The Decline Of Crete Carrier

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by sledge, May 10, 2008.

  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    500 mile loads. Usually overnight deliveries I bet.

    It's not worth it. But... if you can imagine the revenue coming in without all the problems of say a 2500 mile haul... the money will pile in quicker.

    So the management does not want drivers Fine let them drive the trucks themselves then.

    There isnt anything else for me to say, I remember a different crete and their family of companies going way back.
     
  2. federal221

    federal221 Medium Load Member

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    I’m going back to crete I worked for them from 2014- till middle of 2015 I wasn’t happy the last 8 weeks I was there but I’m going to give them since there willing to take me back after being gone almost 3 years due to my major eye surgery
     
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  3. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    Despite their shortcomings and decline in terms of driver support, there are still worse choices. After my three years out of trucking, Schneider was willing to allow me to road test in lieu of training, so “ya gotta do what ya gotta do!”. Good luck to you!
     
  4. federal221

    federal221 Medium Load Member

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    I’m being told once my cdl is updated with a valid physical then I’m off to Lincoln for a road test and going out with a trainer as of right now I’m hearing the miles aren’t as good now I was getting close to 3200 a week with a full 70 hopefully it will be close to that
     
  5. sdaniel

    sdaniel Road Train Member

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    That's a , not a . !
     
  6. Thane

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    Lots of guys are hiring on with Crete. Lots of guys are quitting. Same ol' story as anywhere else. I suspect now that Mr Acklie has passed away, Crete will degrade to "just another outfit". Judging by their freight, I already saw a decline when I was there for the latest round. Know that I've worked at CCC before. Twice I quit because I wanted to try other things, which I did. But this last time I quit because they're now no better than the likes of Swift or Schneider, two outfits I worked for years ago (and never will again).
     
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  7. southbaydude

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    After Crete, I went to Ruan on a new account in Ephrata,Pa. I have to say at least for that account. Ruan was a much better company. I stayed at Ruan for 3 years. After 2 years on the Ephrata account at four seasons produce. I transferred back to Southern Cal and worked just over 1 more year with Ruan driving a tanker and hauling liquid sugar,oils and corn syrup. I would still be there today but they had a slowdown at a dedicated account and I went from working 50+ hours a week with weekends off to just 20 hours a week. I couldn't afford to work there any longer. They are back to the original hours now. I went on to Trimac Transporation. Hauling chemicals locally and regionally. The equipment isn't as good but I do make on average around $200 to $300 more a week. I average about $65,000 a year solo.
    Now I'm driving teams with my wife and we are averaging abour $74,000 a year each....With weekends off and paid holidays off, plus 3 days a year sick pay and one paid floating holiday pay....The med insurance really sucks. Especially after the whole Obamacare came around and jacked up our company med plan...Less coverage at a high premium.....
     
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    ad356 Road Train Member

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    Obamacare has gone down in history as a massive blunder that only benefits the insurance company. I'm lucky my wife works at a hospital and we literally have the best coverage money can buy. Around $60 per week full family coverage county pays deductable, we effectively have no deductable or copay. My wife works at a county hospital....county employee with county benefits
     
  9. Thane

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    Looking to go back to something dedicated in tanker myself, but I don't want to haul anything but food this time around. I've had enough of the grease, oil, cement, glue....no more of that. I'd like to stay in Texas and run from Houston or Beaumont to either San Antonio or El Paso.
     
  10. jodyj54

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    One of the reasons is that many-many drivers complain about hometime and being home more vs years ago when it was common to stay out 3-12 weeks at a time. Personally, I would get bored of running just one region that make up most carriers routes. My region runs from Ohio over to Montana, down to El Paso, (no Colorado) across to Miami, and up to Richmond, Va., across I-64 to West Va. Nothing north of Richond and nothing east of Ohio.

    The new generation in the management of the industry has taken most of the fun out of trucking. Too many rules and too much micromanagement of drivers. Greedy stock holders wanting more returns so companies adjust to that. A company never changes policies unless it benefits them.
     
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