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Drive Celadon Blog by Chris Lanciotti - 6d ago

Celadon drivers – Warm up the pipes because we’re giving away a YETI tumbler!

How You Can Win:

Post a video of yourself singing on social media, tag Celadon and use the #CeladonTruckCabKaraoke. Then, share with your friends and family! Please keep in mind to only utilize appropriate songs. All submitted videos must be at least 25 seconds long to be eligible.

Begins Monday, July 16th and ends Monday, July 30th.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 31st.

Terms and Conditions

Contestants who enter following the instructions stated about will be entered to win a YETI tumbler. One winner will be selected and emailed to be notified that they have won. If the winner does not respond within 5 days, the Celadon Group Inc. will select a new winner.

By entering, the contestant has granted Celadon Group Inc. the right to use for promotion or publication. The contestant acknowledges that he/she is granting the Celadon Group Inc. the right to broadcast, exhibit, marketing or otherwise distribute the product, in whole or in parts, and alone or with other products, for any purpose the producers or designees determine. Celadon Group Inc. has no financial commitment or obligation to the contestant as a result of this agreement if not chosen as the winner of the YETI giveaway.

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Good news, drivers! Celadon is rolling out a new pay package for solo and team owner operators. Paired with dense freight lanes, a dedicated support staff and low turn times, this new pay package is the perfect example of why we’re an owner-friendly carrier.

Bring Your Truck, Pick Your Pay

True owner operators who choose to work with Celadon can now pick from two pay packages:

  1. 75% of both linehaul revenue and fuel surcharge
  2. 70% of linehaul and 100% fuel surcharge
Other Benefits of Partnering with Celadon

Great pay packages aren’t just the only thing great about partnering with Celadon. Check out what else we can offer:

Zero Fees

Celadon charges zero monthly ELD fees (installation is also free), and no trailer fees either!

Paid Fuel Tax

Celadon pays all fuel tax for owner-operator partners.

Hear It Straight from Our Partners

Learn a little bit more about what life is like at Celadon from one of our team owner operators!

Not a Truck Number with Celadon - YouTube

Get Started Today!

Take advantage of all the great opportunities at an owner-operator friendly company by applying with Celadon today!

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In Celadon’s continued efforts to improve its drivers’ experiences, benefits, and more, the Expedited Teams division is excited to an announce a NEW $16,000 First-Year Sign-On Bonus, and a restructuring to its current bonus package.

Read more below for details!

Celadon Teams New Sign-On Bonus

Celadon’s newest incentive for team drivers is its $16,000 First-Year Sign-On Bonus! Paid out $2,000 per driver every 50,000 miles, this totals out to an extra $8,000 in a team driver’s first year with Celadon. It’s just one way for us to thank you, our drivers, for your commitment and hard work.

Why wait 4 or 5 years to receive a seemingly huge sign-on bonus with other carriers when you can get one with Celadon in your first year on the job?

Better yet, this doesn’t take place of our company paid vacation package. Teams are still eligible for 1 week of paid vacation, paid out at $1,000 (per driver) every 60,000 miles. Choose to take the vacation or keep on running, but you get paid either way.

Altogether, each team can earn up to $24,000 in bonuses in just their first year on the road with Celadon!

Utilization Bonus Restructure

Now, team drivers need to hit 18,000 miles in a month to reach its maximum bonus package. Drivers had to previously reach 21,000 miles to reach their maximum utilization bonus payout. We want our teams to hit their bonus quicker so they can earn even more!

A Message from Our Team

Celadon Expedited Message from Josh Shaffer - YouTube

Get Started Today

Join a company dedicated to providing you with the best team experience possible, both on the road and off. No teammate? No problem! We’ll work to get you matched up with somebody you’ll work great with.

Apply below or call us to get started!

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Nicole started her trucking career with Celadon and has no plans to leave anytime soon. Running on average 3000 – 3600 miles a week, Nicole racks up the miles and loves being able to go anywhere in the country as a company driver.
Check out the video below to get to know Nicole, and learn a little bit more about what life is like as a Celadon driver!
Roadside Chat with Nicole

Roadside Chat: Celadon Driver Nicole Moses - YouTube

  1. Describe Life on the Road.

    “I love it. I love driving. I love seeing places I’ve never seen before. You learn a lot about who you are on the road.”

