The truck I'm currently driving is a 2003 Freightliner Century "condo." It's got a Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine and a 10 speed manual transmission.

I recently started driving for Shaffer Trucking out of New Kingstown, Pennsylvania. This is easily the best company I've ever worked for. I've been very impressed by the overall quality and friendliness of Shaffer's employees.

Shaffer is a division of Crete Carrier Corporation headquartered in Nebraska.

If you are an experienced driver looking for a company that pays great wages, has great equipment and is easy to deal with, consider Shaffer or Crete. Both Shaffer and Crete pay .39 cents or more per mile depending on level of experience. I started out at .41 cents per mile and it will soon go to .42 cents per mile sometime in August because of an overall pay raise. With my prior company I was only making .33 cents per mile so that's a major difference. Email me directly at and I will give you my cell phone number if you want to talk about my impressions of Shaffer or Crete Carrier Corporation. I'll be more than happy to answer your questions and if I don't know something, I can certainly find out for you. If you've looked over this website or listened to any of my podcasts, then you know I tell it like it is.

If you prefer to call a Shaffer recruiter directly, give Craig Wingle (wing-gull) a call at 1-800-669-0322 option 7 and ask for Craig or directly at 1-717-795-5506 and tell him Tom Wiles told you to call. Craig is a really nice guy -- all I ask is that you be straight with him if you call -- don't waste his time and he won't waste yours.

I prefer to pull a reefer trailer, so I'm driving a Shaffer truck. However, if I preferred to pull a dry box, I could easily make the same cents per mile and drive the same quality equipment and drive a Crete truck -- it's essentially the same company.

If you are skeptical, then I invite you to listen to my podcast and follow my blog to monitor what I'm doing, what I'm hauling, where I'm headed to, etc. My life is essentially an open book and I invite you to ride along with me via the podcast and  blog.