Crete Carrier bumping up driver pay

Dec. 1, 2014

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking are increasing driver pay, effective, Jan. 1, 2015.

Crete national over-the-road (OTR) drivers will receive a 2 cents per practical mile increase, resulting in an 11% increase in the overall pay package, the company said. When combined with an over 2% increase in miles, drivers will be earning more than 13% over the previous year.

Shaffer Trucking is increasing pay by 4 cents per practical mile. Over the previous year, Shaffer has increased its overall pay package by over 17% and increased paid miles by more than 4%. Truck drivers for Shaffer Trucking will now be earning over 21% more over the previous year.

“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,” said Tonn Ostergard, president & CEO. “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.”

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