  2. What’s it Like Driving for Celadon?

    “They’re a good company. They’re going through a lot of changes…and it is continuously getting better. I absolutely love my DM…they keep me running, they keep me rolling. I’m sticking with them to see how it goes.”

  3. Describe a typical week for you.

    “All over the place. I love it. It’s crazy…my daughter will say one day she’ll talk to me and I’m on one coast, the next minute I’m in California.”

  4. Advice for other female drivers.

    “Do what you gotta do. Know who you are, know your abilities, know your strengths, and perfect your weaknesses. Make them your strengths.”

Get Started Today!

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

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Celadon recently announced various company updates as part of its continued commitment to improve its drivers’ experience, both on the road and off. Two of those updates were to the company’s pet policy and to its MPH governance in company trucks.

Learn more about what’s going on below!

Celadon Pet Policy Update

Celadon has updated its pet policy to allow pets up to 75 pounds! For more information, take a look at our updated policy here.

MPH Update

Celadon also announced an update to its speed governance on company trucks. Now, all company trucks will be governed at 65 mph.

Other Company Updates

Celadon also introduced a $4k first-year bonus for new company solo drivers, an improvement to its already-driver-favorite vacation package, and an opportunity for drivers to earn upgraded seats in their trucks!

Get Started Today

Join a company dedicated to providing you with the best driver experience possible, both on the road and off.

Apply below or call us to get started!

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A life on the road will leave you with countless memories, but the memory that stands out most to Celadon driver Jerry is being able to have his dog with him.

“It was such a pleasure to have the dog out on the truck, because she broke all the stress,” says Jerry. He recently stopped by headquarters so we could get to know him and learn more about how his time with Celadon has been.

Check out the video below to get to know Jerry!

Making Memories with Celadon

Making Memories with Celadon - YouTube

Join the Team Today!

You can be the next driver to make memories with Celadon! All you have to do to get started is apply online or give us a call at 800-729-9770.

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Celadon is excited to announce a variety of company updates to improve its drivers’ experiences, both on the road and off! Included in the company update is a NEW $4k first-year bonus for company solo drivers, a bump in the current paid vacation package and more. Check out what’s going on below!

$4,000 First-Year Bonus

The new $4,000 first-year bonus for company solo drivers pays out at $1,000 every 25,000 miles that they drive in their first year with Celadon. Drivers who were in orientation from April 30th, 2018, and after are eligible for this bonus.

We want to reward drivers for their commitment to both their craft and Celadon, and the first-year bonus is just one way we hope to do so.

Updated Paid Vacation Package

Celadon has also updated the paid vacation package it offers to its company OTR drivers. Drivers are now paid out at $1,000 for each week of vacation they earn while with the company!

Drive with Celadon Today

Celadon has committed to refocusing on its drivers in 2018. We’re always looking for ways to better improve the driver experience, whether through pay and equipment updates, improving the way we communicate with our drivers, and more.

Join our team today by applying below or calling 800-729-9770!

Custom Seat Additions

Drivers that earn Celadon’s “Driver of the Quarter” Award will get a custom seat added into their truck. We know being comfortable while driving can make a world of difference out on the road, and want to reward our top drivers for their efforts.

Pet Policy Updates

Drivers with pets who meet our requirements can now bring on pets that weigh up to 75 lbs!

Rider to CDL Program

If you have a rider who has always wanted to get their CDL, Celadon can help them offset the costs of training through our CDL training tuition reimbursement program.

Once your rider graduates from truck driving school, have them come on as a team driver with you and earn $250 in tuition reimbursement per month! You’ll also be eligible for our team loyalty bonus – $4k each per driver!

Get Started with Celadon Today

Join our team today by applying below or calling 800-729-9770!

