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Celadon Trucking Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

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Getting Started With Celadon Trucking

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Founded in 1985 and employing over 4,000 associates worldwide, Celadon Group Inc. (NYSE: CGI) is one of the largest and most progressive transportation and logistics companies in North America.

Celadon maintains one of the youngest fleets in the transportation industry with an average tractor age below 2 years, compared with the industry average of 7 years. Celadon has been recognized with the 1st Place -- National Fleet Safety Award, the industry's most prestigious safety award, three times.

Celadon Trucking Company Overview

Currently, Celadon operates nearly 5,500 tractors and more than 12,000 trailers throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Additionally, Celadon runs their own company-sponsored training school, the Celadon Driving Academy, with locations in Indiana, Alabama, and Texas. All meals, housing, and transportation costs are covered by Celadon.

Celadon Trucking Terminal Locations

Celadon Trucking terminal locations
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Laredo, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Gadsden, CO
  • Kernersville, WV

Celadon Trucking Company Driver Requirements

  • Must be 21.5 years or older
  • No DWI, DUI, or reckless driving convictions within the last 5 years
  • Felony convictions must be over 10 years old
  • Must possess a valid social security card
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or possess an alien registration card
  • Must pass a DOT physical and controlled substance and alcohol test
  • Must be able to verify past 3 years of employment history prior to joining CDL program
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language, in accordance with DOT regulations.

Celadon Trucking Hiring Area And School Locations

Celadon flatbed truck and trailer
Where do you hire from and what are your no-hire zones?

Celadon hires throughout the lower 48 states, except Montana, Idaho, North & South Dakota, Maine, and the area of Florida south of Ocala.

Where are your schools located?
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Laredo, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Gadsden, CO

Celadon Trucking Company Advantages

Celadon Trucking Company Advantages
  • Constant and reliable freight.
  • Friendly pet and rider policy.
  • WageLock program to ensure driver pay even with low miles or freight.
  • Newer equipment both in training and as a company driver.
  • Everything regarding the school is located in the same facility.
  • All students have their own room, 3 meals a day, and progress at their own speed.
  • As long as a student is showing progress, Celadon will work with the student to reach their goal of obtaining their CDL.

TruckingTruth's View On Celadon Trucking So Far

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Celadon's operation and requirements are typical of the larger trucking companies, with certain areas that they do not hire out of. They also require 10 years to have passed for any felony convictions.

Items To Bring To Celadon Trucking CDL Training

  • Birth Certificate (Original or Certified Copy with a state seal)
  • Bring any corrective lenses you need, including readers.
  • Social Security Card & Valid Driver’s License
  • List of dependent names for insurance enrollment.
  • Voided check or bank deposit slip for direct deposit program.
  • Note pad for taking notes and doing homework
  • Rain-gear/Jacket
  • Any medications you are currently taking

Items To Bring To Celadon Trucking Training

  • 7-10 day's worth of clothes. Do NOT bring, pack, or wear the following:

    • Tank tops
    • Flip-flops
    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Shirts with inappropriate material on them
  • Bedding (pillow and blanket, twin sized sheets if you would like)
  • Towels, washcloths, all other necessary grooming items you may need. A laundry bag is recommended, to store soiled items.
  • Clipboard, pens, calculator, trucker's atlas, battery operated alarm clock.
Do I need a US Passport?

No, you do not need a U.S. Passport. However, you will be required to provide identification at training and a U.S. Passport may be an acceptable form.

Which CDL endorsements are required or encouraged?

No additional endorsements are required.

TruckingTruth's View On Celadon Trucking's Requirements

Again, pretty typical, but it should be noted that Celadon has listed specific items of clothing that they will not allow, for those who like flip-flops and tank-tops.

Regardless of whether or not a company requires them, we always recommend getting a passport as well as all endorsements to make sure that you are prepared for any future opportunities.

Cost Structure Of Celadon Trucking's CDL Training

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What is the cost of the program?

Students pay $50/week for 1 year after going out with the trainer, for a total of $2,600.

What are all of the up-front costs?

Initially, permit costs will be covered by the student. However, this will be reimbursed upon arrival to the school.

Will my meals be paid for?

Yes. 3 meals per day, 7 days a week.

Will my room be paid for?

Yes, either at Celadon's dorm or the hotel.

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