Trivial Question for Crete Drivers

Discussion in 'Crete' started by Grumppy, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    I use to work exclusively for Crete (pulling a dry van, but once or twice a year pull a reefer), but I drove more blue trucks than red, even before they put the new decals with both names on the side...I use to refer to drivers with mixed colored equipment as Creaffers.
     
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  2. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    I think that the red and blue trucks are just a matter of keeping some separation between Crete and Shaffer on paper, for taxes, payroll, whatever.

    For instance, there are different driver managers for Crete and Shaffer. If we were to get some corporate Crete bean counter in here to answer questions, we'd probably get an answer about tax write-offs, expenses, and maintaining a measurable difference between equipment leased for either side of the compamy.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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  4. bigkev1115

    bigkev1115 Road Train Member

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    Actually Crete has black trucks too. They re usually the Patriotic fleet trucks
     
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  5. TruckerJimbo

    TruckerJimbo Medium Load Member

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    This is no longer the case...the guy in Lincoln that assigns the trucks, just the next driver the next one in line that is ready, regardless of what color it is. Since they re-aligned the companies around 2003 (Sunflower was merged into Shaffer and Shaffer began operating under the Crete DOT number. Prior to that change, Crete and Shaffer had different DOT numbers.) they have not really cared what color truck they issue.
     
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