Crete vs. Shaffer

Discussion in 'Crete Carrier' started by butter, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. butter

    butter Well-Known Member

    If anyone has driven or is driving for either Crete or Shaffer or both, could you tell me the difference as far as customers and freight. Specifically, is there a big difference as far as general delivery and pickup times----because shaffer is mostly refridgerated loads and crete isn't.

    Any other differences?

    I know crete and shaffer are basically the same company which is why i'm asking about these two divisions specifically.


    Which would you recommend and why?

    My main goal would be to get as many miles as possible per week with not too urgent need to get home often.
     
  2. Ragged Rooster

    Ragged Rooster Banned BANNED

    Crete and Shaffer are one in the same.
     
  3. GAnthony

    GAnthony Well-Known Member

    if you have no urgent need to get home..??

    they will both work out for you.

    you just gotta decide, do you want to lump freight at the food warehouse, and NOT BE late with the perishables. personally, i wouldn't give refrigerated freight the time of day.
     
  4. Ragged Rooster

    Ragged Rooster Banned BANNED

    Agreed. I've pulled reefer for the last 2 years. Some dry freight but mostly frozen foods out and produce backhauls. I wouldn't pull a reefer for main loads ever again.

    I did like pulling dry out and dry back with a reefer because of the option to get out of some hole because you could take a reefer load if you had to. I liked pulling apples out of the NW because the loads paid VERY well.
     
  5. Racer X 69

    Racer X 69 Member

    We're pretty proud of our apples out this way pardner!
     
  6. SweetDaddy

    SweetDaddy Well-Known Member

    Whaat do u wanna know

    I average about 2200 miles per week if slow

    2700 usually an 3100 if busy an all goes well

    Rite now I been gettn some of the best trips on average since I started 5 yrs. Ago

    Just had a eazy breezy trip

    Pick up West Chicago,IL drop Lewiston,Maine

    This was over memorial day weekend dropped on the 27th

    Pickup 29th @ Auburn,Maine deadhead was like 1 mile or something

    Del. Memphis,TN

    Very easy

    My last month out went like this

    Dead from McPherson,Ks
    Pick up Topeka,Ks
    Del. To Chester,Ny

    Next trip

    Deadhead too middletown less than 50 miles

    Pick up Middletown,Ny
    Del. To Cold Spring,Mn

    Next trip dead head from cold spring
    Pickup Chaska,IL
    Del. To Alton,IL

    Dead head to West Chicago,I'll
    Pickup West Chicago,I'll
    Del. To Lewiston,Me

    Pickup Auburn,Me
    Del. To Memphis,tn

    Dead head from memphis

    Pickup Greenville,MS
    1st. Stop
    Aurora,Co
    Final stop
    Victorville,Ca

    Pickup Victorville,CA
    Del. Too Aurora,Co

    Deadhead from Aurora,Co

    Pickup @ Trinidad Benham

    Imperial,Ne
    Del. Too
    Mineola,Tx

    44,000 lbs. Plus of Red Kidney beans

    Easy money ....life can't get much better with these 1,000 plus mile trips on the loaded side

    Even this one was like 220 empty miles with like 832 loaded miles

    In the central states its good real good



    Shaffer pays a penny more per mile tho I can live without it

    Mostly drop an hook

    Or its preloaded then live unload

    Or its live load an the drop

    Although shaffer has a higher mileage average per trip than crete does each year

    And if u do start out @ shaffer you can switch too crete

    I make usually 900-1200 per week

    Got a brand new prostar that is most kool

    It looks like a ****star an rides like one too

    The seat in these truks are superb

    5 air cushon supports an back cycler option

    Its got a batter powered AC/Heater system for the bunk

    No idling which is way cooler than any freakin noisy azz

    Lawnmower engine apu piece of chit

    Ya watchout cause the other drivers will tell you how terrible this carrier
     
  7. Duck

    Duck Quack Supporter

    Lotta northeast in that list.

    I hate going to the northeast.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I noticed that they have both names in the door now, was curious if they still kept the operations separate or not.

    I enjoyed my time with Crete.

    Do they still offer a choice of loads for OTR drivers?
     
  9. SweetDaddy

    SweetDaddy Well-Known Member

    Yes the ops are seperate still have New Kingstown,Pa for Shaffer

    And Lincoln,Ne

    I would agree with you [MENTION=2]Mike[/MENTION] .....really its been a good all in all

    No more load offer here the last couple years you'd rarely get mutliple loads too chose from

    I just did an eazy month there with what I put down plus I had a reset in waterville,me

    Then I got thru the house twice

    And up state New York is a cake walk well I guess I 84 really isn't too upstate
    butt still anything that doesn't delivery too long island is a pain in the ass

    Unless you've been too the toilet bowl enough you knw your way around

    The company is going. Too a dispatch system/ASSET MANAGER

    OH YES WOW WEE WOW...WERE MOVIN ON UP

    SO FARR I LIKE IT THEY BEEN DOIN VERY WELL ATLEAST FOR ME
    MY TRIPS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

    I DON'T CARE FOR THE NORTHEAST MUCH EITHER

    THO WHEN ITS UP A BACK HOW CAN YOU ARGUE WITH THAT

    THE NEW SYSTEM IS USUALY THE DAY BEFORE YOU EMPTY

    THEY PREPLAN ON YOUR NEXT LOAD ...SO YOU KNOW

    WHERE AN WHEN YOUR TO BEE WHERE AN IF YOU CANT MAKE

    YOU TELL UM WHEN YOU SEND THE PREPLAN COMMITMENT MESSAGE

    YES OR NO ITS PRETTY SIMPLE. FOLK EVEN THE SLOW ONES CAN FIGURE THIS OUT
     
  10. Duck

    Duck Quack Supporter

    To a deluxe apartment in the sky?
     
  11. Ragged Rooster

    Ragged Rooster Banned BANNED

    If one drives for Crete, does that make them a "cretin"? Inquiring minds want to know....
     
  12. SweetDaddy

    SweetDaddy Well-Known Member

    It does and you spelled it wrong

    Creatan

    And you bess check under you bed for us tonight

    Yat,yat,yat woooooo wooooo
     
  13. SweetDaddy

    SweetDaddy Well-Known Member

    Yes that is very astute observation

    Its almost like [MENTION=9571]Ragged Rooster[/MENTION] you've workd there

    Hummmm
     
  14. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I was just about to give Crete a call a few months ago, but got a nice raise where I am at so decided against it. Definitely never had any complaints with them though.
     
  15. Ragged Rooster

    Ragged Rooster Banned BANNED

    Sorry, but I did NOT spell it wrong...
    From Merriam Webster:

    Definition of CRETIN

    1
    often offensive: one afflicted with cretinism

    2
    : a stupid, vulgar, or insensitive person : clod, lout

    cre·tin·ous \-t[SUP]ə[/SUP]n-əs\adjective

    THe definition was NOT....I repeat NOT intended for you, simply intended to show the correct spelling of CRETIN.
    No offense meant.

    Next time you might want to do some research BEFORE you tell someone they are wrong....
     
  16. Ragged Rooster

    Ragged Rooster Banned BANNED

    I've not worked for them. There was no offense intended against them, just a joke and play on words.
     
  17. SweetDaddy

    SweetDaddy Well-Known Member

    Merry Ann and Webster are a bunch of pedder asses

    I was just making an example of how net-a-kit works

    And how most on the net/worldwideweb spell it

    So calmese El Rambo its just a joke
     
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