Crete advertises top 50% of their drivers average $96,0000 a year. Is that true, what u earning?

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  2. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    I'm with the fridge division (Shaffer). Came back 7 months ago, after 2 raises since 1/1/21, and I am on pace to get a 3rd raise in October. I will be in the low 90's if freight continues to be this busy...and I am not making the top cpm like drivers that have been here for years.
     
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  3. JiggyFly

    JiggyFly Bobtail Member

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    I've been with Crete for 3 months. I've had a few low mileage weeks thrown in because of different issues. ( dont take all of your home time in one pay period?). As it stands right now, it looks like I will be somewhere around 80k for my first year. That does NOT count in quarterly safety bonuses and profit sharing bonuses, so it will go higher with those.
     
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  4. bonder45

    bonder45 Road Train Member

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    One of my new drivers is from Crete - he said his best year was 88k - anyone who makes over 90k probably doesn’t have a life.
     
  5. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Well, mine has been re-estimated down to the mid-upper $80k's. The closer I get to the pay raise mileage threshold (Shaffer's is 109k), the more 2 day 500 mile runs I get. I have had 3 sub-2000 mile weeks out of the last 5, and I am on pace for another one this week. I have already decided that they talk a good game, but they can't live up to their adverts, so moving on is in my not to distant future. Maybe the top 5%, which might be the few that stick around long enough to hit the top cpm, but 50% is just wishful thinking
     
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  6. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    I'm with Shaffer now.

    My last check was for 1513.00 after deducts.

    Its nonstop driving right now, down to your last available hour on your 70 if you want. Which I have been doing.

    It seems to be about 60/40 drop hook, and live load.

    Live loads take about 3 hours usually.

    EDIT: those are live unloads. The loads are usually faster.
     
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  7. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Medium Load Member

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    Time to switch to Crete and get more drop/hooks
     
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  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    The OM and I love Crete and Shaffer.
     
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  9. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    You're fortunate. When I first came back, they ran me good. Lots of drop/hook loads. Now, not so much, lots more live load/unload. 1st quarter, almost 35k miles and lots of long runs. 2nd quarter, I barely crossed 30k miles (last day of the quarter I got a long run that got me from 28,500 to 30,100, so I was that close to not making my mileage bonus) and about half the number of long runs compared to the 1st quarter. This quarter I won't make the mileage bonus unless my A/M gets me over 13k this month, and it appears that won't happen based on the short crap I keep getting stuck with again. And I saw only a few long runs. I have asked him repeatedly(politely at first) to pick up the pace because this constantly dropping average miles per day doesn't make it worth my time to stay out 6-8 weeks, and if it keeps up, I will go home more often. I have even gotten messages from the Op's manager when my 'pick up the pace' messages get a bit less friendly and more grumpy...but I still see less and less miles each month. They even had me hauling dry freight on a Crete trailer for my last home time (I am Shaffer) because they couldn't get me a reefer load to FL.
     
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  10. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Thinking about working for these greedy ########...here is what they think of you Mr./Mrs. Truck driver


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