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YOU SPOKE, WE LISTENED! And the transition has been a success.
We heard your complaints and we have made a big change for you, our drivers. Starting the first week of July, we partnered with Master Fleet to offer a new road maintenance program. There is no change in the process whatsoever, but drivers can expect much shorter phone hold times, quicker shop turnaround, and a smoother customer service experience.
Master Fleet is a company dedicated to road maintenance and has proven success with several other major carriers. In addition to their experience and expertise, we decided to partner with Master Fleet because they offered a seamless transition for drivers. So far we have seen just that, with no major issues or inconveniences!
CUSTOMER SERVICE – FASTER THAN EVER
You will experience no change to the current road maintenance process and can continue to call the same phone number and send the same macro. Drivers have already experienced much shorter hold times on the phone, shorter delays at shop locations, and quicker response times.
We are excited to provide faster and better service to our drivers with no process change or inconvenience.
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK
THANK YOU for giving us the feedback to make this change. We really hope you will continue giving us feedback on the new road maintenance process, and all Celadon processes. If you’ve already had an experience with the new road maintenance provider, let us know how it went in the comments!
Thanks again for being vocal and we will continue to make improvements based on suggestions from our fleet.

ALL MAKES & MODELS – Master Fleet has knowledge and experience with a variety of tractors and trailers.

UPTIME – From routine PMs to refurbishing equipment to engine diagnostics, Master Fleet is ready to keep your fleet rolling.

COMMUNICATION – The Master Fleet Service Center personnel know that you require timely, accurate communication in order to get moving.

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Meet David B., one of our longest-tenured drivers here at Celadon! He’s been driving with us for over 25 years, and has been one of our most reliable, committed drivers. Needless to say, we’re lucky to have him on our team. David is our most recent longtime driver to receive a brand new 2020 Peterbilt!

We got the chance to sit down with him and talk about his time at Celadon, check it out below!

Get to Know David

David Talks About His 25 Years at Celadon - YouTube

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The CVSA’s annual roadside check will be June 4th – 6th! Did you know as a Celadon driver you can earn extra money for a clean inspection? Learn more below!

This Year’s Inspection

The focus of this year’s inspection will be suspension and steering systems, however, all driver and vehicle compliance requirements are likely to be inspected as well.

To avoid violations, our Safety Department suggests doing the following:

  1. Follow all traffic laws and wear your seat belt.
  2. Make sure your logs are up to date and compliant, and that you have your e-log instruction card along with at least 8 days of blank paper logs on hand.
  3. Complete your daily pre-trip and post-trip inspections and report all defects to Road Maintenance immediately. Pay special attention to your lights, tires, brakes, and fire extinguishers.
  4. If you are carrying a Hazmat load, check your placards to make sure they are correct and securely fastened to your vehicle. If you have a Hazmat question, call your driver manager or the Safety Department before leaving the shipper.
Earn an Extra $100

Your safety and compliance is very important to us, and clean roadside inspections are a big deal. To show our appreciation for all of our Celadon drivers, we will give a $100 gift card for each clean roadside inspection received from June 4th to June 6th, 2019.

You must submit your inspection report within 7 days of receipt to be eligible for the $100 payment, and it will be paid the first week of July 2019.

As always, we appreciate your hard work, dedication to safety, and everything you do to make Celadon a great place to call home!

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Celadon Trucking has officially begun the process of refreshing our fleet with brand new trucks!

The first few 2020 Peterbilt 579s are rolling in, and Celadon will be assigning them out to the drivers who have been here the longest. One of the first drivers to receive a new truck is Harvey P., a 27-year veteran of Celadon.

We got the chance to sit down with Harvey last week to learn a little bit about him as he was getting his new truck prepped. Get to know him below!

What’s Happening in 1991?

As soon as we found out Harvey started in 1991, we wondered what exactly was going on back in 1991. It doesn’t seem too long ago, does it?

  • World Wide Web debuts
  • George H.W. Bush is President of the United States
  • New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV (25)
  • Super Nintendo is released
  • Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” popularizes grunge music
  • “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” is the #1 movie at the box office
27 Years of Growth

We knew Harvey was special from the moment we started recruiting him.

Before he started at Celadon he told his recruiter, “If you give me the job, it will be the last one I ever have.”

We’re happy to say that he’s not only kept that promise, but he continually goes above and beyond as part of our team.

Being at a company for 27 years will give anyone the opportunity to see a lot, but Harvey has had the chance to grow his career while watching Celadon grow as well.

“They [Celadon] had 50 trucks and 200 trailers when I came to work here. There were ten to fifteen of us, and we would pick up our loads in Laredo and run all the way to Detroit together.”

Harvey knows that with his experience he could work almost anywhere, but he chooses to stay at Celadon. “They have always been there for me. Anything I have ever wanted or needed, and boom! Just like that, they would do it for me.”

