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Taunja A.'s Comment
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So curious I was looking into Celdon. All the posts for Celadon are at least 3 years old. Does anyone have any updates or can anyone tell me anything about driving for them. The training program they have and driving for them.

Goner's Comment
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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.
∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Pet Policy - Pet must be 75lbs or less No Aggressive Breeds. (Safety determines the breed)

Must have current shots on record Deposit of $300 only $150 is refundable, the other $150 is a cleaning fee. Deducted in 2 weekly payments, starting once the pet policy agreement is signed.

Extra stop pay – 1st - $30 2nd - $40 3rd - $80 4th - $100

Detention pay - $15.00 per hour - $150/max per day

Benefits & 401K –

eligible after 60 days

Freight Characteristics –

Average Weekly Miles; 2100 – 2500 per week Top 25% of drivers can average up to 2,500 – 3,000 miles per week 85 – 90% Drop & hook – Dry van 40 – 50% Drop & Hook – Reefer 100% lumper reimbursed

Pay increases –

Penny increase every 120,000 miles OR Celadon and prior experience reaches next pay tier (I.E. Hired with 7 mos experience/.38 cpm , after 5 mos with Celadon pay will increase to .40 cpm)

Trucks/equipment –

Internation Prostars & Freightliner Cascadias (2014-2016) All come equipped with double bunks, APU’s, Inverters, & refrigerators

Vacation pay –

One week paid vacation earned every 30,000 miles

Orientation –

2.5 – 3 days


1 WEEK EVERY 30K MILES PAID OUT AT $700.00 (value of an additional $.023 cpm)

YOU CHOOSE: take the money and continue to run or take the full week off with pay!


Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.


Cents Per Mile

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


A refrigerated trailer.


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.


Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

James J.'s Comment
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Wow is that vacation structure common?

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