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Celadon Pay And Benefits

How much will I be making once I'm running solo in my own truck?

Presently, students are required to run their first 120,000 miles as a team making .42/mile split. At that time, they can solo at .33/mile or continue driving as a team driver at .50/mile split with the ability to make up to .60/mile split.

When will I receive pay increases?

After the 120,000 miles, typically about 6-8 months, $.01/Mile Increase — Every 120,000 Miles Driven - NO CAP.

Do you offer a Fuel Bonus?

No, but a safety bonus of $.005/mile is offered.

Celadon Pay And Benefits

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What health insurance and benefits do you have?

Celadon offers health insurance with all major standard benefits and options including life insurance and 401k retirement plans, vacation time, and 2 high-deductible health plans.

What is the average cost of benefits?

Medical base plan = $51.07/week.

How long until you qualify for benefits?

Benefits are effective the first day of the month following a 60 day waiting period.

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What About Vacation Time?

1 year = 1 week earned (paid out at $500)

Celadon Pay & Benefits

TruckingTruth's View On Celadon pay and benefits

Celadon's starting pay is average, with their team pay being on the higher end after 120,000 miles. The interesting part about Celadon's pay structure is that they offer $.01 cpm raises every 120,000 miles driven, with no cap on salary.

They also offer many financial incentives for teams, as well as the WageLock program, which guarantees a minimum weekly salary during slower periods, for qualified drivers.

Celadon Dispatch Policies

Celadon trucks in the mountains
Can a new driver run regional or dedicated right after school?

No, new drivers are strictly OTR until 120,000 miles are completed.

Will there be any NYC?

Yes.

Celadon Dispatch Policies

Are you forced dispatch? Is the driver given any options for different loads?

Company drivers are forced dispatch.

How often can I expect to be home? For how long at a time?

48 hours every 2 weeks.

What percentage of freight is drop and hook?

95%

Celadon Company Policies

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Do you allow pets?

Pets are allowed.

What is the company's rider policy?

One immediate family member may ride for a maximum of 3 months with authorization.

Celadon Driver Opportunities

Do you have a leasing program, and will I be persuaded or incentivized to lease?

Yes. However, new students will not have the leasing option until the 120,000 miles are completed

What divisions do you have? (local, dedicated, regional, tanker, flatbed, reefer)

Celadon runs all freight and routes except for tanker.

TruckingTruth's View On Celadon's Opportunities

Celadon's offerings are typical for large carriers, but they do place an emphasis on team driving, by offering various salary incentives for teams.

Celadon Equipment

Celadon Trucking equipment
What kind of trucks do you have?

International, Peterbilt, and Kenworth

Do you run electronic logs?

Yes.

What are your trucks governed at?

63 MPH

Do you have APU units?

All trucks come with APU units

TruckingTruth's Notes On Celadon's Equipment

Celadon Trucking inside of the cab

As with most larger companies, their trucks are generally newer and well maintained. Their other equipment specifics are average for the industry.

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