Starting With Celadon- Any Experiences?

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Eli G.'s Comment
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Just got cleared by Celadon's safety team and should have my plane tickets to their Indy terminal shortly. Any experiences anyone can share? This will be my first time out on the road and my sister (whose been at this for nearly a decade) said they were a good starter company. I also hear they ramped up their pay scale but I'm wondering about consistency of miles. I'd be teaming with my Fiance so anyone whose teamed for them would be especially helpful.

Thanks!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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Good luck, a few short years ago the CEO quit on Christmas Eve and his son who was CEO of Eagle also disappeared. He was charged with embezzlement. I would stay away personally. There are too many other companies without a cloud over them. I have seen far fewer of their trucks on the road since that time. Just my opinion

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I am with PJ ob this one, my understanding is they are still on shaky financial ground a few months ago they agreed to pay 42 million in penalties for accounting fraud and are restructuring the entire company. They have also taken on up to 100 million in debt these last few months.

Lets just say i would not be surprised if they suddenly shut their doors with no warning. Personally I too would avoid them for now at least.

Eli G.'s Comment
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Hmm well this is concerning. Is there anyone who has worked there recently who can give me an idea of what it's like from a driver's perspective? I just want to get some experience under my belt so if they treat their employees fairly and stay afloat for 6 months to a year, that's all I need.

Susan D. 's Comment
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A friend of mine worked there and was recently let go because they lost the contract she was dedicated on. They did offer her OTR but she declined as she needs to be home weekends and a night or 2 during the week.

OTR:

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.

Eli G.'s Comment
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Hmm that's pretty wild. They told me I wouldn't have to sign a contract, my fiance and I are going OTR but that's still concerning 😅

A friend of mine worked there and was recently let go because they lost the contract she was dedicated on. They did offer her OTR but she declined as she needs to be home weekends and a night or 2 during the week.

OTR:

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.

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