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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

• OTR drivers start out earning $.53 - $.56 per practical mile
• The top 25% of our OTR drivers average $80,300 per year
• Awarded as a Top Pay Certified Carrier by the NTI for over 10 years
• Safe Driver Productivity Bonus
• Guaranteed Detention Pay

Benefits of Joining Shaffer Trucking

• Full benefits: Health from BCBS of Nebraska, dental, vision, life and 401K
• Annual profit sharing contribution
o Contributed $10 million towards employee profit sharing in 2018!
• Pet Policy: 2 dogs or cats
• No-cost rider policy
• Cruise speed of 65 mph
• Paid orientation
• Industry leading CSA scores
• Average equipment age of 2 years
• Dedicated Dispatch 24/7


• Valid Class A CDL
• Four months 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 visit us online at

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July 7, 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


Recent Graduates : $600 per week while training
4 Months Experience : $.53 - $.56 per practical mile


Type of Runs: Reefer - OTR, Regional, Dedicated
Time Away from Home: Varies per fleet
Lease Purchase Available: Yes
Paid Orientation: Yes
Rider Programs - Spouse: Free of charge
Rider Programs - Child: Free of charge
Pets: 2 Dogs or Cats


Medical: Yes
Dental: Yes
Vision: Yes
Retirement: Yes - Yes
Profit Sharing: Yes
Stock Purchase: N/A


Bonuses: Safe Driver Productivity Bonus
Lay Over Pay: Yes
Breakdown Pay: Yes
Loading/Unloading: Yes
Tarp Pay: N/A
Extra Pickup: Yes