Thoughts/advice about Shaffer/Crete?

Discussion in 'Crete' started by jungledrums, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. KW Cajun

    KW Cajun Road Train Member

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    Hey swen, Maybe my back side is my best side!! lmao

    drums,, the only thing (serious) I can add is we had a few prior graduates out of my school go with Crete, that was about 2 yrs ago, and both I heard were happy.

    Also, when checking out any company, check their "safer scores".
    Those are scores in different categories, by FMCSA, for things like vehicle maintenance, hours of service violations (HOS), etc, etc.
    Higher scores are NOT good.

    Here is a link, and they are best searched by DOT number, but a name "usually" works too.
    After you enter a DOT number or name, hit Search, then scroll down to bottom & click on their DOT number.
    Then the results will show.

    FMCSA "SAFER" Scores (Search Home Page)

    Crete Carrier Safer Score
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Check if Burkhart Enterprises in Knoxville accepts your school.
     
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  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I've talked to a couple of their drivers, fairly happy. Pay scale is decent enough.

    Note the comment above on acceptable driving school.

    You could be their next "MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE" ha ha!
     
  5. BuckeyeCowboy63

    BuckeyeCowboy63 Medium Load Member

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    Im with a trainer with Shaffer right now. Excellent company. Starts .34 cpm for Crete .35 cpm for students. Have been out 6 weeks with a trainer and have yet to have a week less than 3k miles in a week. Also they have a walmart regional run: PA, NY, DE, NJ. No new york city. Can live any where in the country. If u need more info let me know.
     
  6. iraqralph43

    iraqralph43 Road Train Member

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    Crete trucks dont have an APU.....I wish they did
     
  7. twm

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    Hay man I start Nov. 6, this coming Wednesday, orientation . The eight weeks of training what does that detail? Driving, unloading etc.... I tried to call my recruiter but he was out of the office today and want be in. Any info would be grateful. Do they have sign on bonuses? I know that they don't have student reimbursement. twm.
     
  8. bowlwinkle

    bowlwinkle Heavy Load Member

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    Will be up to your trainer, but will include driving and use of the qualcom mostly. There is very little loading or unloading that we do. There are no sign-on bonuses that I know of. Good Luck, I started here as a student 5 years ago and I'm happy with my decision.
     
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  9. BuckeyeCowboy63

    BuckeyeCowboy63 Medium Load Member

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    Twm it is driving. We dont touch freight but u will couple and uncouple trailers set the tandems sweep out the trailers if ypir with Shaffer. No sign on bonus but 500.00 weekly before taxes while in training.
     
  10. r70cuda

    r70cuda Bobtail Member

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    Even though Roehl is good. Just hope the truck that is assigned to you doesn't have a camera inside the cab watching you. Mine did. That's why I am no longer with them. You have no privacy.
     
  11. mile marker

    mile marker Light Load Member

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    Hey Buckeye, could u give any details about the Walmart regional run with Shaffer??
     
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