Celadon School On The Air

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Listening to Bob and Tom show on the radio this morning, I heard an ad for Celadon truck school. They promised a CDL for "free", and new drivers earn up to $45,000.

The ad also promises a guaranteed job with Celadon on completion!

The $45k is realistic. The ad said "free", but I didn't hear any fine print. There's supposed to be a link on bobandtom.com, but I couldn't find it.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
SportyGal's Comment
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Guaranteed job placement On-the-job training Up to $60,000 salary your first year No upfront costs to worry about Food, housing and transportation included No reimbursement plan - We'll NEVER take a penny out of your paycheck

http://www.celadondrivingacademy.com/

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Suuuure.

Did I mention I have this amazing bridge to nowhere for sale? I'll make the deal of a lifetime to one lucky buyer.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Will I have to pay to be at student at the Driving School? No, you will never have to pay for the school at any time. While you are a student, Celadon Driving Academy will pay for your transportation, meals and housing. Once you graduate, as long as you complete your contract with Celadon, you will never have to pay the school.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Ooops no edit buttons forgot there's the fine print + finish your contract, whatever that is lol

PJ's Comment
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Wow talk about false advertising. I have been to their headquarters in Indy which is also where the school is. The free boarding is in their own dorm. Military style. If its full they will put you down the street at a local bug invested and hooker infested motel. Free meals are select items in their cafeteria. Doesn't suprise me they have a revolving door spinning 100 mph.

Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
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Seriously,its not that bad..rooms are not bug unfested,their terminals are clean,and the ramada has a pool and hot tub. My contract is nearly finished,120 k mileage in 9 months...my cdl lasts a lifetime. That being said,I gave notice I intend to leave,and Ive been under serveilance 24-7. My qualcom used to come on maybe every 8 hours while parked..recently its lit up 24-7. Guess most drivers abandon their trucks..I wont do that. But its funny how things change,when they realize,you no longer owe them.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Pastor C.'s Comment
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Wow talk about false advertising. I have been to their headquarters in Indy which is also where the school is. The free boarding is in their own dorm. Military style. If its full they will put you down the street at a local bug invested and hooker infested motel. Free meals are select items in their cafeteria. Doesn't suprise me they have a revolving door spinning 100 mph.

Did the bugs come from the Hookers???? anywho it is free why the complaint? Do you want a company to pay for your school and give you a 5 star hotel? I will take a free peanut butter sandwich, with a free water over having to pay out of pocket for it.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
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They use the local motels,laquinta,quality,and ramada. Want to visit the roach motel..visit cre..and the rap squad.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Greatest Driver (etc) is paranoid:

That being said,I gave notice I intend to leave,and Ive been under serveilance 24-7. My qualcom used to come on maybe every 8 hours while parked..recently its lit up 24-7. Guess most drivers abandon their trucks..I wont do that. But its funny how things change,when they realize,you no longer owe them.

Here's a big secret: no large Trucking company, including Celadon, really cares about you so much that they want to "watch you" 24/7 or otherwise play games with your head.

Where do you get the information that "most drivers abandon their trucks"? Oh. You guessed! Do you plan to abandon yours?

Just because you believe Celadon has done you wrong, and you're cutting out for the mythical greener pastures, doesn't mean they treat their other drivers so badly.

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