Truck Driver (OTR) (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – November 28, 2016
I would drive 150 to 600 miles a day in all kinds of weather, all over the country. Met a lot of interesting people along the way. Management left us alone unless we brought attention to our selves, me it was my log book.Cold and bad weather was the worst part.
Big company lots of good customers. New equipment.
OTR Tractor Trailer Driver (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – November 19, 2016
Crete treats you like family and they care a lot about there drivers. Best or company out there no one better. I started at Crete and from my first day they act like they care about my needs and what I want.
Commercial Driver (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – November 15, 2016
Doing business accordingly to requirements. That conducting business of the job can be applied to every aspect of other ventures of employment. Handling the procedures surpervision and operations of loading and unloading material, as well as the hiring of extra help if needed, the pay of such and safety of operation affiliated with the required procedures. Very inciteful of the latest news and informative of the best benefit available. No hard part to the job, the physical requirements are deminal. The job itself was a pleasure, every concern or interest was responded to and resolved.
being able to make my own decisions
the danger of dealing with the exposure of the public
Commercial Driver (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – October 26, 2016
No personal interaction with drivers leads to feeling of being alone and disenfranchised from company. They pay well, when they remember to pay you. Corporate structure means drivers have to communicate with 2 - 7 different people just to resolve 1 problem and when you find someone to work on said problem if it has a secondary issue then you have to speak with someone else to get that resolved making it very difficult to get anyone to solve anything. VERY POOR COMMUNICATION within management.
Top pay, excellent benefits
The don't care, you are replacable at in instant. No loyalty.
Truck Driver (OTR) (Current Employee) – Lincoln, NE – October 12, 2016
Drive across interstates delivering various freight and observe how others in trucks and cars drive everyday. Don't talk much too co workers since we all doing same thing, it can be lonely at times out on road. Hardest part of job is making sure no one runs into you while driving,it's amazing the speeds people go when some attempt to cut you off while disrupting your speed. Most enjoyable part is seeing others places and get paid too do so and meeting people and talking too them.
OTR Company Driver (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – September 18, 2016
Crete is not a good company to work for they don't have any long haul loads its all local work mostly in north east I drove for them about 30 yrs. ago it was a good company then you got miles now you might get 1500 miles a week at 39 cents a mile there trucks have got that battery in side box to run AC when your park it is a sweat box it don't cool truck off
OVER-THE-ROAD TRACTOR-TRAILER DRIVER (Current Employee) – Marietta, GA – September 15, 2016
My only problem with Crete Carrier Corporation...has been me!
Because of my past experience as a driver, I expected my Crete driver manager to be my buddy, my pal, someone with whom I could share jokes and frivolity--and who would bend to my every personal driver's whim.
I am a lively Georgia girl; Crete's culture is dry Midwest. Lol.
As soon as I adjusted my attitude--i.e., let in humility and stopped expecting everyone to treat me as if I'm an Atlanta diva--and as soon as I considered all the good that Crete offers, I began to truly and deeply enjoy my work experience.
Crete's attributes are many:
* My driver manager is consistent and smart and always gets me home when I ask him to. (He has also been accommodating when my parental figures have needed me home for medical reasons.) * Crete's dispatching, in my experience, is logical and sound, and freight is non-stop. * Crete listened to its drivers' complaints and began buying a different, more preferred truck make and model. * The company doesn't hassle a driver with unnecessary phone calls and computer messages; it allows one to enjoy a sense of freedom and autonomy while engaging in the daily life of hauling freight. * Crete doesn't hand-hold; it expects professionals to know what to do--and to do it! * There is no confusing per diem pay system. * Reimbursements are always on the next check. (Speaking of that, Crete has super-competent, diligent, meticulous people working in its payroll and benefits departments. [That's why they don't have time to joke around!]) * The pay IS GOOD. Onlymore... after I made the move to Crete did I begin to earn the kind of money I had always expected to make as a driver. I jokingly told my friends, when I was first hired on, that Crete is paying me "white-man money"! Lol. It feels good to have an income that reflects the fact that you're doing an unusual and dangerous job. (Of course, Crete, if you want to pay more, that'd be great, too!)
Every time I get to haul one of its trailers emblazoned with the words OUR MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE SITS HERE, that is exactly how I feel!less
Service Writer (Current Employee) – Omaha, NE – August 12, 2016
great company to work for. You will learn something new everyday. Dealing with drivers can be very interesting. The most enjoyable part of my job would be talking with the drivers and ensuring they are getting their truck fixed correctly.
Professional Commercial Driver (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE 68521 – August 8, 2016
Great company overall, if you're the type of person who LOVES to always be on the road and never take your home-time. I enjoyed working for this company, but decided that it wasn't what I wanted to continue to do.
Class A CDL Driver (Former Employee) – New Kingstown, PA – August 2, 2016
Crete is a great company to work for. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 401k, good benefits. New equipment (all less than 2 years old). The only thing I personally don't like about this company is the work/life balance, but that kind of goes with otr trucking.