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Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking Hike Pay for OTR Drivers

December 1, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
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Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking have announced a pay increase for their company national over the road (OTR) drivers.

Effective the first of the year, Crete national OTR drivers will receive a $.02 per practical mile increase, resulting in an 11 percent increase in the overall pay package. When combined with a more than 2 percent increase in miles, drivers will be earning more than 13 percent over the previous year.

Shaffer Trucking is increasing pay by $.04 per practical mile. Over the previous year, Shaffer has increased the overall pay package by more than 17 percent and increased paid miles by more than 4 percent. Truck drivers for Shaffer Trucking will now be earning more than 21 percent more over the previous year.

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking is recognized by the National Transportation Institute as a Top Pay Certified Carrier, meeting three critical categories: top tier pay, benefits, and carrier stability. The recent pay increase is a reflection of the continued effort to ensure truck drivers at Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking have every opportunity to succeed in today’s trucking industry.

Furthermore, Crete and Shaffer Trucking also offers a gold standard benefit package that includes health, dental, vision and life insurance, ensuring coverage for both the driver and the family. In addition, Crete Carrier also offers 401k and profit sharing opportunities. Last year, Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking distributed more than $8 million to employees.

Additionally, Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking have replaced half of the trucks in their fleet in the past 15 months, making the average age of equipment less than two years old. Plus, it is adding more than 1,500 new Freightliner Cascadias this year.