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Nicole Moses started her trucking career with Celadon and has no plans to leave anytime soon. Running on average 3000 – 3600 miles a week, Moses racks up the miles and loves being able to go anywhere in the country as a company driver.
Check out the video below to get to know Nicole, and learn a little bit more about what life is like as a Celadon driver!
Roadside Chat with Nicole Moses

Roadside Chat: Celadon Driver Nicole Moses - YouTube

  1. Describe Life on the Road.

    “I love it. I love driving. I love seeing places I’ve never seen before. You learn a lot about who you are on the road.”

  2. What’s it Like Driving for Celadon?

    “They’re a good company. They’re going through a lot of changes…and it is continuously getting better. I absolutely love my DM…they keep me running, they keep me rolling. I’m sticking with them to see how it goes.”

  3. Describe a typical week for you.

    “All over the place. I love it. It’s crazy…my daughter will say one day she’ll talk to me and I’m on one coast, the next minute I’m in California.”

  4. Advice for other female drivers.

    “Do what you gotta do. Know who you are, know your abilities, know your strengths, and perfect your weaknesses. Make them your strengths.”

Get Started Today!

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

[contact-form-7]

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Celadon’s COO, Jon Russell, recently sat down with Road Dog Radio’s KC Phillips to talk about a variety of industry topics, Celadon news, and more! Listen to the interview below.

Jon Russell on SiriusXM

Want to Drive for Celadon?

Get started with a team dedicated to your success by applying today or calling 800-729-9770!

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Interstate driving age requirements could soon be changing if the recently introduced Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE – Safe Act) passes into effect.

Presented to the House of Representatives on March 21st, 2018, the bill would allow 18-21 year old drivers with their Class-A license to cross state lines in a commercial motor vehicle.

Facing a shortage of upwards of 50,000 drivers and losing most drivers to retirement, the industry is in search of solutions to help the issue at hand. Currently, CDL holders between the ages of 18-21 are only to able to drive within the state that their license is valid.

This makes it challenging for those wanting to get into truck driving, as many carriers require drivers to have OTR experience to be eligible to drive.

Who It Would Affect

According to the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Truck Driver Shortage Analysis 2017, the 18-20 year old segment has the highest unemployment rate of any age group in the American workforce. Those that don’t continue their education or enter the military after high school are likely to start careers in retail, construction, and restaurant jobs. By the time they’re eligible to drive interstate, they’ve been working in a trade for years.

Lowering age regulations could cause a sizable increase in the amount of potential CDL holders, resulting in adding to the pool of qualified drivers that companies can hire for interstate driving jobs, whether OTR, dedicated, or regional routes.

Why It Matters

The potential change in interstate driving age could help widen the pool that the industry has to find new drivers to replace those leaving the industry. Currently, we’re seeing a shortage of around 50,000 drivers, and the issue is only expected to grow in the coming years if nothing significant is done to alleviate it.

The recent Transport Topics article puts the current restriction on younger CDL holders into perspective: a driver could haul freight many hours across their state of residence, but not travel 30 minutes into another state if a more local or dedicated route required it.

From the same study mentioned above, the ATA estimates the median age of OTR drivers is 49 and that nearly 50% of the reason the industry is losing drivers is due to retirement. So the industry is challenged with finding new, long-lasting drivers that are willing to drive over the road while being away from home for a period of time (ATA 2017).

How It Will Work

The proposed bill to reduce the required interstate driving age would require Class-A CDL holders between the ages of 18-21 years old to log 400 hours of on-duty time and 240 hours of driving time with an experienced driver trainer after earning their CDL.

Once completed, drivers would be able to travel over the road throughout the country.

How to Get Started

We’ve got a team here at Celadon that’s dedicated to your success. Whether an experienced driver or a recent CDL grad, we have opportunities for you to grow your career as we get back to our roots.

Apply below or give us a call at 800-729-9770!

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Sources:

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/house-bill-would-allow-interstate-trucking-18-21-year-olds

http://progressive2.acs.playstream.com/truckline/progressive/ATAs%20Driver%20Shortage%20Report%202017.pdfhttps://www.bls.gov/news.release/hsgec.nr0.htm

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