Profile For Dragon 13

Dragon 13's Info

  • Location:
    Upper Marlboro, MD

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 9 months ago

Dragon 13's Bio

Originally from New York City.

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Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Arrived Celadon Indy

Some folks are strictly there for the three hots and a cot.You can tell the people who are serious about the program.Others just hang out with headphones on waiting for lunch.If you fail the pre trip or brake test twice,you will be sent home.otherwise,as long as you are making progress,you will be kept on.You will be issued a warning before actually being sent home.

Thanks for all info. I'm in my second week here at Celadon in Indy. I received my CDL permit last week and just finished my first road run a few minutes ago. I got to work on my parallel parking. Once again, thanks for all info, you made transformation to Celadon smooth. Peace.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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First Week of CDL School at Celadon in Indy is Completed

Just completed my first week of CDL A school training at Celadon in Indy. I received my CDL permit on Thursday. I arrived in Indy last Sunday after a smooth 21 hours Greyhound bus trip from Connecticut. No delays and met some cool future classmates during the trip. Fortunately, upon my arrival at Celadon, I received a dorm room upon arrival. Didn't have to go to local hotel, some people don't mind the hotel though. Dorm rooms are descent; your own room, bed, dresser, desk, and flat screen TV. Laundry rooms on every floor (not free), bathrooms are shared and cleaned daily by local staff. Meals served three times a day. Classes are 8-5 Mon-Fri.

One piece of advice for anyone considering or coming to Celadon in Indy. Please take the TT High Road training program or study the Indiana Study guide prior to arrival here. You only have two days to prepare for your exams in class. You begin testing on Wednesdays. You must pass the Indiana Operator's License, General Knowledge, Air Brakes, Combination, and Tankers(Yes, to work at Celadon you must have Tanker endorsement). If your a Indiana resident, you don't have to take Indiana Operator's test. All tests are paid for by Celadon. You have two weeks or 16 days to complete exams or Celadon will issued a bus ticket back to your home of origin.

One cool thing here is the students get to meet the Chairman and founding CEO of Celadon Steve Russell during first week of class. He speaks to every class every week here in Indy. He's straight forward and no nonsense individual. He's nicknamed by the students "The Godfather", he speaks and sounds just like Marlon Brando in the movie "The Godfather." Lol. Interesting, he left Brooklyn, NY and picked one of worst neighborhoods in America(East Indianapolis) to start Celadon in 1985 and is building an Empire. He made over 800 million dollars in revenue last year and Wall Street is very happy with him, lol.

Thanks Brett and TT family for your knowledge, wisdom, and great website. I will keep touch and updated in following weeks. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Oilfield Lay off

Go to Indeed.com and request what city u want to work in. Still plenty of oilfield jobs available if your willing to relocate.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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I'm very good at waiting patiently.

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Congrats on getting through the test and making the training list. The weather is weird right now. I'm sitting at a shipper just west of indy. hopefully you will get a trainer in a prostar. They have more room in them

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I hope it's a company driver. If I screw up something on a truck,I don't want it to be a lease or owner operator. rofl-2.gif

Congrats, I'm here at Celadon in Indy right now. My first week.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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Celadon CDL Training in Indy, 6 April 2015

I depart for Celadon CDL Training on April 4th in Indy. I'm excited and motivated at same time. It's been a long time coming and my prayers are being answered. Long 21 hour Greyhound bus ride(my youngest daughter calls Greyhound "the dog bus", lol) from Connecticut to Indy, I will continue studying for exams on my journey. I will let the TT family know when I land in Indy. Be safe on the road.

Thanks Brett for the great website and the giving of your knowledge and wisdom. Peace.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Pre trip at Celedon

Hello everyone Im on week one at Celedon. I have past my permit tests and have my permit hoping to get on the range monday, if there is room. My question is I have been told that celedon does not train you on the pre trip? How can this be? For those that have no idea how something should be said to the pre trip tester which will be done at schneider, can someone give some advise? I have been watching the video and I keep my tv on channel 11 which is the pre trip video it stays on 24/7.

Thank you,

William

Hey William, is it that crowded in Indy? I'm due at Celadon in Indy in a couple of weeks. Good luck and stay positive.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Woohooooo!

Passed backing range 3 today, offset and parallel. Had to use 2 get outs, and 3 pull ups, but I got no points against me. On to range 4 and hopefully testing soon!

Congrats! I will probably miss u in Indy. I will be in Indy first week of April at Celadon.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Arrived Celadon Indy

Got my CDL in 4 weeks,as I was one of the first of my class to pass all the skills test. The instructors here have been very helpful,and even when you screw up,you are treated with respect,when they correct you.I have learned a great deal here in my four weeks,and am looking forward to working here at Celadon . Hopefully I can get some decent miles and pay,as the working conditions have a lot to do with where I choose to work. Don't give up if your having trouble passing the tests,just keep improving.

Congrats! I will be attending Celadon CDL school in Indy in April. Thx for the posts.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Starting week 2 Celadon Indy

Got some good news today. (Good to me any way) Apparently there is a 3rd option to fulfill your contract obligation and it avoids the team aspect I was not looking forward to and that is the reefer division. I'm very interested in this but although I've driven before it was all dry van. Anyone here have tidbits of knowledge as to why a reefer assignment would or would not be a good thing? Also I may be able to pay for the training which would release me from any contracts anyhow. But even if I pay cash for the schooling, I will drive for Celadon while looking for something local.

Hey Jay, I have a reliable source to answer your questions on Reefer division at Celadon. Please go to Facebook and refer to the Celadon Drivers and family group page. I will be attending Quality training in Indy next month.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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KLLM

Yes Gunner, KLLM only accept people from Mississippi or TX for their company sponsored school at present time.

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