Excited for a New Truck

Harvey has always liked driving a manual, but he is looking forward to making the most of the benefits of an automatic. “Well, I’m excited to see how it’s going to be driving an automatic, especially in traffic jams. I think that’s going to wind up being pretty nice.”

A Celadon Family

Some of Harvey’s favorite memories at Celadon are of he and his wife driving together as a team. “I liked driving with my wife [Nelda], she was an excellent driver. She would keep you on your toes.”

When asked if he would recommend Celadon, Harvey said, “In a heartbeat. That’s the best company out there, bar none.” Harvey’s family saw how much he enjoyed working at Celadon and eventually followed in his footsteps. At one time or another Harvey, Nelda (wife), Gabella (daughter), and Isabela (granddaughter) have all driven at Celadon.

Hard Work Pays Off

Harvey has a work hard, play hard attitude that is truly appreciated at Celadon. “I get right at or a little over 3,000 miles a week. I usually go home once a month, but you can get home every other week [as an OTR or regional driver].” He takes advantage of the vacation package at Celadon as well. “We usually head to the lake because we like to be outside. I am always outside grilling for everybody too.”

Thank You, Harvey

Jon Russell (President & COO), Harvey P., Doug Schmidt (President of Truckload Operations)

Celadon cannot thank Harvey enough for almost three decades of hard work and dedication. He’s one of the best examples of what we look for in a driver at Celadon, and we can only hope for more team members like him. Congratulations and enjoy your new truck, Harvey!

Get Started Today

If you are looking for a truck driving home, look no further. Fill out our short application below to take the first step towards a long and rewarding career at Celadon.

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Number of Moving Violations
Number of Preventable Accidents
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Exciting news from Indianapolis! We just received our first batch of 2020 Peterbilt 579s to get the first part of our fleet refresh kicked off! Check out some details and photos below –

2020 Peterbilt 579

The first units are new Peterbilt 579 Ultraloft comes with a lot of great features that make this truck both safe and efficient for drivers.

  • Automatic transmission
  • Paccar MX-13
  • EPA ‘17 Emissions
  • Paccar PO-16F112C12 12-Speed
  • 2.85 Ratio
  • 240” Wheelbase
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Air Slide 5th Wheel
  • 80” Ultraloft, Double Bunk Sleeper
  • Refrigerator & Inverter
  • Dual Air Ride Seats
  • Dual 100 Gallon Fuel Tanks
  • Bridgestone Tires 22.5 LP (With Safety Equipment)
  • Bendix Wingman Fusion Safety Features
Safety Feature Information

The Bendix Wingman Fusion safety features include enhanced collision mitigation, alert prioritization in the even of an emergency where multiple alerts are needed simultaneously, and comprehensive alerts that include follow distance alerts and lane departure warnings.

Additional Information

APUs are not included, but every unit comes with an Espar bunk heater. Since no anti-idle is installed, units will have the capability to idle when air-conditioning is necessary.

See For Yourself Get Started Today

Apply today so you can get started with a company committed to putting you behind the best equipment in the industry! The sooner you get here, the sooner you can get behind the wheel of new 2020 trucks!

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Date of Birth *
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CDL Driving ExperienceSelect Driving Experience1-3 months3-5 months6+ months
Do you currently hold a Class-A CDL? *YES - I can verify thisNO
Number of Moving Violations
Number of Preventable Accidents
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Congrats to the drivers who just received the most recent Driver of the Quarter awards! This quarter, Ricky W., Dale D., Craig S., and team drivers Beverly and Jeff all went above and beyond their call of duty.

Your hard work and commitment to success have truly stood out, and we appreciate everything you do for us as part of the team here at Celadon.

Check out the video of the ceremony below –

Driver of the Quarter Awards – May 2019

Other News

In other really exciting news at Celadon, we’ve just started to see our new company trucks roll in as the first part of our refresh begins! Stay tuned for pictures, video, and more about it!

Get Started Today!

Apply below to get on your way to starting a career at Celadon!

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Yes, I agree to receive job alerts from Celadon and those acting on its behalf. Show More
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Celadon is excited to announce a few updates and improvements to the trainer program! We’ve just upped the pay for helping us train recent CDL graduates. The sooner you start, the more you can make! Make more money while helping a fellow driver get their career off to a great start on the road…what could be better?

How the Program Works

Qualified Celadon drivers will attend a one-day “Train the Trainer” class held at the Welcome Center in Indianapolis to learn the ins and outs of training new drivers. Trainers will be paid $100 for the day once they complete class and taken their first trainee.

And better yet, we’ve just increased the weekly pay for trainers too. Check out the details below –

Increased Trainer Pay

Trainers with Celadon can now make an extra $650 for every driver they successfully train!

