Crete/Shaffer Trucking

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  1. 074344

    074344 Road Train Member

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    Good luck bduke. Keep waiting but don't hold your breath.

    Drive safe
     
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  3. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Last time I checked, you don't spec a truck right down to the injectors... It depends on which engine you had, but Detroit had problems with their 12.7's in the injector, injector wiring, and EGR system. That's why they went to 14.1 and did away(or doing away) with the 12.7. But the other parts of the truck are cheaper.... They did have to start buying Eaton trans' again, since Meritor stopped making full manuals. I know several drivers that bought used Crete's and have very few major problems. You must have been like me and been given the problem trucks that they had to keep taking drivers out of, sending to the shop, then stick someone else in it to see if the fix did the trick. My current unit, I've had since 12/07 has only had a hood tilt sensor, and normal service, oh, and the window felt on the drivers window keeps sliding down so I have to pull it out and slide it up every couple months. It has been the best unit they have ever assigned me to. Knock on wood.
     
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  4. Kabar

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    That could be SSB. All I know is that between the trucks and tha fact that in 6 mos they never once got me home on time. I said stick it and moved on to better things.
     
  5. supersnackbar

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    That is one thing they need to improve. But usually I'm not picky about the exact date of home time. Since I live in FL, I haven't found a 48 state carrier that was what I call great at getting you home on time.
     
  6. jeffsanders1971

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    What expextations are you speaking of?
    I am a long term driver(14 years), and I am doing fine, thanks
     
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  7. jeffsanders1971

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    Did your cpm get cut when fuel was $5 per gallon? The answer is no, so why would you expect a raise since the price of fuel went down.

    But I would like to go 65 again, and the fuel savings for us going 62 should be alot, hopefully that will reflect in my profit sharing account someday.
     
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  8. rabbittracks

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    Seems to be a lot coming up about Crete now. I'm sure most of the companies are having headaches too. Now they are telling their drivers that they "Are forced load company." Seems that they should stated that when they decided to change. Also, now they offer loads without the miles, or destination. It so you can't turn down a load but how do you figure your hours along with everything else. You now get the destination once you get to the shipper. I had a lot of respect for the company but have none now. I think that a lot of drivers will jump ship again just like they did when they pulled the pet policy. I don't agree with the pet policy but the manner in which it was done apparently wasn't handled right. There is pressure on everyone and I don't think that it is any one thing. From the one running the company, on down, needs to rethink the whole business with the economy in the state that it is in. I hope all of the companies can keep their heads above water but I know it isn't possible. I even wish the best to Crete and their drivers. There is good and bad within all companies as everyone can see from the posts.

    Rabbit Tracks.
     
  9. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Where did we hear this? I have been at Crete almost 6 years...and as of yesterdays offer, I had mileage's listed on my offer. At least loaded miles, they have never sent me offers with empty miles shown. It also had the pickup and delivery cities there as well. And the only forced dispatch they have here is, when freight is this short, you take what they offer (as long as you have the hours) because it might be a while before you see another offer - at least in some areas...some places freight has really picked up. So much in fact, they are using the big 'O' to describe it...I mean overbooked that is - a word many of us haven't heard in a while.(Crete or otherwise)
     
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  10. Stretch2006

    Stretch2006 Bobtail Member

    According to there website they claim they are debt free... Is that true? I didn't know a company could be debt free in this economy?
     
  11. otrtruckerscott

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    I do know that they write checks when they buy equipment, no leases, no financing. Most of their terminals are owned lock, stock and barrel. They're building a new terminal west of Knoxville and not financing it. They do have a couple leases on smaller terminals/drop lots. As far as I can tell, they are doing it Dave Ramsey style.
     
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