Shaffer Trucking has an illustrious history that dates back to 1937 when the company was founded in New Kingstown, Pennsylvania. Since joining the Crete Carrier family in 1974, Shaffer has continued to build on its reputation as one of the nation’s premier providers of temperature-sensitive truckload services. Shaffer is proud to be the premier transportation supplier to the candy, confection, and beverage industries, delivering more candy than any other carrier. Today, Shaffer provides coast-to-coast national and dedicated fleet services, operating over 1,000 power units and 2,800 state-of-the-art trailers.
For over 75 years, Shaffer has operated as a temperature-sensitive carrier for virtually any product. Our professional drivers are among the best on the highways, exceeding standards required by the U.S Department of Transportation. Furthermore, the National Transportation Institute recognized Shaffer Trucking as a Top Pay Certified Carrier. In order to be honored with this categorization, a carrier must qualify in three critical categories; top tier pay, benefits, and carrier stability. As well as being Top Pay Certified, the top 50 percent of our national fleet makes over $68,000 a year. We pay our drivers the best because they are the best in the trucking industry. Shaffer Trucking also offers a Gold Standard benefits package that includes: health, life, dental, vision, and 401(k). It is our profit sharing program that truly makes us beyond comparison with $8 million distributed in 2014. It ensures that when the company does well, so do you.
In 2012, Shaffer Trucking and Crete Carrier founded the Patriot Fleet, a specialized fleet of trucks that aim to honor all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. At its inception, the Patriot Fleet was comprised of five trucks. Today, we continued to honor America’s heroes by adding five additional trucks, allowing for one of the largest military fleets in the trucking industry. The Patriot Fleet trucks are black International ProStars and Freightliner Cascadias that feature many emblems including: seals for each branch of the United States Armed Forces, dog tags, a silhouette of a soldier in battle gear, a bald eagle, and the Patriot Fleet shield. Collectively, these drivers bring with them over 133 years of experience in the armed forces, more than 100 years as a part of the Shaffer family, and over 21 million total miles driven.
Shaffer Trucking has some of the finest professional drivers on the highways. We lead the industry in CSA safety scores and work hard to keep our equipment new – an average age of two years. Shaffer is also a debt free company, meaning we will be here tomorrow and the check will always be good. Drivers appreciate a debt free company, staying with us three times longer than the competition. The company offers drivers National, Regional, and Home Weekly options.