Crete Carrier

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Crete Carrier Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
59 Reviews
3.6
59 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay to start and some nicer people (in 3 reviews)

  • The equipment is well maintained and up to date (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • home time in Wilmer but wherever we happened to be when it became time for 3 days off (in 6 reviews)

  • Slow trucks (62 mph) however this is offset by decent per mile rate, If you are at a bad terminal life can be very rough (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Driver in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    only been with Crete for 8 months and had some issues at home that needed to be taken care of and they have been very understanding. They treat you as a person and they do care about their drivers.

    Cons

    Slow trucks but they keep you moving. Service for trucks is slow but know the mechanics work hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Best company I ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Wilmer, TX
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Wilmer, TX

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Miles. Plenty of them too. Crete also cares about you personally, Had a death in the family. Called my asset manager and terminal manager. Was on my way to be with my family an hour later. "Take all the time you need: was" what both told me Routed me home for Xmas under a load. Great equipment. No trailers over 5 years old. Late model tractors. Treats their drivers with respect.

    Cons

    62 mph, but it could be 59. so I will take 62. I have no complaints. Have driven for 3 other companies before Crete, but actually Crete cares about you,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore a 65 mph max speed. Othe than that, keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Over the Road Driver in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Over the Road Driver in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at Crete Carrier

    Pros

    As a company driver I get good miles. Office personnel are friendly.

    Cons

    Hometime Sometimes you get home late if you don't specify you have an appt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get drivers home when they request it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in North Platte, NE
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in North Platte, NE

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay. 401k dental vision, health, and life insurance. Profit sharing. Military Aprenticeship program available.
    The company treats the truck drivers really well. I stayed in a single room in the downtown Lincoln Holiday Inn during orientation. The same hotel the corporate staff stay in. Very professional. BRAND NEW equipment. I'm driving a 2013 Pro Plus with auto start and non idle heat and AC. Electronic logs . I've never been pressured to get a delivery done if I felt roads were unsafe. This is my first truck driving job. EVERY Crete driver I talked to said they like the company and I'm lucky to have picked Crete verses other companies.

    Cons

    One day off for every six worked, but that's trucking. Management willing to work with you for time off needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit as many Vets as possible. We bring a lot to the table. Open your own truck driving schools in every state.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Too much micro-management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at Crete Carrier full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company, so you usually have lots of freight. Very rarely did I sit.

    Cons

    Forced dispatch. Told where to fuel and which routes to take. 62 mph trucks. Low average miles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    After 2 years I must say crete has been good to me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - OTR Driver in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Crete Carrier

    Pros

    They keep ya really busy.really!!

    Cons

    They run yer arse off!!! Lol!! Seriously you are on another load 5 minutes after delivery..I'm going to go to a shorter time out . Personally I'm becoming burned out.. making money is good but a life would be too!! : ) 45 days out..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gimme a break!!! Lol!! : p

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No communication; No room to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at Crete Carrier as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    People in the operations department are very kind. Geoff Humphreys is a great guy/boss. The food in the cafeteria is pretty good.

    Cons

    Communication between workers, and superiors, is atrocious. Often times you would get to work and have no clue what you were supposed to do. They move you around without discussing with you first. Very cult-like mentality of people who work in the operations department - some of the people don't want to go out of their way to help you. Most of the jobs in operations could be done by a trained monkey, but you have to know past relationships of customers (that management fails to fill you in on).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on vertical communication. Don't move people around without first discussing the move with the employee first. Make objectives more clear to new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Driving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Driver
    Current Employee - National Driver

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    ok pay and home time

    Cons

    Management system is not adequate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need load offers ,so one can chose what fits into individual driver time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company to work for(over 2 years on 6-8 day regional fleet covering 30 states..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OTR Driver(6-8 Day Regional Fleet) in Decherd, TN
    Current Employee - OTR Driver(6-8 Day Regional Fleet) in Decherd, TN

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay...lots of drop n hooks...very few grocery warehouses...very few northeast loads..(only 3 in the last 2 years) ice trucks less than 3 years old...trailers are in great shape...all trailers less than 3 years old

    Cons

    62 mph trucks...sometimes can't get home when u want....can't put more than a 400 watt inverter in your truck or they will fire u...30 minutes required for drop n hooks and loading and unloading when DOT only requires 15 minutes...maintenance sucks..only allowed to go to terminals for on services and they take at least a full day to do them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow trucks to go faster...need better maintenance program..more shops and faster service...allow more than 400 watt inverter in trucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    mechanics that work the best get little to no benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Tech in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Truck Tech in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    easy work load good hours.

    Cons

    promises no follow through. Hiring people in for you to train at higher pay rate. The buddy buddy system you just might want to change the name to Schneider. it's not who you know but who you ????.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay what the going rate is for the mechanics and promote people according to their knowledge not who you know. It has become a joke no leadership just commands. You have foreman threatening your job if you don't do your job but their buddies can goof off all day and lie about what jobs they have done and they are bad about ghost work, they say they done something and there was nothing wrong in the first place just to get time so they can goof off more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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