Driving For Celadon

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Chuck M.'s Comment
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I'm currently with Western Express but am considering a new start. One of the companies that I'm looking into is Celadon,

I'd like to know if the drivers with this company are happy and/or the around? Because if the turn around is low, that speaks for itself,,, right? lol

I wanna know if this company has a lot of freight? Do you sit a lot, is there good mileage, hometime, and benefits, is the equipment reliable and how the drivers are treated

Jerry's Comment
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I'm currently with Western Express but am considering a new start. One of the companies that I'm looking into is Celadon,

I'd like to know if the drivers with this company are happy and/or the around? Because if the turn around is low, that speaks for itself,,, right? lol

I wanna know if this company has a lot of freight? Do you sit a lot, is there good mileage, hometime, and benefits, is the equipment reliable and how the drivers are treated

Personal experience only, ymmv. Solo was not good for me, I only average 1500 miles a week and was ran regional at an OTR rate. Was not pleased.

Team driving on the other hand comes with a couple perks, such as brand new KW T680s they're getting next month that are for all teams, and I do know they put fridges and inverters in the team trucks. They offer a bonus check once a month for all miles driven once you pass the threshold of 17k miles, and the bonus is for all miles you complete that month. The pay is better, there seems to be much more freight for teams and we found ourselves rarely sitting unless we went into canada, because the customs process is AWESOME. They make a good effort to get you home on time, and you earn 1 day off for every 7 you stay out. benefits, well, my best recommendation would be to call a recruiter. They don't match 401k investments at all, I do know that. The healthcare I was offered priced at 3x what I'm paying for the same coverage. That's about all I have for ya though because in all honesty the benefits don't pique my interest one bit. Again, your experience may/will vary.

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.

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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