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400 NW 56th Street
Lincoln, NE, 68528


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Trucking Company Overview:

Shaffer Trucking was founded in 1937 in New Kingstown, Pennsylvania. In 1974, Shaffer Trucking joined the Crete Carrier family, becoming one of the nation’s premier providers of temperature-sensitive truckload services. Today, Shaffer is one of the nation's largest refrigerated transportation fleets and is proud to be the leading supplier to the candy, confection, and beverage industries - delivering more candy than any other carrier.

Shaffer Trucking also leads the industry in CSA scores, exceeding standards required by the U.S. Department of Transportation. As a result, Shaffer employs some of the industry’s best truck drivers. We average 7% more miles than the industry. Plus, with the recent pay raise, OTR drivers now start out earning $0.49 to $0.59 per practical mile and receive a full benefits package. The top 25% of our OTR drivers average more than $80,300 per year! It’s no wonder we’ve been in business for 80 years. Click below to apply now or call us at (888) 476-5987!

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OTR Drivers:

We’ve raised driver pay three times in 2018 for Crete Carrier/Shaffer Trucking OTR drivers. That’s a 17% increase in less than 1 year!

Shaffer’s national OTR drivers now start out earning $0.53 to $0.56 per practical mile. We’re also rewarding drivers for their commitment to safety with a new safety and productivity bonus.
The Crete Three-Peat means more pay in your pocket. Apply today!


Starting pay $0.53 to $0.56 per practical mile
The top 25% of our OTR drivers average over $80,300 annually
Top benefits – Low premium and deductible health insurance/dental/vision and 401k
Profit sharing retirement contributions –$8 million contributed in 2017!
Drivers cruise at 65 MPH
Pet policy
No-cost rider policy
Industry leading CSA scores
Average equipment age of 2 years
Dedicated dispatch 24/7
Military Apprenticeship Program approved by VA


  • Minimum 22 years old
  • Stable & verifiable work history
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Valid Class A CDL
  • Minimum of 4 months OTR experience*
  • No alcohol related offenses or positive drug screens in the past five years


Our Drivers earn 1 day off for every 6 days they spend on the road.

  • National $.53 – $.56/mile Home every 21 Days
  • National/Regional $.51 – $.54/mile Home every 12 Days
  • National Teams $.59/mile Home every 18 to 24 Days
  • Home Weekly $.49 – $.52/mile Home every 6 Days
  • Northeast Regional $215/day Home every 6 Days
  • Dedicated Fleet $.49 – $.52/mile Home every 8 Days


Shaffer Trucking continues to prove itself as a solid employer. As one of the industry leaders in retention, drivers typically stay with Shaffer, Crete, and Hunt three times longer than the competition. Much of this success is due to the continued efforts to ensure drivers have the miles they want to make and the good living that they deserve.

Experience the open road and earn Top Pay while doing it. For more information about this position or other positions with Shaffer Trucking, please contact our recruiting department today at (888) 476-5987 or click to apply online.

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Driver type:

  • Company Driver
  • Owner Operator
  • Team

Hiring By State:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District Of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
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  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
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  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
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  • North Carolina
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  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
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  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Pay Scale

1- year Experience 49¢ per mile
2- year Experience 49¢ per mile
3- year Experience 49¢ per mile
5- year Experience 56¢ per mile
10+ year Experience 56¢ per mile


Dental Insurance Yes
Health Insurance Yes
Profit Sharing Yes
Retirement Plan Yes
Safety Bonuses No
Vision Insurance Yes

Driver Requirements

Minimum Age 22
Minimum Experience 0-5 Months
License Type Class A
Trailer Experience Accepted Dry Van, Reefer
Driving Preference Dedicated, OTR (Over-The-Road), Regional
Allowable Moving Violations 3
Allowable Preventable Accidents 3
Hazmat Endorsement No
DWI/DUI Accepted Yes


Time Away From Home Depends on location
Paid Orientation Yes
Rider Program Spouse Yes
Rider Program Child Yes
Pets Yes