Crete raises starting driver pay

Pay will increase 3 cents effective July 1 for starting long-haul drivers at Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation, Crete announced. Pay for new regional drivers will be raised 1 cent, the Lincoln, Neb.-based Crete Carrier Corp. said.

All three fleet divisions have starting leasing to owner-operators as well as hiring team drivers in dry van, temperature controlled and flatbed and specialized freight, said Crete spokesman Andy Brabec.

For drivers already with the fleets, the maximum pay cap for long-haul drivers to 47 cents for Crete drivers and 48 cents for Shaffer drivers.

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