n/a (Former Employee), Richmond,Va – October 25, 2014
this is not a local job as put on here.The 3 people i talked with couldn't seem to get there stuff together about this account but it turns out you will be out 2/3 times a week,not like the no knowledge person who set me up for a 3 day orantation which i pulled out of real quick after i found out the truth.Went from hauling auto parts to paper rolls – more... in 3 minutes ...REALLY. – less
OTR Company Driver (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – October 16, 2014
Pros: pay/benefits, nice terminals, good runs
Cons: bad equipment, overly excessive security, poor weekend dispatch
Wasn't a bad place to work. Especially if you could get a dispatcher that would run you on a lot of drop and hook loads. Equipments junk but hey its international and they are doing the best they can haha. Weekend dispatch however is a bunch of Looney toons. Make sure you get with your dm and have your weekend already planned out. Oh and they have some – more... real top flight security and some of the yards lol. See I'm joking. Dont get me wrong. Its good security. Too good. So good that I've sat 1.5hr sitting at the gate just trying to get on the road cause somone more or less has to send the shack an e-mail cussing at them to let you out of the yard haha. Other than that....not bad really. Would work there again for sure. – less
driver (Former Employee), North Little Rock, Ar – October 4, 2014
Pros: good dm
Cons: not driver oriented.
I worked for the best company on the planet before celadon bought them out. That happened and I was let go. I would have retired at the company before celadon bought them. Whatever you do stay away from lease purchase.
Dispatcher (Former Employee), Waxahachie, TX – September 24, 2014
Cons: does not appreciate or value their employees
This is a company with no loyalty. You work for this company for years (over 15 years) and from one day to the next they tell you, your job has been eliminated and you are laid off. A couple of months later they open up the same job that was eliminated but with a lower pay scale and the same employee that was laid off the job never gets called back, – more... this happens in all their terminals. I would not recommend anyone to go work for this company if they plan to stay with this company for long because all you will get in the long run for your loyalty, hard work and dedication is a swift kick in the behind from one day to the next. – less
Semi-Trailer driver (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN (Central terminal) – September 15, 2014
Pros: good management and scheduling, good equipment, decent pay and benefits
Cons: smaller company with fewer terminals than soem other nationwide companies
On a typical day I was likely driving Interstate routes to usually distant pickup or delivery points. I learned much of how the transportation for industry works including the variety of industry settings from small businesses through large warehouse systems such as Walmart and Target. This also allowed me to gain increased understanding of our country's – more... roads and cities. Co-workers were either the schedulers we would speak with by telephone usually or our fellow truck drivers we would most likely see only in our company terminals. The hardest part is the sometimes needed deliveries during adverse weather conditions as well as the sometimes long waits for next load after a delivery. Most enjoyable is working for a well established company that cared about its drivers as people - including providing good equipment as well as facilitites at several terminals around the country. The driver schedulers were always available by phone contact. – less
Customer Relationship Analyst (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – August 2, 2014
Would not recommend this company. Management does not care about employees. They lie to you in the interview to get you to accept the job and then throw you in with minimal training. Your day consists of getting yelled at by customers for other peoples faults.
Class A Driver (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – July 22, 2014
Pros: heard it was a good company.
Cons: not hired because i didnt follow illegal order
Thought I was going to like it at Celadon. I went through 3 days of orientation and completed driving test successfully. I went to get permits and keys for truck , but was pulled out of line for another driving test. I was failed on this test and was sent home. I wouldnt block the intersection at a light on a left turn as I was ordered to do. It was – more... against the law. He said pull over you are done. He drove us all back in. I was not hired. I hit nothing . I accomplished all backing routines. I just didnt follpow this one order. – less
Driver (Current Employee), Indianapolis, IN – June 28, 2014
Pros: starter company
Cons: low pay for miles
Drive a semi barely get to see my family, good company to start at but dorms are trashed and dirty. management can barely help. pay gets messed up or you will not get paid what you should have. best part of job is driving. hardest part is being away from my family months at a time.
