Pay at Crete is good for company drivers. Proof inside.

Discussion in 'Crete' started by Farmerbob1, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    I have now worked for Crete for a few days over 1 year. My hire date was 03/15/17, and the first thing I did was drive 1000 miles to go take several days home time. My first full month of driving was spent almost exclusively in the NE, learning how Shaffer / Crete did things, including trying to follow suggested routes, (which I no longer do, if they are stupid.)

    I have provided my W2 and Crete Mileage Report for 2017. Careful observation will reveal that the pay numbers do not match precisely. I am not sure why, but I suspect that it is because a load or two late in the year were reported in 2017, but not actually paid to me until 2018.

    Yes, I blacked out some information. I'm not an idiot. I don't mind my name being connected to this forum account, but I don't want my social security number or address public here, thanks.

    But there is enough information here for other drivers to see that I made very nearly $50,000 while working 9.5 months with Crete, as a driver starting with 1.25 years experience. Despite the fact that I started a bit slow.

    Do some companies pay more? I'm sure some do. But I'm tired of people saying that making $60k per year as a Crete company driver isn't possible. Starting with 1.25 years experience, I was making around $5250 per month on average ($63k per year), including a slow first month with the company. The first couple months was also done in a 62 MPH truck, though I am now in a 65 MPH truck.

    W2.jpg Mileage Report P1.jpg Mileage Report P2.jpg
     
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  2. BrandonCDLdriver

    BrandonCDLdriver Road Train Member

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    I still blow ya doors off.
     
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  3. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    You've had a total of 34 days off in a year.
    Some of us have lives and one day you will too.
    Then you'll realize how crappy that is.
     
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  4. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    What about home time?
     
  5. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    Hey I’m not gonna argue with you if you are happy. That’s awesome. Good job.
     
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  6. FlexinTarzan

    FlexinTarzan Medium Load Member

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    Actually that is terrible compensation for the amount of time you spent on the road....to each there own. As with many outfits there is a mindset that you must be married to the trk if you want to make money. In this case a man/women with no life would be a prime candidate .... Good For You If This Is What Brings You Happiness ....... NOT ME !
     
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  7. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    Maybe he spent a lot of time in bars on the road. bull ####ting and having a good time so his 34 Days at home was just a rest break.
     
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  8. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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  9. QuietStorm

    QuietStorm Heavy Load Member

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    Haha if that's the case, he should stay there even if he's offered double somewhere else.
     
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  10. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    So I guess this is proof that you have to live in your truck at Crete.
     
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