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Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Celadon lease purchase

OS nailed it.

You really don't want to lease, especially as a rookie driver. I bet you that they made it sound so great to you, you'll make twice more money... Right?

They're trying to sell you their product. It benefits them and they're in business to make money.

It's hard to not go on a rant about this. It's insane how these companies are willing to bankrupt rookies.

I was in OR a few months back and had a super single pop on me. Well, I lost out on money that day. And guess how much the total bill came out to be? 1700$. That's not a typo! That would be coming out of your pocket not theirs (another reason they want you to lease). I wasn't happy about losing out on miles for that day but at the same time I was thrilled I wasn't stupid enough to lease that truck because that 1700$ would have made me bankrupt and go in the hole. I would have been working free for two paychecks.

It really is a bad idea. I know two personal friends of mine who were in your shoes and leased with Central Ref. Well, let's just say that they are still trying to recover from that.

How many drivers are out here? A lot! The average driver out here has years of experience. Sit back and think about this, what makes you think you could possibly compete with people who know the job inside and out versus a guy who is learning how to truly read an atlas for the first time?

Hopefully you'll listen. If not, you're doomed financially.

Wanted to touch back on this, im not a new driver i let my cdl go when i moved back to indiana due to lack of cash, i actually spoke to a gentleman that has been leasing from them for 4 years. He advised like i already planned is to put back money, now with my cost of living reduced(no house payment or car paymeng) all i have is food and cell bills. I have ran the numbers and im fine with the 500-600 a week. I know it can be lower. Nice fact is i have 6 grand in my savings that i have designated is backup repair costs. Plus my additional.05cpm maintenance escrow. Not to mention these trucks are new average miles on the trucks i looked at in their lot is 1000-1500 miles. The meaning of my post was to hear from current participants in their program, but i found what i needed from veteran participants.

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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2012 international prostar fuel gauge issue

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There are 2012, 13, and 14 where I work and I have talked to at least a dozen drivers that have this issue.

And reading the posts here, I guess it is not just limited to International ProStars.

My first trainer ran out of fuel twice during my training due to the fuel gauge not reading properly. That and him running only on fuel enough for each load. But that is a story in itself. LOL

On my truck, it can vary at times up to 1/4 of a tank or a little more at any one given time. And that turns into several hundred miles.

My first trainer's truck was under warranty. They replaced the sensors and gauge twice to no avail. He still had the issue when he got rid of the truck. So I guess it is something in the reading system.

I just make sure when I give my fuel readings for fueling stops, I give the next lowest on the gauge. It is an expensive road call for fuel.

Keep it safe out here, the life you save might be your own. Joe S.

Thank yall very much ill check into it i hope its covered under warranty

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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2012 international prostar fuel gauge issue

Question for anyone that has had a problem with this, just purchased a 2012 international prostar i have only went about 600 miles and fuel gauge has worked ok then all of a sudden the truck dies come to notice im out of fuel yet my gauge still reads 3/4 what could that be?

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Celadon lease purchase

I would be really interested to hear the average take home from a current celadon lease purchase participant. I am going to do it once the school is complete but would like to hear feedback from current participants in their program.

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Celadon policies

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40mm! what do you use an AckAck cannon on?!

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It's actually a .40 cal Glock23 but 40mm sounds better.smile.gifglock23m.JPG

Thank you very much sir. Ya i just wanted to hear from other truckers since i turned 18 and could acquire a permit my pistol has stayed on my hip even at home. I will remember to leave it home while im trucking. Again thanks for the info. Im a new member here and well not much experience driving semi besides 2 months. And nice thing is i wont have to worry about bothering a team mate which is the only other option coming out of the school is team drive or lease purchase solo. Plus allows me to put more back because i control how much i run not a team mate. Increase my pay cap and a chance to essentially run my own business.

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Celadon

Has anyone gone thru there cdl school ??

Im going through it right now, not too bad just a bunch of idiots wasting their time playing games and acting like high schoolers i stick to a core group of determined and focused guys and gals that are there to start a new career. So far its really nice. after friday we do our OTR training and backing training. after a total of 4 weeks i go for 6 weeks with a trainer then off to team drive for my 240k mile commitment. and before someone goes nuts the 240k miles is total between you and your partner driving. so figure 120k miles and your commitments done

Posted:  9 years, 5 months ago

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Celadon policies

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40mm! what do you use an AckAck cannon on?!

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It's actually a .40 cal Glock23 but 40mm sounds better.smile.gifglock23m.JPG

roger thanks guys im actually thinking about the lease purchase program my father in law is gonna show me the ropes of owner operator and taxes so on and so forth

Posted:  9 years, 6 months ago

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Need the truth on Celadon Quality driving school . any truth will help guide and build my confidence.

How much are the leasr purchase payments? I start school tomorrow well lol today and am really interested in it. Better yet what's the average miles You run? Cause i figure if u cut the cpm in half for ur truck payment and insurance i still need to bringing in at least 400 a week

When you are done with orientation you will go out with your trainer for 12,000 miles which should be about 5-6 weeks. While you are on the truck with your trainer you are paid $58 a day. Once you have completed all of your miles with your trainer you can team up or go into Celadons lease purchase program. If you team, you can choose to be paid $0.15 per mile for 120,000 miles or you can choose $0.18 per mile for 240,000 miles. If you go lease, you are paid $0.84 per mile for 120,000 miles. Once you complete the 120,000 in either option or you complete the 240,000 as a team, you will then be switched to the experienced driver pay package.

Some of the Celadon team trucks do have a refrigerator already installed. But, all of the new Celadon trucks, team and solo will have a refrigerator and an inverter already installed on the truck.

Posted:  9 years, 6 months ago

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Celadon policies

How is celadons firearms and smoking policies? Just wondering been researching everything about them but those two are the only things noone has talked about on any forums. And is anyone currently with celadon that could give me any insider insight on what to expect. Just a btw im in the school i start class tomorrow. Thanks in advance.

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