Operations Analyst (Current Employee), Indianapolis, IN – June 18, 2014
Pros: time off due to the shift
Cons: not enough up time out of chair, high volume of calls, long days with minimal pay
On the shift that I am on, we work a 2/2/3. 12 hour days. It is a fast paced work environment where we are tied to the phone and duel computer screens. I have learned to multi-task at a much higher level, become a stronger manager with a company/customer focus, all keeping that balanced in daily work environment. I do enjoy my co workers in my pod, – more... but on some level there are some that you cannot count upon in others areas. The hardest part of the job is sitting long periods, it causes back and leg issues, at least for myself. I also, get frustrated at the high volume of calls, like a call center environment. I enjoy making my drivers happy. If they are not happy, they are not running in a positive manner which effects company profit. – less
Auditor (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – June 5, 2014
Pros: making/meeting people all over the globe (drivers)
Cons: being let go.
Auditing over the road CDL drivers logs to make sure they were incompliance with DOT/COMPANY rules and regulations. I learned to properly read a map, idenitfy mile makers, understand/read scale, tolls, fuel, accident, etc. reciepts and tickets. Management was okay. My coworkers and I got along great. The hardest part of the job was when work slow down. – more... (to much down time) – less
Company Driver/Owner-Operator, Team Driver (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – May 27, 2014
Pros: friendly pepole working there in the repair shops and in dispatch.pay avalable on thursday.
Cons: lieing to their drivers and keeping them confused.
When I started with Celadon I started as a company driver and ended up as an owner / operator along with my wife,[we are now separated because of Celadon] who teamed with me while we there. We leased and paid off a 2008 Volvo semi and I got asked to leave, thus causing the above mentioned separation. I will admit freely that part of my leaving them – more... was my fault, however they did not try to help fix the problem either. They claimed that they were a family oriented company. That later remained to seen. It was not my fellow workers per say as much as was the overall managing of the company. My wife and I felt that we got burned on the lease program and never made the promised revenue that they said we would make. There were several weeks, and or months that we went with getting paid.. Since then my has left them for greener pastures as I'm trying to do. – less
Trainer (Current Employee), Kernersville, NC – May 9, 2014
Pros: good miles and good home time
Cons: benefits for family alittle pricy..
Celadon is a training company. Celadon is no different from any company. They have there ups and downs. They offer great benefits and 401k plans. I'm a trainer for celadon. Home time well you go home when you want and how long you want it's up to you. I had a issue home took 2 wks to get it resolved guess what I'm still working for them, if it was another – more... company I wouldn't have a job. Celadon is patient and will work out the issue with you. You will get miles all depends how hard you want to work. You tell them run me hard well they will. I average running solo 3100 miles and run on recap every week. That's. Means you keep moving. I read all these post let me tell you there from lazy people. We have them lazy people and people wanting to work. It's up to you how you want the turn out to be. It's up to you to take care your truck. If you run a truck in the ground and blame others for your stupidity well yup your truck in shop bc you don't know how to drive. I have been driving 6 yrs as well. 6 mtns here and no complaints sometimes directions alittle off but like i said there are ups and downs. – less
Market Developer (Current Employee), Indianapolis, IN – April 21, 2014
I enjoy working at Celadon. Recently they have built a driver(s) dorm/ school to encourage more people to join our company. There is also a beautiful gym and workout facility employees can use in the morning, during lunch and/or after work.
Tractor Trailer Driver (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – April 7, 2014
Pros: get the assignment so i could drive in daylight.
Cons: don't like driving after nine p.m......
The person or person(s) in charge of the dispatchers don't care how the drivers are treated when they are dispatched on loads. When the driver(s) put in for home time, the dispatcher(s) do not honor it them even when they put in for the time 3 weeks a head of time. Also I was hired to work the southeast region, but sent to work in the midwest and the – more... northern states such as IL, Oh., In., Ky., Tn., these state I wasn't told I had to drive in when I was recruited. – less