At Crete Carrier Corporation, There Are No Shortcuts.
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.
Crete Carrier provides dry van service, Shaffer Trucking offers temperature-sensitive service and Hunt Transportation covers flatbed and specialized transportation. Collectively, the group operates 5,000+ power units and more than 13,000 trailers, serving customers throughout the United States. Together, the companies rank as one of the 20 largest trucking groups in the country.
Crete operates as a truckload carrier of virtually any commodity and extends service to all those having a need for efficient transportation. Our focus has always been to be a low-cost provider of quality transportation and logistic services; to maximize the utilization of our assets; to listen to our customers; and deliver more than you expect.
From our corporate headquarters and central dispatch located in Lincoln, NE, we supervise an extensive fleet of modern equipment operated by experienced drivers serving shippers and receivers throughout the country. Crete Carrier employs more than 4,000 drivers, and its fleet consists of more than 3,900 tractors and 9,500 53-foot dry van trailers.
Our professional drivers are among the best on the highways, meeting standards far exceeding those required by the U.S. Department of Transportation. As a result, we have one of the lowest driver turnover ratios and top CSA scores in our industry. Customer service and dispatch personnel are on-call 24 hours a day, coordinating loads and monitoring them en route. The close communications of our Operations Department with our customers and drivers is one of the key factors in achieving consistent, on-time performance.
Crete prides itself on its responsive service, which has produced profitable operations every year we’ve been in business. This prompt service is coupled with a safety record that shows concern, not only for the cargo, for which we are responsible, but also our drivers and the public with whom we share the highways.