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Shaffer Trucking

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About Shaffer Trucking

About Shaffer Trucking

Founded in 1937, Shaffer Trucking has a long history of excellence. Joining the Crete Carrier family in 1974, the two companies along with Hunt Transportation have become one of the nation’s largest privately held transportation companies. Shaffer specializes in temperature-sensitive freight and is a premiere carrier for the candy and confectionery industry. We have more than 1,100 tractors and more than 2,800 refrigerated trailers covering national, regional, and dedicated routes. Our drivers are our most valuable asset. As a result, we have one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry with drivers staying with us three times longer than our competition. Our professional drivers are among the best on the highways, meeting standards far exceeding those required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Driver Pay

  • Starting OTR pay $.59 - $.65 cpm.
  • Top 50% average $96,034 per year.
  • Awarded as a Top Pay Certified Carrier by the NTI for over 10 years
  • Safe Driver Productivity Bonus
  • Guaranteed Detention Pay
  • We pay Practical vs Short Route miles (which pays 3-5% more miles annually)
  • Miles are up!

Benefits of Joining Shaffer Trucking

  • Full benefits: Health from BCBS, dental, vision, life and 401K
  • Annual profit sharing contribution
    • Contributed $12 million toward employee profit sharing in 2020!
  • Pet Policy: 2 dogs or cats
  • No-cost rider policy
  • Increased cruise speed
  • Paid orientation
  • Industry leading CSA scores
  • Average equipment age of 2 years
  • Dedicated Dispatch 24/7


  • Valid Class A CDL
  • 1 year of verifiable tractor trailer experience *
  • Has passed the required company and DOT physical, required drug test, company in-truck driving test, and otherwise meets DOT requirements
  • Stable, verifiable work history
  • Minimum 22 years old
  • Has an acceptable driving record as reflected by MVR and PSP with no major preventable accident in the most recent five years
  • No DUI or DWI convictions or positive drug screens or events in the past five years
  • Able to perform functions set forth in the job description

*Some area restrictions apply

For more information about this position or other positions with Shaffer Trucking, please contact our recruiting department today at (888) 612-6026 or apply now!


December 26, 2018

by Chris

Company Driver

I like working for this company, they make sure I am home when I need to be and they make sure I get the miles I need.

December 26, 2018

by John R

Great Pay!

This has an is the best trucking company..Have the best dispatcher. An a company pays you very well..retirement with this company is where I'll be when I decide to retire. Every thing is great with Shaffer.

December 26, 2018

by Chuck Reese

Fantastic dispatcher and new trucks!

Working the northeast regional has been a great fit for me, running between PA and New England on a daily salary takes a lot of the stress out of the job. My dispatcher is fantastic to work with and makes sure I have adequate time to take care of things. Cheap equipment is a bit of a let down but its all newer trucks and well taken care of. They have a big emphasis on safety and will never force you to do anything you feel is unsafe. 2 months with a trainer for new drivers, my trainer was fantastic and really knew his stuff.

July 08, 2017

by Mike Manatt


This is a good company to drive for. They keep you moving and work well with you on issues. Great benefits and excellent equipment!

Shaffer Trucking

400 NW 56th Street
Lincoln, NE 68528


Starting OTR pay : $.59 - $.65 cpm


Type of Runs: Reefer - OTR, Regional, Dedicated
Time Away from Home: Yes
Lease/Purchase Available: Yes
Paid Orientation: Yes
Rider Programs - Spouse: Yes
Rider Programs - Child: Yes
Pets: Yes


Medical: Yes
Dental: Yes
Vision: Yes
Retirement: Yes
Profit Sharing: Yes


Bonuses: Yes
Lay Over Pay: Yes
Breakdown Pay: Yes
Loading/Unloading: Yes
Extra Pickup: Yes