Celadon

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Quinton's Comment
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I have been looking at Celadon........Does anyone know what their starting CPM is after going to their school? Is the contract 1 or 2yrs? will they force team or is solo available? Will they try to make me do a lease purchase to be an O/O or can I be a "company man"? Any help is appreciated!!

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
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You have a choice of team at 21cpm,you get paid for your partners miles,21cpm. Solo requires 6 months running reefer 33cpm. After 6 months you can run solo,on east coast,for 41cpm. Contract is 120k mileage.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
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Some of my school mates have received local offers. One near indy was offered a salary..$190 daily. Once you are finished with original contract,you have many options.

Quinton's Comment
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You have a choice of team at 21cpm,you get paid for your partners miles,21cpm. Solo requires 6 months running reefer 33cpm. After 6 months you can run solo,on east coast,for 41cpm. Contract is 120k mileage.

Thanks for the response. Do you and your team mate split the .21 or is the per person?

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Quinton's Comment
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You have a choice of team at 21cpm,you get paid for your partners miles,21cpm. Solo requires 6 months running reefer 33cpm. After 6 months you can run solo,on east coast,for 41cpm. Contract is 120k mileage.

I just looked on their web site and it says

What happens after I graduate from the driver training school?

After completing Celadon Driving Academy training, you have guaranteed job placement at Celadon Trucking. You will join a driver trainer to complete 10,000 miles over the road. During this time, you will receive $0.18 per mile that you drive. After graduation from the Celadon trainer, you will complete 120,000 miles as a team or solo driver, which takes any where from 6 to 13 months.

After completing the driver training school will I have to team?

No, new students are not required to team but are highly encouraged to do so. You each would make $0.18 per mile, and if you drive 17,000 miles in one month, you and your teammate will receive an extra $.03 per mile on all 17,000 miles. If you qualify for the refresher program, you are also allowed to drive solo immediately.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
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Both get paid 21C on all miles. Usually get 1200 miles,daily as a team..about $200 daily per driver.

Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
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There are a few different pay packages to choose from,basic,vacation,and floating. Once your contract is fulfilled,you can continue team driving, reefer ,solo expedited, regional ,or local.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Quinton's Comment
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There are a few different pay packages to choose from,basic,vacation,and floating. Once your contract is fulfilled,you can continue team driving, reefer ,solo expedited, regional ,or local.

Thanks for the informationthank-you.gif

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Eric K.'s Comment
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Road call warrior I can help you out on the solo side with celadon. Not sure about team though. After completion with trainer (10k miles) you have a choice of:

- lease purchase (don't recommend)

- solo temp control

- team

I chose temp control and have about 30k left on contract which is 120,000 miles at .27 cpm. After 120,000 it goes up .33. You also are paid after ur first year a performance bonus which is based off compliance, fuel, and availability.

I was fortunate to get a great dispatcher and we run about 2800-3200 weekly I would definitely recommend them for school. Cheers!!

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
D B.'s Comment
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I'm currently in training with celadon. They will tell you it's a 4 week school but it's anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks. You get paid 18 cents a miles in training and 40 cents a mile to the truck for teams which is split. Running as a team also shortens your contract period to six months. I don't know much about the solo side as I met a teammate in the first week of school. So far on training I've been running anywhere from 600 to 750 a day depending on traffic but some are getting alot less. One person I've kept in contact with got 1k miles in two weeks. They are very unorganized. Someone I know just got fired during training because celadon didn't pull their mvr until halfway through their training.

I have never had anyone come to me to offer lease options and don't know anyone who has.

Some people have waited for weeks to get a trainer and some don't. They told me it was first come first serve but it isn't. It took me around 2 weeks.

You do not have a guaranteed job with them after finishing school. If you fail the 90 test three times or fail the safety drive twice you are left to find a way home. These are celadon tests and not part of the school. They dropped two people of at homeless shelters because they couldn't afford bus tickets for themselves. You are also left without a job if something comes up on your background check that the school misses our as was the case with at least 4 people, your home state will not recognize your Indiana cdl. Your trainer can also deem you untrainable and you will be let go.

They say they serve the hot meals but have recently cut breakfast to poparts and muffins. The terminal no longer serves food on the weekend so you have to goto the school which serves either a small personal pizza, sandwich or salad.

Right now I've been sitting in Missouri for 6 days having to pay for a hotel out of my own pocket the past 2 because there's nowhere to cash an express code within 40 miles of me. Rather than get me a bus ticket back to the terminal they basically left me stranded here after the trainer's truck broke down and they bused him to Georgia leaving me here with very little money for food as I had to pay for the hotel. So sorry if I seen a little negative about the company. It's probably not as bad as I'm making it seem.

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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