Crete Carrier

Headquarters: 400 NW 56th Street
Lincoln, NE 68528

The top 50% of our OTR drivers average $96,304 per year.

Crete Carrier drivers are among the best in the business – committed to safety, productivity and professionalism. And we’re committed to helping them succeed with top pay, great benefits and dedicated support teams. We’re family-owned and debt-free, so you know we’ll be here for you.

Ask our drivers how they feel about Crete. Then give us a call or apply online.

About Crete Carrier

Founded more than 50 years ago, Crete Carrier has grown to one of the nation’s largest, privately held trucking companies. Along with sister company, Shaffer Trucking, and wholly-owned subsidiary, Hunt Transportation, Crete Carrier Corporation operates as a truckload and flatbed carrier of virtually any commodity. At Crete Carrier, we are dedicated to our drivers. As a result, we have one of the lowest driver turnover rates in the industry; with drivers staying with us three times longer than they do our competition. Our professional drivers are among the best on the highways, meeting standards far exceeding those required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Company Benefits:

Driver Pay

  • Starting pay OTR drivers start out earning $.59-$.65 per practical mile
  • The top 50% of our OTR drivers average $96,304 per year
  • Awarded as a Top Pay Certified Carrier by the NTI for over 10 years
  • Safe Driver Productivity Bonus
  • Guaranteed Detention Pay
  • Crete Carrier & Shaffer Trucking are raising pay for the 3rd time this year
  • The raises result in a 10% pay increase for our National OTR drivers this year
  • We pay Practical vs Short Route miles (which pays 3-5% more miles annually)
  • Miles are up!

Benefits of Joining Crete Carrier

  • Full benefits: Health from BCBS, dental, vision, life and 401K
  • Annual profit sharing contribution
    • Contributed $12 million towards employee profit sharing in 2020!
  • Pet Policy: 2 dogs or cats
  • No-cost rider policy
  • Increased cruise speed
  • Paid orientation
  • Industry leading CSA scores
  • Average equipment age of 2 years
  • Dedicated Dispatch 24/7

Company Requirements

  • Valid Class A CDL
  • One year of verifiable tractor trailer experience *
  • Has passed the required company and DOT physical, required drug test, company in-truck driving test, and otherwise meets DOT requirements
  • Stable, verifiable work history
  • Minimum 22 years old
  • Has an acceptable driving record as reflected by MVR and PSP with no major preventable accident in the most recent five years
  • No DUI or DWI convictions or positive drug screens or events in the past five years
  • Able to perform functions set forth in the job description

* Some exceptions and restrictions apply

We Hire
License Type: Class A
Driver Type: Company Driver / Owner Operator / Team Driver / Student Driver / Lease Purchase
We Haul
Trailer Type: Dry Van
Distance Type: Dedicated / Local / OTR / Regional

Recent Crete Carrier Jobs

New dedicated/regional fleets for CDL A drivers with more home time

Crete Carrier
ME | Top 50% average $96,034 per year | $0.59 - $0.65
We have some great opportunities out of Maine, whether you’re looking for frequent home time on a dedicated fleet or […]
Posted on March 25, 2021

New dedicated/regional fleets for CDL A drivers with more home time

Crete Carrier
GA | Top 50% average $96,034 per year | $0.59 - $0.65
A strong base of customers in the southeast for Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking means great opportunities for Georgia-based drivers, […]
Posted on March 25, 2021

New dedicated/regional fleets for CDL A drivers with more home time

Crete Carrier
FL | Top 50% average $96,034 per year | $0.59 - $0.65
Florida drivers join Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking to see the country on our national OTR fleet. Strong miles mean […]
Posted on March 25, 2021