleets will see an increase in pay as well.”
Crete and Shaffer say that the pay increase is an attempt to attract and retain quality drivers in the face of four months of increasing freight demand. Both companies expect that the trend toward high demand will continue in 2017.
According to Tonn Ostergard, president and CEO of Crete Carrier, “Our drivers are our most valuable resource. They work hard every day safely serving our customers, and that dedication is appreciated. We lead the industry in CSA scores, retention, and customer satisfaction, and that is because of the quality drivers we have with our family. This pay increase is just one way we are investing in our most valuable resource.“