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Crete Carrier Reviews

Updated May 6, 2017
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Tonn M. Ostergard
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Pros
  • Good and new equipment, get home on time, good pay (in 13 reviews)

  • They will get you good miles and good home time, even if it's not planned home time as long as you give good notice (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Drivers on home time like to stay hooked to empty trailers and make my life difficult because I have to search all around town to find one (in 18 reviews)

  • Travel and extended time away from home (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Won't work for anyone else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Driver in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I earn over $70,000 per year. Love my asset manager. I've worked for him for over 9 years out of the 12 years I've been here. Always gets me home on time. Great maintenance on their equipment.

    Cons

    They are starting to hire less qualified drivers to fill seats. The shops close early on the weekends (when we have time to get stuff fixed). Some of the terminals are too small. Drivers on home time like to stay hooked to empty trailers and make my life difficult because I have to search all around town to find one >:(

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay on the office and shop people. The drivers are fine at 53¢ per mile.


  2. "Overall very satisfied just needs a few tweaks."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits and profit sharing. Good equipment. Miles are okay. Rider and pet policy. Equipment upkeep. Company Christmas Party. Corporate offices.

    Cons

    62 mph governors on trucks. Getting home on time. Raise program. Communication. Driver comforts in truck. Maintenance turn around time on equipment. Company driver awards. No Company summer picnic. Truck wash limits.

    Advice to Management

    Review raise program and change from 115k anniversary annual mileage based to 200k automatic with safe driving.


  3. "OTR Driver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, steady miles, CSR and asset manager work to keep driver productive, late model trucks and trailers.

    Cons

    Trucks governed at 62 mph, on-guard collision monitoring system has many false alerts and shuts off cruise control without warning, on guard's constant beeping if distance between you and vehicle in front are less than 120 feet, most shop mechanics do not carry current CDL and cannot test drive truck during or after truck service, smoker trucks not disenfected between drivers, driver facing cameras installed on all new driver trucks, driver facing cameras always on even when driver is in bunk, dispatch tend to keep driver stuck in a region for several weeks, evening and weekend dispatch cut down to one or two personnel and are not empowered to authorize payment without wasting your clock, health dental and vision insurance lead rated, cheap insurance.

    Advice to Management

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  5. "Fired me for taking time off when my mother died."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crete Carrier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    they let me take time off when my mother died

    Cons

    they fired me when I took time off when my mother died

    Advice to Management

    terminal manager quit and the shop manager quit so that should tell you something and couldnt find anyone to fill the spot


  6. "Asset Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crete Carrier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great employees-very nice and helpful

    Cons

    Fast paced environment, lower than average pay, rotating Saturday schedule


  7. "Good Company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits after you've worked there long enough.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.


  8. "Otr truck driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Driver in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, new equipment, easy loads,drop n hook,great pay, excellent. Benefits,nice admin staff, national fleets w several terminals,profit sharing n retirement plans

    Cons

    Otr drivers work 3-6 weeks on and 5-7 days home.great job if your family is grown n gone or your semi retired.otherwise stick with a local fleet to be home often.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to be above average n trays to help drivers be successful


  9. "Stay away!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Wilmer, TX
    Former Employee - OTR Truck Driver in Wilmer, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crete Carrier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I cannot think of anything good about Crete.

    Cons

    Crete Carrier will steal your money to pay for their crappy Mexican made trucks. Pay is low...No home time...If you like the NE, heavy freight, low miles, and lots of sleep then this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Get real ungoverned trucks, don't bite the hand that feeds you.... drivers are the only reason YOU have a job!!!


  10. "Typical Corporate Job"

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

    I have been working at Crete Carrier full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and work/life balance, attempting to improve company culture/overall morale, but still has a way to go

    Cons

    Pay is quite low for comparable jobs and success of company


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Driver in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crete Carrier full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you live the east coast and alot of sleep they're great

    Cons

    Favoritism is so obvious

    Advice to Management

    Remember there are 5000 other companies hiring. Letting some one with 18 yrs quit speaks volumes about how you feel about loyalty


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