Crete increasing driver pay
Fueled by increased demand, Crete Carrier Corp. is increasing pay for new national drivers by 3 cents a mile and for new regional drivers by a penny a mile at divisions Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation beginning July 1.
The higher pay rates will restore some of a rate reduction the company imposed over the past two years.
For existing national drivers, the company is increasing the maximum pay cap to 47 cents a mile for Crete drivers and 48 cents for Shaffer drivers, the company said.
Crete, Shaffer and Hunt Transportation are resuming leasing on owner-operators, as well as hiring team drivers, the company said.
Crete specializes in dry van, Shaffer is temperature controlled and Hunt is flatbed and specialized.
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