Crete launches Patriot Fleet

Updated Aug 30, 2012

Img 6282 2Crete Carrier officially added five trucks to its new Patriot Fleet in August. The black International ProStar tractors are decorated with decals that honor the United States Armed Forces. “The Patriot Fleet trucks represent those that have served and sacrificed for our freedoms,” notes Tonn Ostergard, President and CEO at Crete Carrier. “We are honored to add these five Patriot Fleet trucks to the fleet and proudly represent America’s heroes.”

Five veterans have been chosen to drive the custom Patriot Fleet trucks, but all drivers, office and shop employees with veteran status are also part of the fleet.

“Since nearly 30% of the employees at Crete Carrier Corporation have veteran status these trucks represent all of those members within the Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking family. We are all very proud of the men and women who have shown their patriotism to our country,” said Jeff Dady, Driver Development Manager at Crete Carrier. “We are recognizing our drivers, shop, and office employees with the 5 trucks, but also with custom identification tags and individual patriot fleet decals. I am extremely proud and honored to be a part of an organization like Crete Carrier Corporation that is doing so much for its current and prior military members.”

Through the years, Crete Carrier has participated in a number of programs specifically for current and former military personnel, including its proud contributions to the Operation Enduring Care Program of the USO, being a certified employer partner of the Armed Forces and supporting the Wounded Warrior Program.

Crete and Shaffer have been recognized as national leaders in supporting current and former members of the military and has received numerous national, state and armed service awards. Crete Carrier Corporation was named to’s annual Most Valuable Employers for Military list in 2012. Crete also received a Patriot Award from the Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for the third straight year. Also, the ESGR presented the inaugural Five Star Employer Support Award to Crete Carrier Corporation.

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