Trainer Criteria

Below is a list of the basic criteria Celadon requires in order for you to be qualified to train new drivers:

  • Minimum of 30 days of employment at Celadon
  • Minimum 1-year over the road or local experience verified
  • Maintain a Safety Level 2 or below
  • No seat belt violations within the last 12 months
  • No speeding violations within the last 12 months
  • No service failures for the last 90 days
  • Professional conduct maintained always
  • No outstanding debt with Celadon
  • Complete the Trainer and Smith System driving class and road evaluation
Join Celadon Today

Apply below to get on your way to becoming a trainer with Celadon trucking!

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Celadon is excited to announce the rollout of a new lease purchase program!

We’ve recently partnered with Transport Enterprise Leasing, LLC., (TEL), to introduce a leasing program designed for you to succeed.

Learn more about the details of our new program below –

Drive NEW Trucks

As part of TEL and Celadon’s partnership, you’ll get behind the wheel of a 2020 Freightliner New Cascadia or a Volvo VNL 860. Weekly payments on both models are $665 for solo drivers, and $990 for teams. New trucks means less downtime, maintenance costs, and improved overall efficiency.

Check them out here, and click each image to download the spec sheet!

2020 Volvo VNL 860

2020 Freightliner NEW Cascadia

Make More Money

With new equipment comes better efficiency, and that means you’ll be making more money out on the road.

Plus, you can expect to run an average of 2,400 miles per week.

Check out the pay scales for lease operators below!

New Solo Lease Pay Scale
Miles CPM
0-24 $2.51
25-100 $1.76
101-200 $1.36
201-300 $1.28
301-500 $1.14
501-700* $1.11
701-1,000 $1.09
1,000+ $1.08

*average length of haul will be around 500-700 mi

Team Lease Pay Scale
Gross Revenue Fuel Surcharge
70% 100%
75% 75%
Run Your Business

As part of Celadon and TEL’s plan, you’ll have access to a variety of programs that are designed to help you not only succeed as a lease purchase driver, but to continually improve out on the road as well.

Basic Qualifications
    • Be at least 22 years old at the time of the application
    • Be able to pay a security deposit of $1,500 (solos) or $2,500 (teams) immediately. If you are unable to pay, you will need to join as a company driver and run 30,000 miles to earn the security deposit via sign-on bonus.
    • Have 12 months of verifiable tractor/trailer experience in the past 36 months
    • Hold a valid Class-A CDL, issued by the applicant’s state of residence
    • Can complete TEL credit application – no current open bankruptcy, less than $5,000 in past-due child support, less than $10,000 in tax liens
    • Overall clean driving record
Get Started Today!

Apply below to get on your way to a great new career as a Celadon lease purchase driver!

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Roadside Chat with Jimmy and Philip

Owner Op Pay Package - YouTube

As true owner/operators, Jimmy and Philip got to choose the percentage pay package that suited them best: either 75% of both linehaul and fuel surcharge, or 70% of linehaul and 100% of fuel surcharge.  Listen in as they explain which they chose and learn a little bit more about what life is like as a Celadon driver!

  1. Why do you choose to drive with Celadon?

    P: “Celadon has truly stood behind me in just unbelievable ways, more than any other company I’ve ever seen.”

  2. How is your relationship with your dispatcher?

    P: “I love my DM! I run out of the Kernersville terminal and absolutely everybody there is wonderful to work with. They are just like family to me.”

  3. What are your goals for the new year?

    P: “I look forward to building a future and a business with Celadon and working closely with dispatchers, planners, terminal planners, ops managers, and top executives.”

Get Started Today!

Apply or call today and get on your way to starting a career with Celadon!

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Reefer Training with Steve - YouTube

Have you ever wondered exactly how to work a refrigerated unit? Do you have issues getting through loaded breakdowns? Our trailer analyst Steve talks about these questions and more in our latest driver training video!

Working a Refrigerated Unit

Turning the Reefer On/Off
On the reefer unit, press and hold the reefer on/off button. Use this same button to turn the reefer off.

Changing Reefer Temperature
Push and hold the up arrow on the reefer control panel until you see the desired temp, then press the equals key. 

Completing Reefer Pretrip
Press the menu key on the reefer control panel. Then select pretrip and the equals key. Pretrips can take up to 20 minutes to complete. 

Reefer Trailer Fuel
Be sure to have more than a half tank before going to bed for the night. This allows the truck to preserve prime fuel, which helps drive fuel economy. When dropping a reefer, even an empty, be sure it is fueled completely. 

Loaded Breakdown
Submit a MACRO 16, put in the trailer number and alarm code. Please include what the trailer is doing or not doing properly.

Questions?

Have any questions? Reach out to your driver manager to get connected!

Looking to Join Celadon?

Want to join a company invested in running you safely and efficiently? Learn more about what life is like at Celadon and apply today!

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