Transportation Services

Shaffer Trucking, a division of Crete Carrier Corporation, is one of the largest privately held asset based trucking and logistics companies in the country. Crete Carrier Corp., along with its divisions of Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation operate over 5400 power units and 13000 trailers. Our product offerings include dry van, protective temperature control trailers and flat beds servicing all 48 states. Whether you need national, regional or dedicated service, we can provide "one stop shopping" for all your transportation needs.

Shaffer Trucking, which began doing in 1937 as an irregular route truckload carrier of general commodities. Shaffer joined the Crete Carrier Company in 1974, and today is one of the largest premier temperature control truckload carriers in the United States with over 1100 tractors and over 2700 trailers. Shaffer Trucking provides frozen, deep frozen, continuous burn and produce services.

Crete Carrier's largest division and fleet is the national over-the-road fleet consisting primarily of company drivers and owner-operators. This fleet, which consists of over 4100 tractors and over 10000 trailers, transports non-hazardous commodities made up of food, paper goods and consumer products.

Flatbed (Specialized)
Crete Carrier's flatbed division operates under the name of Hunt Transportation, Inc. and is headquartered in Omaha, NE. Hunt started doing business in 1927 and became part of the Crete organization in 2001. This flatbed division consists of over 260 tractors and over 600 trailers, which transport agricultural and construction materials/equipment and any commodity which requires flatbed, single drop, detached, curtain van and stretch-flat type trailers.

Dedicated/Private Fleets
Crete Carrier Corporation offers
dedicated fleets for Customers where service or capacity requirements
warrant this option. Dedicated operations are tailor made to customer
specifications, and current fleets range in size from 2 to 200 trucks.
Crete has both dry van and temperature controlled dedicated fleets, and
offers on-site personnel, specialized trailers, and on-site maintenance
facilities if required by our customer.


Crete Carrier Corporation offers several regional fleets servicing the
shorthaul market. Our Midwest Regional Fleet services shipments between
the states of IL, IN, OH, KY, and TN. Our Southeast Regional Fleet
services the shorthaul markets of AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, and TN. And our
Western Regional Fleet runs between major cities in AZ, CA, CO, OR, UT,
and WA.

Team Board
Crete Carrier Corporation
offers team service for many of our customers. This fleet runs in both
the random and dedicated environment, and can provide critical transit
time service when required.