Celadon

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Quinton'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!!

Thanks for the info...smile.gif Hope what ever company I go with I can get 2800-3200 weekly that would bedancing.gif Awesome

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.
TreeTheTrucker's Comment
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I'm currently with Celadon and I'd have to agree with @DB I'm in orientation and I went thru the training program and it took me 8 weeks. I wasn't left behind and passed every test the first time(got a cool little hat and pin for it too!) but the contract is 120k miles. Teams are paid .21 cents all miles and solos are .18 cents per mile. EVERYTHING DB said is a spot on match!!! They have some dang good instructors who will make sure you know what your doing(either by repetitiveness or yelling at you in a constructive criticism type way, but nothing harsh). I was disappointed and considered leaving but I heard someone say "people always think the grass is always greener at another trucking company and it isn't, it's the same" I took that and ran with it. I go back this weekend to continue my last orientation day(my mother was hospitalized so I had to go be with her). It may not be the greenest grass, but I'll water it and make it be what I need it to be, you feel me?

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Quinton's Comment
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I'm currently with Celadon and I'd have to agree with @DB I'm in orientation and I went thru the training program and it took me 8 weeks. I wasn't left behind and passed every test the first time(got a cool little hat and pin for it too!) but the contract is 120k miles. Teams are paid .21 cents all miles and solos are .18 cents per mile. EVERYTHING DB said is a spot on match!!! They have some dang good instructors who will make sure you know what your doing(either by repetitiveness or yelling at you in a constructive criticism type way, but nothing harsh). I was disappointed and considered leaving but I heard someone say "people always think the grass is always greener at another trucking company and it isn't, it's the same" I took that and ran with it. I go back this weekend to continue my last orientation day(my mother was hospitalized so I had to go be with her). It may not be the greenest grass, but I'll water it and make it be what I need it to be, you feel me?

Wow Celadon seems to be on the up and up. Thanks for conformation of @DB account of Celadon I will definitely keep them on my short list...... Just to put it out there my list is: Swift, Pam, USA, and Celadon. Again Thanks for the infosmile.gif

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Road call warrior's short list:

Just to put it out there my list is: Swift, Pam, USA, and Celadon.

Just from my reading the posts on TT, it seems most people go to Prime or Celadon.

I am at Swift, no regrets.

Quinton's Comment
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Road call warrior's short list:

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Just to put it out there my list is: Swift, Pam, USA, and Celadon.

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Just from my reading the posts on TT, it seems most people go to Prime or Celadon.

I am at Swift, no regrets.

I must admit I truly would like to go with Swift, Not that any of the other company's are bad. But Swift has a school in my home state(VA)

Dm:

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.
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